Design

Product Design


For reference, for information, for inspiration: our books on product design past and present are invaluable for anyone involved in designing the material world.

Bang & Olufsen

The Art of Impossible

The Bang & Olufsen Design Story

  • PLC (no jacket)
The book embodies and reflects the design principles of Bang & Olufsen, referencing their singular aesthetic and leaving ample space for the work to speak alongside writing on their ideas and processes – It’s Nice That

Bio Design

Bio Design

Nature • Science • Creativity

  • Paperback
Insanely weird and absolutely fascinating … I defy you to come away not knowing something new, or looking at nature or biology in a slightly different way – Biosphere

Bookshelf
  • PLC (no jacket)
A fun and informative look at the history of the bookcase, reflecting on how a new generation of designers have re-imagined a classic

Chairs by Architects
  • Paperback with Jacket
Visually it works as a simple way of identifying the language of desgn. It is also intriguing to see how highly accomplished architects tackle a smaller object – Spinach Design

Classic Contemporary

Classic Contemporary

The DNA of Furniture Design

  • Hardback
Tim Gosling is an authoritative guide, whose passion for craftsmanship, materials and creative expression shine through the lively text – House and Garden

Contemporary Design Africa
  • Paperback with flaps
African design is garnering ever-greater attention in the West and now new book 'Contemporary Design Africa' … celebrates the best – Elle Decoration

Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

Cyclepedia

A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

  • PLC (no jacket)
An extraordinary read … arguably the most comprehensive and visually satisfying book of bicycle portraits ever published – The Sunday Times [cycling blog]

De Stijl
  • Paperback
De Stijl (‘The Style’) was the name given to the work of the architects, designers and artists associated with the magazine of the same name edited by Theo van Doesburg and founded in Holland in 1917.

Designed for Kids

Designed for Kids

A Complete Sourcebook of Stylish Products for the Modern Family

  • PLC (no jacket)
… definitely a book for all those parents interested in how designers design, and also in purchasing the very best on the market – babygadget.net

Digital Handmade

Digital Handmade

Craftsmanship and the New Industrial Revolution

  • PLC (no jacket)
From affordable jewelry, ceramics, and lighting, to priceless sculpture and textile art, these works demonstrate that digital technology can support and enhance artisanal techniques with highly individual and innovative results – wallspoke.com

Digital by Design

Digital by Design

Crafting Technology for Products and Environments

  • Paperback
If in our credit-crunched, carbon-heavy and over heated world you find yourself disillusioned with the very notion of technological progress, you may find that 'Digital By Design' is just the tonic you need – V&A Magazine

The Eco-Design Handbook

The Eco-Design Handbook

A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Office

  • Paperback with flaps
Essential for anyone who wants to live a green but design-conscious life – Blueprint

Encore! The New Artisans

Encore! The New Artisans

Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living

  • PLC (no jacket)
Showcases beautifully photographed wonderful, stylish and whimsical creations – Black & White Photography

Fornasetti

Fornasetti

Designer of Dreams

  • Paperback with flaps
Glorious… almost as good as owning one of the things themselves – The World of Interiors