DESIGN REFERENCE BOOKS

Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s. Author: Anne Bony. A useful guide to the interior and furniture design of the 1960s. Bony is best know for her 'Les Années' series on 20th century design. This new book has a narrower focus and the advantage of an English text. 223 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 31cm h. £40.
Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s by Anne Bony
Furniture & Interiors of the 1970s. Author: Anne Bony. A useful guide to interior and furniture design of the 1970s. An excellent international review of interior design in the 1970s with valuable information and images of furniture, lighting and period interiors. Text in English. 223 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 31cm h. £40.
Furniture & Interiors of the 1970s by Anne Bony
Decorative Arts in Modern Interiors, The Studio year book. The following volumes are available: 1950-51, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1965-66. Please ask for the condition and price of each volume.
Decorative Arts in Modern Interiors, The Studio year book. Annual reiview of International design. A valuable reference on 20th century furniture, lighting, glass etc.
International Design Yearbook. A diverse selection of current product design chosen annually by a different guest editor. Illustrated in colour with text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. Volumes available: No 4 (1988), No 6 (1991), No 8 (1993), No 13 (1998) and No 14 (1999). Each volume: 24 cm w x 29cm h. £25 each volume.
International Design Yearbook
Modern Furnishings for the Home 2. Authors: William J. Hennessey & Eliza Dornin Hennessey. Published in 1956 this is the second and final volume following on from Hennessey's classic 1952 publication of the same name. An international review of home furnishings with over 580 examples of contemporary design. Important original source material from the 1950s. 'Each of the 582 new photographs carries a caption that not only gives the designer and manufacturer of the item pictured but also gives its catalog designation, basic dimensions, and available materials and finishes. Because the appendix lists all the manufacturers represented in the book and gives their addresses, the reader will find it very easy to order and to get further information about these furnishings, whether they be chairs, tables, storage units, sofas, beds, desks, lighting fixtures, fabrics or carpets.' Hard bound with plain cloth covers (lacks original dust jacket). 368 pages illustrated in black & white. 22cm w x 26.5cm h. P.O.A. (illustration to the right is of the title page).
Modern Furnishings for the Home 2. Author: William J Hennessey. Published in 1956 this is the second and final volume following on from Hennessey's classic 1952 publication. International review of home furnishings with over 580 examples of contemporary design. Important original source material from the 1950s.
New Furniture 4 - Neue Möbel - Meubles Nouveaux. Edited by Gerd Hatje. Published in 1958. Book 4 from the rare and highly influential 11-volume series, the basis of Sembach's later compilation 'Contemporary Furniture'. Text is in English, French and German. 162 pages with 347 illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. Generally in good condition with minor age-related discoloration to edges of pages and chipped wrapper with some tears (this is protected by a removable slip cover). 23cm w x 30cm h. P.O.A.
New Furniture 4 - Neue Möbel - Meubles Nouveaux. Edited by Gerd Hatje
New Furniture 9 - Neue Möbel. Edited by Gerd Hatje & Elke Kasper. Published in 1969. Book 9 from the rare and highly influential 11-volume series, the basis of Sembach's later compilation 'Contemporary Furniture'. Profusely illustrated with 100s of black & white images of modern furniture. Text is in English and German. Hard bound with dust wrapper. Ex-library with labels to endpapers, one or two stamps and reference number on the spine. 162 pages. 22cm w x 30cm h. P.O.A.
New Furniture 9 - Neue Möbel. Edited by Gerd Hatje
New Furniture 11 - Neue Möbel. Edited by Gerd Hatje & Elke Kasper. Published in 1973. The final book in the rare and highly influential 11-volume series. Profusely illustrated with 100s of black & white images of modern furniture. Text is in English and German. Hard bound with dust wrapper. Ex-library with labels to endpapers, one or two stamps and old tape marks to the cloth cover and endpapers. 160 pages. 22cm w x 30cm h. P.O.A.
New Furniture 11 - Neue Möbel. Edited by Gerd Hatje
Esempi Volume 2, Tables. Examples of international table design in the 1950s with text in Italian, English and French. Edited by Roberto Aloi. An essential reference for anyone with an interest in mid-century furniture design. 255 black & white photographs. Soft bound with dust cover. 22cm w x 27cm h. £70.
Esempi Volume 2, Tables. Examples of international table design in the 1950s with Edited by Roberto Aloi. An essential reference for anyone with an interest in mid-century furniture design.
Esempi Volume 2 Second Series, Tables. Examples of international table design in the 1950s with text in Italian, English and French. Edited by Roberto Aloi. An essential reference for anyone with an interest in mid-century furniture design. 254 black & white photographs. Soft bound with dust cover. 22cm w x 27cm h. £70.
Esempi Volume 2 Second Series, Tables. Examples of international table design in the. Edited by Roberto Aloi. An essential reference for anyone with an interest in mid-century furniture design.
Il Mobile Imbottito Moderno. Author: Mario Dal Fabbro. Examples of modern furniture design from Europe and the USA. Published in 1972. Dozens of black & white photographs and line drawings showing design and construction details. Text in Italian. 215 pages, soft bound. 22cm w x 27cm h. £35.
Il Mobile Imbottito Moderno by Mario Dal Fabbro. Examples of modern furniture design from Europe and the USA. Published in 1972. Rare out of print mid century design reference book.
Il Design Italiano Degli Anni'50 - Italian Design in the fifties. A comprehensive study of all aspects of Italian design in the 50s covering architecture, furniture, lighting, graphics, product and industrial design. This book is laid out in an accessible way, indexed by designer and manufacturer. Edited by Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi with articles by Roberto Leydi, Allessandro Mendini and Cristina Morozzi. 310 pages, Profusely illustrated in black and white. Main text in Italian with an English translation and dual language captions. Hard bound with dust cover. 25cm w x 31cm h. P.O.A.
