- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (September 16, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500517487
- ISBN-13: 978-0500517482
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.5 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,933,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Designing Here/Now: A global selection of objects, concepts and spaces for the future 1st Edition
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About the Author
Allan Chochinov is a founding partner and editor-in-chief of Core77. He is the chair and co–founder of the MFA in Products of Design Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.
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Every page of this massive, 443-page work features a description and a photo of something marvelous or startlingly innovative – things you look at and think, “Wow. That’s clever! Why didn’t somebody think of that before?” More than once, I found myself wishing I could click over to a shopping cart and load up.
Still, this book is more than just a compendium of unique products. It showcases juried examples of design at its best: solutions to problems, rendered elegantly, economically, and beautifully. One would expect no less from Core 77, the New York-based organization and design site that has done so much to build community and evangelize design since its founding more than 18 years ago.
Still, one doesn’t have to be a designer or, for that matter, even have more than a rudimentary understanding of design, to appreciate the objects and spaces featured in this book. It’s enough just to open its pages and marvel at the imagination and ingenuity of people who thought to create such things as a handbag that will charge your phone, a pup tent easy assembled by the disabled, or a laundry bag that will turn your grubby skivvies into a punching bag. Now that’s hard-working design!