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  • Le design book

    Collectif

    • Phaidon
    • 17 Septembre 2020

    La sélection des objets les plus novateurs, beaux et marquants jamais conçus - actualisée avec les derniers objets incontournables du XXIe siècle.

    Du trombone à la chaise Eames, les centaines d'objets quotidiens présentés dans Le Design Book ont été créés au cours des cinq derniers siècles et ont profondément marqué notre société. Cette extraordinaire collection inclut des projets emblématiques de designers reconnus à l'échelle internationale - tels que Breuer, Le Corbusier, Castiglioni ou les Bouroullec - ou des pièces anonymes ayant atteint la perfection en matière de design et de fonctionnalité.
    Cette édition a été mise à jour avec l'ajout de 30 objets conçus au cours des quinze dernières années

  • Wa

    Phaidon

    • Phaidon
    • 22 Septembre 2016

    Ce livre sobre et élégant fait découvrir au lecteur la beauté, l'essence et l'impact du design japonais à travers 250 objets emblématiques : des pinceaux de calligraphie aux boîtes bento traditionnelles en bois laqué, en passant par les lampes en papier signées Isamu Noguchi et bien d'autres classiques revisités.

    Les objets sont classés par matériaux - bois, bambou, laque ; métal ; céramique, verre, pierre ; papier ; fibres et tissus ; nouveaux matériaux - et le livre est introduit par un avant-propos de Kenya Hara.

    L'influence du design japonais est omniprésente dans la culture contemporaine mondiale.

  • Ferrari

    Andrew Nahum

    • Phaidon
    • 11 Octobre 2018

    Créée après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Ferrari est une entreprise extraordinaire qui n'a cessé d'innover. Porté par l'ambition sans bornes de son fondateur, Enzo Ferrari, et par la dévotion quasi religieuse de son équipe, le constructeur est devenu au fil des décennies l'une des marques automobiles les plus emblématiques du monde. Riche d'une iconographie rarement présentée - documents personnels, schémas techniques, modèles- maîtres et photographies remarquables -, cet ouvrage est le récit documenté de l'histoire fascinante d'une réussite.

    Retrace les 70 ans d'une marque de légende - L'exploration fascinante d'une des marques automobiles les plus puissantes, les plus désirables et les plus reconnaissables au monde - Étudie à la loupe des modèles remarquables, tous choisis pour leur importance particulière dans l'histoire de l'entreprise - Superbement illustré avec des maquettes en bois, des schémas techniques et des croquis, ainsi que des souvenirs, des documents et des objets personnels de l'illustre fondateur de la marque - Incontournable pour les inconditionnels de la marque, les passionnés d'automobiles et tous ceux qui souhaitent mieux connaître l'un des constructeurs les plus célèbres de l'histoire

  • Le fil rouge ; design nordique

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    • Phaidon
    • 7 Septembre 2017

    De la littérature à la cuisine, de l'art de vivre à la mode, du cinéma à l'architecture, l'infl uence culturelle des pays scandinaves est indéniable.
    Le Fil rouge : Design scandinave rend hommage à cette esthétique, en présentant plus de 200 objets représentatifs : délicate verrerie, objets de la vie quotidienne, tissus traditionnels faits main, articles produits en série que l'on retrouve dans les foyers du monde entier...
    Le titre de l'ouvrage est inspiré d'une métaphore courante en Scandinavie, utilisée comme en français pour défi nir ce qui lie des éléments entre eux. Vous découvrirez dans ce livre le fi l rouge qui donne tout son sens au célèbre design scandinave.
    - Oak Publishing est une maison d'édition fondée en 2013 et installée à Copenhague, spécialisée dans l'art de vivre. Sa publication bisannuelle, Oak-The Nordic Journal, présente des designers visionnaires en parlant de leur vie, de leurs idées et en montrant leurs espaces.
    Un ouvrage de très belle facture initiant au charme intemporel du design scandinave.
    - À raison d'un objet par page, tous les thèmes du design sont représentés : du jouet sculpté à la main au mobilier des années 1950.
    - La présence de grands designers comme Alvar Aalto, Verner Panton, Tapio Wirkkala et Arne Jacobsen et de designers contemporains tels Ingegerd Råman, Hay et Andreas Engsvik.
    - Dévoile aux lecteurs les spécifi cités du design, de la culture, de l'histoire et de l'art de vivre des pays scandinaves.
    - Avec sa couverture reliée en toile et surpiquée de rouge, un bel objet, agréable au toucher, qui ravira tous les amateurs de design.

