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British Designers At Home

British Designers At Home

Author: Jenny Rose-Innes Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

For anyone interested in interiors, there is so much inspiration available online and in magazines these days of carefully curated spaces and contemporary homes. But what sort of spaces do interior designers themselves live in? British Designers at Home is for anyone curious to find out more about designers, and glean ideas and practical information for their own homes. This engaging and visually enticing book profiles over 20 of the most important names in British design and decoration in their own personal spaces. Names include: Alidad; Sarah Barker; Edward Bulmer; Emma Burns; Nina Campbell; Jane Churchill; Octavia Dickinson; Mike Fisher; Veere Grenney; Beata Heuman; Gavin Houghton; Roger Jones; Kit Kemp; Robert Kime; Rita Konig; Penny Morrison; Paolo Moschino; Wendy Nicholls; Guy Oliver; Colin Orchard; Carlos Sanchez-Garcia; Daniel Slowik; and, Justin van Breda. Each designer has been profiled and photographed at home - alongside details of their working life and the story of how they became interested in design, they talk at length about the house itself and the thinking behind its design and decoration. From the unexpected to that classic British look, this is an exciting look at modern British interiors.

M to M of M/M (Paris) Vol. 2

M to M of M/M (Paris) Vol. 2

Author: M/M (Paris) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak established M/M Paris in 1992, and quickly caught the attention of the fashion world, working for Yohji Yamamoto and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, and later with Jil Sander, KENZO, Givenchy and Calvin Klein. The pair have also developed rich collaborations with musical artists, most notably Madonna and Bjoerk, and a long list of independent producers. Each work M/M produces is unique. Yet, despite this, elements of their designs recur and reverberate, leitmotifs that serve to unify a larger graphic narrative. Although print - along with an illustrative approach to typography - lies at the heart of M/M's work, they have also produced unexpected three-dimensional designs for the stage, restaurants and fragrances. This new monograph showcases hundreds of mind-blowing projects produced over the past ten years, including their work with LOEWE, Dior and Givenchy. With texts by renowned contributors and interviews with key collaborators, including Peter Savile, Miuccia Prada, Jonathan Anderson and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the book presents projects alphabetically, starting and ending with the letter 'M', thus 'starting' in the middle. Taken all together, this is a tantalizing insight into the work and minds of Europe's most intriguing - and iconoclastic - image-makers.

Design in Asia

Design in Asia

Author: Design Anthology, Suzy Annetta Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This is an overview of the top 100 leading young designers working across Asia, selected by the co-founders of one of Asia's foremost interior-design magazines, Design Anthology, based in Hong Kong. Featuring first-hand accounts from each designer, the book reveals their inspirations, collaborations and the challenges and opportunities presented as a young designer working in the region. The book includes photography of each designer's work and will be a key resource for design professionals and enthusiasts, as well as all those interested in the contemporary Asian design scene.

The Illustrated World of Couture

The Illustrated World of Couture

Author: Megan Hess Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A stunning exploration of fashion's premier art form with internationally renowned illustrator Megan Hess. Hundreds of hours, many expert hands and unimaginable metres of fabric: couture is truly wearable art, where creativity and craftsmanship collide. Megan Hess has spent her career documenting fashion's most beautiful people, places and pieces. In The Illustrated World of Couture, she brings to life its most important - and intriguing - art form, with fascinating insights and exceptional illustrations. Worn by only a handful of people worldwide, couture still has incredible influence, even beyond the traditional boundaries of fashion. In this unique collection, follow Megan through the intricate details, multifaceted inspirations and dramatic shows that define the couture experience. Let her introduce you to the generations of creators who conceive and craft these fantastical garments, and the collectors who treasure them. And travel with her to the exclusive ateliers and glamorous events of the world's fashion capitals to see how couture is both designed and displayed. Megan Hess invites you to discover The Illustrated World of Couture in this essential volume for all fashion devotees.

V&A Pattern: William Morris

V&A Pattern: William Morris

Author: Linda Parry Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

V&A Pattern: William Morris highlights both popular and lesser-known patterns designs by the most famous designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement. A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints. Now beautifully re-presented, the bestselling V&A Pattern series invites you to appreciate the work of some of the greatest names and styles in design history, highlighting interesting and imaginative works that are all too rarely seen. Each pocket-sized book features 66 carefully selected patterns, and has a concise expert introduction, making these an invaluable source of inspiration for creatives - and the perfect gift for pattern-lovers.

