£39.95Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.
Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things
£19.95The incredible life story of one of the 20th century’s most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso. Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad.
Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World
£12.99The Design Museum brings you the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. From the penny-farthing to high-performance cycles, conceptual bikes to practical run-arounds.
Icon magazine - current issue
£5.00Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines Every month Icon interviews the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visits the best new buildings, analyses the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and reviews an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future
Modern British Furniture: Design Since 1945
£40.00Modern British Furniture pinpoints the most inventive British designers and companies from 1945 to the present Exploring the free-spirited and resourceful character of British design, this is a story of entrepreneurs who spearheaded their own companies and the creative alliances between impassioned individuals and enlightened manufacturers The book also looks at collaborations with international companies and foreign born designers, who have adopted the UK as their base and injected further variety and spice into British furniture design Hardback 320 pages Weight: 1.7kg Dimensions: 22.4 x 27.7 x 3cm
£45.00Nendo: 10/10 is a comprehensive monograph of the studio’s work. Each of the book’s ten chapters showcases one of nendo’s design principles. Chapters explore, for example, nendo’s compelling approach to multiplying, linking, concealing, balancing, magnifying, and folding. The epitome of contemporary design from Japan that is also setting the tone for design’s future on the global scene.
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings
£60.00Scholten and Baijings are nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. A beautiful insight into the creative processes of one of the most exciting European design duos to have emerged in the last ten years. Covering all aspects of their practice from textiles to ceramics, this new monograph is illustrated with photographs, models and sketches pulled directly from the firm's archives. A complete list of their projects produced to date makes this an incomparable resource for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Sar: The Essence of Indian Design
£49.95An exploration of the timeless beauty of Indian design through 200 classic objects The book explores the elements that make Indian design so special, including the varied manufacturing and decorating techniques of the country’s incredibly skilled craftsmen, highly specialized object designs that have been refined over centuries, and ongoing responses to nature, technology, and necessity The objects were chosen for their enduring quality and beauty, and their integral connection to Indian culture Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the (often anonymous) designers, this book separates the objects into abstract categories anchored by Hindi words chosen to illuminate how each object fits into the lives of Indians
The Bike Deconstructed: A Grand Tour of the Road Bicycle
£20.00The perfect gift or self-purchase for any cyclist. The Bike Deconstructed analyses the modern road bicycle by looking at its constituent parts.
Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style
£32.50Choosing to ride a particular bike conveys an attitude and a way of life. Velo - 2nd Gear illuminates and celebrates contemporary bicycle culture’s diverse scenes. The book introduces coveted manufacturers, specialized boutiques, and historical tours. It also explains how each bike-related scene cultivates its own distinct codes through the choice of certain frames, jerseys, caps, or bags or by visiting specific events or key establishments. In doing so, the book shows why, for more and more people, bicycles have now replaced cars as the vehicles that best express their identity.