The first book on one of the world's most exciting, innovative, and accessible product design brands today.
Established in 2002, HAY quickly ascended from being a small Danish company to a globally adored brand at the forefront of product design. In creating a universe of bright everyday objects and furniture that are functional and affordable, HAY changed the world's view of Scandinavian design forever. This book tells the story of HAY through an exploration of its foundations, bold approach to color, and collaborations with the most talented creatives around the world who share the brand's core values of making joyful, high-quality design available a wide audience.
The iconic bestseller, showcasing more than 500 of fashion's greatest names from A-Z, with a stunning new case and cover.
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 as editors and creative directors. Marking significant changes on the fashion landscape, this edition features important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion in recent years, including Virgil Abloh, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Alessandro Michele, influential photographer Petra Collins, designer and contemporary icon Rihanna, and Leandra Medine, alongside fashion pioneers of the previous edition such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Kate Moss, Erdem, and Richard Avedon. This bestselling classic remains a comprehensive and definitive view of the fashion industry today.
The re-release of Phaidon's much-loved monograph on the legendary Italian designer and architect, Ettore Sottsass.
The re-release of this highly acclaimed title demonstrates the continual fascination, from both fans and collectors, with the life and work of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. Packed with beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives and including drawings and sketches from the designer's countless sketchbooks, the book explores his entire career from the 1940s to the 2000s, covering everything from his architectural projects and product design to his ceramics, sculpture, and graphics.
The design, history, and cultural impact of turntables and vinyl technology: the twin powerhouses of the 'vinyl revival' phenomenon.
Interest in turntables and records is enjoying a renaissance as analog natives and new converts find their enduring style and extraordinary sound inimitable. Revolution, a follow-up to Phaidon's beloved Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design, explores the design and cultural impact of the turntable, the component at the center of the 'vinyl revival'. An essential book for audiophiles, collectors, and design fans, Revolution showcases the fascinating history of turntables and vinyl technology from the 1950s to today's cutting-edge designs.
A riotous, 720-page celebration of sneakers, as told through the medium of vintage print advertising.
Soled Out is an epic compilation of nearly 900 vintage print advertisements sourced from the golden age of sneakers. Featuring sporting and cultural icons such as Andre Agassi, Paula Abdul, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, MC Hammer, and Shaquille O'Neal, every page is packed with unforgettable imagery, bold graphics, and outrageous trash talk devised by the footwear industry's biggest players. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery ahead as Soled Out powers through a 720-page marathon celebration of the rubber, leather, and mesh we wear on our feet!
A timely celebration of British design legend Sir Paul Smith and his one-of-a-kind creativity.
This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years - from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity.
At Nike, the desire to be the best is a journey, not a destination-better is always temporary.
Nike: Better is Temporary is a landmark publication that charts Nike's transformation from rebellious upstart to global phenomenon.
This immersive visual survey offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike's ethos-driven design formula, placing industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more.
Beginning with "Breaking2," an introduction detailing Nike's 2017 attempt to facilitate a sub-two-hour marathon, the book lays out in five thematic chapters Nike's focus on performance, brand expression, collaboration, inclusive design, and sustainability.
The book's extraordinary design also nods to its contents. The striking cover features overlapping silkscreened layers of Nike's proprietary Volt yellow and Hyperpunch pink colors overlaying an image of world-champion marathoner Eliud Kipchoge printed in a half-tone dot pattern. The book's spine, visible through the clear jacket, showcases a series of colored tabs that extend from its interior pages.
Combining 500 color illustrations with stories, insights, knowledge, passion, and history shared by Nike's remarkable team, Nike: Better is Temporary will serve as a manual of innovation and inspiration for generations to come.
Back in print - an insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, inspiration for the globe's top designers.
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.
The only comprehensive book on the fascinating life and work of the celebrated architectural designer, John Pawson.
This visual biography brings together John Pawson's architecture, life, clients, travel, photography, design, books, and ideas. Written by Deyan Sudjic, an architectural historian and long-time friend, it explores the full scope of Pawson's life, from his Yorkshire upbringing and time spent in Japan to the fashion years and the influence of art, and provides a thoughtful and intimate insight into his life, inspirations, and work.
It features wonderfully engaging stories and anecdotes about Pawson's work with such clients as Bruce Chatwin, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Shiro Kuramata, Martha Stewart, and many more. The book features documents, photography and ephemera, including never-seen-before images from Pawson's personal and professional archives - richly illustrated, this is the ultimate book on John Pawson.
A stunning, stylish, and authoritative A-Z celebration of the 500 greatest names in men's fashion - an unprecedented guide.
The Men's Fashion Book is an unparalleled A-Z deep-dive into the designers, photographers, icons, and other creatives who have produced and inspired the most memorable looks in menswear - and are advancing today's renaissance in men's clothing and style.
Created in collaboration with Jacob Gallagher, men's fashion editor at Off Duty for the Wall Street Journal, this stunning book documents more than two centuries of men's fashion, bringing its history to life through iconic, inspirational images, from traditional suits to streetwear, and beyond. Following Phaidon's globally acclaimed and bestselling The Fashion Book, this is the most comprehensive guide to the men's fashion world - and will be the must-have gift of the season.
Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli, two of the world's most influential design figures, meet the visionary designers whose innovations and ingenuity give us hope for the future by redesigning and reconstructing our lives, enabling us to thrive.
Design Emergency tells the stories of the remarkable designers, architects, engineers, artists, scientists, and activists, who are at the forefront of positive change worldwide. Focusing on four themes - Technology, Society, Communication, and Ecology - Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli present a unique portrait of how our great creative minds are developing new design solutions to the major challenges of our time, while helping us to benefit from advances in science and technology.
The first ever monograph on the award-winning and genre-defying multidisciplinary designer Luca Nichetto's eponymous studio.
With offices in Venice and Stockholm, Nichetto Studio combines Italian flair with Scandinavian modernity to produce innovative commissions for brands including Hermès, Venini, Cassina, and ZaoZuo. This book presents the Studio's portfolio in chronological order from 2000 to the present, highlighting key projects throughout. The studio's focus on craftsmanship and collaboration is magnified through interviews with designers such as Oki Sato and Nichetto himself. More than 400 photographs and sketches paint a fascinating portrait of a trailblazing contemporary design practice, whose collaborations include Ginori 1735, Foscarini, Steinway & Sons, Salviati, Hem and many more.
Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda.
This incredible collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century is the only one of its kind in or outside North Korea. Depicting the everyday lives of the country's train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen, these unique lino-cut and woodblock prints are a fascinating way to explore the culture of this still virtually unknown country. Together, they are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea's artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.
250 extraordinary private spaces from the world's most creative people, past and present - now with a striking blue cover.
Life Meets Art is a fascinating collection of 250 extraordinary interiors that are the private homes and studios of the world's most creative people - past and present. The book takes you inside the homes of some of the world's most talented creatives in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, film, and theater. This unparalleled collection provides a fascinating opportunity to see inside the spaces in which the greatest creatives in history - painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, actors, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more - lived and worked, and in which some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces were created.
The debut monograph from LAYER, charting its rapid rise to becoming one of the world's most sought-after design studios.
Since launching in 2015, London-based design studio LAYER has grown to become a global presence in the industry, with high-profile clients such as Vitra, Braun, Nike, Bang & Olufsen, and Airbus. Across six chronological chapters, the book traces founder Benjamin Hubert's journey from being a graduate of design to establishing and subsequently expanding his own firm, and offers a candid and insightful account of how to succeed in the highly competitive design industry.
A comprehensive exploration of the life and works of French ceramicist Adrien Dalpayrat.
Adrien Dalpayrat was one of the most highly regarded ceramicists working in France in the late nineteenth century. Dalpayrat's recognition came relatively late in life, at age 45, when he first revealed the distinctive oxblood glazes for which he was best known, along with the variety of stoneware forms he employed - everything from gourds to fantastical marine creatures. Here for the first time, architect Peter Marino shares his collection of Dalpayrat masterpieces, each beautifully reproduced in a luxurious oversized format.
The first-ever comprehensive monograph on one of Denmark's most influential Modernist design pioneers.
Danish architect, interior-, and industrial designer Finn Juhl is best known for his furniture. Credited in the creation of the international 'Danish design' phenomenon of the 1940s and 1950s, his interior for the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York introduced Danish Modern to America. A resurgence of interest in Finn Juhl's work, the advent of the retro trend, and Juhl's elevation to cult status in Japan places him firmly at the forefront of mid-century Danish design.
The story of one of the world's most creative design schools, as told by its teachers, alumni, and student projects.
Swiss university ECAL is widely considered to be among the leading art and design institutions of the past two decades. Here, for the first time, ECAL's teaching methods are revealed to a wider readership. The book poses the question 'How should design be taught today?' to selected designers, critics, and writers, and the answers highlight the school's unique approach to design pedagogy: encouraging individual and personal styles, and rigorously pushing them to develop into their most coherent forms.
Phaidon's acclaimed breakthrough into the glorious world of global interior design - now with a luxurious black velvet cover.
Phaidon's much-lauded Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating. With 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars, each of whom has made a unique contribution to the world of interior design. Ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from chateaux, town houses, and penthouses to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny apartments in more than 25 countries.
This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live.
The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.
For the first time in many years the book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in colour throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold-outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn.
The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much-loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.
From chapel altarpieces and bronze fountains, to wire chairs and silver brooches, Harry Bertoia's creative output was varied in the extreme. This new book explores his entire career: his move from Italy to Detroit at 15;
His formative years at Cranbrook; his work with Charles Eames and Knoll; through to his fascinating sound sculptures. In doing so, the book demonstrates how seemingly disparate works are in fact united in being reflections of nature, and places Bertoia's art squarely at the heart of American modernism.
A beyond-cool look at the world of high-end audio design for passionate collectors, obsessive audiophiles, and design fans At a time when sales of vinyl records have hit a 25-year high, and analog technologies are providing the kind of extraordinary audio experiences that our increasingly digital world has started to remove, Hi-Fi is essential reading. This unique book explores just how, when, and why the world fell in love with the look, feel, and sound of top-of-the-line audio equipment. Hi-Fi traces this fascinating evolution from the 1950s to today (and tomorrow), taking readers right up to the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles.
Now in paperback - the global survey of today's most important clay and ceramic artists, chosen by art-world 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.
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. Packed with illustrations, Vitamin C is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - acclaimed as the first of its kind.