Past Exhibitions

A selection of products, a number of them exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, from previous exhibitions hosted at the Design Museum
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

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Now in its eleventh year, the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year award and exhibition showcase the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design From the first iPhone to Zaha Hadid’s final building, the nominations for the award have spanned the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport Introduced by Deyan Sudjic and guest curator Aric Chen of M+ in Hong Kong, this illustrated book brings together all the nominated designs for 2018, along with the reasons for their selection by an international group of design experts, practitioners and critics. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things happening in design today Eighty-five nominees are featured in this book, including: OMA // Gucci // SpaceX // Nike // Erdem // Nintendo // Rihanna // Sony // nendo // Burberry // fuseproject // Naoto Fukasawa // Amateur Architecture Studio // Formafantasma // Jasper Morrison // Forensic Architecture // Telfar Clemens // Thomas Heatherwick Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Small Notebook - A6 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Small Notebook - A6

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Small Notebook - A6

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Exclusive to the Design Museum and produced for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, this compact notebook is ideal for jotting down ideas or making sketches on the go Supplied in a Designs of the Year branded wrap Fits neatly in a pocket or bag Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tab Notebook - A5 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tab Notebook - A5

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tab Notebook - A5

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Exclusive to the Design Museum and produced for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, this tabbed notebook is ideal for keeping different sections of work distinct from one another Each section is separated by a different colour; yellow, grey and black, with white paper used for each section Supplied in a Designs of the Year branded wrap An exposed stitched spine gives the book a hand made feel Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag

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Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, this tote bag features the official DOTY (Designs of the Year) poster text in white on a solid colour background Available in yellow and grey
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Micro Drone 2.0+ with HD camera kit Micro Drone 2.0+ with HD camera kit

Micro Drone 2.0+ with HD camera kit

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The Micro Drone 2.0 quadcopter uses four rotors to ascend into the air and advanced robotics to stabilise and perform advanced mid-air manoeuvres The new 2.0 version has been upgraded to include a Birds Eye HD camera, sensors and professional grade remote with additional features and better control The metal box profile cross axle is designed to withstand the hardest of crashes Comes with a Return Home Function to intelligently bring  your drone back to its original take-off location 120m range HD Camera Accessory 720p HD high resolution front mounted camera Slot to record video footage and JPEG photos onto a micro SD card Wide angle lensElectronic Stability 6 Axis Gyroscope 2.4 Ghz radio frequency Updated firmware (v.3) It has a self learning algorithm with the ability to recover from an inverted position after throwing into the airMotors Highly efficient, high speed coreless motors 29,000rpm Micro bearings 300 mA/h Li-Po Battery (8 minutes continuous flying) Anti Thermal Self Cooling motor cage to dispurse heat Fly Inverted - attach the inverted blades and the Drone will flip 180 degrees to fly upside down
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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

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The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are the best noise cancelling bluetooth headphones on the market with Adaptive Sound Control, and the convenience of smart features including Quick Attention, Voice Assistant compatibility and touch control See what happens when it's just you and your music, with no interruption from outside sound Houses a dedicated NC processor which ensures the reproduction of your music is never compromised due to processor performance Most noise cancelling headphones are designed to block out vehicle noise when travelling. The WH-1000XM3 headphones are no exception, but are also highly effective at blocking out daily noise like voices and the background sounds you might hear walking through a city A built-in amplifier integrated in HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realises the best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion for portable devices, and delivers exceptional sound quality. Powerful 40mm drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz The Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity such as travelling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to your circumstances Communicating with the headphones is easy - simply place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation. Answer hands-free phone calls with a double tap - or change tracks, adjust the volume and make calls by touching or swiping the panel. And help from your phone’s voice assistant is just one long press away Super soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear pad contact for a stable fit. Comfort is further enhanced by a larger and deeper ergonomic ear space structure With 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power for even long trips away. And if you need to charge in a hurry, you can get 5 hours’ worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter
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Sony Fes Watch U Sony Fes Watch U

Sony Fes Watch U

£540.00

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The Design Museum is the only location outside of Japan to sell this innovative and interactive watch, which is the first wearable design to employ electronic paper The front face and straps of this shape-shifting timekeeper contains e-paper, which allows it to transform the look of its face and strap with 24 design variations, all with the touch of a button Take fashion to the next level with free designs from celebrated creators and artists, or make your own Dedicated apps let you choose from over 100 designs - or you can create your own and download to the watch via BLUETOOTH wireless technology Rechargeable using the stand supplied Made in Japan

