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Fiell excited— London

Preface

Since resigning as design editors-in-chief at Taschen, husband and wife Peter and Charlotte Fiell have been plotting their own publishing empire. After two years of hard work, they are ready to make their splash. But don’t expect their books to be all chairs, chairs, chairs.

Charlotte, Fiell, Peter, Taschen

Living up to a legend isn’t easy. After 15 years of manning publishing powerhouse Taschen’s design department, husband and wife Peter and Charlotte Fiell left in December 2007 to go it alone. “We ourselves have set the bar so high, it’s scary to live up to that,” says Peter, on the launch of their new publishing venture Fiell, a business they have spent two years planning. At Taschen, the duo oversaw 38 design titles and became known for their coffee-table-crippling illustrated volumes, including Industrial Design A-Z and 1000 Chairs. Plotted from…

01 Plastic Dreams: Synthetic Visions in Design Written by the Fiells, a survey of more than 120 plastic products, from Bakelite to the iMac.
02 Richard Rogers + Architects: From the House to the City The Fiells’ first major architectural tome.
03 The Little Book of Shocking Food Facts Part of the ‘Shocking’ series, which sees the Fiells move into lifestyle.
04 Memories of a Lost World: Travels Through the Magic Lantern Evocative picture book of 19th-century and early 20th-century anthropological slides.
05 Hairstyles: Ancient to Present From Bowie to ponytails, an anthropological survey of the hairdo.

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