Dogs and Chairs: Designer Pairs

Dogs and Chairs: Designer Pairs

by Cristina Amodeo


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An imaginative collection of drawings for dog lovers who love design, design lovers who love dogs

At first glance, a Welsh corgi may not seem to have a lot in common with an Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chair. It takes a creative eye, such as Cristina Amodeo’s, and some imagination to see the chair’s Y-shaped back in the dog’s flared ears and long nose, and maybe even in the playful tilt of its head.

Amodeo maintains this design-conscious vision through twenty sets of matching dogs and chairs laid out side by side: a series of visual puns. Philippe Starck’s Pratfall chair finds its match in the fox terrier, while the Billy sees itself in an Eames creation. Amodeo’s quirky illustrations and sharp eye make for a witty and playful package, the perfect gift for lovers of dogs, furniture, clever graphics, or all three.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500518168
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cristina Amodeo is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Milan. She is the coauthor of Matisse's Gardens.

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Dogs and Chairs: Designer Pairs by Cristina Amodeo | 9780500518168 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Baylee Dougherty More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! It’s a very quick read (it only has 60 pages or so), but it's really unique and interesting to compare dog breeds to different chair designs, I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would and I would love to see another book comparing more dog breeds to another kind of furniture! The actual physical book is made out of a very interesting paper, it reminds me of recycled paper, and the illustrations almost look like they are 3D, they look like they aren’t flat on the page. One of my favorite things about the book is the fact that the last few pages have information on the chairs, like who designed them, what year they were made, and the material. It also has information on all the dogs like how big they are, what country they originated from, and temperaments. It's the little details like that that I think really set this book apart. I liked this book enough that I’m contemplating buying it as a gift for friends! I definitely recommend this book for anyone look for a unique coffee table book, or a quirky gift. I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.