A comprehensive guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, updated and expanded, with color throughout. Works by hundreds of prominent designers, including Alvar Aalto, Vignelli Associates, Aldo Rossi, Le Corbusier, and Paolo Nava, pack the pages. Over 2,000 important pieces arranged by type of furniture or fixture make this book the go-to guide for students and historians of modern furniture, as well as an essential tool for interior designers. Each entry gives the details of the design: date, model name or number, manufacturer, materials, and dimensions.
"There are simply pages and pages (and pages) of sleek designs perfect for study, but the format also lends itself to homeowners interested in adding a contemporary touch to their own decor." -- Mary Shustack - The Journal News "[A] valuable overview of distinctive modern furniture design... an essential reference for most interior designers, architects, and collectors... Essential." -- R. P. Meden, Marymount University - Choice "[W]ill leave you full of ideas on how to create that perfect interior... [A]n invaluable guide for fashion gurus, architects, collectors, or lovers of fine design alike." -- Essential Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom Magazine "[T]he go-to guide for students and historians of modern furniture, as well as an essential tool for those who specify furniture." -- Refurbishment Projects "[T]his third edition offers the splendid and lively allure of color images... [A] great quick source for design professionals, furniture buyers and consumers looking for their favorite innovative and modern pieces to complete their home or office decor." -- Fawn Ellis - Elements of Living "Handy reference tool for interior designers and furniture historians, but a good guide for anyone interested in redoing a home." -- Pam Robinson - Newsday "Modern furniture enthusiasts will feel like they are in a candy store perusing...The Sourcebook of Modern Furniture." -- Shelley Shepherd-Klaner - Today's Home Magazine San Francisco/San Mateo