Urban living is gaining in popularity as we move to cities…in search of work, faster commutes and other conveniences. New pressures on housing cause former owners to convert former industrial and non-residential spaces into innovative homes, bringing the industrial style to the forefront of interior design today. The second industrial revolution created the need for a new type of furniture to meet the demands of a growing workforce. Modular chairs, tables, lamps, and furniture were designed from new materials to be mass-produced, stackable, and adjustable to the needs of new industries that, in turn, manufactured the products that would define a changing society. These pieces, which report a recovered style, are now very popular with collectors and interior designers. Through the work of 25 contemporary architects, decorators and designers, this volume pays tribute to the professionals who shaped the industrial aesthetic as unsung heroes of modern design, showcasing their creations in iron and wood.
David Andreu Bach