by Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher's Description
100 designers, 10 curators, 10 design classics

210 x300 mm, 8-1/4 x 11-7/8 inches, 448 pp,c.1000 colour illustrations
Specially bound with a formed steel cover

Spoon provides an up-to-the-minute, global overview of industrial product design and presents the work of 100 contemporary designers who are at the forefront of innovative developments in this field. Spoon covers a vast spectrum of styles, media and work, from kitchen utensils, tools and lighting to furniture, high- tech products and cars.

Essentially an exhibition in a book, 10 curators have each selected the work of 10 designers, whom they consider to have emerged internationally and broken new ground in the last five years. Each designer (arranged A-Z) is featured over two double- page spreads, which are extensively illustrated with sketches, drawings, models and photographs. Alongside numerous examples of their work, a short explanatory text by the selecting curator, extended captions and biographical information on the designer are provided. Each curator has also chosen a design `classic' that illustrates the concept of `good design'.

Spoon takes its place in a series of surveys identifying 100 of the most interesting, cutting-edge practitioners of key art forms. Earlier surveys include cream and FRESH CREAM for contemporary art, 10x10 for architecture and BLINK for photography.

10 Curators:
Ron Arad is a designer and Professor of Industrial and Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, London.
Giulio Cappellini, an architect and designer, is owner and director of the furniture manufacturer Cappellini Spa, Arosio, Italy.
Ultan Guilfoyle is Director of Film and Video at the Guggenheim, New York, and was the curator of the `Art of the Motorcycles' exhibition that opened there in 1998.
Brooke Hodge is the Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Laura Houseley is Architecture and Design Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, London. Hansjerg Marir-Aichen is Professor of Product Design at the Staatliche Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, and the founder of the plastic manufacturer, Authentics. Ryu Niimi is Professor of Arts Policy at the Musashino University of Art and a contributor to Axis and Mainichi magazines, Tokyo.
Ramon Ubeda is a critic and a regular contributor to El Pais, Ardi, and De Diseno, Barcelona.
Stefan Ytterborn is Managing Director of Ytterborn and Fuentes, a leading corporate design consultancy based in Stockholm.
Lisa White is Editor-in-Chief of Bloom, Interior View and View on Colour, and Director of United Publishers, Paris.
100 Designers:
Volker Albus, Michael Anastassiades, Ed Annink, Midori Araki, Miki Astori, Asymptote, James Auger, Masayo Ave, Shin & Tomoko Azumi, Barber Osgerby, Sebastian Bergne, Jeffrey Bernett, Jurgen Bey, Bigert & Bergstrom, Lena Bergstrom, Thomas Bernstrand, Blu Dot, Tord Boontje, Fabio Bortolani, Todd Bracher, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Boym Partners, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Claesson Koivisto and Rune, Curro Claret, Claudio Colucci, Matah Crasset, Lino Dainese, Lorenzo' Damiani, Willie G Davidson, Dunne & Raby, El Ultimo Grito, Camila Fix, Jozeph Forakis, Frances and Policar, Thorsten Franck, Dai Fujiwara, Juan Gaspar, Johanna Grawundcr, Konstantin Grcic, Marti Guixe, Alfredo Haberli, Thomas Heatherwick, Sam Hecht, Richard Hutten, Hisae Igarashi, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius, Toshiko Kawaguchi, Arash Kaynama, Tsutomu Kurokawa, Martin Lotti, Helen Kerr, Harri Koskinen, Jean-Marie Massaud, J Mays, Thomas Meyerhoffer, Ana Mir, Marie Moerel, Ted Muehling, Yugo Nakamura, Mare Newson, Shin Nishibori, Patrick Norguet, Norway Says, Fabio Novembre, Frank Nuovo, Ora-ito, Emili Padros, Satvendra Pakhale, Jorge Pardo, Stephen Peart, Olivier Peyricot, Christophe Pillet, Candela Reymundo, David Robb, Martin Ruiz de Azua, Timo Salli, Kazuyo Sejima, Hector Serrano, Carina Seth Andersson, Matt Sindall, Job Smeets, Studio Mat, Reiko Sudo, Ilkka Suppanen, Alessandro Tartarini, Ali Tayar, Schuwa Tei, Kay Thoss, Noam Toran, Valvomo, Miguel Vicria Batista, Vogt + Weizenegger, Pia Wallen, Marcel Wanders, Ben Wilson, Kennet Williamsson, Tokujin Yoshioka, Michael Young.
ISBN: 0714842516
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Hardcover : 444 pages
Language: English
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