Sony Fes Watch U

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Sony Glass Speaker Sony Glass Speaker

Sony Glass Speaker

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The Glass Sound Speaker looks like a sleek, softly glowing lantern, but is also a powerful speaker with supreme sound quality It offers 360 degrees non-directional, crystal-clear sound that's reverberated through its elegant organic glass cylinder The vibration of the glass closely mirrors that of human vocal chords, which creates a uniquely lifelike sound experience The lightweight and portable design allows you to bring the Glass Sound Speaker with you wherever you go Connects to iPhone and Android along with other devices via Bluetooth Dim or brighten LED filament to mimic soft candlelight
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Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector

Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector

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The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector will completely transform your screen time at home Easily rotates to project images or videos, it can turn any flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall or a work of art Positioned flat against a wall or table, the projector produces a crisp 22" image via a laser light source and newly developed SXRD panel. Pulled back, the image expands up to 80" in width Incredibly compact, yet equipped with internal speakers and battery (that lasts up to 2 hours), the projector can be positioned anywhere you need it, giving you complete freedom to view your media wherever you fancy Compatible with smartphones to become a wireless controller for photos and video and comes with a wireless unit that can transmit content from various devices such as PC, Blu-ray player, or cable boxes via HDMI
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Flos lighting: Arrangement 1 - Rounds

Flos lighting: Arrangement 1 - Rounds

£2,370.00

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The arrangement lighting collection is a modular system of geometric light elements that can be combined in different ways, creating multiple compositions as individual chandeliers. Each unit simply attaches onto the previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as part of a glowing chain 'Rounds' features a large and small hoop interlocking with a linear bar resting on the latter - all perfectly balanced to create geometric poetry Designed by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS  Supplied with large round ceiling rose and cable Produces 104W of illumination
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Flos lighting: Arrangement 2 - Tear Drop

Flos lighting: Arrangement 2 - Tear Drop

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The arrangement lighting collection is a modular system of geometric light elements that can be combined in different ways, creating multiple compositions as individual chandeliers. Each unit simply attaches onto the previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as part of a glowing chain 'Tear Drop' features a single large tear drop shaped light, which can be linked to other tear drops to form a flowing light feature Designed by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS  Supplied with round ceiling rose and cable Produces 32W of illumination Tear drops sold individually
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Flos lighting: Arrangement 3 - Broken Line

Flos lighting: Arrangement 3 - Broken Line

£1,560.00

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The arrangement lighting collection is a modular system of geometric light elements that can be combined in different ways, creating multiple compositions as individual chandeliers. Each unit simply attaches onto the previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as part of a glowing chain 'Broken Line' features a large diamond with a 90 degree bar folded over the bottom most corner Designed by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS  Supplied with round ceiling rose and cable Produces 58W of illumination
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Triangle Wallet Triangle Wallet

Triangle Wallet

£24.00

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An ecological, simple and clever design, the triangle wallet is a light and robust travel sized storage solution for those day to day essential pieces of stationery Made with a signature recycled leather and natural latex composition
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Pencil Pouch Pencil Pouch

Pencil Pouch

£24.00

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A pencil pouch with an elegant, eco-friendly and simple design The original minimal, stylish accessory to carry on your day-to-day tasks Made with a signature recycled leather and natural latex composition Silver coloured fasteners
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Regular Pouch Regular Pouch

Regular Pouch

£28.00

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The original minimal, stylish accessory to carry on you day-by-day Ecological, simple and clever design Made with a signature recycled leather and natural latex composition
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Document Organiser - Large Document Organiser - Large

Document Organiser - Large

£40.00

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Holds all your important documents and stationery or acts as a cover for your laptop Made from recycled leather & natural latex Available in two colours: stone and white Silver coloured fasteners Single flap
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Document Organiser - Small Document Organiser - Small

Document Organiser - Small

£34.00

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A small document organiser that holds all your important documents and stationery, or acts as a cover for your tablet Made from recycled leather & natural latex Available in two colours: stone and white Silver coloured fasteners Single flap
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Reusable Stainless Steel Straw with Brush Cleaner Reusable Stainless Steel Straw with Brush Cleaner

