Mathieu Lehanneur by Robert Klanten & Sven Ehmann
by Harry / January 30, 2012
From @GestaltenNews, a Mathieu Lehanneur monograph from German publisher Gestalten. "Within it the designer unveils the other side of the coin, his intellectual and visual approach."


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Says Gestalten, "This book is atypical through its revelation of the path leading to the finished product: the book gathers photos which inspired, sketches, photos of processes, objects in context and immerses the reader into the very heart of the designerÂ’s studio."

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Lehanneur draws inspiration from the fields of cognitive, mathematical and biological sciences to create forms and functionalities in stark contrast to ‘classic approaches to design: an air purifier using plants; a water shaped mister; indoor water features; sculptural home electronics...

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"This first monograph is a collection of more than ten years work through exclusive images and interventions from prestigious contributors." The book features a preface by Ross Lovegrove, an introduction by MoMA's Paola Antonelli and a conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist. Available at Amazon.

Photos: courtesy Gestalten.

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