Artisan Design

Collectible Furniture in the Digital Age


The first publication to collect the work of more than 140 contemporary designers of the very best limited-edition studio furniture


ISBN: 9780500022443 Category:

Judith Gura


This complete overview of contemporary studio furniture celebrates the achievements of an international selection of designers producing works of individual artistic expression that sit as comfortably in museums as they do in domestic settings. Featuring more than 400 exemplars, from finely finished tables and chairs made from natural materials to experimental furniture that straddles the boundary between craft and art, this is the only comprehensive survey of its kind. Structured by type of object and maker, the book also showcases the home interiors of makers and collectors, in which crafted furniture is used to create highly personal environments.

Personalization and exclusivity in design have become increasingly prized in a world that is turning back to the values of authentic craftsmanship. This richly illustrated guide will be essential reading for all design connoisseurs, collectors and anyone interested in bespoke furniture design.

With 680 illustrations in colour

Additional information

Weight 2355 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 28.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 October 2021
Number of pages 400
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 28.7 cm
Weight 2355 g


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Judith Gura (1935-2020) was a design historian and author whose books include A History of Interior Design (as co-author), Design After Modernism (2012), Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture (2007) and Postmodern Design Complete (2017, Thames & Hudson). She was on the faculty of the New York School of Interior Design and taught at Pratt Institute and FIT. A contributing editor to Art + Auction for many years, she also curated exhibitions at the New York School of Interior Design and worked on exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney Museum.