Book Review: Volez Voguez Voyagez

Book Review: Volez Voguez Voyagez – Since the company’s inception by its namesake founder more than 150 years ago...

Book Review: Radical Renaissance 60

Book Review: Radical Renaissance 60 – “Denim was freedom, denim was the biggest dream,” says Renzo Rosso of the...

Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design

Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design – Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is...

Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900

Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900 – This book defines the history of modern interior design through the reuse...

Book Review: Interior Design by Jenny Gibbs

Book Review: Interior Design by Jenny Gibbs – Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive...
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Book Review: Volez Voguez Voyagez

Book Review: Volez Voguez Voyagez – Since the company’s inception by its namesake founder more than 150 years ago and the creation of its universally recognized monogram in 1896, Louis Vuitton has expanded its borders to encompass everything from perfumes to handbags to ready-to-wear. But Louis Vuitton Malletier has always been rooted in the timeless spirit of travel. See also: Book Review: New Bar and Club Design by Bethan Ryder Based on the exhibition curated by Olivier Saillard at Paris’s Grand Palais, this album was created to accompany the show on its travels around the world, beginning in Japan in spring 2016. Louis Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez gives readers an understanding of the history and vision of the brand whose innovation made traveling effortless as well as fashionable. You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns “Louis Vuitton has always been at the avant-garde of creation. More than a century after, if Louis Vuitton remains at the helm of fashion, it’s because we continuously inspire ourselves from the past while anticipating trends of our times.” —Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing interior design…

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Book Review: Radical Renaissance 60

Book Review: Radical Renaissance 60 – “Denim was freedom, denim was the biggest dream,” says Renzo Rosso of the early days of Diesel, the casual denim brand that he launched in 1978. Today, Rosso stands at the helm of OTB, the alternative luxury fashion group that encompasses Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Staff International, and Brave Kid. These companies are connected by the same streak of rebellion that has marked Rosso’s own career—a sense of going against the grain and a commitment to creation that goes above and beyond commercial restraints. Each brand embodies Rosso’s mantra, “only the brave, challenging the rules, fostering creativity,” and promotes, first and foremost, the proud label of fashion “Made in Italy.” See also: Book Review: New Bar and Club Design by Bethan Ryder Radical Renaissance 60 traces the evolution of this forward-thinking group of companies that bring humanity and philanthropy to the workplace and marry craftsmanship with industrial production. Featuring provocative photography from the most eye-catching campaigns and groundbreaking runway shows, this volume explores the worlds of design visionaries from Rosso himself to Martin Margiela, Nicola Formichetti, John Galliano, Consuelo Castiglioni, and Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, making it a must-have for any fashionista.  …

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Book Review: New Bar and Club Design by Bethan Ryder

Book Review: New Bar and Club Design by Bethan Ryder – New Bar and Club Design showcases 47 of the most glamorous venues around the world. The featured nightspots are grouped according to type: bars, restaurant bars, hotel bars and clubs. The book features a wide variety of bars to suit every taste, from space-age retro at Universum in Berlin to vintage Moroccan at Andy Wahloo in Paris, while clubs range from the hight-tech superclub Cacoon in Frankfurt to the bijou padded boîte Cielo in New York. New Bar and Club Design will inspire interior designers and scenesters alike – in fact anyone fascinated by the endlessly inventive world of interiors devoted to hedonism. See also: Book Review: A Touch Of Style Bethan Ryder is a London-based writer specializing in design and leisure topics, in particular bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs. Her other books include Restaurant Design (Laurence King, 2004). You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing interior design books and magazines! Don’t forget to leave a comment bellow! Get social and follow Best Design Books on Pinterest!Keep following Best Design Books…

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Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design

Book Review: Lighting for Interior Design – Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is one of the key tools for an interior designer, but can be a dauntingly technical subject for students. Part One, Theory, looks at the physics and technology behind lighting. Part Two, Process and Practice, looks more specifically at the use of lighting in interior design and outlines the key design issues and principles. The book goes on to show the ways of representing lighting schemes using CAD and 3D models and how to implement and test these designs. Finally, the book explains how to deal with contractors, clients and other professionals. You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living in Color and Patterns   This book takes a detailed, practical look at lighting in interior design, giving students all the key information and skills they need to be able to tackle lighting successfully in their designs. Malcolm Innes is a lighting designer, a light artist and lighting educator. He has lectured internationally on the subjects of light, art and architecture and he teaches on the MDes Lighting, BDes Interior Architecture and BDes Design and Digital Arts programmes at Edinburgh’s Napier University….

