Delve into the world of design and appreciate the details of beautiful and iconic products with this lush celebration of history’s greatest designs. Great Designs is a fascinating overview of the dynamic history of design from the 1860s onwards, tracing the development of modern designs, from sketches and prototypes to the final product. Which technological advancements have pioneered ground-breaking design? How did political struggle in 1930s Germany inspire modern graphic design? Find out the answers to these questions and much, much more. Over 100 of the best modern design ideas are explored and explained, from Bauhaus posters and bubble chairs to the Citroen DS and the iPad. Each design is analysed visually with close up details, and the story behind each piece of work is also revealed. There are also profiles of influential designers, from Ferdinand Porsche to Earl Tupper, workshops and design movements, and highlights of the characteristic elements of key design styles. Examining product and industrial design as well as furniture, graphics, and textiles, Great Designs is a magnificent gallery of iconic designs.