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Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior

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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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20 Comments to "Inside Prefab: The Ready-Made Interior"

  1. Looks like a cool book. I’d love to learn more about pre-fab.

  2. Clever kitchens make me happy. That’s a fine-looking book.

  3. i reallllly like this one.

  4. I’d love to learn more about prefab interiors. I don’t know much about them but totally expected to have the Jetsons’ push-button convenience built into everything by now…

  5. pre-fab-ulous!

  6. Mmm I’m a fan!

  7. I’ve been fascinated by pre-fab ever since I was a kid and my Uncle Allen put up a pre-fab by the water. It seemed so modern to me!

  8. Looks like quite a cool book. I’d love to have a closer look at it. Please enter my name for the chance to win this. Thanks!

  9. This looks awesome! I love the culture of pre-fab, both vintage and modern

  10. pre-fab, modular, yes!

  11. Very cool book. Prefab is definitely coming back better!

  12. Hey, I use to draw those for a pre-fab company. Could be a fun read.

  13. love pre-fab

  14. Some interesting concepts. Would love to see more!

  15. Looks like a great book!

  16. just volunteered for a home tour in Venice Beach and there was a Radziner house included – however, it was not one of his prefabs! Would love to learn more about them!

  17. Love prefab and modular construction- would be great to learn more about how it applies to interior design and check out some case studies!

  18. this would look great on the bookshelf!

  19. “…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.” -> and I was like “WTF!” :O

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