Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Phaidon to provide five readers the opportunity to win one of five copies of Do It Yourself, a guide containing instructions for 50 DIY tasks written by prolific designers and artists .

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

The Do It Your self book “redefines DIY for the Ikea generation,” according to the publishers.

Instructions detailing how to replicate objects including an Ai Weiwei sock-puppet and a Patricia Urquiola lamp are featured inside of the 224-page hardback publication, and are illustrated through phase-by-step photographs and drawings.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

Every single object is accompanied by the designer’s biography and inspiration behind the style.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler

A photographic record of tools and components required is also provided, along with details of the price and timeframe.

Uncommon furniture, lighting, homeware and gadget designs all included, presented with in excess of 400 colour pictures.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler Flying shelf by Kueng Caputo

Do it By yourself will be accessible to acquire on Phaidon’s site from September 2015 for £19.95.

Competition closes twelve October. 5 winners will be picked at random and notified by e-mail. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the prime of this page. Dezeen competitions are global and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

Read through on for far more from Phaidon:

50 of the world’s most exciting designers and visionary artists have devised simple objects that any individual can make at residence.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler Branch Lamp by Nils Holger Moormann

Inexpensive, accessible and inspirational, this book redefines DIY for the Ikea generation. Each straightforward-to-make task can be created with standard resources and every day objects.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler Fatto di Giorno floor lamp by Ross Lovegrove

Every single project involves hand-drawn phase-by-phase illustrations and colour images to make certain achievement. Also offers photographic lists of equipment and supplies, plus information of the price and time essential to comprehensive.

Do it Yourself by Thomas Bärnthaler Caonima material puppet by Ai Weiwei

With a biography for each designer, the text also reveals the inspiration behind the style.



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