Mid-Century Modern: Visionary Furniture Design from Vienna
The University of Applied Arts Vienna & Birkhäuser, 2021
Vienna lost its most creative and best minds in 1938: A crack in time that manifested itself across all sciences and arts and remains noticeable to this day – also in furniture design.
The expelled Jewish furniture designers from Vienna in exile continued to work with their inexhaustible creativity. They taught in the best universities and spread their ideas and visions all over the world. Their furniture became design classics of the 20th century, the epitome of mid-century modern style.
This overview calls to mind the furniture design of the displaced designers: it brings to mind their life stories and their visionary designs, which are more relevant today than ever, and brings to light new aspects of the history of furniture design from Vienna.