For those who aim to fill their homes with the best everyday designer objects, there is a new shopping bible. "Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home", a 768-page tome to be published next month, tries to identify the most thoughtful, functional, reliable and aesthetically pleasing examples of almost every type of household product, regardless of price. That includes furnishings like chairs and lamps, and utilitarian items like waste bins and toilet brushes.
Peter Fiell, who wrote the book with his wife, Charlotte, calls it "a book of ultimates for the home." They already own many of the products, he said. "We're highlighting those objects that you could buy once, for life, and that you could feel good about gifting to someone." --Tim McKeough, New York Times, October 21, 2010
About the Author
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on 20th and 21st century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject. They have just founded their own design-led publishing company, FIELL, to publish their own books as well as other titles by other specialist authors.