Author(s): LOVELL SOPHIE
The realisation of multidisciplinary objects is a trend that can be seen across many creative fields. While furniture and product design were once largely driven by classical industrial and interior design, these disciplines are now also being shaped by the visual culture of graphic design and high-tech production processes. These new influences are contributing to the creation of furniture and interiors that go beyond much of what as gone before. "Furnish" presents territories that expand upon our current understanding of interior design. The book documents recent work by designers, artists, architects and shows how they are using furniture in pioneering ways: as environment, as art object, as digital-organic growth, as mutation or as insertion. These cutting-edge examples are a sure indicator of the trends that will be influencing interiors as well as hotel, restaurant and club design for the next several years. "Furnish" also explores the new hybrid nature of "occupied" spaces, where the domestic enters the realm of fine art and where objects from pimped heirlooms to rapid prototypes find their homes.
The book also presents interdisciplinary work, for example, architects engineering tables, graphic designers creating soft furniture and industrial designers making concept art. The experimental spaces in "Furnish" contain innovative examples of design work that are relevant and inspiring for anyone working creatively.
"Furnish is a round-up of new products by established designers, architects and artists along with pieces from young creatives worth keeping an eye on. With more focus on the furniture than the people, it's a functional book that those in the industry might actually use." Icon Magazine August 2007" A great book, full of inspiring material - and it's not very often you can say that about a deign book these days." Grafik Magazine June 2007