French Design: Creativity as Tradition
By Alain Lardet and Anne Bony
A tribute to the design leadership of twenty-five iconic French firms, including Baccarat, Christofle, Hermès, and S.T. Dupont, who successively reinvented themselves in close partnership with designers.
Each design house's history is told through deep research in archives and institutional collections, as well as through the words of the figures who shaped their present-day narrative. A photographic album of objects features, for each firm, an innovative object compared with one or more characteristic pieces from the same firm’s heritage.
A useful resource for graphic and fashion designers, marketing professionals, collectors, and students.
Published by Skira
Hardcover, 280 pages, 250 color images, 9.5 × 11 inches