A Design Album of Space-Saving Objects
Thames & Hudson, London, 2001
New hardcover edition, 2007
232 pages, 21×22 cm
Also published in US, French, and German editions.
Collapsibles are utensils that expand and become large when used and fold and become small for storage and transport. Collapsibles include any object with these characteristics, from big tops to Swiss pocketknives, umbrellas, glasses, and rubber bands. The book presents a new taxonomy with twelve classes of collapsibles: stress, folding, creases, bellows, assembly, hinging, roll up, sliding, nesting, inflating, fans, and concertina.