Vintage Industrial Living with Machine Age Design


Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. Chairs, tables, lamps and modular storage were designed from new materials to be mass produced, stackable and adjustable to the developing needs of brand-new industries that in turn were manufacturing the products that would define a changing society. These pieces, that inform a reclaimed style, are now prized and highly popular among collectors and interior designers. Vintage Industrial celebrates the engineers who shaped the industrial aesthetic as the unsung heroes of modern design and showcases their creations. By discovering ways to work iron and steel into functional forms, luminaries such as Bernard-Albin Gras, George Carwardine, and Édouard-Wilfrid Buquet sparked a revolution in the way we think about our built environment. The body of the book consists of five chapters: lighting; seating; tables; storage; and curiosities. Each chapter describes the major innovations and designs from the period and includes stunning photography depicting these objects in homes, workshops, factories and warehouses. Meticulously curated, this elegant book is an informative style guide and source of inspiration for how to live with industrial design.

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ISBN:

9780847842322

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

224

Dimensions:

26cm x 21cm

RRP:

$79.99

Category:

Home and Interiors

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 October 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Misha de Potestad