New design book for babies inspires little architects

Baby's First Eames is the A to Z for budding designers.

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A new illustrated book for babies is celebrating the icons of modern architecture by teaching tots how to appreciate the biggest names in design, from Frank Lloyd to Zaha Hadid.

, by Julie Merberg, is an A to Z guide of some of the world’s most famous buildings, furniture styles and designers.

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Named in the toddler board book’s title, influential 20th century husband and wife duo, Charles and Ray Eames, also appear under the letter E for their world-renowned Eames Swivel Lounge and DSW chairs.

Baby's First Eames, £9.18, Amazon

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The American couple, whose innovative designs continue to inspire today, are among the most important mid-century designers, with their iconic chairs transforming the way we look at modern furniture.

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Other pages of the book, priced at £9.99 and beautifully illustrated by Aki, give a nod to fashion house Marimekko, Renzo Piano and his work on The Shard, as well as Knoll furniture and Noguchi sculptures.

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A wonderful read for budding architects learning their ABC and inspired parents alike, the book makes for a wonderful first birthday gift.


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