- ISBN 9780500514573
- 25.00 x 19.50 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- 555 Illustrations, 555 in colour
- First published 2009
‘If you want to know who will be the design stars of tomorrow, get hold of 'The Independent Design Guide'’ – Living Etc
‘Looking through this clear and well-illustrated book is, quite simply, like having a ticket to all the most innovative exhibitions around … It’s already a classic’ – Image Interiors
‘A thrillingly relevant review’ – The Financial Times
‘ … succeeds at taking the hard work out of talent-spotting’ – The Architects’ Journal
An explosively growing collector’s market in design has fuelled the interest in young, emerging designers whose work has become as highly sought after as that of established names. Around the world more and more galleries are opening to meet this new demand.
The Independent Design Guide is the first publication to present these undiscovered talents and their creations, presenting 400 of the most exciting design objects by the future stars of design. For professionals and buyers alike, the book features cross-references that highlight new design trends, innovative use of materials and related objects.
• A one-stop sourcebook for all that is new, innovative and independent in the fast-paced world of design.
• Truly international in scope: Laura Houseley travelled worldwide to all the international furniture fairs and uncovered the small studios around the world.
• The book focuses on pieces that are produced locally or by designermakers who do not yet have international distribution.
Furniture • Lighting • Accessories • Utility • Environment
Laura Houseley is a design consultant to a number of key international magazines, manufacturers and creative agencies. A former senior editor at Wallpaper* magazine, she contributes to a broad range of publications, including the Financial Times, Arena Homme, Numéro and Tank.
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Industrial Chic: Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting