SMITHSON, Peter and Karl UNGLAUB. Flying Furniture.

(Cologne): Walther König, 1999.  First edition.   Unique design and format.  192 pages.  Texts in German and English.  The volume looks at the construction of furniture, particularly mobile furniture, which has rendered obsolete the distinction between ‘movables’ and ‘immovables.’  The works featured here extend from Bauhaus up to the present day, representing such essential designers as Alison and Peter Smithson, Stefan Wewerka, El Lissitzky, Jean Prouve;, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Gerrit Rietveld. The book itself testifies to the possibilities and dynamism of the field of design with its unique shape, its playful layout and the witty remarks and quotations throughout.  A near fine copy with Popova’s lattice-chair bookmark present.  Strangely this copy inscribed (by the author?) in 1994?


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