The Impossible Collection of Design

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Assouline publishes a beautiful book in this oversized hand-bound luxury edition, presented in a linen clamshell case… A book that attempts and succeeds in gathering the most revolutionary design pieces in history. And it is to the design expert Frédéric Chambre that this task was entrusted!

Author : Frédéric Chambre

Publishing house : Assouline

Date of Publication : October 2014

In recent years, the niche market of decorative furniture has been of great interest to collectors, causing the auction market to soar and record sales. Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture stands out like film frames, an epic picture composed of a hundred years of creative innovations in forms, materials and techniques. As in the history of art, the themes evolve: design and machine, design and craft, design and art, a story that never stops. This oversized, hand-bound deluxe edition traces the evolution of twentieth-century design, from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements to Bauhaus and Art Deco, to Pop Art and the Memphis School, to today’s digital age, illustrating the dynamic history of a revolutionary century.