Reusable Stainless Steel Straw with Brush Cleaner

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Be good to the environment and help save marine life by limiting your use of single-use plastic straws by adopting a stainless steel drinking straw This reusable straw comes with a brush for the occasional deep clean Made from stainless steel so they're long lasting, won't rust or tarnish or affect the taste of your drink Adds an elegant touch to any cocktail party Straws available as angled or straight. A style will be chosen at random unless otherwise indicated at the time of purchase
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Mycelium Grown Square Planter Mycelium Grown Square Planter

Mycelium Grown Square Planter

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No more piles of used plastic planters behind the shed when you use mycelium grown planters for your home or garden The plant pot has been organically grown out of mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae Perfect for building a mini container garden outside then composting the planters at the end of the season along with the dead plant matter, or for growing herbs in your kitchen for use in your culinary creations When broken up into pieces and incorporated in soil these planters will biodegrade in approximately 60 days Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
Elephant Key Ring Elephant Key Ring

Elephant Key Ring

£17.00

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It was without a doubt the Eames Elephant that inspired Hella Jongerius to create this charming and key ring It is crafted from two layers of Vitra's fine sofa leather, which gives it a pleasant tactile quality Available in sand and black
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Kintsugi Mug Kintsugi Mug

Kintsugi Mug

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The art of Kintugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects using gold to make them even more beautiful Made from fine bone china
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Terracotta Carafe Terracotta Carafe

Terracotta Carafe

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With her traditionally crafted Tap Water Carafe dutch artist Lotte de Raadt promotes the consumption of tap water over bottled The shape of the carafe betrays the origins of the Dutch water. The low, stout format is the ideal shape for collecting surface water The stopper clearly displays the place where the contents were drawn: from the tap, naturally The carafe is produced by Lotte herself in her ceramics workshop in Eindhoven The carafe cools itself by the using the natural properties  of terracotta
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"Si-Bottle" Glass Bottle "Si-Bottle" Glass Bottle

"Si-Bottle" Glass Bottle

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These beautiful glass bottles will complement any table or office desk Inspired by disposal plastic bottles but far more reuseable and sustainable Available in 4 different designs. Design supplied at random.
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Circle Vase Circle Vase

Circle Vase

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The Circle Vase is a typical vase made by artisan Walter Usai, who is a fourth generation potter from the town of Assemini This vase recalls the original Roman canteens, soldiers would slip their arms through the centre hole and wear it resting on their shoulder. Filled with water or wine, the canteen would then be stopped with a cork Usai has added his signature decorations of leaves and roses - traditional elements of Sardinian design

Circle Vase

£160.00
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Tunda Vase Tunda Vase

Tunda Vase

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With "Sisters," designer Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi, working with artisan Walter Usai, plays with the traditional, elaborate nuptial vase gifted to young brides on the island Inspired by the sensual shapes of Usai’s urns and the presence of flirtatious decoration in Sardinian ceramics, Cameranesi Sgroi has created the Tunda vase Here the original shape is both exalted and transformed, combining femininity and playfulness with a modern and mechanical touch

Tunda Vase

£325.00
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Marria Vase Marria Vase

Marria Vase

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With "Sisters," designer Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi, working with artisan Walter Usai, plays with the traditional, elaborate nuptial vase gifted to young brides on the island Inspired by the sensual shapes of Usai’s urns and the presence of flirtatious decoration in Sardinian ceramics, Cameranesi Sgroi has created the Marria Here the original shape is exalted and transformed, combining femininity and playfulness with a modern and mechanical touch

Marria Vase

£325.00
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Siri Vase Siri Vase

Siri Vase

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Once, the Romans & Greeks used these vases as canteens, slung over their shoulder as they marched Now, void of usefulness, they have been decorated intricately to be placed in safe spots around the house to admire for their beauty

Siri Vase

£290.00
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Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution

