Furnitecture is a sourcebook exploring the furnishings, interior environments, and solutions for small spaces at the meeting point between design and architecture. Published by Thames & Hudson, the book features the work of a rising generation of designers across the globe who are starting to think about furniture in an architectural way, resulting in pieces that brilliantly transform interior spaces.
Boosted by digital design and new manufacturing possibilities, furniture design that morphs into 'micro architecture' is one of the most innovative fields of design today. Surveyed here are hundreds of examples of these objects, including bookshelves that can dynamically divide and reshape a room, chairs that create intimate room-like enclosures, and self-contained, expandable kitchen cubes. From Chicago-based firm Bureau Spectacular’s Briefcase House, and Japanese architect Shigeru Ban Architect’s moving boxes within rooms to Dutch designers Makkink & Bey’s conversational Ear Chairs and the French atelier 37.2’s series of self-standing cubes, Furnitecture opens the door to a world of design invention and innovation.
Presented in a compact, beautifully illustrated format, this volume will be an essential resource for designers and hip consumers everywhere.
Contributors include Anna Yudina who is co-founder and editor-in-chief of MONITOR magazine. She has curated design exhibitions on Zaha Hadid and Jakob + MacFarlane and has authored several architecture monographs. She lives in Paris.
Furnitecture, by Anna Yudina, published By Thames & Hudson at ￡14.95
60 Series, XYZ Integrated Architecture © NakaniMamasaxlisi Photo Lab
The Outsider/ The Insdier, benandsebastian © Stamers Kontor
Endesa Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain, IAAC © Adrià Goula
Obu: Original Bipolar Units, Bona-Lemercier © Bona-Lemercier Architectes
Perspective Shelf, Oil Monkey
Luna, Claesson Koivisto Rune / Dune-Ny
Montigny, Roderick Vos
Objet A, Objet E, Objet O, Seung-Yong Song
Objet Élevé, Studio Mieke Meijer
Prooff #001 Ear Chair, Studio Makkink Bey / Prooff.com
Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Stockholm, Sweden, Guise Architects © Lance&John
Textile Pavilion, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec © Paul Tahon, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Study Table, Cloud Table, Studio Maks with Pang Architects
Vita, Massimo Marianai / Mdfitalia.it
Camper Showroom, Shanghai, China, Neri & Hu Design and Research Office © Shen Zhonghai