A global survey of 100 of the world’s most exciting and important young product designers, as selected by 10 renowned design experts

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


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&Fork seeks to represent the best in international product design from around the world. In order to make the most comprehensive selection of 100 important young product designers working today, 10 key figures from the design world were enlisted to curate the project.

These 10 writers, curators and designers have combined their extensive knowledge to ensure that &Fork" truly represents this exciting field and its most innovative developments since its highly successful predecessor, Spoon, in 2002.

Australia, the UK, South America, the Far East, USA and Europe are all represented and give the book a truly global perspective. With a short written piece provided by the curators for each designer we are given insight into why the designer's work has been chosen, and their background and future design plans. Each curator has also chosen one piece of design for the 'Good Design' chapter of the book. Here they have a chance to discuss one object by one designer that they believe has made a significant impact on the design world, and that young designers of today are still influenced by and can learn from.

303 x 302 mm (11 7/8 x 11 7/8 in)
448 pp
600 colour photographs
9780714847689 | 0714847682


Tom Dixon is one of the UK's most influential designers and the creative director of Habitat, the furniture retailer. His company TOM DIXON was launched in 2002 and since then has developed its own collection of contemporary lighting and furniture.

Maria Helena Estrada is a design critic and curator. She is currently the editor and publisher of ARC DESIGN, a magazine published in Brazil that focuses on new design.

Guta Moura Guedes is an industrial designer and the director of the Centro Cultural de Bellem and the National Design Museum in Lisbon. In 1999, she co-founded Experimentadesign - Bienal de Lisboa, a leading international event devoted to design.

Pierre Keller is the director of one of the most interesting European design schools, ECAL in Switzerland. Since he took up the post in 1995, the school, founded in 1821, has evolved from a regional school into an institute of global significance.

Didier Krzentowski is a design expert and the founder of galerie kreo, France. He is renowned for commissioning series of specially designed, limited edition objects.

Sang-kyu Kim works as a curator for the Hangaram Design Museum at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea. His curatorial works at the museum include: Archigram: No Design, No Style: Droog Design; Design Culture in Korea 1910-1960; and Good Chair.

Julie Lasky is editor-in-chief of I.D., the New York-based magazine of international design. She has contributed to The New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell, Surface, and NPR. Lasky is an adjunct faculty member of the MFA Design program at SVA.

Brian Parkes is associate director and senior curator at Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design. His major curatorial projects include Akira Isogawa in 2002, Sydney Style in 2004 and Design Island. He is a regular contributor to international design publications.

Francesca Picchi is a design writer, curator, and the editor of Domus in Italy. She has published monographs on Enzo Mari (1999) and Alberto Meda (2003) and contributed to many other books on design, including KGID for Phaidon.

Chieko Yoshiie is a design critic and the editor-in-chief at Casa Brutus, a Japanese magazine focusing on the best new product design and architecture.


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