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It’s been four years in the making. Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution is the first comprehensive history of Letraset, the rubdown lettering system that revolutionised typographic expression The book tells the Letraset story from its early days as a difficult-to-use wet system, to its glory years as the first truly democratic alternative to professional typesetting The book also looks at Letraset’s present-day revival amongst a new set of admirers who recognise the typographic excellence of the system’s typefaces The book comes with a gatefold Letraset timeline. It has an introduction by Malcolm Garrett, and features in-depth interviews with Mr Bingo, Erik Brandt, Aaron Marcus, David Quay, Dan Rhatigan, Freda Sack, Andy Stevens and Jon Wozencroft Essays by Colin Brignall, Dave Farey and Mike Daines – all key members of the Letraset team – provide expert insight into the rise of Letraset as a typographic and commercial powerhouse. A central essay by Adrian Shaughnessy examines the typographic and cultural impact of the system The book’s design is by the Spin team of Tony Brook and Claudia Klat. It uses many rare specimens from Letraset’s past – catalogues, press ads, mailers, storage units, and of course, sheets of classic Letraset typefaces
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Migrant Journal Magazine - 4th issue Migrant Journal Magazine - 4th issue

Migrant Journal Magazine - 4th issue

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Migrant Journal is a six-issue publication exploring the circulation of people, goods, information, fauna and flora around the world and the transformative impact they have on space In this fourth issue, read about the migration of psychotropic mushroom across the deserts of California, the decolonisation of money, the use of artificial intelligence to determine asylum seekers origins, hear about centuries-old peoples from West Africa living deep in the forest of Suriname or the “kamikazis” smuggling petrol from Nigeria to Benin
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Biomorphic Structures Biomorphic Structures

Biomorphic Structures

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This book, part of the Form + Technique series, examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies and is packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs, this will be an ideal resource of ideas for students in their studio work, as well as for practising architects
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Los Logos. No 7 Los Logos. No 7

Los Logos. No 7

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Los Logos 7 is the authoritative reference on contemporary logo design worldwide. Like the previous editions of Gestalten’s Los Logos series, the book is both a guide to the latest innovations as well as a precursor to coming trends The 400-page, fully indexed compendium presents an unparalleled selection of cutting-edge examples from around the globe intuitively arranged according to style or motif. Six interviews with leading designers in corporate, logo, and label design punctuate the compilation and offer a look behind the scenes at younger as well as established agencies A practical handbook of the current developments in logo design and an up-to-the-minute source of inspiration, Los Logos 7 is a must-have for any designer, brand manager, trend scout, or marketing strategist
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Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realise it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew
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Graphic Stamps: The miniature beauty of postage stamps Graphic Stamps: The miniature beauty of postage stamps

Graphic Stamps: The miniature beauty of postage stamps

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The Archive Series is a bibliographic celebration of graphic design archives and collections. The first title in the new series, Graphic Stamps: The miniature beauty of postage stamps, is devoted to the design of postage stamps Sourced from the collections of stamp design experts Iain Follett and Blair Thomson, the book celebrates the brilliance of postage stamp design from around the world Postage stamps are the forgotten gems of graphic design. This is odd when you contemplate the high levels of aesthetic and technical qualities required to produce graphics for a tiny scrap of paper with perforated edges
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Trevor Paglen Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen

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The first complete monograph on an artist whose work investigates surveillance and government secrecy in the digital age Trevor Paglen's art gives visual geography to hidden forces, relentlessly pursuing what he calls the 'unseeable and undocumentable' in contemporary society. Blending photography, installation, investigative journalism, and science, Paglen explores the clandestine activity of government and intelligence agencies, using high-grade equipment to document their movements and reveal their hidden inner workings. This book presents over three decades of Paglen's groundbreaking work, making visible the structures and technologies that impact our lives
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Velo City Velo City

Velo City

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For a cycling enthusiast, only the perfect bicycle will do. Enthusiasts adapt their creations to every terrain and every taste-from chic baroque bicycles with frivolous details to minimal city bikes; from remakes of classic cruisers to robust cargo bikes. Fully equipped SUV two-wheelers are ready to roam through rocky terrain, while the latest electric technologies are perfect for pushing tired muscles up the steepest climb. And don't forget the gear: independent companies are constantly releasing fashionable and functional equipment to satisfy any cyclist's needs. As one of the most sustainable, healthy, and economical means of transportation in today's metropolis, the bicycle has the power to change our future profoundly. Time to explore that future-come take a breath of fresh air with Velo 4th Gear!

