Home Stories: An ASPIRE Must-Read Examining 100 Years Of Iconic Interiors

Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors by Mateo Kries | Vitra Design Museum

Our homes are an expression of how we want to live, they shape our everyday routines and fundamentally affect our well-being. However, the question of dwelling, or how to live, is found increasingly to be lacking in serious discourse. “Home Stories” sets out to review the interior design of our homes, discussing 20 iconic residential interiors from the 1920s to the present, by architects, artists and designers such as Assemble, Cecil Beaton, Lina Bo Bardi, Arno Brandlhuber, Elsie de Wolfe, Elii, Josef Frank, Andrew Geller, IKEA, Finn Juhl, Michael Graves, Kisho Kurokawa, Adolf Loos, Claude Parent, Bernard Rudofsky, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Alison and Peter Smithson, Jacques Tati, Mies van der Rohe and Andy Warhol.

Including historic and recent photographs, drawings and plans, the book explores these case studies as key moments in the history of the modern interior. Penny Sparke provides a concise history of the discipline of interior design, Alice Rawsthorn investigates the role of gender, and Mark Taylor discusses the discourse on interior design in the 21st century. Adam Stech offers insights into the use of color in residential interiors and Matteo Pirola offers a detailed and richly illustrated chronology of significant events in the history of interior design. In a portfolio of photographs selected exclusively for this book, Jasper Morrison explores what makes a good interior. In addition to interviews with contemporary interior design practitioners, experts in the fields of the sociology of living and psychology provide further insight. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in interior design.

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