This book features a fascinating collection of some of the most innovative tables, chairs and lights ever designed, those that push the boundaries of imagination, art and design. This is indisputably a must for any designer interested in not only beautiful and often innovative design, but how such furniture is constructed. Taking 50 of each of these objects (tables, chairs and lights), this book follows the furniture maker from original brief through to finished object, and features the work of some of the most highly talented and accomplished designers in the world. It is visually stunning, with photographs and diagrams to illustrate the design and construction processes, whilst particular attention is paid to the materials employed. A veritable tome, this book will become essential to all designer's reference libraries. This new value-for-money paperback edition brings the book within reach of all design students who will value it.