Sir Paul Smith highlights his influences in his new self-titled book

The book takes readers through 50 objects that have inspired the designer over the years.
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Phaidon Paul Smith

Whether it's the vibrant colors or the quintessentially British aesthetic, it's easy to spot a Paul Smith piece from a mile away. The famed designer is releasing a new book that walks readers through some of his biggest influences that have inspired his iconic work. 

"This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years — from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity."

Available October.

$69, phaidon.com

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