A global up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary furniture and interior design a reference to the
Zeitgeist and the best designers today. Furnish: Edition 2010 is a detailed international survey of current trends and
developments in furniture and interior design. Following in the footsteps of the
highly successful Furnish book, it brings together a collection of work by the
world s best young designers, capturing the zeitgeist of this rigorous field.
Furnish: Edition 2010 examines several key trends indicating a recognisable shift
towards progressive design that makes a social impact designers are collaborating
with artisans to revive the tradition of craft, elevating it to new levels of
luxury. A conscious effort to produce sustainable design is also evident where
designers are not only working with environmentally friendly material and production
methods but creating furnishings that are durable and made to last.
The book further explores how designers are focusing more on process-driven
and storytelling concepts to create furniture systems that are flexible, crafted in a
collage-like manner or even decorative objects that serve as interior installations.
A continuing flirtation with organic forms can also be seen with pioneering examples
of material and technological experimentation, many of which are characterised
by an unrestrained, playful attitude with an ironic exuberance.
This opulently illustrated and authoritative volume presents pioneering examples
that expand our understanding of furniture and interior design to extend beyond
the canon of forms and concepts seen over the last decade.