BOOKS: Industrial Design's Signs of the Tines

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From And Fork
From And Fork
Five years after its acclaimed industrial design survey called Spoon, Phaidon returns with And Fork, a weighty $69.95 global overview of industrial design today, boasting 444 pages and a thousand color photographs. Following much the same format as its predecessor, And Fork features the work of 100 product designers who have been selected by an international panel of 10 curators, the latter including Chieko Yoshiie of Japanese architecture/design magazine Casa Brutus, Francesca Picchi of Italian design magazine Domus, and London-based designer Tom Dixon. The showcase, arranged alphabetically, runs from Paris-based 5.5 Designers to Zuii of Melbourne, and concludes with a "Curators' Choices" chapter featuring 10 design classics like Al Fritz's 1963 Schwinn Sting-Ray bike, and the paperclip, designed by Johan Vaaler in 1899. Seen here are some works from the book, leading with "Painting a Fresco with Giotto #1," 2005, a vase by Lisbon's Fernando Brízio Studio, in which "faïence pots absorb the ink from felt-tip pens to create one-off colorful designs." In the PDF: 2) Alexander Taylor, London, Butterfly Table, 2006, 3) Peter Traag, Antwerp, Sponge Chair, 2004, and 4) Dominic Wilcox, London, War Bowl, 2002-06. All images courtesy of And Fork, Phaidon Press, 2007. See Phaidon.com for more.
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