Author(s): Peter And Charlotte Fiell
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 21st-century design experts and authors of such Taschen classics as Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Chairs and 1000 Lights, walk you through this simple guide to styling your home with lighting for a variety of contemporary aesthetics. The introduction outlines the evolution of the electric lightbulb, from its invention in the late 19th century by Josef Swan and Thomas Edison right up to today's most interesting and innovative trends in lighting technology, from connectivity and wireless illumination to healthier lighting and fibreoptic natural-light systems. Then the exposed lightbulb in contemporary and classic style and design classic fixtures are shown in a variety of desirable locations and interiors, exploring its versatility and application. The exposed lightbulb is the must-have design item of the 21st-century interior - be inspired by cutting-edge ideas to use this modern product in your own home.
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are arguably the bestselling design writers in the world. From 1993 to December 2007 they were the Editors-in-Charge of design books at Taschen GmbH, one of the most dynamic and successful illustrated book imprints in the world. Over this period the Fiells authored/edited 38 books on architecture and design, many of which appeared in more than 20 languages. To date, over 2.8 million copies of their books have been sold worldwide, generating over GBP49 million in total sales. The Fiells are renowned experts in creating benchmark-setting books. Their publications on architecture and design have been hailed as milestones in the illustrated book industry and are considered standard works of reference among teaching institutions, design professionals, dealers, collectors and auction rooms worldwide. Booksellers around the world recognise the Fiell name and know their books to be content-rich, offering both authoritative texts and superlative illustrations where every image is the best available of its subject. The book trade expects long-haul sales of any new volume with the Fiell name on it. Having recently established their own global imprint - Fiell Publishing Limited- Charlotte and Peter will now be publishing their own books as well as those by other experts in their fields across a range of disciplines - art, architecture, design, digital culture, ethical, fashion, lifestyle, natural history, photography and popular culture. The Fiells' goal is to offer the highest quality, most broadly appealing and best value books anywhere. In doing so, they will be building upon their already established name brand recognition and vast international readership.