Gestalten turns its attention to one of the giants of design in book “Everything is Connected,” a profile of prolific Swiss furniture company, Vitra. Taking a more rounded approach, the book aims to place some of the brand’s iconic pieces in a wider context. Swapping the usual retrospective structure for a more free-flowing narrative, advertisements, portraits, sketches and personal photographs are used to follow the evolution of each design, from the ubiquitous Eames lounger to the curvy lines of the Panton chair.
Conceived as a game of visual hide and seek, “Everything is Connected” takes the reader to unexpected places, revealing iconic designs in use across both extraordinary and everyday settings. An irreverent approach to the lofty world of design, the book tackles its subject with wit and playfulness. Packed full of colorful imagery and unusual tales, Gestalten describe the project as “a window into the world of Vitra, allowing viewers to catch a glimpse of the infinity of connections between the featured objects.” Purchase a copy through Gestalten or at Amazon.