Tools For Living:

A Sourcebook

of Iconic Designs

for the Home



Charlotte & Peter Fiell

Tools for Living


Flexi-cover with flaps

Format: 22 × 17 cm (8⅝ × 6⅝ in.)

768 pages, 1000 illustrations

Recommended Retail Price:

£29.95 | €39.95 | us $59.95

Trilingual text

English/French/German edition

ISBN 978-1-906863-01-2

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An essential sourcebook

Tools for Living is a book all about ‘ultimates’ – the ultimate things designed for the home – from chef knives and pots and pans, to door handles and bathroom taps, to home-office furniture and garden tools. Well-designed objects not only have superior performance but also look better and last longer, which ultimately means that they are more sustainable and provide better value for money. They also give the user a satisfying sense of reliability – they are the household tools that we use on a daily basis, which enhance life.



Everyday icons

Many of the objects included in Tools for Living are famous design classics, which are still in production. This comprehensive sourcebook features them beautifully, with full descriptions of their historic relevance and design excellence.
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A magnificent one-stop-shop book

Manufacturers’ web addresses are shown for each product, so readers can easily find where to buy them. The introductory essay explains why Good Design for the home should be an important feature of our daily lives and how it makes sense not only for aesthetic and functional reasons, but also for economic and environmental reasons too. An essential sourcebook for all design lovers!

About the authors

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on 20th and 21st century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject. They have just founded their own design-led publishing company, FIELL, to publish their own books as well as other titles by other specialist authors.











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