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Rethinking Sitting Paperback – 7 Aug 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (7 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393732886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393732887
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,336,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Through vibrant sketches, prototypes and photos, he illustrates this concept over and over again: the body moves and the chair conforms .Opsvik's relentless functionalism serves as a crash course for any would be ergonomic designer. It's about enough to make any cubicle jockey want to move to Scandinavia. --Robert Blinn"

Rethinking Sitting shows off some of Opsvik's ordinary and unorthodox designs and provides a succinct seating and design history, while also suggesting dynamic solutions for the future....offers an honest alternative to furniture's status quo. "

[A] landmark, a copiously illustrated review of one of the most diverse collections of seating ever created by one person, linking his designs with a dynamic theory of the needs of the body, mind, and society. . . . It's ideas not only about sitting but about changing patterns of living and working should reward both professional and lay readers interested in the human environment. "

While designers and ergonomic engineers will value the author's discussions of balance and the Balans principle, general audiences can appreciate the unusual designs and practical thought behind this volume.

About the Author

* Norwegian industrial designer PETER OPSVIK, whose chairs are available internationally, has his own design studio in Oslo. * A Norton Book for Architects and Designers.

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
Candace Drimmer
4.0 out of 5 starsGood design book, about sitting and standing
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Jamie Stevens
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat gift for a furniture designer
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5.0 out of 5 starsvery interesting book
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Babalis Athanassios
5.0 out of 5 starsexcellent!
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