Taschen Bauhaus. The first time I learned about the existence of design as a field was in 5th or 6th grade when I learned about the Bauhaus school. I was very obsessed with everything about it. I was able to get this extensive compendium on Bauhaus only as an adult and practicing designer. For me it represents a full circle from me a design enthusiast to a designer.
Jean Prouvé for Vitra Compas Direction Desk and Standard Chair in Red. I love desks. Desks are my happy place. This desk is the hail Mary of all desks. The way Jean Prouvé‘s designs bring together metal and wood, merges two of my favorite aesthetic tendencies, nature-inspired and industrialized. I love to visualize myself on this desk (and chair) against a view making something.