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This encyclopedia, containing more than 2800 colour illustrations, is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Now fully revised and updated, it includes more than 300 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. Each entry consists of an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a detailed product chronology, while the many products featured range from ceramics, furniture and cars to the latest MP3 players. The result is a truly indispensable guide to the design of the last 100-plus years.