  • Jeu de formes

    Hervé Tullet

    Une captivante initiation tactile aux différentes formes, avec des couleurs vives et des formes prédécoupées à combiner et à admirer.

  • Même si les objets gonflables font partie de notre quotidien depuis plus de deux siècles, architectes, artistes et designers n'en finissent pas de redécouvrir cette technologie faus sement simple et souvent amusante. Bubbletecture rassemble des éléments gonflables de toutes tailles, formes et couleurs issues des domaines de l'architecture, du design, de l'art et de la mode. Vêtements étonnants, bâtiments avant- gardistes, installations provo cantes, mais aussi jouets pour enfants, fauteuils ingénieux, luminaires ou même saladiers et coquetiers...
    Bubbletecture démon tre que, quel que soit le domaine, l'objet gonflable est irrésistible.
    Plus de 200 structures gonflables rassemblées par paires et accompagnées d'une description - Des oeuvres d'architectes tels qu'OMA (Rem Koolhaas, BIG (Bjarke Ingels) ou Arata Isozaki et de designers célèbres comme Snarkitecture - Des oeuvres d'artistes avant-gardistes comme Yayoi Kusama, Christo et Anish Kapoor - Des oeuvres de stylistes reconnus tels que Balenciaga, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons...
    - Un voyage fascinant dans le monde du design gonflable

  • A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Théodore Deck.
    Théodore Deck was a central figure in the revival of ceramic art in France and one of the most esteemed ceramic artists in the late nineteenth century. He completely transformed the art of faience, and was internationally renowned for reinventing techniques and styles from past centuries and Asian cultures. In this sumptuous book, architect and collector Peter Marino shares his collection of more than 250 Deck masterpieces for the first time, each beautifully reproduced in a luxurious oversized format.

  • Do it yourself

    Thomas Barnthaler

    • Phaidon
    • 1 Octobre 2015

    Cinquante designers et artistes visionnaires du monde entier ont créé des objets que chacun peut réaliser chez soi - Abordable, accessible et fourmillant d'idées, cet ouvrage propose une nouvelle défi nition du bricolage destinée à la génération IKEA - Chaque projet, facile à réaliser, nécessite un outillage simple et des matériaux courants - Chaque projet est accompagné d'illustrations explicatives et de photographies en couleurs garantissant un résultat parfait - Des photographies des outils et des matériaux indispensables ainsi que le détail des coûts et du temps nécessaires pour réaliser chaque objet sont également proposés Pour chaque objet, une biographie du designer et un texte dévoilant ses sources d'inspiration pour sa création Do It Yourself permet de relooker votre intérieur.
    Grâce à lui, vous pouvez avoir chez vous une oeuvre d'Ai Weiwei, une lampe de Patricia Urquiola ou une étagère de Matteo Thun. Ces objets simples conçus par cinquante designers et artistes parmi les plus inventifs aujourd'hui ne sont plus réservés exclusivement aux salles d'expositions, aux galeries ou aux musées : on peut aisément les fabriquer chez soi.

  • Anglais Patterns

    Peter Koepke

    Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paperproduct industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design.
    This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library's archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.

  • Naoto Fukasawa's simple, restrained, and user-friendly products have an extraordinarily universal appeal. Featuring more than 100 of his latest designs, including furniture, phones, watches, fashion, luggage, and accessories, Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment perfectly captures Fukasawa's perspective on the dynamic interplay between people, places, and things. It places the designer's products into the context of the contemporary design world and offers a firsthand account of Fukasawa's design philosophy.

  • Vitamin C celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world's leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Clay and ceramics have in recent years been elevated from craft to high art material, with the resulting artworks being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums around the world. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.
    - Artists include: Caroline Achaintre, Ai Weiwei, Aaron Angell, Edmund de Waal, Theaster Gates, Marisa Merz, Ron Nagle, Gabriel Orozco, Grayson Perry, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Schütte, Richard Slee, Jesse Wine, Betty Woodman.
    Nominators include: Pablo León de la Barra, Iwona Blazwick, Mary Ceruti, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Christine Macel, James Meyer, Jed Morse, Beatrix Ruf, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nancy Spector, Sheena Wagstaff, Jonathan Watkins.
    Key Selling Points - The latest addition to the critically acclaimed and coveted Vitamin series - with more than a quarter of a million copies sold since the first publication of Vitamin P in 2002 - Taps into the current global trend toward celebrating and collecting ceramic art - one of the world's most accessible mediums - A selection that readers can trust - 102 artists nominated by leading experts from the field - Specially commissioned texts about each artist accompany illustrations of their work - Introductory essay on the wider context of clay in art by Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and curator of Frieze London Sculpture Park