Velo City

£40.00
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TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition) TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

TD 63–73 (Expanded Edition)

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TD 63–73: Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design [Unit 03] was first published in 2011, selling out almost immediately. This tome is the new and expanded edition Written by Ben Bos, a key member of the TD studio, the book describes how a band of idealistic Dutch designers came together to form one of the first multidisciplinary design groups – one that helped shape the future of design in Europe and beyond Total Design began in Amsterdam in 1963. Ben Bos joined the founders (Wim Crouwel, Benno Wissing, Friso Kramer and the Schwarz Brothers) from the outset. Together and individually, they set new benchmarks for typography, identity design, cultural design, exhibition design and product design The expanded edition of TD 63–73 is a unique insider’s account of Total Design’s golden period. It contains hundreds of images from the TD archive, and in Ben Bos’s text the reader is given a personal history of a design group that remains as important today as it did when it launched in 1963
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Pet-tecture Pet-tecture

Pet-tecture

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An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species The perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike, Pet-tecture presents an irresistible assortment of hundreds of houses and objects by the world's leading designers, created with our furred and feathered friends in mind - from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs - even kangaroos and turtles. Whether it's playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, Pet-tecture has the incredible range of design for animals covered This compact and portable book Includes works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, including Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma, and Shigeru Ban
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Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

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Jeans are equal parts subculture and establishment. Worn as both work clothes and luxury fashion, they are practically universal. This book contains everything you need—and want—to know about jeans Denim embodies authenticity, rebellion, workwear, and the old west. Denim hunters tirelessly search ghost towns for vintage jeans. Families weave heritage cloth for generations. Craftsman on foreign shores preserve the old ways while designers back home redefine the iconic five-pocket look. And all of us trade stories of how we got that perfect fade Blue Blooded is the story of denim and denim culture: The secrets of selvedge. The true origins of the Osaka Five. The immigrants and inventors in the Wild West who created jeans. Exclusive profiles of the independent designers and makers invigorating the denim scene, like 3sixteen and Iron Heart, along with forces like Levi's that shaped the industry. No other garment has the iconic status of jeans. Jeans are never out of fashion, and they will continue to outlive other sartorial trends for the foreseeable future A contemporary overview of our favourite article of clothing, Blue Blooded introduces traditional brands as well as designers who are stirring up the industry. The book covers the topic of jeans in its entirety—from their rivets to their various washes and from their cultural history to a recommended selection of stores where they can be bought. And, of course, the things every denimhead needs to know: How to wash—or not wash—your jeans. How denim is made. And how denim makes us who we are
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Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992 Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

Octavo Redux 1:1 
A record of Octavo, journal of typography 1986–1992

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The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, published in the 1980s and 90s, have acquired cult status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. If you want to find back issues, be prepared to pay big money. But it’s now possible to ‘own’ all eight issues and to enjoy them at actual size in a brand-new Kickstarter-funded 384pp book – Octavo Redux The book has been designed and edited by two of Octavo’s original designers and editors – Hamish Muir and Mark Holt. And, as with the journals themselves, the book uses high-end production techniques to faithfully reproduce the original publications The book also documents covers and spreads from the full-scale working prototypes made by 8vo during the design process for each issue of Octavo. Subscription cards and subscription card mock-ups are shown at full-scale. The notorious eighth issue of Octavo (the ‘interactive’ CD-ROM) is also documented, including its packaging, as well as the content itself through a selection of actual-size screenshots (640×480 pixels) The pre-desktop computer production processes employed in the early issues of Octavo, are documented by showing selected type specifications and proof mark-ups for in-position page-make-up typesetting systems. These often resulted in long ‘discussions’ with the typesetters, conducted via bike messengers, red pen, highlight markers and Tipp-Ex. Through extensive captions and annotations, the book shines a light on this now lost practice of visual engineering – where maths mattered Spreads of the printed issues are created from high resolution RGB photography – one image capture per page – made from the original untrimmed press sheets. This allows perfectly flat, squared-up montages of left and right pages to be brought together as spreads in the lay-flat binding used in the production of Octavo Redux. In the spirit of Octavo, there are many production surprises in store for the reader of Octavo Redux. In addition to the wide gamut repro, which better represents the true colours of the original issues than everyday CMYK, two special inks are used in the book – metallic gold, and in the uncoated sections of the book, a soft neon yellow Other material considerations include foil blocking on reflective mirror paper, for the hard cover and end papers, and the books come wrapped in a translucent self-coloured trace jacket, in keeping with the original issues of Octavo As Caroline Roberts, in her book Graphic Design Visionaries, has noted: ‘Named after an abbreviation of the book-production term ‘octavo’, 8vo saw themselves as outsiders; they were intense, outspoken and did not identify or engage with the design community. They were pragmatists, obsessed with detail, believing that expression should be a result of the design process, not the motivation for it.’  Although 8vo disbanded in July 2001, Muir and Holt have reunited to design and edit Octavo Redux. They have applied all the ingenuity and close attention to detail that went into the journal to the design and production of this book
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andreas uebele material andreas uebele material

