Form Follows Idea

Ball and Naylor

An illustrated monograph by Maxine Naylor and Ralph Ball, which explores the author’s ideas about design, art and poetics. Published by Black Dog Publishing


‘Not for nothing are Maxine Naylor and Ralph Ball widely regarded as among Britain’s most thoughtful furniture designers. They have been building up to this book for a long time, slowly and carefully generating the intellectual impetus to carry their study of the meaning of objects into the territory where design meets art. Practical philosophy could be one way to describe their approach.’

Jeremy Myerson (Professor of design studies Royal College of Art)