  • Made in North Korea uncovers the fascinating and surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of North Korea - from packaging to hotel brochures, luggage tags to tickets for the world-famous mass games. From his base in Beijing, Bonner has been running tours into North Korea for over twenty years, and along the way collecting graphic ephemera.
    He has amassed thousands of items that, as a collection, provide an extraordinary and rare insight into North Korea's state- controlled graphic output, and the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
    - Nick Bonner studied landscape architecture in the UK. During a study trip to China in 1993 he visited North Korea and subsequently set up Koryo Tours, based in Beijing, specializing in tourism to the DPRK. Since 2001, Bonner has produced three documentaries on North Korea and a feature film.
    Key Selling Points.
    - The first and most comprehensive collection of North Korean graphic ephemera in the world.
    - Features hand-held, transportable ephemera of all kinds including metro tickets, stamps, badges, packaging, sports event and cinema tickets, postcards, airline tickets and luggage labels, shop and gift-wrapping paper, children's toys, tinned food labels, lapel pins, bottle tops, phrase books - and more.
    - Provides a compelling glimpse into the creative culture of North Korea, as well as the daily lives of North Koreans.
    - Organized visually to bring out the surprising diversity and beauty of these everyday objects, the book is interspersed with eight short texts that bring the collection to life and provide insights into how North Koreans think, work, and live.

  • Anglais Spectrum

    John Pawson

    Globally acclaimed architectural designer John Pawson, whose work includes the new Design Museum in London, is always taking photographs of patterns, details, and textures to inform his work. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette - primarily white - but his photographs tell another story.
    Spectrum takes you on a multicoloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of 320 images. It's a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources.
    - John Pawson's work focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light, and materials. Over the years, his many residential and commercial interiors have included homes, art galleries and stores in London, Dublin, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo, and his subsequent projects have spanned a wide range of scales and building typologies, from stage sets and exhibitions to boats and monasteries.
    Key Selling Points - Images from the archive of revered architect and designer John Pawson, sequenced to illustrate the dramatic variety of colour in his beautiful photographs - The spectrum ranges from whites to yellows, oranges, reds, purples, blues, greens, browns, greys, and black - and will amaze even those who think they know John Pawson and his work - Features hundreds of snapshots taken around the world - readers see first-hand what catches Pawson's remarkable eye, and what informs and inspires his work - Each image not only offers a different lesson in light, material, scale, and proportion but works with the other images to convey an overall sense of movement and flow of colour

  • A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated monograph on Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), the iconic Italian architect and designer.
    Sottsass, a defining figure in the Postmodernist movement, is best known for founding the Memphis Group and designing the Olivetti 'Valentine' typewriter.
    This in-depth look at Sottsass dedicates each chapter to a period in his career, exploring the major disciplines he pursued at that time, from furniture and graphic design to photography, ceramics and architecture.
    A uniquely designed package allows for the book to be read either cover-to-cover as a chronological history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with special coloured tabs to distinguish each sub-chapter.
    Richly illustrated with never-before-published biographical photographs from the Sottsass archives, the book includes a section showcasing the best of his countless drawings and sketches.

  • From literature to food, lifestyle to fashion, cinema to architecture, Nordic influence is evident throughout contemporary culture.
    The Red Thread: Nordic Design celebrates this deep-rooted aesthetic, showcasing the diversity of design from Scandinavia and Finland via more than 200 objects - from everyday items to exquisitely produced decorative glassware, and from traditional handmade textiles to mass-produced products found in homes across the globe. The title is taken from a metaphor, common in the Nordic countries, of a shared and highlighted characteristic (like a long connecting thread in woven material), that runs through and connects themes, ideas, stories, and, in this case, design.

  • Anglais James Irvine

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    A complete monograph on the work of the influential British-born, Milan-based furniture and product designer James Irvine (1958-2013).

    James Irvine is an intimate look into the work and life of a design legend. Previously unpublished drawings, sketches, models and images from Irvine's archives and personal anecdotes and texts from the designers who worked directly with him, including Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic and Naoto Fukasawa, reveal Irvine's passions, interests and idiosyncracies like never before.

