Author(s): Charlotte Fiell; Peter Fiell
For anyone who cares about good design on a daily basis, this book is a bible. Essential Equipment for the Kitchen is a book about "ultimates" the ultimate tools designed for the kitchen, from potato peelers to cheese graters well-designed and beautiful objects that have superior performance and durability. For Charlotte and Peter Fiell, good design is a key part of their lives. Experts in design who have written over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject, both also believe that choosing to buy well-designed products is one of the most important strategies at our disposal in solving the world's environmental problems. "If you buy something that is made to last a lifetime," says Peter Fiell, "you get better value for money, more joy through its use and it's also the responsible way to consume." Many of the objects featured in Essential Equipment for the Kitchen are design classics that have stood the test of time and are still in production from the Le Creuset Volcanic Casserole to the Dualit Combi Toaster all examples of much-loved objects that look good and perform well. "Over the years, friends and family have repeatedly asked us, 'Where can I get really well-designed cutlery?', 'What is the best shelving system?', 'Which oven can you recommend?'," says Charlotte Fiell, "So we have decided to find the best-designed kitchen products available from around the globe and compile them in one ultimate guide." This comprehensive sourcebook showcases the objects beautifully, with detailed descriptions of their historic relevance and design excellence, and full stockist details. This is an essential guide for any design-lover."
"Must read. Proves that kitchen gadgets are about beauty and form, not just practicality." - Grand Designs Magazine"Your kitchen - or what's in your kitchen - says a lot about you. More so, in fact, than any other room in the house. Your bedrooms and living room may convey a sense of laidback luxury, but it's what's in your kitchen that shows you mean business. We have always known it was the most important room in the house. Perhaps now we know why." - Christopher Middleton, The Daily Telegraph"Once you pick up and open this book, you will not want to put it down." - The Foody Traveller blog"Packed full of design classics and truly beautiful items for the home." - NiceLikeNigella blog "This book makes for an excellent bit of bedtime reading and well worth giving to someone that a). likes design. b). likes cooking. Simple." - Rosie Lovell's Deli Cafe blog"A worthy addition to the shelf." - FussFreeFlavours blog
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on twentieth and twenty-first century design and have written and edited over 40 internationally bestselling books on the subject, including Masterpieces of British Design (2012), Plastic Dreams (2010), and Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design (2012).
Introduction by Charlotte & Peter Fiell; Main section; Index, picture credits and acknowledgements.