13 April 2006

Phaidon Press to launch Design Classics books

Phaidon Press is launching a three-volume set of books, Design Classics, presenting 999 industrially manufactured products ranging from cars to furniture. The anthology, which charts the processes of design and

Runaway train

The ‘open access’ train operator Hull Trains shows how smaller businesses can succeed, with resolve and a simple, solid idea, says Hugh Pearman Say what you like about railway privatisation,

Profile: Inga Sempé

Furniture and lamp designer Inga Sempé’s fascination with technical details gives her work an idiosyncratic touch. Despite international success, she still has a passion for Paris, says Natasha Edwards Tiny

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Upcoming design books to look out for

Spotlighting marginalised women designers, “heads on” design solutions to environmental issues and more – these are the anticipated design books we think you should read.