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Designing the 21st Century

Designing the 21st Century

Paperback Language: English / French / German

Edited by Charlotte Fiell, Edited by Peter Fiell

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Language: English / French / German
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 230mm x 35mm | 1,252g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3822848026
  • ISBN 13: 9783822848029
  • Edition: 25, Multilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Taschen 25th anniversary ed
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 369,084

Product description

How do today's brightest and best designers see the future of design? What are the defining elements of form, function, and aesthetics at the turn of the millennium? In response to these burning questions, we've put together the definitive book on cutting-edge product design, furniture, ceramics, glassware, and textiles. Including a cross-section of the world's most influential designers, from superstars to newcomers, and stunning images of their most progressive work, "Designing the 21st Century" is like no other book of its kind. Making it especially unique are the contributions from all designers featured: each sent us his or her answer to the question, "What is your vision for the future of design?" Crack the book to see how their revolutionary ways of thinking take shape. The experimental concepts and predictions featured here, will serve as an important reference for generations to come - when researchers in 2101 want to see what was going on in design a century earlier, this is the book they'll turn to.

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The editors: Charlotte and Peter Fiell run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artifacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions, and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including TASCHEN's Decorative Arts series, 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, Scandinavian Design, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, and 1000 Lights.