Il Design Italiano Degli Anni'50 - Italian Design in the fifties. A comprehensive study of all aspects of Italian design in the 50s covering architecture, furniture, lighting, graphics, product and industrial design. Rare out of print mid century design reference book. Includes work by Arteluce, Sambonet, Cassina, Arflex, Fontana Arte, Tecno, Gavina. Design by Ponti, Albini, Mollino, Sarfatti and many others
Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was. Edited by Martin Eidelberg. Reprint of the 1991 book published to accompany an exhibition held at Le Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal. Hard bound with dust cover. 424 pages with 500 illustrations, colour and black & white. 23cm w x 31cm h. £40.
Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was. Key source material for dealers and collectors of 20th century Eames era design
Design Since 1945. Catalogue for the Philadelphia Museum Of Art show of the same name. The exhibition was held from October 1983 - January 1984. Edited by Kathryn B. Hiesinger and George H. Marcus, this book has stood the test of time. In the early 1990s this was one of the few books of its type and still is an invaluable reference on modern design. Contributions from Max Bill, Achille Castiglioni, Bruno Danese, Niels Diffrient, Jack Lenor Larsen, George Nelson, Dieter Rams, Hans Wegner and Marco Zanuso. In good original condition with minor wear and a few marks on the cover. Soft bound, 251 pages, illustrated, black & white / colour. 27cm w x 29cm h. £55.
Design Since 1945 Philadelphia Museum Of Art exhibition October 1983 - January 1984
Chairs - Catalogue of the Delft Faculty of Architecture Collection. Text by Otakar Mácel, Sander Woertman, Charlotte van Wijk. Photography by Hans Schouten. A study collection assembled over the course of more than one hundred years. This book covers the entire collection of over 240 chairs. Each item is accompanied by images and a description, with more detailed text on key designs. Furniture from the last 400 years is shown alongside more recent everyday household chairs and pieces of furniture that are rarely seen. Among the well-known designers are Eames, Jacobsen Panton, Rietveld, Prouvé, Marcel Breuer and Droog Design. A useful reference. Soft bound with dust cover (folds out to form a 43cm x 66cm poster). 240 pages with 460 illustrations. 17cm w x 24cm h. £28.
Chairs - Catalogue of the Delft Faculty of Architecture Collection. This book covers the entire collection of over 240 chairs. Furniture from the last 400 years is shown alongside well-known designs of Eames, Jacobsen Panton, Rietveld, Prouvé, Marcel Breuer and Droog Design. A useful reference.
Ron Arad talks to Matthew Collings about designing chairs, vases, buildings and ... Author: Matthew Collins. Published in 2004. 248 pages, 400 colour illustrations. Hard bound with dust cover. 22cm x 25cm. £32.
Ron Arad
Ingo Maurer: Making Light. An informative and well illustrated reference on the work of Ingo Maurer from the mid 60s through to the early 90s. Includes a detailed chronology of exhibitions and designs by Maurer. Editor: Helmut Bauer. Illustrated in black & white and colour. Soft bound, 256 pages. 21cm w x 27cm h. P.O.A.
Ingo Maurer: Making Light. Modern lighting design reference book.
Bentwood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946. Edited by Derek Ostergard with contributions from Alessandro Alvera, Graham Dry, Robert Keil, Christopher Wilk and Christian Witt-Dörring. 119 objects ranging from early bentwood pieces through to the pioneering work of the Eames Office, almost a century later are documented. Hard bound with dustwrapper (inside back cover is split). 366 pages illustrated in black & white. Dimensions: 28cm x 24cm. £45.
Bentwood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946
Furniture from Machines. Author: Gordon Logie with an introduction by John Gloag. Published in 1947, this is an important work covering cutting edge mass production techniques as applied to the furniture trade in the early part of last century. Topics covered include construction, machines, plywood, metal, plastics and upholstery. A fascinating and useful book. Hard bound with plain covers, lacking dust wrapper, ex-library (stamp inside front cover, numbered spine). 150 pages illustrated in black & white. 19cm w x 25cm h. £50.
Furniture from Machines. An important book covering cutting edge mass production techniques as applied to the furniture trade in the early part of last century. Topics covered include construction, machines, plywood, metal, plastics and upholstery. A fascinating and useful book
Domestic Aesthetic Household Art 1920-1970. Compiled by Jean Bernard Hebey with photographs by Christophe Fillioux. A selection of 370 objects illustrated in large format. Beautiful images of everyday functional items. Includes a useful bibliography with black & white thumbnail images of each object with background information: name of the object, country of origin, date, manufacturer, designer, dimensions and materials. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 360 pages with 370 colours and 370 black & white thumbnail images (duplicates of the larger images). 25cm w x 29cm h. £18.
Domestic Aesthetic Household Art 1920-1970. A selection of 370 objects illustrated in large format. Beautiful images of everyday functional items.
300 Years of Industrial Design - Function, Form, Technique 1700-2000. Authors: Adrian Heath, Ditte Heath & Aage Lund Jensen. A varied and eclectic compilation of everyday things well documented and illustrated. Includes a foldout time-line. Detailed black & white drawings and photographs of each object. Soft Bound. 272 pages. 21cm w x 30cm h. £27.
300 Years of Industrial Design - Function, Form, Technique 1700-2000. Design history. Well researched erudite study material.
