Book number: 94404 Product format: Hardback Author: PHAIDON PRESS

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Showcasing the greatest collection of inspirational product design, here are 500 of the most innovative, beautiful products from the last five centuries that are still in production today. The book includes not only classic objects by Breuer, Le Corbusier, Eames, Castiglioni and Philippe Starck, but also anonymously designed pieces that have achieved perfection in design and functionality. These objects have shaped our society and improved the function of homes, offices and public buildings all over the world and this accessible guide documents not only the history of design, but also the history of taste and culture. We can appreciate by way of a half page colour photograph the object beautifully photographed together with the designer, dates and summary. Among our favourites are the Nuvola Rossa Bookcase of 1977 with its collapsable frame and six removable shelves, Ellen Levy's Aluminium Shelving Brackets, Starck's Ará Lamp of 1988, Post-It Notes 1980, Frank Gehry's Wiggle Chair of 1972, the Moulton Bicycle, the Tulip Chair, the Bisley Multi-drawer Cabinet of 1951, Alessi's Coffee Service of 1945 and more chairs and day beds and tables and the US tunnel mailbox and the Moleskine notebook (1850) and right back to Chinese Scissors of 1663 and the Arare Teapot of the 1700s, the Yale Cylinder Lock and the Swiss Army Knife of 1891. Compact, classy heavyweight, 500 colour photos, 512 pages.
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ISBN 9780714865799

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