CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A revealing look at the intimate living spaces of key contemporary designers.
What should "home" look like today? Here we discover how influential designers
work, relax, and are inspired by their personal and professional surroundings.
And there are plenty of surprises, from Harry Allen's converted mortuary in
Manhattan to the Bouroullec brothers' carpenter's workshop in a Parisian suburb.
This diverse group of designersfrom America, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UKare among those who lead and shape
our every design decision, from the chairs we sit on to the hotel rooms we
The philosophies of the featured designers are revealed through the pertinent
question-and-answer section: they share their ideas on design, personal space,
inspirations, work methods, and how we live now and may be living in the future.
With special photography by Grant Scott, this book provides a unique
opportunity for all those professionally involved in or just passionate about
design to discover what the world's leading shapers of taste choose for
themselves in creating their own homes. 218 color illustrations.
Featuring work by Alberto Alessi, Harry Allen, Azumis, Yves Behar, The
Bouroullec Brothers, Boym, Piero Busnelli, The Campana Brothers, Matali
Crasset, Robin Day, Droog, Gitta Gschwendtner, Martí Guixé, Sam Hecht, Matthew
Hilton, Joseph Holtzman, Enzo Mari, David Mellor, Jay Osgerby, Dieter Rams,
Karim Rashid, Jerszy Seymour, Ali Tayar, Terence Woodgate.