Design (Interiors) (26)

Morocco : Destination of Style Elegance and Design

ISBN: 9783791388410

Author: Catherine Scotto    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic si...


Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic sites. Brimming with inspiration, this guide introduces readers to the next generation of interior and landscape designers, architects, and stylists who are transforming and reinforcing the country’s reputation as a center of cultural and historic discovery. Step inside the Villa Mabrouka, Yves Saint Laurent’s former home in Tangier, to see how the sylvan refuge has been preserved and transformed, and inside a 1950s Marrakech house to see how its new owners use tiles and local stone to playful effect. Learn how homeware companies such as Trame and LRNCE brilliantly reimagine traditional Moroccan ceramics and craftmanship. And visit parks such as Majorelle Garden, where a French painter created his greatest masterpiece out of plants and water. Combining modern technology with a deep respect for tradition, these locations and influencers incorporate natural materials such as earth, wood, and bamboo into buildings that are both simple and elegant, and into landscapes that honor a fragile ecosystem. Armchair travelers, environmental designers, and anyone looking for a colorful immersive experience will find much to discover in this celebration of a country at once rooted in tradition and eager to embrace innovation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2022


$89.99
DUE > 30th Aug 2022
Display Art : Visual Merchandising and Window Display

ISBN: 9788417656775

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Display Art features examples of ground-breaking visual merchandising and window displays in some of the world's most glamorous shops of brands like Cartier, Cl...


Display Art features examples of ground-breaking visual merchandising and window displays in some of the world's most glamorous shops of brands like Cartier, Clarks, Dior, Hermes, Karl Lagerfield, Lacoste, Mulberry, Nike, Sotherby's and UNIQLO, straight from the creative minds of art directors, graphic designers and window display designers. Visual merchandising can inspire consumers to interact with products, set a brand apart from its competitors, foster brand preference, and encourage purchases. This book highlights the relationship between brands, consumers, products and the display environment, by way of examples of story-telling visual displays from some of the world's most glamorous fashion emporia, such as Hermes, Karl Lagerfeld, Cartier and Fendi, but also small outlets, department stores, museums and bookshops. The projects included in this volume showcase a wide array of ideas by renowned graphic design agencies and boutique designers that have been successfully put into practice, focusing on aspects such as structure, texture, lighting design, custom lettering, amusing illustrations, delicate paper crafting, and installations made of multiple materials such as wood, steel, fabric or rubber. All these displays are characterized by alluring artwork that appeals to the senses and instincts of consumers and passers-by. An impressive selection that showcases extremely sophisticated projects but also simple, minimal and highly creative window displays, this book is the perfect inspirational guide for art directors, visual merchandisers and fashion professionals. Brands included: Adidas, Aishti, Alko, Booma Group, Cartier, Chloe, Coach, COS, Debenhams, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Fortnum & Mason, Hackett, Harmay, Hermes, UNIQLO, Issey Miyake, John Lewis, Joseph Fashion, Karen Miller, Karl Lagerfeld, Kiko Milano, Lacoste, LaGalleria, Le Bon Marche, Liberty, Mulberry, Nordiska, Oasis, Printemps, Q25, RIBA, Seibu Shibuya, Selfridges, Tate Modern, Topshop.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2022


$89.99
DUE > 30th Aug 2022
Living In Japan 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836588430

Author: Reto Guntli    Publisher: Taschen

Today’s most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it’s nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporar...


Today’s most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it’s nearly impossible to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding fresh approaches to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old. Whether it’s a pristinely preserved traditional house or a sleek modern apartment, the best Japanese homes share a love of cleverly designed spaces and warm materials like wood, brick, and bamboo. From a thatched roof farmhouse occupied by a Zen priest to Tadao Ando’s experimental 4x4 House, from Shigeru Ban’s conceptual Shutter House to a beautiful domestic homage to bamboo, this elegant compendium traverses the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today. Enriched by 170 brand new, unpublished photographs, this edition takes you on breathtaking journey through the Land of the Rising Sun—complete with a list of addresses, should you wish to undertake this journey to Japan’s most fascinating inns and homes yourself. An insightful glossary of key terms, such as tatami, shoji, and noren, will also help you come to grips with all elements of Japan’s unique aesthetic of Eastern minimalism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$58.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2021
Living In Mexico 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836588454

Author: Barbara & Rene Stoeltie    Publisher: Taschen

The most remarkable abodes from Costa Careyes to the Yucatán Peninsula South of the border, rich colors and woven textiles form a unique design aesthetic, craf...


The most remarkable abodes from Costa Careyes to the Yucatán Peninsula South of the border, rich colors and woven textiles form a unique design aesthetic, crafted by the union of local Aztec and Mayan cultures and Spanish influences. Bold pigments and vivid patterns come together in simple and rustic spaces, resulting in a way of living that is both invigorating and homely; an authentic Mexican style. The dynamic writer and photographer duo Barbara and René Stoeltie have struck gold again—this time with a truly breathtaking look at Mexico’s most remarkable abodes. Traveling far and wide, from Costa Careyes to the Yucatán Peninsula, this photographic journey will surprise, delight, and inspire you. From the home of Constructivist architect Luis Barragán, a restored 16th-century hacienda, to a traditional Mayan thatched-roof dwelling, the contrast of styles within the pages of this book are testament to the country’s vibrantly diverse palette of textures and hues. With many new images, some never published before, prepare to be transported to the heart of lush and eclectic Mexico.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$58.00
Be Well

ISBN: 9783899559958

Author: Kari Molvar    Publisher: Gestalten

A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellbeing. One of life’s greatest ...


