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100 Midcentury Chairs - and their stories (Hardcover): Lucy Ryder Richardson 100 Midcentury Chairs - and their stories (Hardcover)
Lucy Ryder Richardson
R556 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R147 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930-1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes, plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes - you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a `chair timeline', showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike. Word count: 50,000

The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition): Donald A Norman The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition)
Donald A Norman
R560 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R103 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we try to figure out the shower control in a hotel or attempt to navigate an unfamiliar television set or stove. When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman provocatively proposed that the fault lies not in ourselves, but in design that ignores the needs and psychology of people. Fully revised to keep the timeless principles of psychology up to date with ever-changing new technologies, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful appeal for good design, and a reminder of how-and why-some products satisfy while others only disappoint.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames (Paperback): Catherine Ince, Lotte Johnson The World of Charles and Ray Eames (Paperback)
Catherine Ince, Lotte Johnson
R994 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R235 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, a `laboratory' active for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators produced a vast array of pioneering and influential projects - from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education. Themes include `The Eames Office: Life in Work', `At Home with the Eameses', `Information Machines', `The Seeing Eye', `Office USA: Communicating "America" at Home and Abroad', and `The Art of Living'. Alongside newly commissioned texts by leading design experts, The World of Charles and Ray Eames will include contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a comprehensive reference section.

An Anthology of Decorated Papers - A Sourcebook for Designers (Hardcover): P.J.M. Marks An Anthology of Decorated Papers - A Sourcebook for Designers (Hardcover)
P.J.M. Marks 1
R802 R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Save R188 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Some decorated papers were used as humble pictures for display in churches and the home; some were sold as souvenirs to pilgrims; and others were used merely as wrappings for foodstuffs such as gingerbread and chocolate. What unites all the papers in the book is the richness of their ornamentation and the thin, flexible characteristics of the original sheets. They are all further united by having been collected by Olga Hirsch (1889-1968), a trained bookbinder who left her collection of some 3,500 papers to the British Library, where they remain one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world. This anthology brings together some of the most exquisite examples. It will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.

How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Paperback): John Maeda How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Paperback)
John Maeda 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comprehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.

New Directions In Thai Materials (Hardcover): Peta Bassett New Directions In Thai Materials (Hardcover)
Peta Bassett
R1,096 R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Save R282 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thailand is an increasingly popular source of both design and materials in the world. Familiar natural materials reflect the abundant tropical environment, but are transformed into contemporary products. This book weaves the story of Thai design-through-materials, showcasing the spirit, energy and creative freedom of the Thai design community. Thailand is an increasingly popular source of both design and materials in the world today. Familiar natural materials reflect the abundant tropical environment, but are transformed into contemporary products. Synthetics offer

The Industrial Design Reader (Paperback): Carma Gorman The Industrial Design Reader (Paperback)
Carma Gorman
R525 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This pioneering anthology focuses exclusively on the history of industrial design. Sixty full-length primary source essays detail the most crucial movements, issues and accomplishments of industrial design. Written by a wide range of experts - designers, theorists, critics, advertisers, historians and curators - the book traces the history of industrial design, industrialization and mass production in the United States and other design centres from 1850 to the present day. The book combines news reports on the first design workshops, early reviews of household products, aesthetic manifestos, excerpts from socio-economic debates on mass production and lectures into a lively overview of this dynamic field. The texts were selected according to criteria such as canonicity, notoriety of the writer, pithiness and entertainment value and include key texts from visionaries such as William Morris, Henry Dreyfuss and Victor Papanek. Edited by an expert on industrial design history, the book provides educators, students and practitioners of industrial design a unique one-stop reading experience and resource.

Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Paperback): Ken Kocienda Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Paperback)
Ken Kocienda 1
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

‘Kocienda reveals the real secret of Steve Jobs's leadership and Apple's magic’ – Kim Scott, bestselling author of Radical Candor

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

An inside account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.

'If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in a hotbed of innovation, you’ll enjoy this inside view of life at Apple. Ken Kocienda pioneered the iPhone keyboard, and this book gives a play-by-play of their creative process – from generating ideas to doing a demo for Steve Jobs.' Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals

Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era, the Golden Age of Apple.

Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.

Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation, inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy, and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.

An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.

British Stuff - Life in Britain Through 101 Everyday Objects (Paperback): Geoff Hall, Kamila Kasperowicz British Stuff - Life in Britain Through 101 Everyday Objects (Paperback)
Geoff Hall, Kamila Kasperowicz 1
R487 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R126 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fascinating full-colour photographic compendium invites you to discover Britain in a new way, through the everyday objects that are part of the fabric of contemporary life in the UK. Containing a wealth of iconic British design staples as well as the treasures of everyday life - from the Mini and the Anglepoise lamp to M&S underwear and the Argos catalogue - this guide is a must-have for anyone who wants to understand British culture from the inside out, with all its idiosyncrasies and quirks.

