Author(s): Jennifer Hudson
"The Design Book" brings together the best in contemporary design for the home, presenting a huge range of striking new products: tables and chairs, sofas and beds, storage, kitchens and bathrooms, tableware, textiles and surfaces, lighting, electronics and more. Works by the finest international talents, including Jaime Hayon, Javier Mariscal, Thomas Heatherwick, Shin and Tomoko Azumi, Sebastian Bergne, Jurgen Bey, Tord Boontje, Piet Hein Eek, Fernando and Humberto Campana and Mathieu Lehanneur, are featured. In-depth interviews with twelve key designers explore pivotal projects and approaches to design. Web addresses of designers and manufacturers are given for every object, along with full captions and colour illustrations, making every design easy to source.
Jennifer Hudson is an author, editor and researcher in the fields of contemporary design and architecture, and was the general editor of The International Design Yearbook for fifteen years. She is the author of 1000 Designs and Where to Find Them, volumes 1 and 2; Interior Architecture Now; Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture; and Interior Architecture: From Brief to Build.
1. TABLES AND CHAIRS 2. SOFAS AND BEDS 3. STORAGE 4. KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS 5. TABLEWARE 6. TEXTILES AND SURFACES 7. LIGHTING 8. ELECTRONICS 9. MISCELLANEOUS INDEX Designers interviewed: Xavier Lust - Belgium Luca Nichetto - Italy BarberOsgerby - UK Richard Hutten - The Netherlands Piet Hein Eek - The Netherlands Stefan Diez - Germany Nendo - Japan PearsonLloyd - UK Benjamin Hubert - UK Johanna Grawunder - USA Jaime Hayon - Spain Javier Mariscal - Spain