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DESIGN SECRETS: FURNITURE  

DESIGN SECRETS: FURNITURE

50 Real-Life Projects UncoveredFurniture design is a complex art. Traditionally techniques of the craft have been passed down from master to apprentice but these days that is less and less the case in contemporary design. Students are now required to take courses and figure out much of it themselves. This book as with others in the Design Secrets series takes readers into the studio and reveals tips and techniques as well as the inspiration that brought the concept to life.Many graphic and product designers are crossing into furniture design including Karim Rashid a designer of product space light and fashion and Todd Oldham a photographer graphic designer product designer interior designer and influence in film/video and TV. Oldham is now the star designer at Lazy Boy company that has experienced a remarkable rebirth and revamp.Design Secrets: Furniture shadows similar success stories by showcasing award-winning furniture designs from around the world. Each profile is complete with sketches notes and interim iterations revealing how the final piece came to be.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:Laurel Saville is a writer whose essays feature pieces and short stories have been featured in Step Inside Design magazine House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating Seven Days and Ellipses.Brooke Stoddard is founder of Brooke Stoddard Inc. a design branding consulting firm based in New York City. As a journalist for over a decade she covered contemporary design luminaries in the fields of product furniture textile interior design and architecture.

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