  • Anglais The pot book

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    The most comprehensive and accessible A to Z overview of ceramics from all periods, now available in paperback - Charts the myriad purposes of ceramics from functionality, display and ritual - Beautifully illustrated, with 300 colour photographs showing pots and their usage - Authoritative texts give a clear insight into the techniques involved in both creation and decoration -I ncluding the mass-produced as well as the bespoke, The Pot Book explores the prominence of ceramics in our everyday lives and those of our predecessors

  • Anglais Mario Bellini

    Enrico Morteo

    The first comprehensive monograph on Mario Bellini, one of Italy's most versatile and influential designers.

    The book is richly illustrated with over 500 images, including sketches and photographs, from Mario Bellini's archive, published for the first time.

    It includes a complete catalogue of Bellini's design work, thematically presented, from calculators, typewriters, office and banking machines, to chairs, tables, sofas, and lighting. Features a series of essays, including an interview with Mario Bellini, covering the various aspects of his career and design processes.

    A must-have book for architects and designers of all disciplines including product, furniture, lighting, textile, and graphics, as well as students of all these disciplines.

  • This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection. From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space- race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history. Organized into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicized, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period.
    - The Moscow Design Museum was founded in 2012 and is the first cultural institution in Russia specifically dedicated to design. Its main objective is to preserve and popularize Russian design heritage at home and abroad. In September 2016, the museum's Russian exhibition at the first London Design Biennale was awarded the Utopia Medal for its entry, 'Utopia: Lost Archives of Soviet Design'.
    Key Selling Points - Features hundreds of designs from the Soviet era, compiled to create a unique and compelling view of life under communist rule - The first book of its kind to celebrate the largely underestimated creativity, innovation, and diversity of Soviet design - Includes revealing commentary captions that demonstrate the thinking behind a state-controlled system of design - as well as how the industry was influenced by the West - A comprehensive introductory text discusses the socio-political context of design in the USSR - Gives exclusive insight into the visual archive of the VNIITE organization - the All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Technical Aesthetics that oversaw a statewide system of design

  • Sam Hecht and Kim Colin's world-renowned, London-based studio is one of the most influential in industrial design, and their work has enjoyed a global cult following, thanks to its combination of simplicity and intellectual rigor.
    This book presents a carefully crafted visual narrative interspersed with candid conversations among key collaborators, project notes, and a collection of essays. The book concludes with a catalogue raisonné, showcasing more than 200 projects that together reveal Industrial Facility's distinct clarity of vision.
    - Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded Industrial Facility in 2002, and have since collaborated with companies as diverse as Emeco, Issey Miyake, and Muji. The studio has won more than 50 international awards and its designs feature in numerous permanent collections including MoMA, SFMoMA, and the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Their book, Usefulness in Small Things, was published in 2011.
    Key Selling Points - Features major projects for Muji, Herman Miller, and Mattiazzi, as well as a host of lesser-known but equally significant works - With candid conversations between influential figures in the world of design, including Naoto Fukasawa, Bruce Mau, and Deyan Sudjic - The careful and considered design, by Paul Neale of Graphic Thought Facility, perfectly embodies Hecht and Colin's particular way of seeing the world beyond the object - Includes newly commissioned photography by Angela Moore and a foreword by Swiss-born philosopher and author Alain de Botton - Offers a fascinating view into the minds and visions of a hugely successful and long-lasting creative partnership

  • Anglais Chair

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    Throughout history, the chair has presented designers the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials within the set parameters of an object that is primarily there to serve a practical purpose. Chair: 500 Designs that Matter celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today's cutting- edge creations. It invites you to sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers.
    Key Selling Points - Organized in Phaidon's signature style, creating interesting and creative pairings rather than relying on a chronological or thematic structure - Each carefully chosen entry includes an image and a descriptive caption, providing information about the chair, its designer, its manufacturer and its history - Compiled by experts in the design field, with professionals and design fans in mind - A companion to the bestselling Graphic:
    500 Designs that Matter (2017)

  • Forty years of "witty thinking" from over 300 designers, including hundreds of visual examples and interviews with the world's top practitioners.

    Packed with illustrations showcasing different examples of the use of wit in a variety of graphic design and products, from invitations to letterheads, digital platforms and even works of art.

    Features the work of the most prominent designers from across the globe.

    Includes interviews with over 20 of the world's top designers, including Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, John Gorham and Alan Fletcher.

    An essential sourcebook of recent designs as well as a celebration of classic work, edited by contemporary experts, with the assistance of key professionals from the field.

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