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 manufacturing, includes over 4000 images of patents, prototypes, ads, drawings and archival photographs, dating from the late 1600s to the present day. The book collection comes with a carrying case designed by Konstantin Grcic. It is published on 24 April and retails at £100.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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