30 Years of Design
This extremely cool book, with non-standard page sizes, a DVD and die-cut cover, celebrates 30 years of work from Dutch handbag and jewelry designer Maria Hees. On the surfact, Hees’ designs seem simple and playful, but underneath they are remarkably inventive, carefully finished and rigorously user-friendly. Her limited-edition handbags pair classic shapes with very non traditional materials such as wood, metal, fake fur and fish leather, as well as unusual methods, like water-jet cutting or re-interpreting smocking with rivets. Her jewelry, beautifully photographed here, uses organic and curved shapes with sleekly modern finishes, combining materials like wood, porcelain, rubber, parchment and anodized aluminum with gold and silver.
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 46 color
Retail Price: $49.95