Hightide: Queensland Design Now
Publisher: Uro Publications 2013 Author: Jason Bird Design: Bjorn Rust ISBN: 9780987228147 Format: Hardback (clothbound with bookslip), 112pp, 180mm x 250mm
Once best known for its beaches and idyllic, tropical climate, over the past decade Queensland has emerged as a wellspring of design innovation. Hightide is the first book to capture the output of this vibrant centre of contemporary Australian design. Sumptuously presented, it features furniture, object and industrial design by some of Australia’s most highly regarded creative talents, including Alexander Lotersztain, Christina Waterson, Marc Harrison and many others.
With critical contributions from Paul McGillick, editor-in-chief of InDesign and Habitus magazines, Robert Forster, of iconic Australian rock group, the Go-Betweens, and others, Hightide considers how Queensland’s qualities of place have informed the development of its unique design culture.
Comprehensive specifications, photography, and a product index are included, together with insights from the designers themselves into their inspirations and obsessions. An ideal resource for design hunters and professionals alike.
What others think...
"... a concise yet compelling look at an often understated chapter of Australia’s design identity." – Sara Savage, Australian Design Review