£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.
Chairs: 1000 Masterpieces of Modern Design
£30.00A survey of highly original and important seating designs by the renowned authorities on the subject - Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Showcasing over 1000 chairs by some of world's greatest designers, from Alvar Aalto to Marco Zanuso. This comprehensive book traces the fascinating history of the modern chair and explains why it has become such an important cultural phenomenon.
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.
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 1.7 kg, 22.4 x 27.7 x 3 cm
£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.
Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now
£2.50Published to coincide with the Design Museum Exhibition, this book celebrates the work of one of Britain's most influential designers, Sir Terence Conran. The book is comprised of the text from four presentations given at a talk held by the Design Museum at Tate Modern by four people who know him well as a collegue, mentor and friend and the transcript of an interview by Blueprint editor, Johnny Tucker.
The Bicycle Artisans
Sold OutA celebration of the creativity and craftsmanship behind the world’s most inventive makers of bicycles and their components. Alphabetically presented, this richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today.
The Bicycle Artisans
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.
The Designer Says (Words of Wisdom)
£8.99The Designer Says is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's leading practitioners. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, a designer from the nineteenth century might sit next to one working today or two contemporary designers may strike up a conversation. This portable collection makes the perfect gift for designers, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have shaped the art of visual communication. Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 18.4cm
Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
£19.95Reconnect with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world’s most familiar designs visible.
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.