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Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900

Book Review: Key Interiors Since 1900 – This book defines the history of modern interior design through the reuse of existing buildings. This approach allows the history of the interior to be viewed as separate from the history of architecture and instead enables the interior to develop its own historical narrative. The book is organized around six thematic chapters: home, work, retail, display, leisure and culture. Each one comprises a selection of case studies in chronological order. 52 key examples dating from 1900 to the present are explored in terms of context, concept, organization and detail and are illustrated with photographs, plans, sections, concept drawings and sketches. This unique history will be invaluable for students of interior architecture and design seeking a survey tailored especially for them, as well as appealing to interested general readers. See also: Book Review: A Touch Of Style Graeme Brooker is The Head of the School of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He is interested in the cultural, historical and philosophical dimensions of the interior and the implications of reusing existing buildings. He has written numerous books on the interior including the highly acclaimed Rereadings (2004). You may also like: Interior Design Books: Kaleidoscope, Living…

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Book Review: Interior Design by Jenny Gibbs

Book Review: Interior Design by Jenny Gibbs – Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practice of interior design as well as invaluable information about education and careers and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. For the new edition, many of the examples of interiors have been updated and there is additional information on sustainability in interior design. The sections covering drawings and CAD have also been thoroughly revised and expanded to take account of changes in current practice in this area and also to provide more practical guidance on drawing, either by hand or using CAD software. You May Also Like: Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Jenny Gibbs is Principal of the KLC School of Design in Chelsea, London. Listed by House and Garden magazine as one of the leading contributors to British design, she is a regular lecturer and broadcaster. She also writes for home interest magazines and is the…

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Book Review: New Thai Style

Book Review: New Thai Style – Thai Style is renowned throughout the world for its grace, form and colors, reflecting wider national culture. Whether pavilion-style architecture, elegant interior designs, innovative use of textiles and materials, Thai style manages to combine cultural traditions with skilled craftsmanship and modern interpretations. These design forms have evolved into a 21st century paragon of design practice and universally admired. Contemporary Thai Style —one that merges ancient practices with modern fashions, graphics and technologies is what this book seeks to showcase. A number of carefully selected homes, resorts, hotels and residences from the north, through Bangkok to the islands in the south are featured in New Thai Style – a cornucopia of all that is new and exciting in confident, thrusting Thailand’s design scene. Work from established and emerging architects and designers are featured as international culture vultures and collectors, hot hoteliers and developers lead the way with a 21st-Century aesthetic, confident and contemporary, yet still distinctly Thai. You May Also Like: Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in Singapore. She has edited a number of books about Thai architecture, design and culture, and…

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Book Review: Furniture for Interior Design

Book Review: Furniture for Interior Design – This comprehensive, practical guide explores how contemporary furniture is used within interior design to define a space, create division and enclosure, and alter or redefine circulation. Initial chapters illustrate the different contexts in which furniture is used, from the office and domestic interiors to retail and exhibition space; look at types of furniture, whether off-the-shelf or bespoke; and explore the new vogue for recycling and vintage. Later chapters examine both traditional materials such as wood and the more unusual such as stone and glass, while also explaining new methods of manufacture – such as Computer Numerical Controlled and Selected Laser Sintering. The final chapter looks at how a design is developed, the site surveyed, prototypes made and specifications and schedules drawn up. See also: Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design Furniture for Interior Design is a detailed, highly illustrated guide to specifying and placing existing manufactured furniture, but also shows the reader how to design, detail, and commission batch-produced furniture or one-off, site-specific pieces.   About the Author Sam Booth is founder of multidisciplinary design practice LWD and is currently visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art and The Edinburgh College of…

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Furniture Design An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing
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Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development

