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Vintage Industrial


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Misha de Potestad is a journalist and stylist who has reported on interior design for 40 years, writing articles for French Elle and Elle Decor.
Patrice Pascal is a photographer. His editorial and advertising work has appeared in numerous magazines including French Elle and Elle Decor.


"This is an essential reference for those who want to learn about Jean Prouve, and about the seating, tables, storage, lighting, curiosities, and the lively French period from 1900 to 1950, the floushing of a raw, functional machine age aesthetic. With this book in hand, an avid flea market collector could have a highly successful foray into the markets at Clignancourt and Vanves. Innovations and materials and environments are portrayed with simple and compelling images. An essential reference." -The Style Saloniste "Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. This volume celebrates the engineers who shaped the industrial aesthetic as the unsung heroes of modern design and showcases their creations." -Editor at Large "This book is a must for any one into Industrial Design as it's filled with gorgeous photos of homes, workshops, factories and warehouses." -Tabulous Design "...a beautifully shot survey of designs made for factory and workshop between 1900 and 1950. Modern classics, from Navy chairs to Jielde and Anglepoise lamps, are given their due--as are the names and stories behind desks, clocks, and lights you've likely seen countless times but know little about." -Remodelista

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