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Tools for Living: A Sourcebook of Iconic Designs for the Home Mul Edition

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ISBN-10: 1906863016
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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Mul edition (December 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906863016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906863012
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,178,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Fiell's have written plenty of books on design and I often wondered, while looking through the few I have, how wonderful it would be if I could buy this or that design. Now it's possible because this book has an interesting editorial remit of only showing design that is available (and as Dieter Ram's Braun calculator isn't included I guess it's not made anymore) so every item has a web address, though that is not to say everything is available worldwide.

The ten chapters: kitchenware; tableware; furniture; lighting; office, bathroom; maintenance; children; garden and one called 'other' (with a selection of door handles, amazingly fourteen included, wall clocks, CD racks etcetera) show one product a page and I was pleased to see that a lot of the old favorites are still being made. Timo Sarpaneva's cooking pot (1960) and wonderful Rosenthal Suomi dinnerware (1976) Max Bill's wall clock (1956) Henning Koppel's pitcher (1952) and fish dish (1954) Egmont Aren's kitchen mixer (1937) and of course Charles Eames lounger (1956) which will always be available.

Some of the kitchenware objects, though you might consider them mundane, still retain good, simple looks. The Sherman Kelly ice-cream scoop (1933) Rosle Design Team whisk (1978) Smart Design pastry brush (2006) and the incredibly simple and obvious cheese slicer designed by Norwegian Thor Bjorklund in 1925. Perhaps, predictably, the majority of products in the book are European and nicely many are Scandinavian. The Fiell's Scandinavian Design is a remarkable visual look at the timeless design that has come out of these four countries over the decades.
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Great purchase! The designs featured are relevant and diverse - even better, they're accessible. The manufacturers' web addresses are provided for each product, making it extremely easy to purchase any of the featured products. Highly recommend!!!
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Beautiful content, informative and useful book. Last month I went to the store looking for a book for a friend, and I selected this. I took it home and after a week, decided to keep it, and today I went back and bought my friend his copy, for Christmas.

Go Fiells!
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Extensive look at iconic home designs - would recommend to any and all design lovers. Each design is beautifully photographed and researched in great depth. Perfect holiday gift!
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