Friday, May 18, 2012

500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs (500 Series)

These chairs aren't made just for sitting down! They are pieces of art meant to delight the eyes, stretch the imagination, and occasionally tickle the fancy. From classic forms to groundbreaking creations from modern innovators, this newest entry in the 500 series presents a dazzling collection of contemporary chairs from today's leading furniture makers.

Internationally recognized furniture designer Craig Nutt has selected the breathtaking examples—by such respected names as Sam Maloof (a walnut rocking chair), Garry Knox Bennett (two ladderback chairs), and Andrew Muggleton (his “Balustrade Chaise)—and they are breathtaking. Judy Kensley McKie contributes a cool “Monkey Chair in walnut and bronze, with arms shaped like these playful animals. And Gord Peteranas wittily named “Electric Chair comes in tubular steel…and features a lightbulb!

500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs (500 Series) Reviews :
"If you are looking for ideas for a project, an excellent source is Lark Books' 500 Series. While this series covers many craft media, woodworkers will find the most inspiration from 500 Cabinets, 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, 400 Wood Boxes, and 500 Wood Bowls. Even if you are not looking for ideas, there is much in these books to appreciate and enjoy. You will probably do lots of nodding, plenty of eye widening, some jaw dropping, and, naturally, some wincing. Each book delivers a huge quantity of outstanding work." - Rob Porcaro, Heartwood: Inside the Woodshop

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