Design in America selected work by members of the Industrial Designers Society of America. Introduction and text by Ralph Caplan. Published in 1969 by the IDSA, this single volume follows on from the three volume set produced in the 1950s by the Society of Industrial Designers. As with 'Designers in Britain', these books never quite managed to live up to the expectations of those who compiled them. Nevertheless it is an important reference work with useful material on all aspects of the industrial design trade. Profusely illustrated in black & white. 185 pages. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 22cm w x 28cm h. £40.
Design in America selected work by members of the Industrial Designers Society of America. 1969 by the IDSA Work by Charles Eames, Harley Earl, Loewy, George Nelson, Elliot Noyes, IBM, Lightolier, Herman Miller.
50 Years BAUHAUS German Exhibition. Complied by Herbert Bayer et al. Catalogue to accompany the 1968 exhibition held at the Royal Academy, London. Soft bound with dust cover. 360 pages. Illustrated in black & white with some colour. 22cm w x 22cm h. £15. Note: the spine is coming away and there are loose sections of pages. Wear to the cover and some underlining of text by the previous owner.
50 Years BAUHAUS German Exhibition
Mies Van Der Rohe: Furniture and Interiors. Author: Werner Blaser. Monograph on the furniture and interior design of Mies van der Rohe. 148 pages with 220 black and white illustrations including line drawings, floor plans, sketches of furniture & interiors. Hard bound with dust wrapper. Dimensions: 24cm x 23cm. £45.
Mies Van Der Rohe: Furniture and Interiors Author: Werner Blaser
Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors. Author: Christopher Wilk. An informative and interesting account of Breuer's career from his time at the Bauhaus and the invention tubular steel furniture through to his time in the UK, designing for Isokon and his move to the USA. Soft bound. 192 pages with 201 black and white illustrations. 19cm w x 25cm h. £25.
Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors Author: Christopher Wilk
Swiss Furniture and Interiors in the 20th Century. Edited by Arthur Ruegg. Domestic furniture, interiors and product design are covered. Particularly useful is the catalogue of objects, which gives precise and detailed information on approximately 300 objects. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 456 pages with 224 colour and 891 black & white illustrations. 22cm w x 29cm h. £35.
Swiss Furniture and Interiors in the 20th Century. Domestic furniture, interiors and product design. A very useful book.
Braun + Design Collection 40 years of Braun Design - 1955 to 1995. Compiled by Jo Klatt & Gunter Staeffler. An essential tool for collectors and dealers in vintage Braun consumer products, with lists of designers, production dates and model numbers. Text in German. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 280 pages with approximately 660 black & white images. 22cm w x 30cm h. P.O.A.
Braun + Design Collection 40 years of Braun Design - 1955 to 1995. Rare out of print book on German product design. Includes many designs by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot.
Möbel-Systeme von Dieter Rams. Author: Jo Klatt. Dieter Rams is regarded as one of the most influential industrial designers in the 20th century. This book looks at his Furniture systems. Text in German and English. Hard bound. 95 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 30cm h. £30.
Möbel-Systeme von Dieter Rams. The 606 shelving system by DePadova and Vitsoe
Industrial Design - Die Neue Sammlung - Ein neuer Museumstyp des 20. Jahrhunderts. Catalogue for the Industrial Design collection at the Museum of the 20th Century, Munich. A useful reference covering all aspects of decorative and industrial design in the twentieth century. Author: Hans Wichmann. 131 colour and 1046 black & white illustrations, 524 pages, Hard bound (lacking dust cover). Text in German. 23cm w x 30cm h. £30.
Industrial Design - Die Neue Sammlung - Ein neuer Museumstyp des 20. Jahrhunderts. Catalogue for the Industrial Design collection at the Museum of the 20th Century, Munich
Sound Design classic audio & hi-fi design. Author: David Attwood. An international review of the very best in modern audio equipment. A carefully selected range of products, many of which have become iconic, the best of their type, some for their technical design, others for their period look. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 160 pages 250 illustrations, 200 of which are in colour. 22cm w x 29cm h. £12.
Sound Design. Classic audio & hi-fi design. Quad, Rogers, McIntosh & Linn products.
Quad The Closest Approach. Written and edited by Ken Kessler with contributions from Alastair Robertson-Aikman, John Borwick, Geoffrey Horn, Ivor Humphreys, Tim de Paravicini, Gordon Hill, Dr Frank Hirsch et al. This is the authorised history of Quad. From its origins before World War II to the present day. An excellent reference work with useful appendices including a list of all the company's products with production dates and numbers sold. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 215 pages with colour and black & white images. 31cm w x 31cm h. £48.
The Closest Approach. This is the authorised history of Quad
A History of British Design 1830-1970. Author: Fiona MacCarthy. Published in 1982, this is a revised and updated edition of the author's earlier book All Things Bright and Beautiful. '…how the British, against all odds, became design-conscious'. Soft bound. 136 pages with 44 black and white illustrations. 13cm w x 19cm h. In good condition with some pencil underlining and inscription to end paper. £8.
A History of British Design 1830-1970.
'Contemporary': Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s. Author: Lesley Jackson. A useful reference work on the post-war period with an international selection of buildings, interiors, furniture and lighting. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 240 pages 160 colour and 160 black & white illustrations. Dimensions: 25cm x 29cm. £45.
Contemporary: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s Author: Lesley Jackson
A Tonic To The Nation. Edited by Mary Banham and Bevis Hillier. Published in 1976 to accompany an exhibition held at the V&A 25 years after the Festival of Britain. This book is considered to be one of the best accounts of the festival. Soft bound. 200 pages illustrated in black and white with some colour. £35.