A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellbeing. One of life’s greatest pleasures is a day spent rejuvenating the body and nourishing the spirit. Humans have practiced self-care for centuries―in the sweat lodges of the American Southwest, Roman baths, the hammams of the Ottoman Empire, Japanese onsens, and Finnish saunas. Today, a new interest in self-care is redefining how we accomplish wellness, and there have never been more options. In our increasingly switched-on lives, a growing industry of highly choreographed experiences is geared to help us switch off. Be Well is a journey around the world’s most extraordinary spaces for achieving this, looking at the innovative practices they offer and how to carry them into everyday life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
Visual Appetizer : Branding and Interior Design of Restuarants, Cafes and Bakeries

ISBN: 9789887928461

Publisher: Sendpoints

Good food could never be perfect without a savoury design. A successful visual design is already a great appetizer before you step in a dinning place. Graphic d...


Good food could never be perfect without a savoury design. A successful visual design is already a great appetizer before you step in a dinning place. Graphic designers could be legitimately acclaimed as chefs that make inedible delicacy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$59.99 $29.99
Homes For Our Time - Contemporary Houses around the World : 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836581912

Author: Philip Jodidio    Publisher: Taschen

Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest feature...


Across small cottages and lavish villas, beach houses and forest refuges, discover the world's finest crop of new homes. This cutting-edge global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-coming names like Aires Mateus, Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Here, there are homes in Australia and New Zealand, from China and Vietnam, in the United States and Mexico, and on to less expected places like Ecuador and Costa Rica. The result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house and a revelation that homes across the globe may have more in common than expected. Among guava trees and abandoned forts in Western India is a sanctuary designed for and by Kamal Malik of Malik Architecture. The House of Three Streams is a sprawling spectacle with high ceilings, verandas, and pavilions, perched atop a ridge overlooking two ravines. A medley of steel, glass, wood, and stone, the house weaves along the contour of the landscape, almost as an extension of the forest. Encina House by Aranguren & Gallegos, an elegant, sloping structure reminiscent of a gazebo, similarly inhabits its surrounding vista. Ensconced in a pine forest north of Madrid, the lower level is embedded in rock and connected to the upper by a natural stone wall. Shinichi Ogawa's Seaside House is an immaculate two-story minimalist marvel in Kanagawa that overlooks the Pacific. Its living area spills onto a cantilevered terrace and infinity pool, almost dissolving into the ocean as one seamless entity. In Vietnam, Shunri Nishizawa's House in Chau Doc exudes tropical sophistication with exposed timber beams, woven bamboo, plants, concrete panels, and inner balconies and terraces. Its corrugated iron panels act as moveable walls and shutters, ushering in views of surrounding rice fields.These homes-along with more than 50 others-are each remarkably distinct in design. They all, however, toe the line between inside and outside, each one symbiotic with its surroundings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2020


$58.00
Domus 1930s Bibliotheca Universalis

ISBN: 9783836526524

Author: Charlotte & Peter Feill    Publisher: Taschen

Offering an unrivaled record of architecture and design, the “living diary” of domus was founded by Gio Ponti in 1928. Through the years and decades that fo...


Offering an unrivaled record of architecture and design, the “living diary” of domus was founded by Gio Ponti in 1928. Through the years and decades that followed, the journal charted the major themes and movements of industrial, interior, product, and structural design with an eye for creative excellence as much as editorial rigor. This fresh reprint features domus’s coverage from the transformative years between 1928 and 1939. It is an era famed for the emergence of the International Style when the likes of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra channeled modernist ideals into rectilinear forms, restrained surfaces, and open, luminous interiors. The domus coverage of this decisive decade spanned the details and the grand designs. From soaring steel skyscrapers to tubular furniture, its coverage is a definitive record of how light, form, and pared-down aesthetics combined in the pursuit of an honest and utilitarian form for the modern and rapidly industrializing age. Domus Distilled -Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999 -Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects -Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context -New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers -Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian -A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers’ and manufacturers’ names


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2017


$46.00
The World of Ornament Bibliotheca Universalis

ISBN: 9783836556255

Author: David Batterham    Publisher: Taschen

Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.The World of Ornament brings together the ...


Discover a world of decorative ideas with this compendium of history’s most elegant patterns and ornamental designs.The World of Ornament brings together the two greatest encyclopedic collections of ornament of the 19th century: Auguste Racinet’s L’Ornement polychrome Volumes I and II (1875–1888) and Auguste Dupont-Auberville’s L’Ornement des tissus (1877) to provide one lavish source book spanning jewelry, tile, stained glass, illuminated manuscript, textile, and ceramic ornament. Encompassing classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Asian and Middle Eastern, as well as European designs from medieval times through the 19th century, this compilation of cultures and aesthetics offers a primary reference for artists, historians, designers, and patternmakers, and anyone engaged in decorative design and impact.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 824


Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 13-05-2015


$46.00
Decorative Art 1950s

ISBN: 9783836584449

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of...


Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and positive spirit, applied from the suburbs to the inner cities, and from furniture to metalware. This edition revives the rare and revelatory Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook to trace the materials and styles behind the midcentury boom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 96 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2021


$90.00
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