D.E.S.I.G.N. is a fascinating review of 69 of the most innovative household items from the past 150 years - from the classic to the most crazy.
One of the things we do really love about D.E.S.I.G.N. is that the illustrations are appealing to children, but the author hasn't dumbed down the information. There are 69 of the most innovative household items from the past 150 years in D.E.S.I.G.N. and we had no idea that most of them even existed. The illustrations are quirky, every page is full of bold colours, and there are diagrams showing you how each object works or is supposed to be used. There is a handy key at the beginning of the book showing you what each of the symbols mean throughout the book. These symbols on each page tell you what the object is made of, what it can be used for and which country the designer/inventor is from. There's also an index in the back to help you find your favourite objects. D.E.S.I.G.N. is a book that you can come back to again and again, and discover something new each time. It's the perfect book for those inquisitive children, especially boys, who want to know how things work, and adults will love it just as much as children. One of our favourite nonfiction books for children of 2011.If you want to take a look at the presentation of Cocobooks in Barcelona with Mariscal, Martí Guixé, and Juli Capella at BD Barcelona Design showroom click the slideshow Cocobooks