The ultimate collection of the most innovative, beautiful, and influential products ever designed - now fully up to date
Discover more than 500 of the most innovative, influential, and enduring products from the last five centuries in this revised and expanded, compact edition Take an extraordinary journey through the objects that have improved our functionality, shaping our society and culture today. The Design Bookpresents iconic pieces by Le Corbusier, Philippe Starck, the Eames, and Apple, alongside classic objects such as the paper clip, the hurricane lantern, and the martini glass. Each entry pairs an image with a descriptive caption, providing accessible information about the product, designer, manufacturer, and history. This new, mini edition features 30 new products, expertly selected and curated from the last 15 years. Praise for the original edition: "Phaidon seems to have pulled off the rare trick of creating something accessible and wide-ranging, but genuinely interesting and informative too." --Design Week
Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors
From the paper clip to the Eames Lounge Chair, the hundreds of everyday objects included in THE DESIGN BOOK span the last five centuries and shape our society in indelible ways. This extraordinary collection includes classic pieces by Breuer, Le Corbusier, and Castiglioni as well as anonymously designed objects like the deck chair and the whisk. Each entry has been carefully reviewed to bring every detail fully up to date and, with the addition of 30 products designed within the last 15 years, this new edition is more comprehensive - and relevant - than ever.
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