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See below for a selection of the latest books from Product design category. Presented with a red border are the Product design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Product design books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

Author: Rob Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2007

There is absolutely no precedent for this book, the only encyclopaedic guide to manufacturing processes that explores established, new, emerging and innovative production techniques that have, or will have, an important impact on the design industry. With over 1,200 photographs and technical illustrations, it is the definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers who need a convenient, highly accessible and practical reference that will enable them to make fast and efficient decision-making in design projects.

Forms With a Smile

Forms With a Smile

Author: Moniek M Bucquoye, Dieter Van de Storm Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Today surrealism may be firstly known as a school in literature and fine arts, but the influence of this 20th-century school on other domains cannot be underestimated. The world of contemporary design doesn't escape a healthy portion of surreal humour. Forms with a Smile bundles designs and objects of modern surrealists and shows that nothing is what it seems to be: hairy carpets, lamps in the shape of a milk bottle, USB sticks cut from wood branches or chairs made from plush toys. Is it just humour? Or is it a stimulating statement wrapped in a contagious smile? Just like surrealism, design sometimes tells more than we think. Armed with subtle irony these new surrealists wage war against a world reigned by a certain serieux.

Between China and Germany- Grok

Between China and Germany- Grok

Author: Sebastian Denef Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2007

Designers Visionaries and Other Stories

Designers Visionaries and Other Stories

Author: Jonathan Chapman, Nick Gant Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2007

Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the worlds leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.

Designers Visionaries and Other Stories

Designers Visionaries and Other Stories

Author: Jonathan Chapman, Nick Gant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2007

Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the worlds leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.

Elegant Explorations

Elegant Explorations

Author: Grant Hildebrand, Juhani Pallasmaa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2007

Throughout his career as an architect and educator, Phillip Jacobson has also continually engaged in another realm of design: furniture, lighting fixtures, jewelry, and home accessories. He has designed in this applied arena for commercial production and for friends and family. This other realm of design, evidenced by Jacobson's use of timeless structural and formal concepts, has been an exciting exploration for the artist and is the subject of this book. Phillip Jacobson has practiced architecture in Seattle for forty years. He was a partner in and for twenty years design director of TRA, a large multidisciplinary firm renowned for deft and effective design of large architectural and urban projects, both domestic and international. He is professor emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught for nearly four decades in the Departments of Architecture and Urban Design and Planning. He has held visiting appointments at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and the University of Sydney in Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the AIA Seattle Chapter medal for distinguished lifetime achievement.

50th Tokyo Art Directors Club Annual

50th Tokyo Art Directors Club Annual

Author: The Editors at Azur Corp Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2007

New P.o.p. Design 2

New P.o.p. Design 2

Author: The Editors at Azur Corp Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2007

An essential book for manufacturers, designers and all people who play their part in the world of sales promotion. This comprehensive book covers more than 1000 POP design works from well-known Japanese companies with detailed colour photos. Many of the works featured include plans and drawings.

Urban Element Design

Urban Element Design

Author: The Editors at Azur Corp Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Public signs and street furniture is now essential for us to make public spaces more comfortable. This important pictorial reference presents a variety of public signs and street furniture, organised by category.

Table Design: Everything You Wanted to Know About Tables

Table Design: Everything You Wanted to Know About Tables

Author: Gunshira Matsumoto Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2007

There is no more 'human'-like furniture than a table; people sit around a table to eat, to talk, to work, to learn, to play and to exchange information. The tables and desks featured in the book - for residential houses, offices, public and commercial buildings, hospitals and schools illustrate the history, design diversity and ease of use. Contents: History, Culture and Design and Tables; Origin and Evolution of Tables; Tables in Paintings and Movies; Table Design Notes; Tables and Ergonomics; Materials and Finishes of Tables. Text in English and Japanese.

Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa

Author: Tim Brown, Kenya Hara, Bill Moggridge, Naoto Fukasawa Design Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2007

Naoto Fukasawa (b.1956) is one of the best-known Japanese product designers working today. His simple, restrained and user-friendly products appeal to people's shared experience of things. The wall-mounted CD player he designed for MUJI in 1999, based on the image of a kitchen fan, was selected into MoMA's design collection in 2005 The book is the first survey on Fukasawa's work to be published in English. Edited by Fukasawa himself, and with contributions by artists, designers and lecturers, such as Antony Gormley and Jasper Morrison, the book introduces the reader to the designer's particular and innovative design approach. Illustrated with newly commissioned photography, the book showcases over 100 products, which Fukasawa elucidates with a clever combination of images and words

Grand Complications

Grand Complications

Author: Tourbillon International Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2007

Focusing on high-end watches and timepieces, this book delves into the world of chronograph rattrapantes, perpetual calendars, equations of time and a host of other novelties, exploring the roots of the complications that fall within the realm of haute horology.