Contemprary Details

About the book

Type the words “glass ceiling” into an Internet search engine and you will be given a choice of over 40,000 websites. Spend a day tramping the streets of London, Barcelona, New York or Frankfurt looking for contemporary handles – or a wooden basin – and you will most likely return home empty handed.

In Contemporary Details, products sourced at international fairs – and reviewed on the net – widen your horizons while narrowing your choices.

  • The book provides instant design solutions for the 21st century.
  • An international directory features suppliers from Ikea to the inventors of see-through cement and waterless dish-washers.
  • Good ideas for using standard products in interiors are shared by architects and designers.
  • It’s eco-friendly. Like the fire that is fuelled with water. Or an underground cooling system. Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the Forest Stewardship Council, and Forest Ethics help keep the balance.
  • And it’s topical. Changing weather patterns introduce storm proof glass and water saving taps. Acoustic walls and ceilings and floors cut noise in crowded inner cities, new lights dim down so that screens can be read, smart glass tracks the sun.