This must-have book for design junkies brings together 43 iconic products of Swiss origin to show why Swiss designs are famed far and wide for quality, utility and sheer beauty. Some of the products are well known: the Le Corbusier lounge, Zyliss salad-spinner, Victorinox pocket knife, Omega watches, the legendary Rex vegetable peeler. Others are surprising, newer or less celebrated (but no less beautiful), like the Freitag messenger bag, Davos sled, Girolle cheese slicer, foldable Micro Scooter, Nespresso coffee system, and the ingenious and ubiquitous rotary clothesline. Each design includes photos, a profile of the designer(s), and a capsule history of the evolution of the product. All are inspired by the same mantras: less is more, high quality, compatibility.
248 pp / 14 b&w and 88 color
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