Chairs, by design

Design lovers will want to make note of a new book out Sept. 13 from Thames & Hudson.

“Chairs by Architects” by historian Agata Toromanoff ($26.95) explores – yes, the title gives it away – just what distinguishes a chair designed by an architect.

The sleek, fast-paced 160-page volume looks at how qualities in an architect’s buildings also define their furniture. The survey includes more than 50 chair designs ranging from works by architectural pioneers like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudí and Walter Gropius to creations by such contemporary masters as Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind.

Some of the works are, simply put, breathtaking. Those with an eye for design will surely want to spend time with this book to gain insight into the delicate relationship between these makers and their creations.

For more, visit thamesandhudsonUSA.com. – Mary Shustack

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