A global survey of 100 of the world's most exciting
and important young product designers, as selected by
10 renowned design experts Follow-up to the highly
successful Spoon, this book presents the innovations
and developments in the design world since Spoon's
publication Also included are 10 Curator's Choices, a
selection of designs that have made a lasting and
significant impact Each designer's work is represented
by a striking selection of colour images and is
accompanied by a commentary written by the curator who
selected them Essential for product designers,
students and design enthusiasts, as well as anyone
looking for a comprehensive reference book on the
world's best young designers and
-Tom Dixon is one of the UK's most influential
designers and the creative director of Habitat, the
furniture retailer. His company TOM DIXON was launched
in 2002 and since then has developed its own collection
of contemporary lighting and furniture.
-Maria Helena Estrada is a design critic and curator.
She is currently the editor and publisher of ARC DESIGN,
a magazine published in Brazil that focuses on new
-Guta Moura Guedes is an industrial designer and the
director of the Centro Cultural de Bellem and the
National Design Museum in Lisbon. In 1999, she
co-founded Experimentadesign - Bienal de Lisboa, a
leading international event devoted to design.
-Pierre Keller is the director of one of the most
interesting European design schools, ECAL in
Switzerland. Since he took up the post in 1995, the
school, founded in 1821, has evolved from a regional
school into an institute of global significance.
-Didier Krzentowski is a design expert and the
founder of galerie kreo, France. He is renowned for
commissioning series of specially designed, limited
-Sang-kyu Kim works as a curator for the Hangaram
Design Museum at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea. His
curatorial works at the museum include: Archigram: No
Design, No Style: Droog Design; Design Culture in Korea
1910-1960; and Good Chair.
-Julie Lasky is editor-in-chief of I.D., the New
York-based magazine of international design. She has
contributed to The New York Times, Metropolis, Dwell,
Surface, and NPR. Lasky is an adjunct faculty member of
the MFA Design program at SVA.
-Brian Parkes is associate director and senior
curator at Object, Australian Centre for Craft and
Design. His major curatorial projects include Akira
Isogawa in 2002, Sydney Style in 2004 and Design Island.
He is a regular contributor to international design
-Francesca Picchi is a design writer, curator, and
the editor of Domus in Italy. She has published
monographs on Enzo Mari (1999) and Alberto Meda (2003)
and contributed to many other books on design, including
KGID for Phaidon.
-Chieko Yoshiie is a design critic and the
editor-in-chief at Casa Brutus, a Japanese magazine
focusing on the best new product design and