Competition: five Do It Yourself books to be won

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Competition: five Do It Yourself books to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Phaidon to offer five readers the chance to win one of five copies of Do It Yourself, a book containing instructions for 50 DIY projects written by prolific designers and artists (+ slideshow).

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

Congratulations to the winners! Russell Geary from the UK,Tom Kamlag from The Netherlands, Alvin Laxton from Australia, Alexandra Marantidou from Greece and Erin Turkoglu from Finland.

The Do It Yourself book "redefines DIY for the Ikea generation," according to the publishers.

Directions detailing how to replicate objects including an Ai Weiwei sock-puppet and a Patricia Urquiola lamp are featured within the 224-page hardback publication, and are illustrated through step-by-step photographs and drawings.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

Each object is accompanied by the designer's biography and inspiration behind the design.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

A photographic list of tools and materials needed is also provided, along with details of the cost and timeframe.

Unusual furniture, lighting, homeware and gadget designs all included, presented with over 400 colour images.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler
Flying shelf by Kueng Caputo

Do it Yourself will be available to purchase on Phaidon's website from September 2015 for £19.95.

This competition has now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

Read on for more from Phaidon:


50 of the world's most exciting designers and visionary artists have devised simple objects that anyone can make at home.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler
Branch Lamp by Nils Holger Moormann

Affordable, accessible and inspirational, this book redefines DIY for the Ikea generation. Each easy-to-make project can be made with basic tools and everyday items.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler
Fatto di Giorno floor lamp by Ross Lovegrove

Every project includes hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and colour photographs to ensure success. Also provides photographic lists of tools and materials, plus details of the cost and time needed to complete.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler
Caonima fabric puppet by Ai Weiwei

With a biography for each designer, the text also reveals the inspiration behind the design.

www.phaidon.com/doityourself