1000 Design Classics, published by Phaidon, presents one thousand of the most important design classics, from 1663 to the present day. The book is based on Phaidon's iconic Design Classics and is updated with 100 new design classics. More designers from diverse backgrounds have been included, as well as products from the most recent decades. Each item is introduced by a beautiful illustration and a detailed description of the product, its history and its maker. 1000 Design Classics is therefore the perfect book for design lovers and professionals, but also for those new to design who want a deep dive into the world of design, the most important classics, and the most important designers.
Originating from the highly acclaimed and groundbreaking three-volume Phaidon Design Classics, this new book presents 1,000 of the world's greatest objects in one large-format volume - from everyday items by anonymous creators to lauded pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Dieter Rams, Richard Sapper, Hans J. Wegner, and Florence Knoll.
Carefully revised to bring every detail up to date, and with the addition of 100 new items that highlight designers from a diverse variety of backgrounds (including a greater number of female designers) and products from the last 15 years, this collection of the world's greatest product design is more comprehensive, compelling - and relevant - than ever before.