In the century since Gerrit Rietveld’s iconic application of primary colours to a wooden chair, the use of colour in home furnishings has developed its own rich history. Departing from the humble finishes of natural timber and neutral metals, the contemporary design marketplace has blossomed in a rainbow of colours. Bright, brash and muted alike, the astute application of colour in design has become a meaningful feature in and of itself.
This book tracks the trend towards colour chronologically from its intellectual roots in the Bauhaus movement to the current day. Eight standalone profiles showcase designers who have applied colour in inventive ways, and short texts contextualize each of the 250 objects covered. Novel in its approach, A Century of Colour in Design presents an essential short-form history of the increasingly innovative use of colour in contemporary furniture, lighting and decorative objects for all with an interest in design, culture, history and colour.
Architecture - Design
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Born in 1924, Agustín Hernández came of age as an architect in Mexico as modernist ideas coalesced with a renewed pride in the country’s past. He was a frontrunner in combining the symbols, myths, and urban planning principles of pre-Columbian civilisations to create imposing architectural monuments that even today retain their avant-garde nature—from the military […]349 SEK
Architecture - Design
Apartamento Architecture Series: The Kamala House, BV Doshi
‘Having worked with Le Corbusier on Villa Shodhan and Villa Sarabhai, the images of their flowing spaces, quality of naturally reflected light, varied volumes, and their connection to nature passed through my mind. I remembered Le Corbusier’s words: “Follow my spirit, but evolve in your own way, even if it is wrong. There is no […]349 SEK
100 Ideas That Changed Design
This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that underpin design thinking. These all-important concepts have not only shaped the evolution of design throughout its history, but also continue to exert an enormous influence on contemporary design practice. Written by two renowned design experts, it provides a concise history of the subject, while offering a […]225 SEK
The Fashion Book
The iconic bestseller, showcasing more than 500 of fashion’s greatest names from A-Z. Phaidon’s iconic global bestseller The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire fashion industry is represented: from designers to photographers, stylists, and retailers, as well […]549 SEK