Phaidon Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Phaidon Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

Phaidon Chair:  500 Designs That Matter


Throughout history, the chair has presented designers the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials within the set parameters of an object that is primarily there to serve a practical purpose. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today's cutting-edge creations. It invites you to sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers.


  • Organised in Phaidon's signature style, creating interesting and creative pairings rather than relying on a chronological or thematic structure
  • Each carefully chosen entry includes an image and a descriptive caption, providing information about the chair, its designer, its manufacturer and its history
  • Compiled by experts in the design field, with professionals and design fans in mind
  • A companion to the bestselling Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter


  • Hardback
  • English
  • 16.3cm x 12.3cm
  • 656pp