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Objects of Desire: A Showcase of Modern Erotic Products and the Creative Minds Behind Them

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Objects of Desire: A Showcase of Modern Erotic Products and the Creative Minds Behind Them

Rita Catinella Orrell & Jason Scuderi

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The world of erotic product design is revealed in this curated showcase of over 100 beautifully crafted objects and the creative minds behind them. The latest adult toys, jewelry, and accessories from leading companies, as well as intriguing prototypes, are featured. Each product, from high-tech gadgets to handcrafted pieces of art, is presented with concise descriptions in a minimal graphic format that emphasizes the flowing curves, materiality, and overall design of the products. Once taboo, sex toys are in the midst of a design revolution. Including a foreword by Sarah Forbes, curator at New York City’s Museum of Sex, and in-depth interviews with leading sex bloggers, shop owners, and designers, the book will appeal to both fans of good design as well as “lovers” of good design interested in acquiring these pieces for their own collections.

Size: 7″ x 10″ | 274 (color and B/W) | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351044 | Binding: hard cover

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Rita Catinella Orrell hasbeen writing about product design for over 20 years. While products editorat Architectural Record magazine, she contributed to manyaward-winning issues, including those in 2003 that earned it a NationalMagazine Award for General Excellence. She has an MA in Creative Writing fromCUNY Queens College and curates two design blogs, designythings.com and architects-toybox.com.A native of Queens, NY, Orrell lives in New Jersey with her husband and twochildren. Jason Scuderi is anaward-winning designer, art director, and illustrator based in New York. Hisvisual work spans across fashion, music, architecture and art. His designs havemade an impact on major product and brand campaign launches for Reebok, Nike,Revolt TV, M4D3, and McGraw-Hill. He has also designed for high-profilepersonalities such as Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, and Allen Iverson. His work canbe seen on jasonscuderi.com.