Books & Magazines October, 16 2009

Once Upon a Chair: Design Beyond the Icon

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Once Upon a Chair offers a review of contemporary designs trends influenced by craft, folklore, nature and technology. Much attention is granted to design with a social impact – those designs that focus on sustainability and ethical production. This falls in line with renewed interest in artisan collaboration, fusing together traditions of hand craft and technological advance. Daily Icon has reviewed the book in full, and their take on the contents is well worth checking out.

Once Upon a Chair is published by Gestalten, with forward by Andrej Kupetz the Managing Director of the German Design Council. A few selected page views follow.