Dogs and Chairs

Designer Pairs



ISBN: 9780500518168 Category:

Cristina Amodeo


What does Alvar Aalto’s 1 Paimio have in common with a Doberman Pinscher, Le Corbusier’s LC4 with a Spanish Greyhound, or Philippe Starck’s Costes Chair with a Fox Terrier? Not a lot, you may think. But look again and you might notice shared traits in form, colour, personality, stature and style.

Author and illustrator Cristina Amodeo draws parallels between nearly twenty-five dogs and designer chairs in this fun and stylish book that matches iconic chairs with their corresponding breed of dog. Who knows if Arne Jacobsen had a Welsh Corgi in mind when he designed his Grand Prix Chair? Or whether a Scottish Deerhound ever entered Ron Arad’s head while designing his Victoria and Albert Sofa? Who cares, when dogs and chairs make such elegant designer pairs.

Additional information

Weight 344 g
Dimensions 20.7 x 20 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 9 November 2015
Number of pages 60
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.7 x 20 cm
Weight 344 g


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Cristina Amodeo is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Milan. She is co-author and illustrator of the children's books Toujours aver moi (Passepartout, 2011) and Matisse's Garden (MoMA, 2014).