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Materials for Design

Chris Lefteri

£24.99

Over the last ten years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials for design, but most books on this subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.). This book provides much-needed information on the raw materials, and the low-down on how these can be used.

Organized into three sections embracing grown, oil-based and mined materials, each entry includes information on key features, typical applications, production processes and sustainability issues. This fact-packed book will allow professional designers and students from a range of disciplines to understand in simple, exciting, visual terms the different qualities and features of materials.

An accomplished designer in his own right, Chris Lefteri is an internationally recognized authority on materials and their application in design. He studied under Professor Daniel Weil on the Industrial Design course at the Royal College of Art, London. His books include Making It and six titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series covering Plastic, Wood, Glass, Metals and Ceramics. Chris Lefteri Design Ltd has three offices in London, Seoul and Singapore, specializing in connecting materials with the design industry.