edited by Arnd Friedrichs and Kerstin Finger, Gestalten
October 2010

Monobloc is the established term for the ubiquitous stackable plastic chair that can be found on patios and in yards, snack bars, and campgrounds around the globe. Although despised by design aficionados, it is arguably the most successful piece of furniture in the world. 220°C Virus Monobloc is an entertaining documentation of the love-hate relationship designers have with this chair. In addition to homage paid by renowned designers including Philippe Starck, Jerszy Seymour, Maarten Baas, and Konstantin Grcic, the book presents a range of work, photography, and art that is a tongue-in-cheek take on the phenomenon of this chair.




Martino Gamper
5. Designers
Rebecca Ahlstedt
Thomas Mailänder
Jerszy Seymour
Tina Roeder
Marti Guixe
Marten Baas
Sam Durant
Campana Brothers
Katarina Botsari
Lilian Bourgeat
Mike Simonian + Maaike Evers
Paolo Ulian
Rolf Sachs
Kilian Schindler
Ernesto Oroza
Baptiste Debombourg
Sibylle Hofter
Joshua Callaghan
Philippe Starck
Karim Rashid
Konstantin Grcic
Kai Linke
San Keller


Burnout : resin garden furniture installation in the RH+- architecture Agency


Installation realised with one invitation of Michel Nuridsany and Alain Julien-Laferrière au CCC de Tours for the exhibition" Home Sweet Home"- 17/09/2006.



The Infamous Chair / Release Date: October 2010
ISBN: 978-3-89955-317-8
Editors: Arnd Friedrichs, Kerstin Finger
Credits: Texts by Hajo Eickhoff, Max Küng, Andrej Kupetz, and Alice Rawsthorn
Language: English Features: 192 Pages, full color, softcover
Format: 17 × 24 cm
Catalog Price: €29,90 | $45,00 | £27,50
Shop Price: €29.90


Continental Europe: early October
UK, Asia and Australia/NZ: mid October
North America: late October
Latin America: late October


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