21st Century Design
Author: Fairs, Marcus
21st Century Design is a fascinating survey of the contemporary design landscape, guiding the reader through the intoxicating array of contemporary movements, styles and trends, and identifying today's leading designers, as well as future design classics. This pioneering publication places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores cultural and economic forces shaping design now and in the years to come. Accessible and engaging, it charts the incredible explosion of design worldwide and discusses cross-fertilization between design movements in what is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting industries in the world.
Journalist, lecturer and entrepreneur Marcus Fairs, formerly founding editor of the architecture and design magazine, icon, is editor of online design magazine Dezeen (www.dezeen.com). Winner of several journalism awards, Marcus wrote and presented a documentary about Philippe Starck (BBC, 2003), has appeared in the TV series Home (BBC, 2006) and in September 2007 devised and curated the Trash Luxe exhibition of recycled design at Liberty's (September 2007). He is also the author of Green Design (Carlton, March 2009). Marcus lives in London, England. Winner of numerous awards, such as Elle Decoration's Designer of the Year in 2006, Marcel Wanders was selected as among the world's 50 design icons in November 2007. Art director and co-owner of Droog Design and Moooi, he also works on architectural and interior design projects. His designs are exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A in London.