One goal of the Kravis Design Center is to publish the collection. 100 Designs for a Modern World by George R. Kravis II was the Center's first book.
Introduction by Penny Sparke
An ambitious new survey of industrial design from the late 1800s to the present day in the United States, Europe, and around the world, as told through almost 300 objects carefully selected from Kravis Design Center.
100 Designs for a Modern World
by George R. Kravis II, Penny Sparke
One goal of the Kravis Design Center is to publish the collection, both in print and online. The Center’s first publication was 100 Designs for a Modern World, published by Rizzoli, New York, in 2016. The selection includes a range of industrially produced objects including chairs, radios, irons, electric clocks, textiles, and graphic designs. Some of the most important figures in the history of design are featured, such as Peter Behrens, Wells Coates, Russel Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Ettore Sottsass, and Yves Béhar. Among these works are some of the most memorable products of modern design, as well as objects that have never before been published. The chronological organization generates a history of industrial design since the turn of the twentieth century. With a foreword by George R. Kravis II, an introduction by design historian Penny Sparke that explores the influence of modern design, object entries by curator David A. Hanks, and new photography by Shane Culpepper, this book is an accessible reference on industrial design in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.