"Vintage Furniture" is a celebration of the inspiring designs, leading designers, and amazing advances in furniture manufacturing of the past century and up to the present day. With public interest in retro styling stronger than ever, "Vintage Furniture" is an invaluable historical reference and source book for every collector of furniture, whether they enjoy following a particular designer or certain era of design history. The reader is led through the evolution of design styles, new materials and production techniques along a chronological route within each design movement. Each chapter weaves historical information with groundbreaking key furniture icons. Beautiful examples of highly collectible furniture are shown in their original settings as well as in specially illustrated interior locations. Every chapter also includes profiles of key designers of the period, from Marcel Breuer and Arne Jacobsen to Joe Columbo and Philippe Starck. Each chapter culminates with a round-up of the key classic icons of the movement. Over 200 items are illustrated in colour and a full international source directory guides design hunters in search of up-to-date information on where to buy.