Famous Ordinary Things
|Author||Demian Conrad ; Rob Van Leijsen|
'Famous Ordinary Things' is a tribute to modest objects developed within Swiss design culture. "Famous" Swiss actors from the creative, artistic, or political field contributed to the book by taking a snapshot of a design item from environment. The resulting images underline the contemporary landscape of home and office interiors in Switzerland and remind us how these objects impact our everyday lives. They present a beautiful kaleidoscopic voyage through nostalgic and progressive visions, whereby the relationship between object and owner is filled with anecdotes and irony. With contributions by Mario Botta, Olaf Breuning, Alain de Botton, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and many others.
|158 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English|