A Tonic To The Nation. Edited by Mary Banham and Bevis Hillier. Published in 1976. This book is considered to be one of the best accounts of the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Design In The Festival. 'Illustrating a selection of well-designed British goods in production in the Festival year 1951, with an introduction by Gordon Russell and articles by eleven other contributors'. Published by The Council Of Industrial Design, this book is an excellent period reference on British product and industrial design in the immediate post-war period. Soft bound, 131 pages illustrated in black and white. Small splits to spine and creases to the cover. A good working copy. 20cm w x 27cm h. £35.
Design In The Festival. Includes the work of A.J. Milne, Ernest Race and Ercol.
Austerity to Affluence British Art & Design 1945 - 1962. Catalogue for the 1997 exhibition organised by, and held at, the Fine Art Society, London. Contributions from a wide variety of specialists with an introduction by Robin Day. An interesting reference that brings together an eclectic mix of what passed as original British design during 1950s. Good photographs and captions. 128 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with wrapper. 23cm x 27cm. P.O.A.
Austerity to Affluence British Art & Design 1945 - 1962
The Modern Chair. Catalogue for 'The Modern Chair' exhibition held at the ICA, London in 1988. A survey of twentieth century British chair design. Text by Deyan Sudjic with a design chronology by Angela Partington. Soft bound, 64 pages, 68 illustrations in black and white. 21cm w x 29.5cm h. £8.
Catalogue for The Modern Chair exhibition held at the ICA, London in 1988. Work by Robin Day, Ernest Race, Tom Dixon, Alison & Peter Smithson and others.
Isokon. Author: Alastair Grieve. Recently published to accompany the exhibition 'Past Forward the History of the Isokon Furniture Company'. Isokon played a significant part in popularising the International Style in architecture and design in Britain in the 1930s. A useful reference. Soft bound. 48 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 20cm w x 20cm h. £15.
The Isokon Furniture Company. Work by Marcel Breuer, Ernest Race and others
Handmade Woodwork of the Twentieth Century. Author: A.E. Bradshaw. Second edition, printed in 1965. 'This [book] is a record of some of the beautiful and honest work of British designers and designer-craftsmen…The pieces are grouped in roughly chronological order under their designers and …include Lethaby, Morris, Voysey, A. Romney Green, Gimson, Waals, Ernest & Sidney Barnsley, Sir Ambrose Heal, Sir Gordon Russell, Sir George Trevelyan, W.G. Simmonds, Stanley Davies and Edward Barnsley.' Ex library with stamps and labels. Hard bound with worn dust wrapper. 123 pages illustrated in black and white. 19cm w x 25.5cm h. £35.
Handmade Woodwork of the Twentieth Century. Lethaby, Morris, Voysey, A. Romney Green, Gimson, Waals, Ernest & Sidney Barnsley, Sir Ambrose Heal, Sir Gordon Russell, Sir George Trevelyan, W.G. Simmonds, Stanley Davies and Edward Barnsley.
Modern Design in Wood. Author: Richard Stewart. Published in 1979 by John Murray, the company responsible for the series 'Contemporary Design in Woodwork'. An interesting selection of craftsmen made and mass-produced furniture and objects in wood. 88 pages illustrated in black and white. Hardbound with dust wrappers. 19cm w x 25cm h. P.O.A.
Modern Design in Wood by Richard Stewart. Designs by Alan Peters, John Makepeace, Møllers Møbelfabrik, Ole Wanscher for Cado, Poul Kjaerholm, Ercol, Archie Shine, Merrow Asscoiates, Gordon Russell and more…
David Mellor master metalworker. Design by Clare Mellor with an Introduction by Christopher Frayling. Soft bound. 114 pages illustrated in black & white and colour. 21cm w x 21cm h. £12.
David Mellor master metalworker
Gerald Benney Goldsmith The story of fifty years at the bench. Author: Graham Hughes. Gerald Benney is considered to be one of the outstanding goldsmiths of the 20th century and a leading figure in post-war British art and design. Benney has designed for private clients and also for the mass market; in particular he designed cutlery and tableware for Viners, clocks for Westclox and a desk lamp for Glacier Metals. This is an important, and now out of print, reference book on a key figure in modern British industrial, product and jewellery design. Includes a list of exhibitions, commissions and bibliography. 230 + colour and four-tone illustrations. 224 pages. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 26cm w x 28.5cm h. £18.
Gerald Benney Goldsmith The story of fifty years at the bench
The Door to a Secret Room a portrait of Wells Coates. Author: Laura Cohn (Wells Coates' daughter). The Canadian architect and designer Wells Coates worked mainly in the UK and was responsible for introducing the International Style to Britain. He worked as a consultant for Isokon and was commissioned by Jack Pritchard to design the Lawn Road Flats in Hampstead. His 1934 AD65 radio cabinet for Ecko was one of the first 'modern' domestic appliances in Britain. After the war he designed the Telekinema for the Festival of Britain, 1951. 240 pages illustrated in black and white. Hardbound with dust wrappers. 18cm w x 23cm h. £25.
Wells Coates
Thirties British art and design before the war. Catalogue from an exhibition organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibition was held at the Hayward Gallery, London from 25th October 1979 to 13 January 1980. Considered by many to be one of the most important exhibitions on pre-war British art and design. This book is a detailed survey of the 1930s and provides a useful pictorial reference. The main body of text consists of essays on: Prints & book illustrations, Furniture, Carpets & furnishing textiles, Industrial ceramics & glass, Studio pottery, Silverwork & jewellery, Architectural, Decorative & stained glass, Transport & travel and Photo-journalism. Detailed biographies of artists, designers, architects and photographers provide essential background information. In addition there is a useful bibliography giving full details of research material used in the book. 320 pages. Soft bound. 21cm w x 27cm h. Illustrated in black and white with some colour. Text in English. £50.
