As the definition of ‘designer’ expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects ranging from furniture to small-scale architectural inventions is transforming our interior spaces. Boosted by digital design and manufacturing possibilities, a rising global group of independent ‘makers’ is making this crossover of furniture and architecture one of the hottest and most innovative fields of design. Furnitecture presents some two hundred examples of this new design typology, by renowned architects and designers from around the globe, including Danish studio KiBiSi’s design for a reconfigurable bookshelf system, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s moving boxes within rooms, Dutch designers Makkink & Bey’s conversational Ear Chairs and French atelier 37.2’s series of self-standing cubes.
Introduction; 1. Experimenting with Structure. Sections: Frameworks, Deconstruction, Blocks
& Modules, Stacks & Towers, Transformers, Parametrics; 2. Furnitecture as Micro-architecture.
Sections: Fusion, Space Organizers, Room in a Room, In-built; Landscapes; 3. Synthesis. Sections:
Macro-furniture, Architectural Shelving, Partitions, Plug-ins and Add-ons, Building Blocks, Multi-scale
Anna Yudina is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Monitor magazine. She is the curator of a number of international architecture and design exhibitions, including shows on Zaha Hadid and Jakob & MacFarlane (both represented in this book), and is the author of Phase: The Architecture of Jakob & MacFarlane and Eske Rex: Silent Action.
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