21 Twenty One: 21 Designers for Twenty-First Century Britain

21 Twenty One: 21 Designers for Twenty-First Century Britain

By: Gareth Williams (author)Paperback

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21 | TWENTY ONE showcases designers living and working in Britain who have come to prominence since the millennium. They lead public taste and critical debate; they are the innovators and the explorers of new materials or processes; they are establishing new ways of working, and redefining what that work might be. Combining interviews with commentary and evaluation, Gareth Williams examines what design means and has meant to Britain and British identity, looking at the roles of government, museums, galleries, studios, the public, and the designers. Designers include El Ultimo Grito, Industrial Facility, Jaime Hayon, Troika and rAndom International, who have worked for brands such as British Airways, Camper, Droog, Muji, The Science Museum and MoMA.

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About Author

Gareth Williams is Senior Tutor in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London. His previous books include Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design (V&A 2009), The Furniture Machine: Furniture Design since 1990 (V&A 2006) and Branded? (V&A 2000).

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781851776788
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781851776788
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1851776788

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