Thirties British art and design before the war
The Modern Potter A review of current Ceramic Ware in Gt Britain. Author: Ronald G. Cooper. Published in 1947 '…slipware, majolica and high-fired stoneware for domestic use and for ornament. The potter's background is outlined and methods described…' Text in English and French. Hard bound, with dust jacket. 48 black and white illustrations. 12cm w x 19cm h. £15.
The Modern Potter A review of current Ceramic Ware in Britain.
20th Century Ceramic Designers in Britain. Author: Andrew Casey A comprehensive reference work focusing on the output of the craftsmen and women active in the field of ceramics during the 20th century. Designers referred to include Daisy Makeig-Jones, Millicent Taplin, Susie Cooper, Charlotte Rhead, Clarice Cliff, Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood, Keith Murray, Truda Carter, Eris Slater, Victor Skellern, A.B. Read, Jessie Tait, Kathie Winkle, John Clappison, Eve Midwinter, Robert Jefferson and Susan Williams-Ellis The detailed bibliography and index are particularly useful. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 391 pages. 354 colour and 106 black & white illustrations. 21cm w x 28cm h. £18.
20th Century Ceramic Designers in Britain. Designers include Daisy Makeig-Jones, Millicent Taplin, Susie Cooper, Charlotte Rhead, Clarice Cliff, Eric Ravilious for Wedgwood, Keith Murray, Truda Carter, Eris Slater, Victor Skellern, A.B. Read, Jessie Tait, Kathie Winkle, John Clappison, Eve Midwinter, Robert Jefferson and Susan Williams-Ellis. The detailed bibliography and index are particularly useful.
Pioneer Studio Pottery - The Milner-White Collection. Author: Sarah Riddick. Eric Milner-White's collection of studio pottery was assembled between 1925 and 1963.The collection includes the work of 30 potters including Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, William Staite Murray, Norah Braden, Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie and Michael Cardew. 136 pages 203 illustrations in colour and black & white. Soft bound. 21cm w x 26cm h. £15.
Pioneer Studio Pottery - The Milner-White Collection. The collection of studio pottery was assembled between 1925 and 1963. It includes the work of Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach, William Staite Murray, Norah Braden, Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie and Michael Cardew.
Pottery in Britain today. Author: Michael Casson. Published in 1967. A useful contemporary review of the work of some of the most highly regarded potters in Britain in the 1960s. 1 colour and 243 black & white illustrations. Hard bound with dust jacket. There is a single tear to four pages, these are probably production faults. 23cm w x 29cm h. P.O.A.
Pottery in Britain today
Hans Coper. Author: Tony Birks. Hans Coper's fascinating and tragic life is sensitively told by Tony Birks in a biography illustrated with photographs of his work. An invaluable reference for collectors of twentieth century studio pottery. 208 pages. 260 photographs in colour and black & white. Soft bound. 22cm w x 28cm h. £15.
Hans Coper
Gordon Russell. Authors: Ken & Kate Baynes. Published in 1980 by The Design Council, London, as part of a series on well-known figures in 20th Century design. Soft bound. 80 pages illustrated in black & white. Dimensions: 20cm x 21cm. £35.
Gordon Russell
Ernest Race. Author: Hazel Conway. A useful source of information on one of the most innovative British furniture designers working in the post-war period. Second printing. 80 pages with 124 black & white illustrations. 20cm w x 21cm h. ISBN-13: 978-0955356209 ISBN-10: 0955356202 £15.
Ernest Race Festival of Britain chairs. British Charles Eames. Ernest Race by Hazel Conway ISBN-13: 978-0955356209 ISBN-10: 0955356202 £15
Robin & Lucienne Day - Pioneers of Modern Design. Author: Lesley Jackson. A well researched but uncritical account of the careers of two of Britain's most important designers during the latter half of the twentieth century. A useful reference in helping to identify Robin's furniture & Lucienne's fabric designs. Profusely illustrated in black & white and colour. Hard bound with dust cover. 192 pages. 24cm w x 29cm h. £35.
Robin & Lucienne Day. Important British designers of the twentieth century. The British Charles and Ray Eames. Robin Day worked with Hille and was instrumental in bringing Herman Miller and Hille together when, during the 1960s, Hille made and distributed Eames furniture. Similarities between their designs though were also given as a reason for Hille eventually losing the right to make Eames products.
The G-Plan Revolution. Compiled by Basil Hyman and Steven Braggs with an introduction by Jake Kaner. Dozens of period adverts from some of the biggest names in British furniture during the fifties, sixties and seventies. G-Plan became a household name as did other companies featured including McIntosh, Meredew, Beautility, Ercol, Guy Rogers, Lebus, Schreiber, Stag and Staples / Ladderax. The adverts shown and the facsimiles of two G-Plan catalogues are an interesting source of information for collectors and dealers. A useful reference focusing on the high street end of design - an area often overlooked in other books. Hard bound. 240 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 33cm h. £30.
The G-Plan Revolution. By Basil Hyman and Steven Braggs with an introduction by Jake Kaner. Dozens of period adverts from some of the biggest names in British furniture during the fifties, sixties and seventies. G-Plan became a household name as did other companies featured including McIntosh, Beautility, Ercol, Guy Rogers, Lebus, Schreiber, Stag and Staples / Ladderax. The adverts shown and the facsimiles of two G-Plan catalogues are an interesting source of information for collectors and dealers.
Making Their Mark Art, Craft and Design at the Central School 1896 - 1966. Edited by Sylvia Backemeyer A series of essays tracing the history of the Central School of Art from its first principal, W.R. Lethaby onwards, illustrating how the school began and developed educational theories that had far reaching effects on the development of art, craft and design in Britain. Soft bound 160 pages. 125 illustrations, 75 of which are in colour. 22cm w x 28cm h. £12.
