- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Publication Date: November 19, 2013
- Price: $65.00
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10 5⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-85177-759-4
- EAN: 9781851777594
- Page Count: 320
- Illustrations: 300 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
British furniture designers have made a unique contribution to modern design. This book pinpoints the most inventive designers and companies from 1945 to the present—from postwar pioneers such as Ernest Race, Robin Day, and Robert Heritage, to iconoclastic figures such as Peter Murdoch, William Plunkett, and Max Clendinning, to today’s global superstars led by Tom Dixon, Ron Arad, and Jasper Morrison. This is a story of entrepreneurs—Lucian Ercolani at Ercol, Terence Conran at Habitat, and Rodney Kinsman at OMK, among others—and creative alliances, such as Frank Guille at Kandya.
Today, top British designers collaborate with international companies and foreign-born designers, such as El Ultimo Grito, to inject further variety into British furniture design.
About the author
Lesley Jackson is an independent writer, curator, and design historian specializing in postwar design.