Limited edition. Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture
Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 2009
In the global village with its standardised commodities, exclusive one-offs with an artisanal flavour are turning into coveted objects. Limited furniture series satisfy the collector’s thirst for objects that dissolve the boundary between art and design as objects that are both furniture and sculptures and have thus given rise to a new elite among design gallery owners.
Limited Edition pursues this new trend in furniture design and uncovers its background in meticulous investigative essays based on the author’s ongoing interchange with designers, gallery owners, and manufacturers. With illustrations and an attractive layout, it presents the best and most breathtaking pieces by the leading designers.
Limited Edition contains an equally fascinating collection of works by newcomers and comparative unknowns. From over 40 interviews with key designers, manufacturers, gallerists, auctioneers and critics, the author Sophie Lovell has catalogued and compiled a unique and timely overview of one of the most exciting creative fields of our age.