A Century of Colour in Design | Author: David Harrison
Discover the dazzling history of colour in design, from Bauhaus to Memphis and beyond. This curated anthology of furniture, fabric, lights and decorative objects shows how colour has defined key designs over the last century.
‘One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.’-Verner Panton
The allure of colour is undeniable, but its wholesale use in product design is a relatively recent development.
Perhaps more than any other object, the Eames Chairs of the 1950s symbolise the cultural intersection of design, technology and colour that continues to influence designers to this day. Suddenly, post WWII, pigment-imbued moulded fibreglass allowed buyers to express their individuality through coloured seating, forever changing the way we think about furniture.
From the pale blue Anglepoise lamp to Marimekko’s hot-red poppy print and the wine-red Bookworm Bookshelf, this book includes classics, future classics and equally exciting new pieces that will be a discovery for readers. Broad in its scope, A Century of Colour in Design delivers a snapshot of 20th-century history through the lens of design, exploring the origins and rationale behind the design and colouration of some of the century’s most iconic furniture and objects.
21.5 x 15.6 x 3.5 cm
A is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet | Author: Greg Paprocki
From the creators of BabyLit, open a window on history while teaching toddlers the ABCs.Teach brilliant babies about history and their ABCs with Greg Paprock'’s 'A Is for Atom: A...
Z is for Zoo | Author: Greg Paprocki
Introduce your toddler to the ABCs with this illustrated primer about many of the animals they’ll find in the zoo.An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring every child’s favourite zoo...
What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney | Author: Dennis Foley, Peter Read
What the Colonists Never Knew paints a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up Aboriginal in Sydney, alongside the colonists, from 1788 to the present. Dennis, the grandson...