DesignPOP is a survey of trends in contemporary furniture and products that reveals how design is not only changing with the times-it is inventing the future. The game-changing projects that compose DesignPOP push the boundaries of our expectations and show us new ideas, new possibilities, and ultimately new products that enrich our lives. The bar has been permanently raised as we enter the next century, and the proliferation of innovative designs continues.
New materials and processes are being invented, convention and traditions are constantly being challenged, and sustainability and social responsibility are influencing new directions. Even the definition of designer is changing as the lines between disciplines begin to blur, with new technology from companies like Apple and Dyson radically altering both form and function. Historic boundaries disappear, designers innovate their way through roadblocks, and the twenty-first century is experiencing a design renaissance unparalleled in history.
This book showcases a broad variety of these examples: from designs that pioneer a new material or a new production process, or reinvent the use for an existing one, to those that alter our expectations about the way something should look and create a whole new typology, or a thoughtful design added to products that traditionally were only considered for their functionality. It presents work from stars in the field, including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Marcel Wanders, Yves Behar, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Campana brothers, Hella Jongerius, Tord Boontje, Philippe Starck, Karim Rashid, Ron Arad, Ross Lovegrove, Dror Benshetrit, Tokujin Yoshioka, Jasper Morrison, James Dyson, and Jonathan Ive.
About the Author
Lisa S. Roberts is a collector, designer, and architect who hosted the reality television program My Design Life on the Ovation network.
"The bright, cheery tome surveys the most innovative pieces of technology and product design since 2000, objects that straddle the line between furnishing and sculpture, device and art installation. A chair of hammered metal by Marijn van der Poll, for example, resembles the imploded steel sculptures of Ewerdt Hilgemann. And, by experimenting with resin-dyed vibrant hues, Patrick Norguet created a chair that is equal parts household item and Pop Art." -A"rchitectural Digest ""Lively descriptions-not to mention its eye-popping pink cover - keep the tome accessible to even the most uninitiated readers interested in contemporary design." -"Surface Magazine" ""DesignPOP" is a curated selection of game-changing product design in the 21st century highlighting ideas, production processes, materials and more that have changed the way we think about design. The book features eighty-two products that push the boundaries of any expectations. Whether they pioneer the use of a new material and/or production process, take sustainability to the next level of design, or innovate in technology and functionality-each product is important in its own right. "DesignPOP" acts as a bridge between the world of design and the general public, and encourages the reader to explore the design world around them and the products within that world." -"Dexigner.com" "Wry Humor, Good Design: "designPOP." The cover says it all. There's a wry sense of humor at work here, and more of that to come inside. And so she has in the new book, using her [Roberts] own wit and insight to explain why a particular design is good and why we should pay attention to it...the book intends to opens up the conversation between art, design and craft." "-Architects + Artisans" ""DesignPOP" is a survey of trends in contemporary furniture and products that reveals how design is not only changing with the times, it is inventing the future. The game- changing projects that compose" DesignPOP" push the boundaries of human expectations and show new ideas, new possibilities and ultimately new products that enrich people's lives. The book presents work from stars in the field..." -"Editor at Large ""With the digital universe expanding, there are ample platforms for users to judge and consume goods, determining their place in material culture. "DesignPOP" places itself in that trajectory as this boldly designed volume attempts the Sisyphean task of historicizing objects in a valuable way." -"Identity Dubai"
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 24.1 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.38