Modern Furniture presents an overview of the most important developments and highlights in furniture design, showcasing unusual, well-known, mass produced and avant-garde objects. Beginning with the latest trends, the book then offers a retrospect in reverse chronological order of the past 150 years. The spotlight focuses on several individual gems of design, from the most contemporary Heaven series of the Italian manufacturer Emu back to the famous cantilever chair. Creations with such materials as laminate and chipboard have also been included, not merely for their innovative use in the past but the influence they have had on home decor since. Concise, informative texts accompany the individually featured designs, whilst essays on selected themes and styles, written by experts round off this authoritative illustrated book.