International Design Yearbook

International Design Yearbook

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In this, the twenty-first edition of the leading international showcase of domestic design, guest editor and acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola surveys the best furniture, lighting, tableware, textile, and product designs of the last two years. Her eclectic selections range from futuristic kitchen products to chandeliers glowing and moving like jellyfish to wallpaper ripe with political imagery. The latest technologies are also featured, including a pen-shaped, Art Deco cellular phone from Nokia, the newest wireless music centers from Sonos and Phillips, and Apple's most recent iPod variations and accessories. Each object is illustrated with the superb photography that has helped earn the series its excellent reputation. In addition, full technical information, including a web address, is provided for each entry. Designers whose work is featured in the book include luminaries such as Ron Arad, Tord Boontje, Andrea Branzi, Tom Dixon, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Ingo Maurer, Jasper Morrison, Gaetano Pesce, Karim Rashid, Richard Sapper, Philippe Starck, and Marcel Wanders. A biography is provided for each designer. As always, introductions by the editors provide insight into both the selection and the trends and issues currently influencing the design world.In 19B7 she created her own brand, specializing in the design of textiles for the home, with a particular focus on rugs. ... Her Topissimo collection won both the Red 0ot award and the Chicago Athenaeuma#39;s Good 0esign Award in 2003. ... His collaboration with Marc Berthier and his work on town-planning projects inspires him to fuse design and architecture, ... New York, where for thirteen years he was involved in the development of consumer electronics and other products, medical anbsp;...

Title:International Design Yearbook
Author:Patricia Urquiola, Jennifer Hudson
Publisher:Abbeville Press - 2007-03-05


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