Future Present documents a selection of 'Millennium Products', chosen by the UK's Design Council as a showcase of ground-breaking work by Britain's leading designers, inventors, manufacturers and retailers. United in their excellence, these products exemplify fantastic, futuristic or radically simple solutions to age-old problems and everyday needs. Ranging from 'cowslips' (plastic shoes designed to cure cattle with foot rot) to a water container for Oxfam, the book shows how these products are turning today into the future. Introduced by John Sorrell and designed by Angus Hyland of Pentagram, London.
"The huge collection of stories in Future Present are brilliant examples of innovation, creativity and design. They are examples of human endeavour, passion and conviction which illuminate the power of entrepreneurial spirit. They provide a unique fund of new knowledge which will inform current thinking and most important of all, will give an inspirational learning legacy to the next generation." - John Sorrell, Chairman, Design Council