Author(s): Alex Newson
"Designer Maker User is an accessible introduction to contemporary design, providing non-specialists and enthusiasts with an appreciation of the objects and spaces that shape everyday life. As well as showcasing the individual roles within the industry, this book demonstrates where the three roles merge, giving readers fresh insight into the sometimes complex, but always fascinating, world of design. The book highlights key designs, designers, movements, and manufacturers in spheres as diverse as fashion, furniture, and the digital revolution."
"Focusing on design's inherent plurality, the catalogue to the permanent collection on display at the Design Museum's new building is open-ended on topics related to the question of what design is today, selecting the answers of many actors of the discipline: creators, producers, curators and critics."-Domusweb.it
"Alex Newson joined the Design Museum as senior curator in 2009. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including a project to curate the Design Museum's permanent collection, making it available to the public for the first time in over five years."