Expand your coffee table book collection with Soft Electronics by gestalten & Jaro Gielens. This beautiful art book showcases iconic retro designs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that have been lost to the sleek design that overtakes modern electronics. The book chronicles the true golden era of industrial design during the revolution of home appliances and the foundation of technology.
Product design reflected the change in human behavior that existed between the 60s and the 80s when electronics were masterpieces of style. Everything from coffee grinders to blow-dryers to electric knives had a unique style that was both practical and beautiful. This book explores the nostalgia of retro designs from a very distinct time period. Each page features high-gloss photographs of objects that harbor a strong sense of longevity and innovation that has gone unmatched in the modern era.
Soft Electronics is a full-color, hard-cover book. It is stick-bound and has 256 pages. Released in May 2022 by editors gestalten and Jaro Gielens, this book ships free to the U.S. and Germany. Add color and dimension to your home and redefine your relationship with consumer goods in the era of planned obsolescence with this stunning volume.
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