Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book review: Metropolitan Home's Design 100

Metropolitan Living, long established as the leading authority on modern interiors has compiled a fantastic new collection of one hundred of the best innovative and distinctive interiors featured in their pages - Design 100: The Last Word on Modern Interiors. Cited as "a working sourcebook of great design ideas for home design, even for people who have never read Met Home", it is filled with creative, innovative ideas from some of the leading names in modern design today including Vivienne Tam, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Hoppen and Vicente Wolfe amongst others. With awe-inspiring architecture, distinctive design ideas and even some creative DIY ideas (see the black and white mantle, below) this new book is bound to leave your mind swirling with creative possibilities. Featuring an array of distinctive styles, it challenges the definition of what modern design really is and offers a spectacular selection of beautiful spaces and interesting stories and insights behind each of them.

Modernism is difficult to define because it's not one distinctive style. It can be both minimal and baroque, rectilinear and curvilinear, monochromatic and colourful.
- Fern Simon

Modern is about unexpected juxtapositions.
       - Jonathan Adler

Modernism is a perfect response to our hectic, loud and chaotic contemporary life.
- Roger Faulds White

Modernism is about editing, editing, editing.
       - Doug Meyer

A must have for any design lover's library!

{Design 100, Filipacchi Publishing, 2010.  Photo credits:  1- John Granen, 2- David Garcia, 3 - Frank Ooms, 4 - Colleen Duffley, 5 - Vincente Wolf }


christine {bijouandboheme} said...

That last dining area is one of my all time faves and I loooove those blue/chrome swivel chairs- divine.

Lily said... the area in front of the fireplace.


The enchanted home said...

These pictures do modernism justice....I especially love the last two pictures...that stair hall is so dramatic in its all white glory and that monastery table is great!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this! Edit- man, that word must be in every single artist's vocabulary. Edit!

annie markantonatou said...

love the dining rom pic!

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

That stairway, so pristine and beautiful, should lead to Heaven!

High School Diploma said...

Such an intelligent work

buyaionaccounts said...

Super love the interiors simply gorgeous. Great details from furnitures to color tones, perfect. I must grab a copy after this one, sure its worth it.

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