Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Farfetch Curates Gift Set

Farfetch has collaborated with Assouline, the luxury book publisher to produce Farfetch Curates Gift Set*, a trilogy of inspiring books. With a strong curatorial eye Farfetch has looked far and wide to bring the best in each field of the arts, food and design in compact, beautifully designed books. If you love any of these areas, or indeed all of them, these books are perfect for you.

Farfetch Curates Food takes the reader around the world for our daily meals starting with breakfast. For lunch we meet Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller who shares her favourite eating spots with insight into why they’re special for her. There’s also a mini tea guide, patisseries in Paris, foraging chefs and much more. A thread of fashion runs throughout this book and at the end there’s a very useful index. If you love to travel and to eat at the best (and most fashionable) places this is the book for you. It’s beautifully put together with stunning photography.

Farfetch Curates Design again takes us around the world to show us interiors, exteriors and even outside toilets. The compact guide reveals where the hottest new places for design are such as the unlikely Dundee. This is thanks to the new V&A Museum of Design opening their doors there soon, it’s a stunning looking building and one I’m very much looking forward to visit. There’s also Jakarta, Prague and Miami for example, all with their own unique aesthetic. There’s also some amazing interior design inspiration from the likes of Alex Box. Similarly to the other books there’s a very useful directory at the back. Design lovers will delight in this book. 

Farfetch Curates Art gives an insight into the new cultural capitals of the world such as Sao Paolo, Delhi and Beijing. This is an exciting move away from traditional Western art capitals. There’s also a guide to off the beaten track art, a buyer’s guide to art and more. There’s illuminating discussions with artists such as Leah Schrager on her exhibition Body Anxiety, where gender and the digital world collide. It’s a compact guide to the contemporary art scene. Again there’s a wonderfully useful directory at the end. 

All of these books have been carefully and thoughtfully put together. While they’re brief they’re surprisingly thorough and a delight to read. The quality of paper and photography make this trilogy a must for art, design and food lovers. 

*PR Sample.


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