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Fay Sweet’s lavishly illustrated new book, Vintage Furniture, tells you everything you need to know about the rise of designer furniture.
Vintage Furniture

Vintage Furniture

by Fay Sweet
(Carlton Books, £25)

From Thonet’s classic iconic bentwood chair to Tom Dixon’s S Chair and Ineke Hans’s contemporary Ordinairy [sic] tables and chairs that look like rough-hewn wood, but are in fact made from recycled plastic - it is interesting to see which designs have held their place in history and which just look daft, not to mention uncomfortable.

There is a useful directory, too, of where to buy them, at auction and from shops.

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