Author(s): Claudia Hellmann; Nina Kozel; Hajo Düchting
Design shapes our life everywhere - whether it is the chair we are sitting in, the computer we are reading on, or the house we are living in. This volume profiles 50 of the most influential designers over the past 150 years. From the first bentwood chars by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers are profiled in insightful texts and numerous illustrations. A fascinating survey of the development of modern design and its pioneering creators. Book jacket.
NINA KOZEL is a freelance editor and journalist for several online magazines. CLAUDIA HELLMANN is an author and journalist specializing in film, travel, and design. HAJO DU CHTING is an art historian, artist, and author. His books include Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee (all by Prestel).