Design Theory + History

  • Amery, Colin. 1991. Pioneers of modern furniture. London: Fischer Fine Art Ltd. in association with Lund Humphries.
  • Cranz, Galen. 1998. The chair: rethinking culture, body, and design. New York: W.W. Norton.
  • Greenberg, Cara. 1984. Mid-century modern: furniture of the 1950’s. New York: Harmony Books.


  • Asensio, Paco, and Cristina Montes. 2002. Furniture design. New York, NY: TeNeues.
  • Bartolucci, Marisa, Cathy Lang Ho, Raul Cabra, and Dung Ngo. 2000. American contemporary furniture. New York: Universe Pub.
  • Blaser, Werner, and Charles von Büren. 1992. Joint and connection: ideas in furniture design and their background. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag.
  • Byars, Mel. 1997. 50 tables: innovations in design and materials. Crans-Près-Celigny, Switzerland: RotoVision SA.
  • Byars, Mel, and Cinzia Anguissola d’Altoè. 2006. New chairs: design, technology and materials. London, United Kingdom: L. King.
  • Gehry, Frank O., and Ellen Davidson. 1992. Frank Gehry: new bentwood furniture designs : [exhibition. Montreal: Museum of Decorative Arts.
  • Lovell, Sophie. 2009. Limited edition: prototypes, one-offs and design art furniture. Basel: Birkhäuser.
  • Ngo, Dung, and Eric Pfeiffer. 2003. Bent ply: the art of plywood furniture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl. 2012. Furniture studio: materials, craft, and architecture. Seattle [Wash.]: University of Washington Press.
  • Ramakers, Renny, and Gijs Bakker. 1998. Droog Design: spirit of the nineties. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
  • Rowlands, Penelope, Marisa Bartolucci, Raul Cabra, and Jean Prouvé. 2002. Jean Prouvé. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
  • Schmidt, Philip. 2012. Plydesign: 73 distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods). North Adams, MA: Storey Pub.
  • Stuart, Christopher. 2011. DIY furniture: a step-by-step guide. London: Laurence King.
  • Webb, Michael, and Tim Street-Porter. 2007. Modernist paradise: Niemeyer house, Boyd collection. New York: Rizzoli.
  • Williams, Gareth. 2006. The furniture machine: furniture since 1990. London: V&A.

Technique + Process

  • Graubner, Wolfram. 1992. Encyclopedia of wood joints. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press.
  • Rogowski, Gary. 2002. The complete illustrated guide to joinery. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press.
  • Schleining, Lon. 2010. Wood bending made simple. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press.
  • Seike, Kiyoshi. 1978. The art of Japanese joinery. New York [u.a.]: Weatherhill/Tankosha.
  • Thompson, Rob. 2007. Manufacturing processes for design professionals. New York: Thames & Hudson.
  • Thompson, Rob, and Young Yun Kim. 2011. Product and furniture design. New York: Thames & Hudson.

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