The designs showcased in this book are timeless and illustrate an almost effortlessly stylish approach, products that are beautiful and yet restrained but never fashion led. Until recently you could buy a sofa and chair combination from Habitat and I organised a visit to the local Habitat with my current sixth from product design students. The influence was key in their subsequent furniture development work. Now that the sofa is no longer available I will have to settle for the book instead. Reference to this type of design is a must.