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Book Review: DesignPOP


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Hitting bookshelves this month, the neon pink, padded vinyl covered DesignPOP is a 216-page tome to contemporary product design written by designer and collector Lisa S. Roberts. Published by Rizzoli, DesignPOP includes 82 works created from 2000-2014 from Frank Gehry, the Campana brothers, Hella Jongerius, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Jasper Morrison, James Dyson, and other design icons. It includes 95% original photography, designer biographies, and a “where to shop” guide along with resources for each product. Though I haven’t handled the physical book and its retro-plastic cover (I was sent a PDF to review), the internal layouts with their oversized pull-quotes and high-quality photographs certainly make for a fun read for consumers. Even design-insiders should find enough new products to keep their interest.

DESIGNPOP

By Lisa S. Roberts

HC w/jacket / 9 1⁄2” x 9 1⁄2” / 216 pages / 175 color illustrations

US $35.00 / Can $35.00 / UK £25.00

Rizzoli New York

All images courtesy Rizzoli.

7.Title page edited copy

DesignPop Cover

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