This book looks at every aspect of interior detail for domestic spaces. It is designed to appeal to anyone interested in improving the home environment, from DIY enthusiasts to professionals such as architects and interior designers. Products selected come from around the world and are all currently available to buy (websites of manufacturers/suppliers are included in the product captions). The selection includes a combination of the newest and the best products launched since the millennium, arranged into chapters to provide inspiration for every space in the domestic interior. The book has seven chapters: Walls and Floors; Doors, Windows and Stairs; Heating and Cooling; Kitchens; Bathrooms; Lighting; Home Technology. Each chapter is prefaced by an in-depth interview with a leading architect/designer, who has a specialist knowledge of the chapter's subject. For example, James Soane, co-founder of Project Orange, looks at windows and doors. Gregorio Spini, the founder of Kundalini, one of Italy’s most progressive lighting manufacturers, discusses domestic lighting. Jack Mama, creative director at Philips Design, talks about technology in the home.
The way we view our outside space, whether roof terrace, balcony or garden, has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Today we realise the potential of exterior domestic spaces as outdoor rooms, a fact that has led to an unprecedented growth in design products for outdoor settings. Leading designers like Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck and Ross Lovegrove have created furniture and lighting ranges specifically for the outside. Their work successfully challenges traditional garden design, developing the use of new materials and the idea of the garden as a site for installation. With more than 1,000 full-colour images, 1000 Designs for the Garden is a lavishlyillustrated sourcebook focusing on the best in contemporary garden design. Each of its ten chapters is headed up by an interview with a leading expert in garden design, architecture, product design or fine art. Packed with the very latest in outdoor furniture, garden art and both practical and luxury garden items, the book features web addresses and full specifications for every product and will appeal to both gardeners and lovers of contemporary design alike.