This book is a showcase of great product designs from over 90 designers all over the world. They include individuals as well as big name companies. The book is written in English, German and French.
Each designer has a short writeup into his/her design inspiration and philosophy. They also talk about the challenges they face. For example, James Dyson had over 5000 prototypes before perfecting the vacuum cleaner. There's also a short biography, exhibitions, awards and client list.
This is a great reference book for anyone looking for inspiration or who wants to look at beautifully designed products.