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Lu Wenyu: the emphasis on craft and precisionSubscription

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The architecture and teaching of  Lu Wenyu emphasises the virtues of craft and precision, using historical knowledge as the catalyst for innovation

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Book of the month: Between Chairs at Ulm and NIDSubscription

By Ashoke Chatterjee

In a country at risk of losing touch with its handcrafted roots, a reminder of India’s dialogue with Ulm School of Design is timely and necessary

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Outrage: Architects' expensive trophy chairs are nothing newSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

All architects have a chair in them, but as with everyman novels, most should never hit the production line

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AR July/August 2018 on AR House + FurnitureSubscription

ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz

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    Folio: Marcel Breuer's Long Chair

    This drawing is from The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, which was created in 1962 and distributed to the staff at Breuer’s studio

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    Folio: Charlotte Perriand

    The work of Modernist architect and designer Charlotte Perriand has been historically eclipsed by the towering shadow of her long-time collaborator Le Corbusier

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    Made by Made: Five of the best Armchairs

    Furniture retailer Made.com’s unique approach brings makers and customers closer together. These five armchairs exhibit the fruits of the Made philosophy

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    Graph from Wilkhahn: classic conference chair for a modern era

    How do you design a conference chair to suggest comfort but also symbolise distinctiveness and clarity? For Wilkhahn, a completely new approach was required to reconceptualise the classic values of a conference chair for the modern era. In response to this brief, German designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub have devised Graph, an innovative family of conference chairs that meets the most demanding of requirements.

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    Chassis Chair by Wilkhahn

    Launched at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, Wilkhahn’s new Chassis chair is the typically innovative outcome of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary design process. Working in partnership with Munich-based furniture maker and industrial designer Stefan Diez, Wilkhahn has created a tautly honed multi-purpose chair that not only embodies the enviable sleekness of contemporary sports cars, but also exploits the precise and progressive technologies that are used in their manufacture.

  • Piana Chair by David Chipperfield for Alessi

    Something to sit on: the latest trends in chairs and sofas from the Milan Furniture Fair

    The AR looks to the latest design trends emerging from the Milan Furniture Fair