Making Their Mark Art, Craft and Design at the Central School 1896 - 1966 The history of the Central School of Art from its first principal, W.R. Lethaby onwards
Twentieth Century Textiles. Authors: Francesca Galloway and Sue Kerry. A useful reference. Hard bound. 196 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 25cm w x 31cm h. £35.
Twentieth Century Textiles. Authors: Francesca Galloway and Sue Kerry
David Whitehead Ltd – Artist Designed Textiles 1952-1969. Author: Alan Peat with a forward by Sir Terence Conran. Exhibition catalogue published in 1993. During the years following the Second World War the company moved away from its more conservative fabric designs and, with the appointment of John Murray as Director of Furnishing Fabrics, David Whitehead Ltd did for British textiles what Hille had done for furniture design in the same period. Well-known designers and artists who worked with the company included Marian Mahler, William Scott, Henry Moore and John Piper. Includes artist / designer biographies and a useful illustrated design chronology. Soft bound, 30 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 26cm w x 21cm h. P.O.A.
David Whitehead Ltd - Artist Designed Textiles 1952-1969
Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941 - 1951. Compiled and written by Richard Sword. 1995 reprint of an exhibition catalogue originally published in 1974. A useful reference documenting the history of centralised control of the production of a wide range of consumables including furniture. Everything, including materials, design and price were controlled. The Utility system and the CC41 logo came to be recognised as a sign of quality. It had a profound effect on the look of post-war British interiors. Soft bound. 49 pages with black & white illustrations. 21cm w x 20cm h. P.O.A.
Utility Furniture and Fashion 1941 - 1951. The history of centralised control of the production of a wide range of consumables including furniture. The Utility system and the CC41 logo came to be recognised as a sign of quality. It had a profound effect on the look of post-war British interiors.
Utility Furniture. Author: Jon Mills. A history of Utility Furniture. Includes a reprint of the 1943 Utility Furniture catalogue. Hard bound. 35 pages with black and white illustrations. 19cm w x 15cm h. £9.99
Utility Furniture
Good Citizen's Furniture - The Arts and Crafts Collections at Cheltenham. Authors: Annette Carruthers & Mary Greenstead. A well illustrated reference work on British art and design in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 166 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Soft bound. 21cm w x 26cm h. £16.
Good Citizen's Furniture - The Arts and Crafts Collections at Cheltenham.
Simplicity or Splendour - Arts and Crafts Living: Objects from the Cheltenham Collections. Editors: Annette Carruthers & Mary Greenstead. Companion volume to 'Good Citizen's Furniture' focusing on the decorative arts collection - ceramics, glass, jewellery, costume, leather, plasterwork and textiles. 184 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Soft bound. 21cm w x 26cm h. £16.
Simplicity or Splendour - Arts and Crafts Living: Objects from the Cheltenham Collections.
Hugo França. Author: Evelise Grunow. Monograph on Hugo França creator of sculptural furniture using abandoned materials. Text in Portuguese and English. Hard bound. 118 pages illustrated in colour. 14.5cm w x 20.5cm h. P.O.A. (A limited number of copies signed by Hugo França).
Hugo França. Author: Evelise Grunow. Monograph on Hugo França creator of sculptural furniture using abandoned materials.
Sergio Rodrigues. Author: Adélia Borges. Expanded second edition of this monograph on Rodrigues published to mark his eightieth birthday. Text in Portuguese and English. Hard bound. 131 pages illustrated in colour. 14.5cm w x 20.5cm h. P.O.A. (A limited number of copies signed by Sergio Rodrigues).
Sergio Rodrigues. Author: Adélia Borges. Expanded second edition of this monograph on Rodrigues published to mark his eightieth birthday. Text in Portuguese and English. This copy Signed by the designer
Sergio Rodrigues. Edited by Soraia Cals. Monograph on the acclaimed Brazilian designer and architect. A lavishly illustrated book with an informative text in English and a useful pictorial furniture index. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 295 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 27cm h. P.O.A.
Sergio Rodrigues book on acclaimed Brazilian furniture designer and architect ISBN 978-8590155614
Tenreiro. Edited by Soraia Cals. Introduction by Sergio Rodrigues. Monograph on the Brazilian furniture designer and artist. An important reference book with text in English. Board cover. 223 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Dimensions: 23cm x 28cm. P.O.A.
 Tenreiro book on acclaimed Brazilian furniture designer and artist Joaquim Tenreiro ISBN 978-8587067029
Design Brasileiro quem fez, quem faz Brazilian Design who did, who does. Author: Ethel Leon. A varied selection of industrial and product design including furniture and lighting. There are brief essays on the work of Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin and Sergio Rodrigues as well as more recent designers. Text in Portuguese and English. Soft bound. 193 pages illustrated in colour. 16cm w x 23cm h. £35.
Design Brasileiro quem fez, quem faz Brazilian Design who did, who does. Author: Ethel Leon. A varied selection of industrial and product design including furniture and lighting. There are brief essays on the work of Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin and Sergio Rodrigues as well as more recent designers.
Jean Prouvé Highlights 1917-1944. Author: Peter Sulzer. Furniture, architectural fittings and objects. Text in English. Soft bound. 171 pages with 28 colour and 360 black & white illustrations. 24cm w x 30cm h. £30.
Jean Prouvé Highlights 1917-1944
Maria Pergay between ideas and design. Author: Suzanne Demisch. Edited by Paul B. Franklin. Interview by Patrick Favardin. This monograph covers the period from the 1950s to the present with over 200 photographs of interiors and furniture and illustrations from Pergay's personal collection, many previously unpublished. Text in English and French. 160 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound. 25cm w x 27cm h. £65.