Industrial Chic - Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting (Hardcover): Brigitte Durieux, Laziz Hamani Industrial Chic - Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting (Hardcover)
Brigitte Durieux, Laziz Hamani
R1,007 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R235 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Industrial-style furniture is in fashion - bistro tables and chairs, lockers, mail sorting racks and jointed lamps are all common elements in today's interior design. In this book, Brigitte Durieux, an authority on the style, tells us the story behind fifty European and American objects that have made the surprising transition from factories to our livings rooms and become cult furniture. Featuring more than 250 images, Industrial Chic is a beautifully illustrated showcase that reveals the incredible reach, versatility and long-lasting appeal of industrial design. The remarkable histories of these distinguished objects - including the Gras lamp, the Singer stool, the Holophane reflector, the Brillie clock and more - accompany brilliant photographs by Laziz Hamani.

Thomas Day - African American Furniture Maker (Paperback): Rodney D Barfield, Patricia  P. Marshall Thomas Day - African American Furniture Maker (Paperback)
Rodney D Barfield, Patricia P. Marshall
R259 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Product Design(Portfolio Series) (Paperback): Alex Milton Product Design(Portfolio Series) (Paperback)
Alex Milton
R940 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R234 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Product Design offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field of product design and the key role of product designers. Following through all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product - from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing - this book also explores the diverse nature of product design, including new and emerging forms of practice. A rich overview of influential design movements and individuals, together with examples from prominent product designers, encourages the reader to challenge conventions and to think about product design in new and exciting ways.

How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Hardcover): John Maeda How to Speak Machine - Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Hardcover)
John Maeda 1
R603 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R123 (20%) Out of stock

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comprehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.

Origins: The Creative Spark Behind Japan's Best Product Designs (Hardcover): Masashi Kuma, Shu Hagiwara Origins: The Creative Spark Behind Japan's Best Product Designs (Hardcover)
Masashi Kuma, Shu Hagiwara
R761 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R179 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Japan has a long history of combining the newest technology with clever, striking and intricate design, the result of the traditional aesthetic of monozukuri, or "the art of making things." The unique style and efficiency of Japan's best products have earned the respect of industrial designers and consumers world-wide.
For this book, Shu Hagiwara has selected forty Japanese-designed products that have had a profound impact on the post-World War II period, and looks at the original ideas that sparked the creation of these products. What were the engineers thinking when they designed the Honda Super Cub--what many consider to be the best motorcycle of all time? What flight of imagination led to Sori Yanagi's spectacular Butterfly Stool, which now is part of New York's MOMA collection? What traditional craft inspired Isamu Noguchi's lantern, Akari?
From Hagiwara's text, we learn much about these elegant, witty and beautiful designs, as well as the process from inception to product. The stunning photographs of the celebrated Masashi Kuma give further expression to these ideas.
Forty products--some familiar, some not. Forty ideas--some contemporary, some traditional. Forty designs--all intriguing, all inspirational, all a fascinating part of contemporary life in Japan.

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A Level Design and Technology: Product Design (Paperback): Simeon Arnold, Julia Morrison, Dave Sumpner My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A Level Design and Technology: Product Design (Paperback)
Simeon Arnold, Julia Morrison, Dave Sumpner
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Target success in OCR A-level Design and Technology: Product Design with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid

Ibauhaus - The iPhone as the Embodiment of Bauhaus Ideals and Design (Hardcover): Nicholas Fox Weber Ibauhaus - The iPhone as the Embodiment of Bauhaus Ideals and Design (Hardcover)
Nicholas Fox Weber
R735 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R154 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Jobs to Be Done Playbook - Align Your Markets, Organization, and Strategy Around Customer Needs (Paperback): Jim Kalbach The Jobs to Be Done Playbook - Align Your Markets, Organization, and Strategy Around Customer Needs (Paperback)
Jim Kalbach; Foreword by Michael Schrage; Illustrated by Michael Tanamachi
R785 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R168 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing Using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Hardcover): Bob Campbell Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing Using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Hardcover)
Bob Campbell
R5,814 Discovery Miles 58 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Addresses the preparation and application of design layout analyses with concurrent engineering teams in six steps that capture design intent and add value to your design process Campbell & Roth discuss: product design techniques that alleviate the constraints between product definition, manufacturing, and inspection the prediction of variation effects on product function and manufacturing efficiency functional inspection techniques that include CMM measurement, optical comparators, and surface plate and functional gaging viable elimination tactics for the artificial barriers that segregate design and manufacturing functions verification concerns in product, inspection system, and manufacturing process design a real-life case study depicting the implementation of GD&T methods Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing Using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing will help streamline product design and inspection for mechanical, manufacturing, design, quality control, project, process, industrial, automation, automotive, and aerospace engineers; metrologists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Featherston (Hardcover): Geoff Isaac Featherston (Hardcover)
Geoff Isaac
R1,298 R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Save R327 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Story of Design - From the Paleolithic to the Present (Paperback): Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell The Story of Design - From the Paleolithic to the Present (Paperback)
Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell
R943 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R387 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Story of Design, by world-renowned design writers Charlotte and Peter Fiell, is a must-have read for all design students and practitioners and for anyone interested in how our man-made world has been moulded and improved. This is a beautifully illustrated and accessibly written history of the development and evolution of design. A fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, it introduces the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, leading practitioners and companies that have shaped design into what it is today. Providing an excellent overview of developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural and political matters, this is a must-have book for anyone with an interest in design.

