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Book Review - Furnish Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century

In the past few years, industrial designers have become increasingly interested in graphic design and visual culture. This change in perception gave rise to furniture and interiors that are distinctly futuristic and go beyond the mere traditional furniture and interior choices.

This is what Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century by Sophie Lovell documents.  This richly-illustrated book features works that give an accurate reflection of today’s design scene and this era’s most popular themes. 

This book collects the varied works of designers that span from ultramodern designers such as Maarten Baas to prominent architects like Zaha Hadid.  Photographs of their works are simply stunning.  Very few of the works inside this book can be considered functional.

The works presented in Furnish are incredibly beautiful, while others diverge from the traditional concept of furniture that “it would be virtually impossible to put them anywhere in your house.”  The radical designs, however usually have interesting purposes.  In the 21st century, it seems like personalization and limited production will prevail.

In conclusion, Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century effectively presents high-tech manufactured objects, with impressive craftsmanship that could make their way into our homes in the far future.