5 BEST...

Coffee Table Books about Design

These all look great on display, but also read well and have beautiful imagery...

1) The Design Hotels Book 2020

Every year they release a new book featuring the new and most unique boutique hotels around the globe. In this year’s addition, the beautiful interiors and scenery are captured by leading photographers and each hotel featured are celebrated for their "writing the narrative of modern hospitality”.

EUR 59.90 available at www.designhotels.cc 

Image courtesy of Nadi Booksellers.

2) Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century

With 400 rooms of varying interiors spanning from the beginning of the twentieth century to present day, this book features spaces which have made a true mark in the design world. Available in four book cover colours, it works as a decorative piece too.

$120 available at www.unitybooksonline.co.nz

Image courtesy of Phaidon Publishers.

3) The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living

Brought to you by the lifestyle magazine that works to promote quality of life, this book contains a mixture of interior photography, interviews and profiles. It delves deeply into the concept of slow living, and lays out simple principles to incorporate it into your own lifestyle.

$57.37 available at www.fishpond.co.nz 

Image courtesy of Green and the Great.

4) Design: Vignelli

Branching out to further mediums of design, this book celebrates the work of a husband and wife who dominated the design world from the 1960’s onwards. The Vignelli’s worked on everything from graphics to architecture to product design, and flicking through the pages… You will be sure to recognise more than some of the branding classics. 

USD 69.95 available on Amazon

Image courtesy of Acerbis Design.

5) All American Ads of the 90’s

Lastly, something the whole family will enjoy! It covers food to cars to fashion, and shows us the most iconic ads from the 90’s. A great laugh, yet an insightful and educational read for all ages.

USD 51.85 available at www.barnesandnoble.com

Image courtesy of Hunger TV

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