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Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors


100 of the most creative interior design projects selected by 10 acclaimed curators from around the world


Conceived and Edited by Phaidon Editors


Editions:

Price: USD$79.95

Room is a comprehensive overview of contemporary world interior design and designers.

A lavishly illustrated volume, Room presents 100 exceptional emerging designers, selected by 10 international leaders in the interior design world; featuring curators from a broad range of disciplines, including groundbreaking design publications, world-renowned academics and tutors on design, influential interior design practices, cross-genre innovators and industry leaders.

This international panel have each chosen 10 of their favourite interior design projects that have broken new ground in the last 5 years. Arranged alphabetically by designer, the book features more than 700 photographs, renders and drawings. The result is an up-to-the-minute collection representing the best of both global and regional interior design around the world.

The variety in curators ensures a uniquely broad remit of interior design is covered, from retail concept stores, ephemeral dining experiences, stage design, art installations, hotels and home living.

Each critic has written exclusively for this publication on each of the designs they have nominated - projects that they believe to have made a profound impact on the course of contemporary interior design. The book also includes biographies of all interior designers and curators.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 297 x 297 mm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in)
Pages: 416 pp
Illustrations: 750 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867441

Nacho Alegre is a cofounder of Apartamento Magazine. Apartamento is a biannual, English-language publication read in 45 countries; it has been called the world's hippest interiors magazine.

Michael Boodro is Editor-in-Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine. He has also held editorial positions at HG Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and GQ. He is the author of Stephen Sills and James Huniford's design book Dwellings. He began his career in the fine arts sector, and is a graduate of Yale University.

Tony Chambers is Editor-in-chief of Wallpaper* – the influential design, fashion and lifestyle magazine. He started his career as an editorial designer at The Sunday Times Magazine and became art director of UK GQ in 1996.

Aric Chen is a writer, critic and curator specializing in design, architecture and art; a contributor to The New York Times, Wallpaper*, PINUP and others. He was creative director of Beijing Design Week and is currently curator of design and architecture for the new M+ museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, set to open in 2017.

Miles Kemp has been a leader in interactive architecture and user experience design for nearly two decades. He is the president of award-winning Variate Labs whose projects span robotics, interiors, architecture, products, vehicles, user experience and video game design. In 2009, Kemp cowrote, Interactive Architecture, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Ko Matsubara is Editor-in-Chiefof Tokyo-based Casa Brutus, one of Japan’s foremost interior design and architecture publications. Casa Brutus is dedicated to coverage of all things design, fashion and lifestyle, and having a three-decade history, the monthly publication is among the most widely read magazines in Japan.

Jon Otis is a practicing designer and Professor of Interior Design at the Pratt Institute. He has been awarded the Fulbright and Lusk Fellowships and more recently he was honoured by being named a 2009 Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator in Interior Design.

Robert Thiemann is Editor-in-Chief of Frame and Mark Magazines and Co-Director of Frame Publishers; its three highly international magazines cover art, architecture, design and interiors, reaching readers in 77 countries.

Alan Yau is an internationally recognised restaurateur. In 1992 he launched Wagamama, a hip, hi-tech, healthy-eating no-reservations canteen with communal bench seating and an inexpensive menu built around the Japanese noodle. Constantly trawling the globe in search of further inspiration his unparalleled restaurant empire has always been design focused.

Frederico Duarte (Portugal) studied communication design and worked as a graphic designer in Portugal, Malaysia and Italy. In 2010 he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with an MFA in design criticism. As a design writer, critic and curator he’s been writing articles and essays, contributing and editing books and catalogues, giving lectures and workshops, organizing events and curating exhibitions on design, architecture and creativity since 2006. He is also currently teaches at ESAD Caldas da Rainha and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

Contents and Sections:

Preface
10 Curators
100 Contemporary Interiors
Designers' Biographies
Index

"An exquisite collection of spaces."—Make It Better

"A seven-star, boutique hotel of a book with model looks... An impressive piece of work."—Irish Examiner

"Dip into 100 projects from around the world in this comprehensive overview of interior design today."—Hong Kong Tatler Homes

"An exquisite collection of spaces."—Make It Better

"A seven-star, boutique hotel of a book with model looks... An impressive piece of work."—Irish Examiner

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