3-D and Industrial Design
The Beauty of Everyday Things
Paperback ISBN: 0241366356
The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of Japanese design as we know it today: anonymity, quality, simplicity and honesty—and, of course, wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection A Penguin Classic Our lives are filled with objects. Everyday things used in everyday settings, they are our constant companions. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and simple, sturdy and safe—an aesthetic fulfillment of our practical needs. They should, in short, be things of beauty. Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call for each of us to deepen our relationship with the objects that surround us. Inspired by the work of the simple artisans Yanagi encountered on his lifelong travels through Japan and Korea, this now-classic book is a heartfelt defence of modest, honest, handcrafted objects, from traditional teacups to jars to paper—objects that exemplify the beauty of everyday things.
Paperback ISBN: 8416504598
Green products have become a key aspect of virtually all areas of our lives. This book presents cutting-edge lighting and lamp designs by designers from all over the world that through their use of recycling techniques, natural materials, and new technologies are both exceptionally environmentally friendly and highly stylish.
Essential Equipment for the Kitchen
A Sourcebook of the World's Best Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1847960545
"Essential Equipment for the Kitchen is a bible of stylish products for the kitchen, featuring everything from bread knives to ovens, cutlery, glasses, coffee pots and decanters. It is perfect for new home-owners, wedding lists, gift ideas, interior decorators, set designers, and anyone looking to equip their kitchen with perfect accessories. Featuring products from designers and brands across the globe, including Le Creuset, Smart Design, Cuisipro, Jasper Morrison, Jozeph Forakis, Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper, Bally Design, and many more. Every item is a timeless, beautiful design that will last forever: promoting a green approach to buying once, for life."
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2013 / 2014
Paperback ISBN: 3899391454
Living - A must for all those wishing to stay updated on the latest trends in product design worldwide. Featured items include furniture, domestic appliances, cookware, tableware, lamps as well as design solutions from the areas architecture and sanitary facilities.