Annual Design Review 1989 - Magazine of International Design

I saw this kicking about in the local Oxfam and just could not resist. It's just so fantastically late-80s/early-90s. Awards are given out for timeless design that can now be seen to be clearly a mark of the time. Other things really are timeless. Vignetti wins a decent number of awards in that area. There are a few things I'd consider having around the home now, but they're still very expensive, even now! It's also fun to see William Stumpf on the Furniture section judging panel, with the mini-bio not mentioning the (as yet non-existent) Aeron. The whole thing is surprising retro fun, and a good reminder about judging 'timeless' design.

Posted 2010-08-30.