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Universal Design Studio: Inside Out Phaidon Book

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Universal Design Studio has spent two decades redefining the way people live, work and interact. With offices in London, New York and Shanghai, its diverse portfolio includes collaborations with world-renowned brands Stella McCartney, Ace Hotel, IBM, H&M, Google, Fortnum & Mason and The BBC Office Group, and each project is underpinned by a rigorous research and development process. The book includes sketches, renders, archival and reference images, details and drawings, which sit alongside stunning finished building and interiors photography, offering a holistic view of how the practice works and thinks. In addition, insightful and engaging texts, as well as a series of conversations with key Universal collaborators, are used to demonstrate how fundamental design is to create better spaces, better experiences and better cities.

Part manual, part manifesto, the book is organized into three thematic chapters  Human, Rigorous, and Transformative — which together create a fascinating, multilayered depiction of an innovative contemporary design practice.

The author

Universal Design Studio is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice founded in 2001 by London-based designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and co-directed by Jason Holley and Paul Gulati. Driven by a belief in the transformative power of well-designed spaces, the studio creates boutique hotels, restaurants, retail environments, workspaces, galleries and cultural institutions.

Hardcover, 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in., 312 pages, 400 illustrations