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Batch; Craft, Design and Product The Work of the Designer Maker by Andrew Tanner

Batch; Craft, Design and Product The Work of the Designer Maker


Batch; Craft, Design and Product The Work of the Designer Maker by Andrew Tanner

This is a glamorous coffee table book covering the work of the international designer, maker and craftsperson. Batch showcases the cream of the contemporary craft world crossing different disciplines in design including; furniture, surface design and decoration, glass, ceramics, textiles, precious metals and multidiscipline design. Designers and craftspeople are pushing the boundaries and concept of craft, creating batches of work which emphasise the skill behind the object. These high-end craft objects are sold through design boutiques, galleries and department stores and they are produced by designers and makers successfully carving our lifestyle trends. In a retail environment where product design is becoming a cloned marketplace, Batch celebrates those products which have a story behind them and which have a high level of care and finish, which make them stand out in the crowd. The book presents the work through interviews with both national and international designers who explain the ideas and concepts behind their work, how they got started and how they have developed their businesses. The book also includes practical information in the 'Behind the Scenes' chapter on running a small business, liaising with manufacturers, dealing with press, setting up exhibitions, sourcing commissions and marketing. And when you are ready to start shopping, it also offers a shop guide compiled by the designers themselves. This book will not only appeal to makers for both visual interest and practical information but also to the buyers, collectors and admirers of contemporary craft and designers.


'A&C Black brings us a glamorous look at the world of design makers. Presenting the cream of the contemporary craft world, the book includes a glorious array of handcrafted objects, profiling many of the most important makers and explaining the ideas and concept behind their products, with superb photography to illustrate their work.'

& Design (September 2010)

About the Author

ANDREW TANNER owns his own successful design practice which celebrated a decade in design in 2009. In 2008 he became Head of Design for Royal Stafford and Poole Pottery in Stoke on Trent, England and in 2010 was awarded the Young Entrepreneur in Design Award by the British Council. His work can be found in many design retailers both in the UK and worldwide through galleries, fashion design houses, department stores and Museums of modern art. His work has appeared in many national and international papers and magazines including Elle Decoration, Homes and Gardens, Vogue and Living ETC. Andrew has collaborated on projects with the Arts Council and the organisation Craftspace and takes part in the selection process for Design Nation and Design Factory in the UK.

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Publication date

25th September 2010


Andrew Tanner

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


144 pages


Decorative arts
Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
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