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Mid-Century Modern: Visionary Furniture Design from Vienna


Caroline Wohlgemuth


Sprache: Englisch
2021, Hardcover, 72 s/w. Abb., 112 farb. Abb., 296 Seiten
Edition Angewandte
Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH

Artikelnummer: 978-3-0356-2409-0 Kategorien: , Schlagwörter: , ,
Visionary Furniture Design from Vienna

In 1938, Vienna lost its best and most creative minds. This rupture was manifested in all of the arts and sciences and its mark is felt to this day – not least in the field of furniture design.

With inexhaustible creativity the Jewish furniture designers who were forced to flee Vienna continued to work while in exile. They taught at the best universities and spread their ideas and vision throughout the entire world. Their creations became classics of twentieth-century furniture design, the epitome of mid-century modern style.

This book honors the memory of the exiled designers with a thorough overview of their work. It details their life stories and their visionary designs, which remain as relevant and contemporary as ever, and brings to light new aspects of the history of Viennese furniture design.


Caroline Wohlgemuth, studied law and arts management in Vienna and London; freelance editor, researcher, lives in Vienna


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