D.E.S.I.G.N. by Ewa Solarz, illustrated by Aleksandra & Daniel Mizieliński

The story of design in a nutshell



By Ewa Solorz, illustrated by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński
Translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese
Published by Gecko Press (2011)
Age 9 to infinity
ISBN-10: 1877467839
ISBN-13: 978-1877467837
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RBS Children's Programme
HOUSE with Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski
Sunday 26 August, 11:30am-12:30pm
RBS Imagination Lab
Ages 8-12

Following on from the popular and highly well-received book, H.O.U.S.E., D.E.S.I.G.N. is a fascinating review of 69 of the most innovative household items from the past 150 years - from the classic to the most crazy. These are icons of design from the most eminent designers in the world, from the ‘Le Corbusier’ chair by Philippe Starck, to the 'Puddle Vase’ by Aalto.

Through light and witty descriptions, colorful anecdotes and bold illustrations, D.E.S.I.G.N. entertains, amazes and teaches us about the origins, aesthetics and form of objects that surround us.

Designers include: Charles Rennie Macintosh; Alvar Aalto; Arne Jacobsen; Charles & Ray Eames; Philippe Starck; Frank Gehry; and many others. Designs span 1859 to 2009. Objects include: chairs; tables; beds; an orange juicer; shelves and storage; a bath; lights; and much more.

Ewa Solarz studied Art History at Warsaw University in Poland. For many years she worked as a
journalist for the Polish magazine, House & Interior (Dom&Wnętrze). D.E.S.I.G.N. is her first book.

Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland in 2008. They have their own graphic design business called Hipopotam Studio. They wrote and illustrated H.O.U.S.E. (Gecko Press, 2010).

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