Cross-Country Style, Architecture and Design
Once Upon a Chair
Design Beyond the Icon

Lançamento dos Livros dia 19 de Setembro, 18h00
Books Launch Event on September 19, 18h00

Arcadia is an expansive collection of contemporary alpine and backcountry architecture and interior design. The book profiles architects and designers who are embracing nature and creating provocative rural hideaways that adapt to their surrounding habitats and their topographical and climatic conditions. It features both traditional and progressive examples of private mountaintop homes and hotel lodges nestled in the forest landscape as well as bespoke furniture and interior designs inspired by nature and folklore. Arcadia is an inspiring reference that shows how the archaic idea of life in harmony with nature can be reflected in contemporary living.

Once Upon a Chair is an international up-to-the minute survey of contemporary furniture design. The book captures the zeitgeist of this rigorous industry by examining current trends and presenting pioneering examples by the world’s most influential designers and emerging talents. The collected works indicate a recognisable shift towards progressive responsible designs that make a social impact and the revival of artisanal craft. It further explores how designers are focusing more on process-driven and storytelling concepts as well as the continuing flirtation with material and technological experimentation.