andreas uebele material

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A major presence in contemporary German graphic design, Andreas Uebele trained as an architect, a thread that continues to present itself in much of his work. From the graphics of the Reichstag to the iconic signage of the Vitra campus, his experiments lead to dynamic solutions, while simultaneously maintaining lightness and clarity This new book presents 85 of büro uebele’s projects through two types of materials: the raw materials from which they emerged, and materials from creative collaborators who’ve accompanied the studio along the way. These include Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Massimo Vignelli and Hermann Zapf
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Reparatur / Repair: Encouragement to Think and Make

Reparatur / Repair: Encouragement to Think and Make

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Arising from a course on repair at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, this book responds to our culture of disposability and built-in obsolescence, to encourage thinking and making, from product design to architecture
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Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World

Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World

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What does it mean to live in a material world, and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our future? Why Materials Matter tackles these questions by focusing on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials-related solutions Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers, artists, makers, and scientists, it presents a colourful panoply of ideas, technologies, and creative efforts that focus on the earth's most basic elements, while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials. It explores, for example, how ancient practices such as dyeing fabric and making glue may hold the secret to renewable and earth-friendly consumer products, as well as how recycling plastics can tackle food waste, and how a type of light metal being developed may one day make air travel less fuel-reliant This book also investigates the potential of the digital experience, suggesting how this most ephemeral type of matter can be used to improve our world Eye-catching and provocative, Why Materials Matter serves as both a stimulating catalogue of possibilities and a timely manifesto on how to consume, manufacture, and design for a better future
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Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

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Indulge all the senses. Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, cafes Pastel colours, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cosy cafes, and everything in between Exquisite room concepts are realised with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger
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Work, Body, Leisure

Work, Body, Leisure

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Work, Body, Leisure explores the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labour, its ethos, and its conditions The Netherlands has been and continues to be a testing ground where the future of labour is re-imagined. Published in conjunction with the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Work, Body, Leisure analyses spatial arrangements and protocols moulded for the interaction between humans and machines, spaces that challenge traditional distinctions between work and leisure, the ways in which evolving notions of labour have categorised and defined bodies, and the legal, cultural, and technical infrastructures that enable their exploitation, with the aim of fostering new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation.
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Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses

Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses

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Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. To stand out in a land of consumerist plenty, the new generation of small business entrepreneurs has learned to set high design standards. Poised between playfulness and professionalism, their holistic visual identity concepts become an integral part of their core business From hemp farmers to local box clubs to eyelash extension services, fresh startups and spin-offs from all sorts of sectors present themselves as inventively and stylesavvily as ever before. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications, they involve the customer in authentic styles and stories Upstart! explores the contemporary startup scene’s manifold ventures. With a focus on creativity and transformational branding ideas, the compilation covers classic stationery designs, innovative merchandise, interior concepts, and fresh digital applications that have been skilfully orchestrated to leverage business
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The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

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Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth-century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future
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Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

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Brands are always hungry for new communication ideas. With unique spatial experiences—quirky events, experimental showrooms, radical pop-up shops, and stunning flagship stores—they are reaching out to their most sophisticated audiences Brand Spaces showcases cutting-edge interior concepts and locations with character that effectively communicate brands in several dimensions at the same time. Decision-makers from leading brands such as Audi, Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, Nike, Nokia, and Starbucks share concepts and strategies that communicate overall brand identity while respecting local specifications A wide range of exceptional examples of contemporary interior design also shows that the work of smaller brands and local retailers is as groundbreaking as that of larger global players In short, Brand Spaces shows how trailblazers are creating branded worlds that are more than worth a visit. They are places that become urban landmarks or community hubs; they provide us with experiences that stick with us on an emotional level—and we buy products there as souvenirs to preserve their memory
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Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques

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