"Patented" tells the story of a century of industrial and product design through 1,000 design patents

A new and essential reference for any designer.
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Author Thomas Rinaldi takes a closer look at the design icons that have changed our everyday lives in "Patented: 1,000 Design Patents."

"From legendary classics to anonymous objects that are indispensable in homes and offices, this one-of-a-kind collection of original patent documents celebrates the creative genius of designers, inventors, creators, innovators, and dreamers the world over. The range is phenomenal: patents by Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Ettore Sottsass, Raymond Loewy, and George Nelson sit alongside everyday designs for tape dispensers, pencil sharpeners, food processors, desk fans, and drink bottles to create a valuable reference that's also an irresistible browse."

Available this March.


$39, phaidon.com

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