Hin Bredendieck

Hin Bredendieck

Author: Gloria Kopnick, R. Stamm Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2020

Hin Bredendieck (1904-1995) graduated from the Bauhaus and was a versatile designer and pioneering teacher of design. His outstanding oeuvre and his worldwide network testify to the international significance of his work and ideas. This lavishly illustrated, high-qualitymonograph introduces in detail the life and work of Hin Bredendieck. Hin Bredendieck's life and work are an example of success, emigration and the international propagation of the design ideas developed at the Bauhaus. A native of Aurich in East Friesland, he was a student at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1930. In 1937 he emigrated to the United States, where he was appointed as a teacher at the New Bauhaus Chicago. As the founding director of the Institute for Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, he became one of the most influential mediators of Bauhaus ideas in America in the post-war years.

Greco Disco

Greco Disco

Author: Luke Edward Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall, based in London, has taken the design world by storm with his playful, nostalgic, charming, and sophisticated interiors, fabrics, ceramics, furniture, stationery, prints, drawings, and paintings. With a strong belief that his artwork, decor, and interior design convey happiness and optimism, whimsical and romantic themes and a bright colour palette are purposeful hallmarks of the wunderkind's aesthetic. Before the age of 30, Luke has already collaborated with some of the world's most prestigious creative brands and garnered acclaim from The New York Times, Vogue, and many of the most influential arts, design, and fashion publications. teNeues is proud to debut the exciting, beautiful, and exuberant first monograph of the brilliant Luke Edward Hall. After graduating from the esteemed Central Saint Martins, Luke Edward Hall began his career in interior design before establishing his own studio in 2015, and has since worked across a broad range of art and design commissions and interior design projects. He has expanded his portfolio to design collections of housewares, table linens, ceramics, stationery, embroidered slippers, clothing, and jewellery, and more. Burberry, Liberty London, Svenskt Tenn, Rowing Blazers, Christie's, and the Royal Academy of London are among his notable clientele. Luke has exhibited his artwork in London and Stockholm and contributed art pieces and his writings to such lauded culture magazines as Cabana, House & Garden, and Pleasure Garden. He is currently a regular columnist for the House & Home section of the Financial Times. www.lukeedwardhall.com Incl. 3 Special Features: FOLDOUT (pages 66-71) A 2-sided, 6 paneled-foldout (3 panels of imagery on each side; artwork by Luke Edward Hall) SKETCHBOOK insert (stapled into spread on pages 118-119) A mini-booklet (12 pages, 12 x 16 cm), inserted within the Layout of the book, showing preliminary sketches by Luke Edward Hall for his design projects. DIE-CUT (pages 216-219) A picture frame shape that is cut out of the page ( die-cut ), revealing an illustrated portrait of a man and a woman on either side of the die-cut picture frame shape.

Kristian Fredrikson: Designer

Kristian Fredrikson: Designer

Author: Michelle Potter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Vogue on: Ralph Lauren

Vogue on: Ralph Lauren

Author: Kathleen Baird-Murray Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Ralph Lauren's designs vividly embody the American Dream and he has risen to become his country's foremost fashion designer. His visionary ability has created a multi-billion-dollar brand, still very successful almost 50 years on. His genius lies in his innate skill for interpreting key cultural elements of Americana - whether Folk Art, or the world of polo-playing Hamptons' socialites, or Navajo motifs - and encapsulating them in appealing garments. Also a natural fit with Hollywood, he designed costumes for film classics such as The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall. Celebrated in Vogue by leading photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weberand Mario Testino, Lauren's clothes have appeared on countless covers, on everyone from Cher to a young Gwyneth Paltrow. From his ubiquitous Polo Ralph Lauren shirts with their much-imitated equestrian logo to his American country-club take on upperclass Englishness, his skill in making aspiration accessible is second to none. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.

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Author: Richard Smith, Michele Jannuzzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2020

Graphic Design Directions

Graphic Design Directions

Author: Paul Neale, Andrew Stevens, Emily King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2020

Bruce Mau: MC24

Bruce Mau: MC24

Author: Bruce Mau Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2020

24 global, generous, and galvanizing principles to overhaul the way we think and to inspire massive change Bruce Mau has long applied the power of design to transforming the world. Developed over the past three decades, this remarkable book is organized by 24 values that are at the core of Mau's philosophy. MC24 features essays, observations, project documentation, and design work by Mau and other high-profile architects, designers, artists, scientists, environmentalists, and thinkers of our time. Practical, playful, and critical, it equips readers with a tool kit and empowers them to make an impact and engender change on all scales.