Dogs and Chairs Designer Pairs
by Cristina Amodeo
At first glance, a Welsh corgi may not seem to have a lot in common with an Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chair. It takes a creative eye, such as Cristina Amodeo’s, and some imagination to see the chair’s Y-shaped back in the dog’s flared ears and long nose, and maybe even in the playful tilt of its head.
Amodeo maintains this design-conscious vision through twenty sets of matching dogs and chairs laid out side by side: a series of visual puns. Philippe Starck’s Pratfall chair finds its match in the fox terrier, while the Billy sees itself in an Eames creation. Amodeo’s quirky illustrations and sharp eye make for a witty and playful package, the perfect gift for lovers of dogs, furniture, clever graphics, or all three.
“We just can’t resist!”
“How dogs look like iconic designer chairs (as per the title, duh …), expressed in 25 pairs of cute colour illustrations and a helpful index of pooches and products by author and illustrator Cristina Amodeo. Besides Cristina’s witty drawings, these lines: ‘It all began the day I accidentally sat on a dog. Fortunately the dog was mine.’”
The Weekly Review
“For dog lovers and design lovers alike. A simple yet appealing idea, executed with wit and style by Cristina Amodeo.”
★ Ilustrarte – selected in the 2016 exhibition
World: Thames & Hudson, 2015
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