Sunday, June 30, 2013

Reading The Lark Studio Series Furniture Books.

I was lucky to get the last copies of these - the Lark Studio Series' Chair and Tables. I bought them last Christmas vacation from Fully Booked in Gateway Mall at Cubao, Quezon City.

I stumbled upon these pocket size books on a visit to that bookstore months before but I didn't have the money then. They were a perfect Christmas gift to myself since I did not have much to do when I spent the holidays in the province.

The design selections of the books were taken from the classic books, 500 Chairs and 500 Tables. I have yet to see those ones and I assume they are more expensive than these.

After reading the books, I was completely blown away! This interest of mine in furniture design became inexplicably insatiable. For the first time, I've seen a good marriage between my love for reading and enthusiasm for furniture design since most of the design sections of the major bookstores here are entirely dedicated to architecture and interior design.

The chairs and tables tickle your fancy, leaving you to think about how vast creativity can go and how stunning craftsmanship can be. There are actually many bizarre looking chairs and tables that some of them are considered as art pieces. I'll still be looking for books that would feature furniture and hopefully I have the money to spare haha. For now I'll leave you with my favorite picks! :)

Joseph Felt Chair by Lothar Windels, on the cover of the Chairs.
Caterpillar Concentrics with Fringe by Susan Borger
Dreamcatcher Hall Table by Seth Rolland
Coffee Table by Jacob M. Kulin
Modrian II Table by Kevin-Louis Barton
An untitled table by Jan Huling
This one tops them all, the Parabola Side Table by Seth Rolland. Incredible way of bending wood through steam.

1 comment: