Don’t let the simple exterior of the book “Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior” by Deborah Schneiderman and published by Princeton Architectural Press fool you: this small book packs a powerful punch of prefab inspiration. But instead of focusing on the prefabricated architectural world which is well-documented, Deborah delves into the world of in pre-made interiors.
She first starts off with a few pages of history about prefab (bonus points for mentioning Buckminster Fuller) and then jumps into covering great examples and strides in prefab interior design, from projects that seem more like an art installation and not really like something that a normal person might use to really interesting ideas that seem futuristic yet totally accessible.
Halfway through the book you come to Oma’s Rache, the origin of the front cover’s design, and you realize the front cover isn’t a black and white drawing, but a compact, fold-out kitchen designed by some clever German designers. The book itself is divided into sections like bathrooms, furniture and then ends on entire prefabricated interiors.
Overall the the photos are a bit on the small size, but the book has a good feel to it, and is fun to flip through to learn more about what the future of our interiors might look like! Check out more information and buy this book at the Princeton Architectural Press site.
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