Friday, July 28, 2006

The Eco-Design Handbook

The Eco-Design Handbook offers the best-designed objects for every aspect of the home and office, including environmentally sound materials and building products. Some pieces are prototypes, some have already become classics; others have been discovered from far-away or unexpected places or difficult-to-find one-person studios.

The book contains an introduction that puts forward the history of green design and the latest eco-design strategies, and addresses the search for international standards. Two sections are devoted to detailed illustrated descriptions of furniture and objects for domestic living and products for the office or work-related activities, a third section is a catalogue of eco-materials, and the fourth part is a vast reference resource, including detailed listings of manufacturers, design studios and green organizations; a checklist of eco-design strategies; further reading; and a glossary of useful terms and concepts.

Easy-to-use information panels for each product and a cross-referencing system tie all the book’s sections together, while a comprehensive index enables the reader to find any product, designer or manufacturer instantly.

Buy The Eco-design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook For Home And Office by Alastair Fuad-Luke (Thames & Hudson).


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