Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary

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Lars Müller Publishers, 2007 - Architecture - 112 pages
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"The designers Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have compiled 204 everyday objects in search of ""super normal design"": alongside examples of anonymous design like the Swiss Rex vegetable peeler or a simple plastic bag, there are design classics like Marcel Breuer's tubular steel side table, Dieter Ram's 606 shelving system, or Joe Colombo's Optic alarm clock of 1970. With products by Newson, Grcic, the Azumis, and the Bouroullec brothers, it also represents the generation to which Morrison and Fukasawa belong. The phenomenon of the super normal is located, as it were, beyond space and time; the past and present of product design both point to a future that has long since begun. The super normal is already lying exposed before us; it exists in the here and now; it is real and available: we need only open our eyes; Fukasawa and Morrison make it visible for us.





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This is a really interesting read. The book helps you to appreciate the design of everyday objects that we've surrounded ourselves with. It's the evidence of great design at work, where we longer look ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This is a really interesting read. The book helps you to appreciate the design of everyday objects that we've surrounded ourselves with. It's the evidence of great design at work, where we longer look ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
11
Section 3
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About the author (2007)

Jasper Morrison was born in 1959 in London. He studied design at the Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London, the Royal College of Art & the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin from 1979-1984. He's had his own studio in London since 1980 & works for distinguished manufacturers in the furniture & product fields all over Europe.

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