THE BEST NEW DESIGN BOOKS
We reveal the two tomes that will be gracing the most stylish coffee tables this summer
WOMEN DESIGN BY LIBBY SELLERS Design historian, author, gallerist and former curator at London’s Design Museum Libby Sellers’ new book profiles the lives and work of 21 of the world’s most prominent female creatives. Pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Ray Eames and Eva Zeisel are celebrated alongside today’s innovators, from Neri Oxman to Patricia Urquiola and Nathalie du Pasquier. It’s a fascinating insight into the women who have shaped the way we live (£20, Francis Lincoln). NEW WAVE CLAY: CERAMIC DESIGN, ART AND ARCHITECTURE BY TOM MORRIS Design journalist Morris has seized upon the current appetite for all things craft with his latest book. Delving into the world of experimental ceramic furniture, murals, vessels, 3D printing and even clay-based buildings, he shines a light on 55 exciting designers at the very forefront of the movement (£32, Frame).