Bringing together the best of contemporary design for the home, this is a comprehensive roundup of 1,000 striking and innovative objects produced in the last five years. It covers furniture, storage, lighting, textiles, carpets and rugs, bathrooms, table- and kitchenware, and electronic products. Web addresses of designers and manufacturers are given for every object, along with full captions and color illustrations, making every design easy to source. Captions provide details of materials and dimensions, numerous commentaries give an insight into currently developments in design, and there is also a listing of all the best design stores around the world. Work by the likes of Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison, Ron Arad, Marcel Wanders, the Campana brothers, Karim Rashid, Ross Lovegrove, Tom Dixon, Michele de Lucchi, and Constantin Boym are featured as well as revealing interviews with thirty top designers.
About the Author
Jennifer Hudson is an editor and researcher in the fields of contemporary design and architecture, and has been the general editor of The International Design Yearbook for the last fifteen years. As a freelance writer she has contributed to Frame, Canadian Interiors and Virgin in-flight magazines.