Maria Pergay between ideas and design
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND Un Art D'habiter 1903 1959. Author Jacques Barsac with a forward by Yvonne Brunhammer. Monograph on one of the twentieth century's most accomplished designers. During her career Perriand worked with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. She is credited with designing most of Corbusier's furniture including the Petit and Grand Confort chairs and the LC4 Chaise Longue. She was a founding member of UAM and worked with Jean Prouvé. This book is an important reference with many illustrations of her interiors and furniture designs. Text in French. 512 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 31cm h. £70.
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND Un Art D'habiter 1903 1959. Monograph on one of the twentieth century's most accomplished designers.
Jean Royère. Author: Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier. Monograph on the French Interior designer. Text in French. 318 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 31.5cm h. £68.
Jean Royère. Author: Pierre-Emmanuel  Martin-Vivier. Monograph on the French Interior designer.
Jean-Michel Frank Un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30. Author: Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier. Published to accompany an exhibition on the influential French interior decorator and furniture designer. Text in French. 140 pages with 160 illustrations in colour and black & white. Soft bound. 21cm w x 25cm h. £35.
Jean-Michel Frank
Max Ingrand Du verre à la lumière. Author: Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier. A well-illustrated book on the French glass designer who worked for Saint-Gobain glassworks, Fontana Arte and Verre et Lumière. Text in French. 256 pages with 300 illustrations in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dustwrapper. 24cm w x 31cm h. £65.
Max Ingrand
Serge Mouille a French classic. Author Pierre Émile Pralus. Monograph on the lighting designer Serge Mouille. The best reference work available on Mouille. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Text in English and French. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 271 pages. 24cm w x 31cm h. £68.
Monograph on the lighting designer Serge Mouille. The best reference work available on Mouille.
J.J. Wabbes catalogue de l'exposition. Introduction by Michelle Feiner Weinstein. Catalogue from the 2001 exhibition of the work of Belgian interior designer Jules Wabbes (1919-1974). A useful reference with dozens of colour photographs of Wabbes's furniture designs. Text in English and French. Soft bound, 64 pages. 23.5cm w x 23.5cm h. £23.
The work of Belgian interior designer Jules Wabbes (1919-1974). A useful reference with dozens of colour photographs of Wabbes's furniture designs.
Jules Wabbes. Edited by Marie Ferran-Wabbes. Ferran-Wabbes, daughter of the designer, retraces the life of Jules Wabbes and his work. Text in English. Soft bound, 263 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 21cm w x 27cm h. £45.
Jules Wabbes 9789089311498
Christophe Gevers Designer. Text by Pierre Loze, Thierry Aughust, Michelle Feiner-Weinstein & Phillippe G. Niels. Belgian designer Gevers created public and private interiors as well as designing fittings, accessories, furniture and lighting. Text in French. Soft bound with 151 pages. 274 colour and black & white illustrations. Includes a DVD of an interview with the designer in his studio. 30cm w x 22.5cm h. £30
Christophe Gevers Designer ISBN 978-2-87008-042-9 Belgian designer Gevers created public and private interiors as well as designing fittings, accessories, furniture and lighting.
Pierre Paulin Designer. Text by Anne Bony, Barry Bergdoll, Andrea Branzi, Nadine Descendre, Catherine Geel, Claire Leymonerie &Constance Rubini. This monograph analyses Paulin's career in design from many different angles. It is not a catalogue raisonné but it does cover all of his major works and some which are published here for the first time. More than seventy drawings and plans from Paulin's own archive are included. This is a valuable reference tool. Text in English. Hard bound with dust cover. 288 pages with more than 500 illustrations in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 31cm h. P.O.A.
Pierre Paulin Designer. Text in English
Pierre Paulin. Author: Élisabeth Védrenne. A concise reference book, well illustrated and with English text. Includes a 2-page design chronology and detailed notes for each picture. 80 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 16.5cm w x 22.5cm h. £13.
Pierre Paulin. A concise reference book with English text
Pierre Paulin. Authors: Elisabeth Vedrenne & Anne-Marie Fèvre. A monograph on Pierre Paulin. Text in English. Soft Bound, 123 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 16cm w x 21cm h. £14.
A monograph on Pierre Paulin. Text in English.
Roger Tallon. Authors: Gilles de Bure & Chloé Braunstein. A monograph on Roger Tallon whose work has included furniture, product, graphic and industrial design. Text in English. Soft bound, 125 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 16cm w x 21cm h. £14.50
A monograph on Roger Tallon whose work has included furniture, product, graphic and industrial design. Text in English.
Tecno Design: A Discreetly Technical Elegance. Author: Giampiero Bosoni. Founded in 1953 by Osvaldo and Fulgenzio Borsani, Tecno evolved from Atelier Varedo, a company founded by their father Gaetano in the 1920s. Along with the designs of Osvaldo Borsani, this book traces the growth of the company and its association with many of the best-known architects and designers of the twentieth century including Carlo De Carli, Vico Magistratti, Robin Day, Gio Ponti, Emilio Ambasz, Gae Aulenti and Norman Foster. Many period illustrations of iconic designs including the P40 and D70. Text in English. Hard bound. 335 pages profusely illustrated in colour and black & white. 25cm w x 29cm h. £65.
Tecno Design: A Discreetly Technical Elegance
Brionvega. Authors: Decio Giulio & Riccardo Carugati. An overview of Brionvega production, tracing the history of this design-led manufacturer of consumer electronics. 167 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 28cm h. £56.
