The Shape of Things to Come
written by Robert Klanten
Die Gestalten Verlag | ISBN 9783899552188
Hardback – 280 pages
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After decades of practice, the clean and simplified designs of Minimalism, where less is more and form follows function are less used. There is an explosion of vibrant design today that breaks free from the minimal style of approach, prevailing in current design trends. With new technology, advanced engineering and expanded choice of materials, designers are embracing design with scintillating attitude, challenging aesthetic boundaries and speculating new expressions in visual codes. The upper crust of designers have always been synonymous with the fashion designers of haute couture. They set trends and present bold concepts becoming indicators for the mass market to follow. Desire presents the creme de la creme of design today. On the one hand, it presents celebrated designers who are creating design art, one-off pieces and limited editions which are considered works of art. Created with experimental freedom and intended for a niche market, they are exhibited at prestigious design galleries and sold at international auction houses. On the other hand, the book introduces promising young talent culled from around the world that is merging various design disciplines and producing a new expressive language. Influenced by a diverse range of styles, their conceptual designs are provocative. They challenge our understanding of furniture, objects, interior design and will pave the way we will live in the future. The pioneering examples showcased in Desire will shape the future aesthetic of product, furniture and object design and be a sure indicator of trends that will be influencing the design industry.
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