International Design for the Home

Julie Muller Stahl

     7.25 × 9.78 in (18.4 × 24.8 cm)
200 pages
316 color illustrations
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568984766

The big design surveys of the past few years tend to have two things in common: a lot of creative design and very few women designers. Dish is here to set the record straight. This exciting collection features new work by over forty emerging and established female designers from over fifteen countries.

The innovative, cutting-edge work in Dish provides a fresh take on current trends in product design for the home, including furniture, ceramics, glassware, lighting, and textiles. Works range from Monica Nicoletti's "Place Holders," moving boxes that serve as transitional furniture, to Matali Crasset's "Phytolab" that combines plants and plastic in a bathroom project. They explore materials, from Sara Unruh's chemically treated silk fabric to Anette Hermann's rubber and metal chair, in which the user becomes part of the construction. Each designer is featured with examples of her work, biographical information, and a personal statement that encapsulates her approach. A foreword by Susan Yelavich and essays by experts in making, selling, and critiquing contemporary design offer insights into the conceptual, aesthetic, functional, and political nature of the work. All together, this book dishes out the hottest work around.

Julie Muller Stahl is the founder of her eponymous firm that is a conduit between industry and contemporary design. She is an independent curator and handles a combination of strategic design relations, creative marketing, and public relations. She currently lives in New York City.

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