The Package Design Book (English, French, German, Hardcover): Pentawards, Julius Wiedemann The Package Design Book (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Pentawards, Julius Wiedemann
R531 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R118 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packaging is a highly underrated art form. As the first thing a consumer sees when looking at a product, it can make or break a sale. Every year, the Pentawards celebrate the art of the package by recognizing the world's most groundbreaking and influential designs. Designers compete in five main categories - beverages, food, body, luxury, and other markets - and no fewer than 50 sub-categories. Featuring a selection of hundreds of works, this book brings together Pentawards winners from 2008 to 2016, providing a vivid demonstration of creativity in every form of packaging. Readers will discover, through product descriptions and plenty of images, what drives design industry leaders and agencies behind these creations, which permeate all aspects of our everyday lives. This well of inspiration will not just serve design and marketing professionals, but anyone with an interest in the creative process of packaging.

Screenprinting - The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee (Paperback): Print Club London Screenprinting - The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee (Paperback)
Print Club London
R735 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R174 (24%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Screenprinting is in the midst of a popular revival among beginners, students, hobbyists and experts alike, but there are very few recent publications that give actual fundamental information on its techniques and processes. This book provides the missing manual on this very popular practice. It includes iInspirational step-by-steps with leading artists, illustrators and designers, including Ben Eine and Rob Ryan. In each step-by-step original work is created to showcase a key process or technique such as hand-cut stencils, colour blending and monoprinting. The information on materials and techniques, along with tips, insights and troubleshooting, will ensure today's creatively minded screenprinters will be able to produce eye-catching work of their own. The book also gives valuable advice to the budding screenprinter on how to organize an exhibition or screenprinting event and promote and sell their work. Deliciously fresh and visual, with specially commissioned photographs and written by a vibrant, innovative group working and teaching at the very epicentre of the contemporary screenprinting scene, this book is the complete modern guide for screenprinters of all levels of knowledge and skill, and will have a vital presence in their studios and workshops.

Making It Third Edition (Paperback): Chris Lefteri Making It Third Edition (Paperback)
Chris Lefteri
R735 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R174 (24%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A product can be manufactured in many ways, but most designers know a handful of techniques only. With specially commissioned diagrams, case studies and photographs of the manufacturing process, Making It uses contemporary design as a vehicle to describe over 120 production processes. Each process is also evaluated in terms of sustainability and its effects on the environment. Making It appeals to product, interior, furniture and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design. The expanded edition includes six new processes and a new section on joining.

Digital Handmade - Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution (Paperback, New Edition): Lucy Johnston Digital Handmade - Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution (Paperback, New Edition)
Lucy Johnston
R665 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R154 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Speed, regulation and mass production defined the first Industrial Revolution, but we have entered a new era. Today's revolution has been driven by digital technologies and tools, giving rise to entirely new working methods, skill sets and consumer products. Spearheading this movement is a new generation of creatives who fuse the precision and flexibility of computing and digital fabrication with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create unexpected and desirable objects and products. For the first time on a global scale, Digital Handmade selects a group of 80 pioneering designers, artists and craftsmen who represent the best of this new trend. Profiles of each artisan's techniques are featured alongside the objects they produce, each conceived and made through a multifaceted process of hand and digital means and unique to its maker. Examples range from the affordable and obtainable to the extraordinary and priceless. Welcome to the next industrial revolution.

Material Innovation - Packaging Design (Paperback): Andrew H. Dent, Leslie Sherr Material Innovation - Packaging Design (Paperback)
Andrew H. Dent, Leslie Sherr
R606 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R132 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third volume in this series is on packaging design and features carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories of packaging - sustainable packaging, functional forms, dispensing systems, advanced protection, interactive and mass craft. Seven specially commissioned `visual narratives' are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on over 100 materials.

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