Furniture Design: An Introduction to Development, Materials and Manufacturing – Furniture Design is a comprehensive guide and resource for students and furniture designers. As well as discussing pioneering contemporary and historical designs, it also provides substantive answers to designers’ questions about function, materials, manufacture and sustainability, integrating guidance on all of these subjects – particularly material and manufacturing properties, in one accessible and structured volume. Many leading contemporary furniture designers from around the world are included, with case studies carefully selected to highlight the importance of both material and manufacture-led design processes. The book is also intended to provide an insight into furniture design for those considering a university education in product and industrial design.   See also: Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design About the Author Stuart Lawson is Subject Leader, Design Products and Associate Head, School of Design at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Contents: Introduction: How to use this book Who is this book for? Section 1: Survey of the development of furniture Introduction 1a: A Cultural History of Furniture 1b: Innovations in Materials and Manufacturing Processes 1c: New Furniture: Understanding innovation in contemporary furniture design. Section 2: The Design Process Introduction 2a: Research for Design 2b:…

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Book Review: The Night Before BAFTA by Assouline

Book Review: The Night Before BAFTA by Assouline – Even before the Oscars, the buzz of the British Academy Film Awards gives a unique energy to awards season, making one night in early February a highlight for everyone in the film business. Thus in 1999, Charles Finch’s now-famous pre-BAFTA party was born, and in the years since, Finch’s charismatic charm and creative skills have turned a small gathering on the eve of the BAFTA Awards into a star-studded bash. With a foreword by John Malkovich, The Night Before BAFTA is a behind-the-scenes invitation to this glamorous night, featuring iconic images of British actors and films, anecdotes from the party’s guests and notable figures, and the story of the famed British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Readers are welcomed into the exclusive club venue, Annabel’s, to peruse an impressive photo collection of the who’s who of British film, complemented by former Harper’s Bazaar UK editor Lucy Yeomans’s insights on Red Carpet fashion moments in film. See also: Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Hotel Design John Malkovich is an American actor and director who has appeared in over seventy films, including Dangerous Liaisons, Empire of the Sun, and Being John Malkovich. He…

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Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design

Book Review: Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design – For each bathroom there is an image of the whole house (placing it in context and providing a flavour of the general design style), images of the bathroom, and a floor plan showing its relation to other spaces. The pages that follow are entirely devoted to detailed drawings showing the arrangement and construction of the bathroom, in particular sections, elevations and construction details of all the fitted units and joinery. These drawings are all made to a consistent style and to a set number of scales for easy comparison. Dimensions are also included with the drawings as well as details of fitted units (baths, showers, basins, etc.). See also: Book Review: Farfetch Curates Art The credits for the project include contact details of suppliers so that the exact materials and fixtures can be sourced. The projects are arranged into chapters by type of dominant material: glass, steel and stone. The book will be invaluable for all practising architects as well as those considering commissioning a high-quality bathroom for their own house. See also: Book Review: Dolce Vita Style Virginia McLeod has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the…

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Book Review: Mini Edition of Creative Space

Book Review: Mini Edition of Creative Space – Creative Space looks at 30 homes, from New York to Tokyo, via London and Paris, of the designers, directors, stylists, artists, graffiti writers, curators, novelists and innovators who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary culture. Filled with post-modern pop collectables, vintage junk finds, camouflage and graffiti, clothing and toy collections, these homes showcase quirky and original interior decoration. Looking at these interiors city by city, among the 30 homes featured in the book are those of artist and designer Julie Verhoeven and Maharishi founder Hardy Blechmann in London, graffiti artist Fafi in Paris, artists Ryan McGinness and Wes Lang in New York, innovative creatives Jaybo and Lucio Auri in Berlin, Barcelona filmmaker Roger Gual, and Tokyo’s cult photographer Yasumasa Yonehara and artist Aya Takano. The spaces they inhabit and work in give a real image of today’s avant garde. You May Also Like: Book Review: The Luxury Collection – Room With A View Francesca Gavin is Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused and Editor at Artsy and Harper’s Bazaar (France). She is the author of 100 New Artists, Creative Space and Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, and her curatorial work includes ‘The…

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