Designer, author and historian Thomas Rinaldi has compiled what looks to be a captivating book of 1,000 influential design patents. Called "Patented," the book is billed as "an unprecedented history, as well as an essential field guide, to more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design, told through 1,000 design patents."
As you'd expect, names like Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss and Harmut Esslinger appear; spotting their work will be part of the fun of leafing through the book. Here are some samples from a variety of sections:
Published by Phaidon, the $40 "Patented" is available for pre-order and will be released this spring.
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Experiencing an epiphany based on consumer insights and his own wife’s shaving habits, Shaveology’s owner decided that the razor needed...
For our first collaboration with startup DTC housewares brand Our Place we developed the Always Pan to be as versatile...
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'Design Patent' - a term that can cause confusion amongst some. In the UK the term 'Trade Dress' is used instead.
I want to buy this book.