"The Impossible Collection of Design" Book For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

"The Impossible Collection of Design" Book

Estimated Production TimeIn Stock Now

About

In recent years, the decorative furnishings niche has become of tremendous interest to collectors, causing a surge in the auction market and bringing record sales. Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture designs unspools like the frames of a film, an epic picture composed of one hundred years of creative innovations in form, materials, and techniques. As in art history, themes can be traced across changing trends: design versus the machine, design versus craft, design versus art—a story that continues to unfold. This hand-bound oversize luxury edition traces the development of twentieth-century design from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements through Bauhaus and Art Deco, Pop Art and the Memphis school, to today’s digital age, illustrating the dynamic story of a groundbreaking century through the evolution of everyday human objects. With degrees in law and art history, Frédéric Chambre became a partner at the Calmels-Chambre-Cohen auction house in 1996. Chambre co-founded Pierre Bergé and Associates in 2002, and became vice president and partner in 2005; he was co-organizer of the February 2009 sale of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection at Christie’s in Paris. In 2012 Chambre joined PIASA as head of strategy and development, and he is currently vice president and general manager.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 18.62 in. x W 15.55 in. x D 2.75 in.H 47.3 cm x W 39.5 cm x D 6.99 cm
  • Seller Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    9781614282907
  • Reference Number
    LU2549311960191
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.3 / 5
Vetted
Recognized
Gold Seller
1stdibs seller since 2017
Located in NEW YORK, NY
More From This Seller
"The Impossible Collection of Fashion" Book

"The Impossible Collection of Fashion" Book

By Assouline Publishing
$895 / item
"The Impossible Collection of Fashion" Book
Assouline Publishing
21st Century and Contemporary Books
In this magnificent collection of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Vale...
"The Impossible Collection of Art" Book

"The Impossible Collection of Art" Book

By Assouline Publishing
$895 / item
"The Impossible Collection of Art" Book
Assouline Publishing
21st Century and Contemporary Books
In the impossible collection of art, Ségalot and Giraud curate the ideal contemporary collection- a collection in which money is no object and anything is possible. Whether "impossib...
"The Impossible Collection of Warhol" Book

"The Impossible Collection of Warhol" Book

By Assouline Publishing
$895 / item
"The Impossible Collection of Warhol" Book
Assouline Publishing
21st Century and Contemporary Books
Andy Warhol’s explosive Pop Art and sharp commentary on advertising and celebrity culture are renowned and deeply relevant even decades after their creation. Though Warhol himself co...
"The Impossible Collection of Watches" Book

"The Impossible Collection of Watches" Book

By Assouline Publishing
$895 / item
"The Impossible Collection of Watches" Book
Assouline Publishing
21st Century and Contemporary Books
In this stunning new addition to the Assouline series, British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century. Featuring illustrious...
You May Also Like
The Rainbow Book Collection
The Rainbow Book Collection
21st Century and Contemporary Books
A rainbow range of beautiful books to add a little color to any room This collection includes: The Gardener's Garden: The inspirational resource for garden designers and ga...
The Black Book Collection
The Black Book Collection
21st Century and Contemporary Books
Accessorize any space with these stunning black books. This collection includes: Black: Architecture in Monochrome: A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black struct...
The Yellow Book Collection
The Yellow Book Collection
21st Century and Contemporary Books
Accessorize your home with this beautifully produced collection of yellow covered books. This collection includes: Olafur Eliasson: Experience: Experience spans Eliasson's career to ...
Faberge, The Forbes Collection ‘Book’
Faberge, The Forbes Collection ‘Book’
20th Century Books
Hard cover book with pink silk padded boards and silver decorations and lettering. This beautiful book is lavishly illustrated with color photographs of all things Faberge in the For...
"Christian Lacroix - the Diary of a Collection" Book
"Christian Lacroix - the Diary of a Collection"...
Late 20th Century Books
This book is a behind the scenes look at one of the world's most influential fashion designers, Christian Lacroix, as he creates a new couture collection. Here we see for the first t...
Memphis 'Collection of 3 Book'
Memphis 'Collection of 3 Book'
20th Century Books
Memphis - Ceramique: Argent: Verre. 143 pages in soft covers illustrated with color photographs throughout. Text is in French Memphis 1981-1988. Decorative hardcover, text in Dutch....
Sar The Essence of Indian Design Book
Sar The Essence of Indian Design Book
21st Century and Contemporary Books
An exploration of the timeless beauty of Indian design through 200 classic objects. The Indian subcontinent is an amalgamation of peoples, cultures, languages and philosophies. Th...
Red Book Collection
Red Book Collection
21st Century and Contemporary Books
Make a statement in any room with this beautifully produced collection of red covered books This collection includes: Red: Architecture in Monochrome: A visual exploration of red's v...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries