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Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design – eBook

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  • Author: Antoinette LaFarge
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07ZQMGLKY
  • ISBN-10: 3030323404
  • ISBN-13: 9783030323400

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Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design (PDF) reveals how Brigham forged a singular career for herself that incorporated working in the American and European settlement movements, publishing a book of box furniture designs, running carpentry workshops in New York, and founding a company that provided some of the earliest ready-to-assemble furniture in the United States.

This ebook Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design is the best on the subject. During the Progressive Era, a time when the field of design was headed almost entirely by men, a mainly forgotten activist and teacher named Louise Brigham became a forerunner of sustainable furniture design. With her ingenious system for building cheap but sturdy “box furniture” out of recycled materials, she intended to bring good design to the urban working class. As Antoinette LaFarge demonstrated, Brigham forged a singular career for herself that incorporated working in the American and European settlement movements, publishing a book of box furniture designs, running carpentry workshops in New York, and founding a company that provided some of the earliest ready-to-assemble furniture in the United States. Her work was a reverberating critique of capitalism’s waste and an assertion of new values in design—values that stand at the core of today’s open and green design movements.

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“A fascinating life, told with emphasis on historical contexts, an awareness of the ingenuity of Brigham’s design, and a great deal of narrative flair. Brigham’s modular, upcycled furniture built from cast-off boxes in the early twentieth century reflects the dynamism of this period in terms of progressive design, and the close connection between a social mission and design.” (Stephen Knott, Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies, Kingston University, UK)

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