Chairpedia by Andreu World // a book review

The more organized of us are most likely already drumming up ideas for holiday gifts for loved ones
but perhaps the majority of us haven’t even begun to do so. It is, after all, just a few days past Halloween. Now that we are past jack-o-lanterns and scary movies and socially distanced trick-or-treating, in your holiday gift-giving endeavors, we invite you to consider a new illustrated book we recently had the pleasure of viewing. Debuting just a few weeks ago, Chairpedia is an illustrated encyclopedic book that quite simply tells the story, and the history, of the chair. Directed and made by RamĂłn Úbeda for Andreu World, the work is a compilation of anecdotes, stories, and facts around the chair, written by 20 design, architecture and art historians who know its stories well: MarĂ­a JosĂ© Balcells, Santi Barjau, Isabel Campi, Guillem Celada, Daniel Cid, Isabel Del RĂ­o, Ana DomĂ­nguez, JosĂ© MarĂ­a …