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Design for Children

Play, Ride, Learn, Eat, Create, Sit, Sleep


A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children's product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today


Kimberlie Birks


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Price: USD$59.95

A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children's product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today

Design for Children, a must-have book for all style-conscious and design-savvy readers, documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers, and beyond. The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids - from toys, furniture, and tableware, to textiles, lights, and vehicles.

Contemporary superstars and twentieth-century masters, including Philippe Starck, Nendo, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Kengo Kuma, and Marcel Wanders, are showcased.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 536 pp
Illustrations: 650 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714875194

Kimberlie Birks is a New York-based design writer and editor. Born in Montreal, she studied art history at Brown University and design criticism at the School of Visual Arts, where she wrote a graduate thesis on playground design. Her writing has featured in Dwell, Domus, Metropolis, and Azure.

"For older, design-savvy and style-conscious kids or those interested in product, lighting and furniture design."—City Kids

"At a time when the market for well-made, innovative objects for children is undergoing a transformative, and global explosion, Design for Children documents the evolution of craftsmanship, exceptional production and modern aesthetics throughout this increasingly important field of design."—AbsolutelyMama.co.uk

"Catalogues 450 of the most enduring designs created exclusively for children."—Western Living Magazine

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"I am, for instance, fascinated by the boutique in the middle of the Texas desert: hermetic sculpture that forever displays Prada's 2005 collection of shoes and handbags... Time and time again the book is a useful check-up on the artwork that is out there."—MatureTimes.co.uk

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"For older, design-savvy and style-conscious kids or those interested in product, lighting and furniture design."—City Kids

"At a time when the market for well-made, innovative objects for children is undergoing a transformative, and global explosion, Design for Children documents the evolution of craftsmanship, exceptional production and modern aesthetics throughout this increasingly important field of design."—AbsolutelyMama.co.uk

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