Wunnen Luxembourg
Published on monday march 20th 2023

A broad overview of design history

This beautiful book is the ideal reference guide for design enthusiasts, industry professionals and anyone interested in the design process.
The book features famous names alongside the new stars of modern design, including Le Corbusier, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Isamu Noguchi, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Lani Adeoye, Faye Toogood and Lindsey Adelman. Each entry is accompanied by beautiful images and a detailed description that provides a rich overview of the product, its history and its creator, from Eero Saarinen's famous Tulip Chair to the much-loved Bird Zero electric scooter.
While some objects have hardly changed since they were first created, almost becoming design icons, others are more innovative, either through the materials they are made of or the technology they use. What unites the objects in this book above all is their design, which combines simplicity, balance and purity for a result that is as functional as it is aesthetic.
The book presents an eclectic range of objects created since the 17th century: from aeroplanes to whistles, from tableware to cars, from chairs to toys, all have been created by famous, unknown or anonymous designers. Whether or not they are immediately recognisable, each of these objects has, in its own way, influenced the history of design and the daily lives of billions of people, at home and at work.
Completely updated and graphically redesigned since its first publication in 2007, the collection also includes 100 new articles highlighting designers from a variety of backgrounds (including more women) and products from the past 15 years.
Building on the critically acclaimed three-volume Phaidon Design Classics, this new book brings together 1,000 iconic design objects in one large-format volume.

592 pages, 79,95 €

Title: 1000 Design Classics

Publisher: Phaidon

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