Dialog: What makes a great design partnership
Authors: Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan
You know the work of the Carbone Smolan Agency, even if you think you don’t. If you’ve ever navigated the labyrinthine corridors of the Musée du Louvre, wandered through Times Square in the glow of a bright blue sign trumpeting Morgan Stanley’s headquarters, or booked a hotel room on Mandarin Oriental’s website, you’ve experienced Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan’s impeccably refined sensibilities.”
Presented as a conversation between two trusted design partners, “Dialog”: What Makes a Great Design Partnership explores over three decades of work from one of the world’s most accomplished design firms, the Carbone Smolan Agency. Written by design journalist Raul Barreneche and lushly illustrated with a wide array of materials, including exclusive images and sketches from the studio’s archives, the book showcases thirty-five of their projects for international brands, such as Christie’s and W Hotels, and cultural icons, like the Musée du Louvre and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring a foreword by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli and a preface by design journalist, critic, and author Steven Heller, “Dialog” brings you behind the scenes of the prestigious agency’s most celebrated projects and reveals the collaborative ethos that has resulted in a stunning array of designs for a world-class clientele.