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di Cara Greenberg
From Joe Colombos kitchen in a cart to Olivier Mourgues Djinn Chairs From 2001: A Space Odyssey, from the lipstick-red couch shaped like Marilyn Monroes lips to Eero Aarnios space-age Ball chair, sixties furniture still has the power to startle and to delight. Op to Pop is a thorough guide whose original, readable scholarship places sixties furnishings in their social and design contexts, sorting the good from the fad and providing names, dates, and other documentation. From fashion to film, the sixties refuse to fade away and for good reason.
Whether it’s a lipstick-red love seat shaped like Marilyn Monroe’s lips, an anthropomorphic ‘man’ chaise, a bean bag chair, or a ‘domestic capsule unit,’ 1960s furniture still has the power to startle and delight. In Op to Pop, Cara Greenberg takes on this little-explored but exciting and fertile era of furniture design, providing original, readable scholarship that places ’60s furnishings in a cultural context and helps sort the good from the fad. She explores in detail the roots of and influences on ’60s design, from space travel to Pop Art, in a joyful visual tour of the decade’s bold and fresh-looking furniture output. Op to Pop features 250 photographs plus a source guide to the growing number of outlets for 1960s furniture design.
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