Signed copies of Twenty-First Century Design
by Marcus Fairs



We are now offering personalised signed copy of Twenty-First Century Design by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs by mail order.


Twenty-First Century Design, which costs £25 plus postage and packing, features over 230 design icons across the fields of architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, fashion, graphic and product design that have been produced since the turn of the century. The book also features an introduction by Marcel Wanders.


Click here to order your personalised signed copy or copies and fill in the details on the email form that pops up. If you don't see the pop up form, please  send us your name, address, delivery addresses (if different) and details of who the book(s) should be dedicated to.

We'll then email you a request for payment via PayPal for £25 plus £6 post and packing (UK) or £10 post and packing (EU). We regret that due to high postage costs we cannot mail books to other destinations.

Once we receive payment, your book will be dispatched by Royal Mail within seven days.


See sample chapters from the first edition of Twenty-First Century Design here.


Further details from publisher Carlton Books:


Twenty-First Century Design

This book is a comprehensive map of contemporary design – architecture, furniture, graphics, fashion, urban design and homeware – at the beginning of the new century.


Design is no longer the premise of the wealthy elite – good design can be found in affordable and accessible brands that bring stylish products to the masses and it’s this ‘everyman’ approach that is embraced by the book. Stunning, full-colour photographs featuring over 230 of the most popular and groundbreaking ‘future classics’ of design.



Twenty-first Century Design is a fascinating survey of the contemporary design landscape, guiding the reader through the intoxicating array of contemporary movements, styles and trends, and identifying today’s leading designers, as well as future design classics. This pioneering publication places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores cultural and economic forces shaping design now and in the years to come.


Accessible and engaging, it charts the incredible explosion of design worldwide and discusses cross-fertilization between design movements in what is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting industries in the world.



  • Introduction Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Homeware
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Product
  • Graphics
  • Urban and Landscape
  • Index



Journalist, lecturer and entrepreneur Marcus Fairs, formerly founding editor of the architecture and design magazine, icon, is editor-in-chief of online design magazine Dezeen. Winner of several journalism awards, Marcus wrote and presented a documentary about Philippe Starck (BBC, 2003), has appeared in the TV series Home (BBC, 2006) and in September 2007 devised and curated the Trash Luxe exhibition of recycled design at Liberty’s (September 2007). He is also the author of Green Design (Carlton, March 2009). Marcus lives in London, England.


Twenty-First Century Design
Marcus Fairs
237 x 185mm hardback
Over 250 colour photographs
464 pages
80,000 words
ISBN: 978 1 84732 280 7

Posted on Thursday November 26th 2009 at 12:26 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Drew Patmore

    Perfect christmas present to myself…

  • Abie

    hi marcus! unfortunately i’m from indonesia…and i really desired to have one…

    is there any chance for me to get a copy of your book?


  • Marcus

    Hi Abie. We can look into shipping costs for you… or you can buy an unsigned copy via Amazon or order one from your local bookshop.