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Knoll Index of Designs (Herbert Matter)

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Editor: Hockaday Associates, Inc
Publisher: Knoll Associates, Inc
Publication: 1950, First Edition
Binding: Spiral-bound
Pages: 78
Size: 215 x 305
Text: English
Design: Herbert Matter

An excellent representation of all the best of mid-century design. The book is designed by Herbert Matter, edited and produced by Hockaday Associates. Photo credit to Damora, Ezra Stoller, and Hockaday Associates. Designs include such masters as Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen, Pierre Jeanneret (Le Corbusier). This book is concerned with equipment for contemporary living in terms of human needs. An index chart with elevation drawings of all the furniture in the Knoll International Group is presented, with colour keying and cross referencing.

(Introduction) This book is concerned with equipment for contemporary living in terms of human needs. Here the architect and the designer of furniture and textiles find common ground. Whether the project is a building, a chair or a textile the achievement in the application of imagination and skill in the solution of a living problem is identical. They are each expressions of the same search for a harmonious balance between usefulness and beauty. The Knoll international group thinks and works this way. It represents the collaboration of architect, designer, research engineer and manufacturer at a high level of creative productivity. The honest use of materials for human comfort and aesthetic pleasure is coupled with a spirit of uncompromise in solving design problems and in applying new scientific techniques to furniture making.

Condition: Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. PLEASE NOTE - A good copy yet with one section removed ("Desks, Offices", 6 pages). Six of the seven sections ("Chairs", "Tables", "Chests, Cabinets, Beds", "Textiles") are complete, with the exception of one chairs page being cleanly cut down the centre. The pages show a few smudges and there is a 1" scorch mark to the introduction page for "Tables". Remains a good reference copy.Please contact me for further information on condition.

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