Whether they pioneer the use of a new material or production process, take sustainability to the next level of design, or innovate in technology and functionality, each product is important in its own right. “Functionality is objective – how well does the object perform its task. After six years, she left the field to pursue her professional interests in product and graphic design. This witty yet insightful overview highlights why a design is good and why we should pay attention to it. Detailed to look like a product itself, DesignPOP can act as both a gift and a resource. Whether it is a bladeless fan by James Dyson, the iPhone from Apple or the design for a pill bottle for Target, DesignPOP demonstrates how game-changing designs are popping up everywhere in our lives. www.mydesignlife.com DesignPOP presents 82 game-changing products, created since the year 2000, that push the boundaries of any expectations. Using 95 per cent original photography, designer biographies, a “where to shop” guide along with resources for each product, DesignPOP acts as a bridge between the world of design and the general public, and encourages the reader to explore the design world around them and the products within that world. About the author
A high-design enthusiast and connoisseur, Roberts began her career as an architect. Most recently, she has designed products for museum stores, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum, among others. Three winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Form and emotionality are subjective.”
Three winners will be chosen and each one will receive a copy of DesignPOP. The winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. The book was created as a result of Roberts’ 2011 TV series My Design Life – a docu-series that followed Lisa and her team as they visited museums, exhibits, trade fairs and design stores, and lead to the gathering of ideas and inspiration for the products featured in DesignPOP. Featured projects were selected for their functionality, technology, sustainability or use of new materials. In addition, Roberts serves on the executive committee and as a trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and as a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. DesignPOP features 82 stand-out projects from the 21st century, including work by industrial designer James Dyson, Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and lighting designer Stuart Haygarth. How does it introduce a new idea? Housed in a neon pink-padded vinyl cover, it entertains with pithy product descriptions and engages the eye with original and humorously narrative photography. With approachable text, it appeals to a broad audience, not just the ‘in-the-know’ design crowd. Competition: we’re giving away three copies of DesignPOP, the new product design book by My Design Life founder Lisa S Roberts (+ movie). “Great design succeeds in form, function and emotion, said Roberts.