Furniture by Architects reveals how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied at a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that embrace function, beauty and context to become objects of art. For centuries, architects have turned their hand to custom furniture in a practice that has resulted in a number of iconic designs, including the timeless Eames Lounge and Ottoman and the ubiquitous Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion.
Featuring an introduction that explores the history of architect-designed furniture, from the organic forms of Antoni Gaudis singular vision to the geometric creations of Frank Lloyd Wright, Furniture by Architects showcases furniture designed by contemporary architects working at the cutting edge today to create the iconic pieces of tomorrow.ﾠ
Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm
Page Count: 208
Publication Date: Oct 2013
Colour: Full Colour
What is amazing about the furniture featured in the book is that they capture the spirit of their authors’ architecture. And I guess that’s the biggest fun in the furniture designed by architects...[More] - July 2014
Sunday Age - Home Style Liftout
Seating, tables and lighting appear to be particular obsessions, presented in a myriad of reimaginings that are all but conventional. From Zaha Hadid's unmistakable fluid forms to the linear simplicity of Melbourne's own Holt Clifford Designers (their Booktrough remains one of the most ingenious designs around), the book is testimony to how good building design principles, when applied judiciously, can be applied to create smaller things of infinite beauty. - April 2014
Melbourne Home Design & Living
Furniture by Architects introduces the reader to a range of innovative and exciting architect- designed furniture pieces. From a table made with a 10,000-year-old fallen red gum log to a sustainable, reusable Christmas tree and a credenza that is lit from within and comprised of 17 acrylic cube-like partitions, the book offers enlightenment about architect- designed furniture and the beautiful projects that can be achieved when function and form successfully unite. - March 2014
Country Homes Ideas
This stylish book reveals how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that incorporate function and beauty to become objects of art. With a foreword by acclaimed architect and design writer and critic, Stephen Crafti, Furniture by Architects is a fascinating look at the world of custom-made furniture design. - March 2014
Transposing their unique visual aesthetic into household items, leading architects have produced exquisite creations that both reflect and adapt their inherent architectural sensibilities. Furniture by Architects exhibits a diverse range of bespoke household items that embrace functionality and go further to create unique works of art. Zaha Hadid's Liquid Glacial Dining and Coffee Table captures the fluidity of her architecture in an almost literal way, with waves and ripples punctuating a clear plexiglass surface, while Foster + Partners take their modern minimalism to a particularly sleek floor lamp. By displaying the lesser known pursuits of these firms, Furniture by Architects explores the diversity and breadth of architectural design. - Dec 2013
Home Design Magazine
Some of the most iconic designs in custom furniture have come from the hands of architects. For example, the timeless Eames lounge and ottoman, and the the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion. Furniture by Architects illustrates bespoke designs by some of the world's leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek interiors tailored to specific needs. The book demonstrates how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that embrace function, beauty and context to become objects of art. - Dec 2013
Grand Designs Australia Magazine
Some of the most iconic designs in custom furniture have come from the hands of architects. For example, the timeless Eames lounge and ottoman, and the the Barcelona chair created by Mies van der Rohe for his acclaimed Barcelona Pavilion. Furniture by Architects illustrates bespoke designs by some of the world's leading architects, who are increasingly designing furniture as clients seek interiors tailored to specific needs. The book demonstrates how the same fundamental principles used in building design can be applied on a much smaller scale, resulting in pieces of furniture that embrace function, beauty and context to become objects of art. - Feb 2014
Even if you can't own a building designed by Zaha Hadid, you could (if you were very lucky) have her 'Liquid Glacial' table. Or a 'Flo' light by Foster + Partners. Here you can see what slice of architect heaven you would choose for your home, from the contemporary to the classic. - Feb/March 2014
Nowadays, the sales range of goods spans across the world. It is not difficult for us to drink Russian vodka in New Zealand or taste fruits from Brazil in Japan. Packaging exists everywhere. It exists on the shelves in supermarkets, in our fridges, cabinets, gifts, and cosmetics; even some fruits of farms need packaging. However, with today’s environmental issues becoming increasingly prominent, reducing waste, saving energy, and improving sustainability of the overall products and creating green packaging have become hot topics in the packaging industry. So how do designers find ecological ways to design packaging strategies that protect the product while ensuring that the packaging is more sustainable and not harmful for environment? Contemporary designers are finding unique and multi-functional ways to manipulate materials, structures and uses to make packaging recyclable, biodegradable, and reusable. More than 100 brilliant ideas from all over the world are showcased in this book, which are presented in insightful detail with glorious full-color photography throughout. This book will inspire both design creativity and reveal ways to help counter significant environmental issues facing the world today.
