London : Phaidon Press Limited ; New York, NY : Phaidon Press Inc., 2018.
Book — 277 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
The first monograph on the complete works of award-winning design studio Industrial Facility 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 raisonne, showcasing more than 200 projects that together reveal Industrial Facility's distinct clarity of vision. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780714875798 20180530
Everyday, low-cost, and mass-produced items gathered from around the world showcasing innovative design. This book presents a delightful collection of mass-produced objects that provide insight into the things that surround us. Common items such as nails, plugs, toothbrushes, soap, gloves, and sweets have their own function and differ in design from country to country and region to region. Some are examples of good and practical design, while others fail to fulfill their function. The collection shows an appreciation to detail by revealing how things are made and a sensitivity to the tasks people carry out, all the while keeping in mind the basic utilitarian design of these inexpensive everyday objects. The items come from a range of countries, including the United States, Japan, France, and Thailand, and were purchased from small local shops. More than design souvenirs that celebrate local culture, they all involve an idea about function--and in most cases the "designer" is unknown. The book is designed by Graphic Thought Facility and illustrated with over 150 newly commissioned photographs by Angela Moore. The objects are organized thematically, with concise captions that clarify the individual function of each item, exposing what is not always apparent from looking. (source: Nielsen Book Data)