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Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with the V&A Shop to give readers the chance to win a copy of a book about British furniture design since 1945.

Congratulations to the winners! Małgosia Błauciak from Poland, Lucila Matteo from Argentina, Emily Freyer from the USA, David Mitchell from the UK and Thomas Froment from France all won a copy of Modern British Furniture.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Storm Chair by Stephen Richards, 2000

Modern British Furniture: Design since 1945 by London author and curator Lesley Jackson was recently released by the publishing branch of London's V&A.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Iris Table by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 2008

The book explores the work of over fifty British designers from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
C3 Chair by David Colwell, 1982

It includes work by post-war pioneers such as Ernest Race, Robin Day and Robert Heritage to today's internationally-renowned designers like Tom Dixon, Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Flight Stool by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 1998

Products by iconic furniture brands Ercol and Heal's feature alongside designs from contemporary companies Established & Sons and SCP.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
T5 Dining Chair by Rodney Kinsman, 1969

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Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Hamilton Sideboard by Robert Heritage, 1957

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

Here's some more text from the publishers:


V&A Shop is giving five lucky Dezeen readers the chance to win a copy of V&A Publishing's Modern British Furniture: Design since 1945 by Lesley Jackson.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Chair Thing by Peter Murdoch, 1968

Focusing on design ingenuity, this book explores the work of the most inventive British designers from 1945 to the present - from early post-war pioneers such as Ernest Race, Robin Day and Robert Heritage, to iconoclastic figures from the Pop era such as Peter Murdoch, William Plunkett and Max Clendinning, to today's global superstars led by Tom Dixon, Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Column of Drawers by John Makepeace, 1977-8

Exploring the free-spirited and resourceful character of British design, this is a story of dynamic entrepreneurs who have spearheaded their own companies, such as Lucian Ercolani at Ercol, Terence Conran at Habitat and Rodney Kinsman at OMK, and the creative alliances between impassioned individuals and enlightened manufacturers, such as John and Sylvia Reid at Stag and Bernard Holdaway at Hull Traders.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Antelope Bench by Ernest Race, 1951

The contemporary scene is fluid and dynamic, with top designers such as Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby collaborating with leading British and international companies, and talented foreign-born designers such as El Ultimo Grito and Tomoko Azumi injecting further variety and spice into the British furniture design scene.

Modern British Furniture: Design from 1945
Storage System by Robin Day, 1951

From legendary household names such as Ercol and Heal's to contemporary innovators such as Established & Sons and SCP, this book highlights the achievements of more than 50 outstanding designers and companies from 1945 to the present.

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