With public interest in retro styling stronger than ever, "Retro Furniture Classics" is an invaluable sourcebook for anyone interested in buying vintage, period furniture, whether they enjoy following a particular designer or certain era of design history. "Retro Furniture Classics" leads the reader through the evolution of design styles, new materials and production techniques along a chronological route within each design movement. Each chapter weaves historical information with groundbreaking key furniture icons. Beautiful examples of highly collectible furniture are shown in their original settings as well as in specially illustrated interior locations. Every chapter also includes profiles of key designers of the period, with stories explaining their philosophy, approach to design, innovations and use of materials, greatest pieces and why they have earned their place in the design history books. Each chapter culminates with a round-up of the key icons of the movement. As a guide, this book is indispensable. Over 200 items are illustrated in colour and a full international source directory guides design hunters in search of up-to-date information on where to buy.