Author: Caroline Wohlgemuth. Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag, 2022. ISBN: 9783035624090. Format: Hardback, 292 x 222 mm, 296pp.
In 1938, Vienna lost its best and most creative minds. With inexhaustible creativity the Jewish furniture designers who were forced to flee Vienna continued to work while in exile. They taught at the best universities and spread their ideas and vision throughout the entire world. Their creations became classics of twentieth-century furniture design, the epitome of mid-century modern style. This book honours the memory of the exiled designers with a thorough overview of their work. It details their life stories and their visionary designs, which remain as relevant and contemporary as ever, and brings to light new aspects of the history of Viennese furniture design. This rupture was manifested in all of the arts and sciences and its mark is felt to this day – not least in the field of furniture design.