By Phaidon Editors
Introduction by William Norwich
More than 400 of the world’s best living spaces created by over 300 of the most influential people in interior design are contained in this luxurious book.
Over-sized in a collectible merlot red velvet cover to decorate any space in style, Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is the ultimate global celebration of residential interior design and decorating.
With over 400 rooms organized by designer from A-Z, the book goes beyond decorators, designers, and architects to highlight exquisite interiors designed by fashion designers, artists, style icons, and film stars who have made a unique contribution to the world of interior design.
Covering work from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, the book features everything from extraordinary chateaux, stunning town houses, and luxury penthouses – to desert ranches, beach houses, and tiny jewel-like apartments in more than 25 countries.
This gorgeous volume includes the “greats” of interior design, such as Elsie de Wolfe, Billy Baldwin, and Colefax & Fowler, alongside contemporary stars including Anouska Hempel, Kelly Hoppen, and Karim Rashid.
Noteworthy homes include those of fashion designers Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace, and Coco Chanel, as well as artists Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cy Twombly, and Peggy Guggenheim.
It also includes an introduction by William Norwich, interior design and fashion editor formerly of Vogue and the New York Times and three original essays by Graeme Brooker (Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art), David Netto (interior designer), and Carolina Irving (Carolina Irving Textiles).
This is the essential inspirational source book for design aficionados, anyone who is interested in beautiful rooms, and for everyone who cares about the spaces in which they live.
Hardcover in Merlot red velvet, 448 pages, 450 color illustrations
Dimensions: 10.25 x 11.75 x 1.75 inches
"Your inner voyeur will love this hefty volume, which showcases lavish, edgy and otherwise notable spaces from around the globe..." — New York Post
"An up-to-date and fêted compendium... As rich in substance as it is in lush images." — Architectural Digest Online/AD Pro
"With this thorough compilation of envy-inducing interiors on your coffee table, you'll never need to open Pinterest again." — New York Magazine Online
"Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century is a stunning new book... Tremendous photos and history lessons int ease pages and a lovely special twist: you can choose ... a merlot ... velvet cover - to match your décor." — Amy Astley, Architectural Digest