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Pierre Cardin Evolution : Furniture and Design - Benjamin Loyaute

Pierre Cardin Evolution

Furniture and Design

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Pierre Cardin, the inventor of "pret-a-porter" whose graphically iconic initials personify his signature style, is best known for fashion and accessory design.

However, he launched a unique furniture line during the 1970s that transposed his sculptural approach to fashion into furniture design: futuristic forms combined with traditional lacquer and cabinet-making techniques and revolutionary space-age designs featured metal and plastics.

Artistic director and catalyst, he challenged artists such as Serge Manzon, Christian Adam, Maria Pergay, Giacomo Passera, Prevost, and Pacos to renew contemporary French furniture design. Archival documents and newl commissioned photography include rare designs produced in his Paris workshops or by Japanese firm Yamada Shomei, such as his Space line that is the avant-garde symbol of this emperor of 1970s style.

Cardin actively participated in this timely publication aimed at the burgeoning market for 1970s design.

Interview with Pierre Cardinp. 007
Pierre Cardin: Design for Livingp. 015
The Pierre Cardin Design Studiop. 026
Collaboratorsp. 033
Editions and licensesp. 041
Placesp. 047
The Pierre Cardin Design Studiop. 052
Collaboratorsp. 130
Editions and licensesp. 174
The Palais Bullesp. 194
Interview with Marc Newsonp. 202
Bibliographyp. 208
Indexp. 211
Acknowledgementsp. 212
Photographic Credits
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ISBN: 9782080305275
ISBN-10: 2080305271
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 28th September 2006
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 25.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1