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Competition: five copies of Twenty-First CenturyDesign by Marcus Fairs to be won

To mark the publishing of the new edition of Twenty-First Century Design by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, we are teaming up with publisher Carlton Books and offering readers the chance to win five copies of the book.


Twenty-First Century Design features over 230 new 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.


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


This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners! Dovile Azondenyte from Lithuania, Kim Walker from the UK, Lidija Stefanovic from Serbia, Elena Louise O’Grady
from Australia, Chrisophe Bailleux from France.


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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


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Congratulations to the winners! Chrisophe Bailleux in France, Elena Louise O’Grady in Australia, Lidija Stefanovic in Serbia, Kim Walker in the UK and Dovile Azondenyte in Lithuania all won copies of Twenty-First Century Design by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.