Paul Smith Limited Edition Edited by Tony Chambers, with a foreword by Jonathan Ive

Price AUD$550.00 Price CAD$525.00 Price €350.00 Price £295.00 Price T395.00 Price USD$395.00

Gift options available at checkout

This beautiful limited edition of the monograph features a silky cover in the classic Paul Smith stripe with intricate embroidered typography, is signed by Sir Paul, and comes in an elegant cloth-bound box.

Inside the box of each of the 350 limited-edition books there is a Polaroid print taken, and signed, by Sir Paul specially for the book. No two photographs are the same, making every edition truly unique.

Created in close collaboration with design legend Sir Paul Smith, Paul Smith celebrates the iconic brand through the lens of 50 objects, chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years.

The carefully-selected objects have impacted Sir Paul's worldview, creative process, and adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity. Every item illuminates a different aspect within the designer's work and leads to discussions on subjects as varied as the formality of a suit, the importance of teamwork, and the power of humor — providing colorful, candid insight into one of the most creative minds working in design today.

The book also explores everything from his very first show in Paris and his cult Floral Street store in London, to the evolution of that stripe and his most recent collections and collaborations.

The books opens with a foreword by Jonathan Ive, former chief design officer of Apple, and also features personal contributions — letters, drawings and photos — from fashion and design icons Manolo Blahnik, James Dyson, Martin Parr, John Pawson and Alice Rawsthorn.

Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 312 x 237 mm (12 1/4 x 9 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 264 pp
  • Illustrations: 400 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838662288

Sir Paul Smith CBE RDI (b. 1946) is one of the UK’s foremost designers and is renowned for his creative spirit. His eponymous fashion brand combines traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made modern pieces. Tony Chambers (b. 1963) is founder and creative director of design and lifestyle consultancy TC & Friends and co-chair of Brainstorm Design.