Dimensions: 260mm x 215mm
Page Count: 248
Publication Date: September 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Tony Ibbotson has a career spanning more than 25 years, which has seen him work across the globe in places such as Japan, United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In that time he has worked with some of the best agencies on international accounts including Mars, Walkers, Diageo, and Unilever. In 2005 Tony started The Creative Method, an agency built on the philosophy of big ideas and the best execution. Its clients include Smirnoff Vodka, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Suntory, Campari, Wild Turkey, Skyy Vodka, Unilever, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo.
Peng Chong, the art director of Pesign Design, works on making creative designs with globalized graphs and thoughts to ensure that the branding and packaging design has foresightedness and artistry in the market competition. His works have won multiple international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award and World Star Packaging Awards. In 2014, his works Qian’s Gift won Pentawards Packaging Design Award: Food-Platinum Award (the top award of food packaging design).
Today’s travellers and vacationers are looking for more than the standard offerings of accommodations and services, and they often require places that speak to their senses of living and experiencing. In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features and thematic concepts that are intended to imbue special appeal for visitors. Hosts aim to provide guests with more than just accommodation options and seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of more personalized interaction and service. The guest house offers a distinctive experience and addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle. Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive and well-known projects from around the world, created by architects, designers, and artists. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact and represent the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies and displays the variations of spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields, and those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation offerings with a contemporary 21st-century focus.
Dimensions: 290mm x 245mm
Page Count: 288
Publication Date: September 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Shanshan Qi is founder and principle of STUDIO QI Architects, an international cutting-edge architectural design firm who is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Qi has received a Master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Design in Architecture in the United States, and achieved a Distinction for her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University. She was formerly with internationally renowned architectural firm Foster and Partners in New York, responsible for its China division, and later worked with top international architect Renzo Piano, among others. She has won several international honors, and has played a key role in the selections for two Pritzker Prizes for Architecture winners.
Edited by Chris Huang
Designers continue to focus their talents by leveraging striking visual devices into an internal and external messaging system via the product’s packaging design, which acts as a portable and extendable marketing tool. This superbly designed book showcases innovative, custom-packaging designs across a range of products, including footwear, clothing and apparel, fashion products, and more. Fashion Packaging Now presents in highly illustrated, full-color detail how the brand connects with the item with the packaging itself, and offers unique insight on individual project design production strategies. The case studies are modern, contemporary examples, which also feature many well- known brands, such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma.
Dimensions: 285mm x 205mm
Page Count: 240
Publication Date: May 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Chris Huang completed her Bachelor of Fine Art in Taipei with two years of graphic design graduate education in New York. She has more than 20 years of design field experience, based in Chicago, and has been teaching graphic design at the Illinois Institute of Art for more than a decade.
This volume offers 100 observations into pivotal points in creating or developing the ideas that drive corporate and brand identity. This full-colour book will delve into the principles, theory and design processes that help generate movement from the germination of a concept to the genesis of a well known and recognisable design of a brand or corporate identity.
Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm
Page Count: 128
Publication: April 2016
Colour: Full Colour
As a graphic designer, his work has earned him an international reputation and encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. He has won numerous international and Australian design awards, and his work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world. He is a long-standing member of Alliance Graphic Internationale and is a past AGI President (1997–2000).
The world’s largest student design conference was founded by Ken Cato in 1991. For more than twenty years, agIdeas International Design Week now attracts annually over 4,500 young designers and over 40 speakers from around the World. Ken is also an acclaimed author and has written numerous books.
Major design publications include three editions of First Choice published in 1989, 1996 and 2003. GD 3D - Graphic Design in the Third Dimension, Design for Business, Cato Design+, Design By Thinking, Cato Partners and the recently released Experiences, presenting the company’s philosophy and a selection of projects. The publication about Ken, Ken Cato: The Dimensions of Design forms part of the International Graphic Design Series published by Images Publishing, 2002.