Patterns in Design, Art and Architecture

376437184601_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_If there is a new language of contemporary design, surely it is pattern. Evocative, hypnotizing, sensual, calming, jarring, soothing patterns cover, conceal, and reveal an astonishing range of emotions and are at home on a chair or lamp as they are on the facades of enormous buildings. Patterns in Design examines this new trend, illustrating it with work by design luminaries like Hella Jongerius, Tord Moontje, Michael Lin, Olaf Nicolai, and Sauebruch and Hutton. Along the journey, the reader will experience an astonishing diversity of colors, shapes, and applications, as well as new technologies like laser engraving and digital milling that promise an even bolder future for patterns. (Published by Basel, 2005)