Brionvega. An overview of Brionvega production, tracing the history of this design-led manufacturer of consumer electronics.
Il Design di Brionvega. TV and radios designed by Zanuso, Sapper, Bellini and the Castiglionis. 40 pages illustrated in colour. Text in Italian. Soft bound. 21cm w x 30cm h. £25.
Il Design di Brionvega. TV and radios designed by Zanuso, Sapper, Bellini and the Castiglionis.
Gae Aulenti. Author: Margherita Petranzan. A detailed study of the work of one of the world's most accomplished female architects. Aulenti has also worked in the fields of industrial and exhibition design creating showrooms for Olivetti and Knoll and sets for La Scala. She has designed for Artemide, Martinelli Luce, Kartell, Knoll, Fontana Arte, Poltronova and Zanotta. A useful reference. Text in English. 240 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 22cm w x 29cm h. £20.
Gae Aulenti. She has designed for Artemide, Martinelli Luce, Kartell, Knoll, Fontana Arte, Poltronova and Zanotta.
Cini Boeri architect and designer. A monograph on one of Italy's most accomplished post-war designers. Boeri's clients have included Arflex, Artemide, Fiam, Knoll, Rosenthal, Stilnovo and Venini. With a complete list of architectural and industrial design projects 1963-2004. Text in Italian. 167 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 17cm w x 24cm h. £26.
Cini Boeri architect and designer. A monograph on one of Italy's most accomplished post-war designers. Boeri's clients have included Arflex, Artemide, Fiam, Knoll, Rosenthal, Stilnovo and Venini.
Livio e Piero Castiglioni Il Progetto Della Luce - Livio and Piero Castiglioni The Design of Light. Author: Dario Scodeller. The first comprehensive monograph on the work of the Castiglionis. The story of the research carried out by Livio Castiglioni, founder of the famous Castiglioni studio in the 1930s with his brother Pier Giacomo and Caccia Dominioni. In 1970 Livio's son, Piero, began to experiment with the design of light, undertaking research that was to establish him as an interntaional authority in the field. Text in Italian but well illustrated with decipherable captions. Soft bound, 330 pages with 400 illustrations 200 of which are in colour. 21cm w x 27cm h. £32.
Livio e Piero Castiglioni Il Progetto Della Luce - Livio and Piero Castiglioni The Design of Light
Achille Castiglioni complete works Text by Sergio Polano. A monograph on the diverse work of Achille Castiglioni, architect, interior and industrial designer. He collaborated with other designers on projects, most notably his brother, Pier and worked for many well-known manufacturers. This book is an excellent pictorial reference on Castiglioni's work. 191 colour & 712 black and white illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 476 pages. 26cm w x 29cm h. Weight: 3kg. P.O.A.
Achille Castiglioni complete works by Sergio Polano
Achille Castiglioni. Text by Sergio Polano. A monograph on the diverse work of Achille Castiglioni, architect, interior and industrial designer. This book is a soft bond edition of Achille Castiglioni complete works. Includes a catalogue of works 1938~2000, anthology of writings, and informative appendices listing awards, exhibitions, collaborators etc. 191 colour & 712 black and white illustrations. Soft bound. 476 pages. 25cm w x 28cm h. Weight: 3kg. £35.
Achille Castiglioni by Sergio Polano
"Alla Castiglioni" Achille Castiglioni exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1996. Text in Italian. 108 pages illustrated in black & white. 15cm w x 21cm h. £25.
Alla Castiglioni - Achille Castiglioni exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1996.
Achille Castiglioni. Essays by Paolo Ferrari and Francois Burkhardt with an introduction by Vittorio Gregotti. Published in 1984, this is a well-illustrated reference, which includes a chronology of the varied design projects Castiglioni has worked on. Text in German. Soft bound, 238 pages illustrated in black & white with some colour. Dimensions: 24cm x 22cm. £45.
Achille Castiglioni
Italian Glass Murano Milan 1930 - 1970. Authors: Helmut Ricke & Eva Schmitt. A history of Italian glass design in the 20th Century. Detailed information on the history of manufacturers with useful appendices on the artist designers, major exhibitions, signatures and an illustrated glossary of glass making terms. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 351 pages. Illustrated in colour with some black & white. 25cm w x 30cm h. £30.
Italian Glass Murano Milan 1930 - 1970. A history of Italian glass design in the 20th Century.
Venetian Glass. The Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Collection. Research and historical documentation by Marino Barovier. 443 Illustrations with 349 in colour. Hard bound with dust cover, 250 pages. 26cm w x 26cm h. £45.
Venetian Glass. The Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Collection. Research and historical documentation by Marino Barovier.
Venini / Murano 1921. Edited by Graziella Buccellati. An edition of 5000 published in 1989 to commemorate Venini's first 70 years. Includes a design chronology and biographies of many of the designers who have worked with Venini. Text in Italian and English. 222 pages richly illustrated with dozens of full-page colour pictures and plates. Hard bound with presentation case. 31 cm w x 31cm h. P.O.A.
Venini / Murano 1921. An edition of 5000 published in 1989 to commemorate Venini's first 70 years.
Venini - Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986. Essays by Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Helmut Ricke, Valerio Terraroli, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Victoria Milne and Maria Novella Benzoni. An overview of Venini production. Includes a design chronology. 329 pages profusely illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 29cm h. £90.
Venini - Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986.
Venini Glass. Author: Franco Deboni. Updated catalogue raisonné with a section on lighting (lamps and chandeliers), a dictionary of artists and the Red, Green and Blue catalogues. The three catalogues contain all the Venini items as distributed in shops; the most important pieces are grouped together on a scale of 1:10, in chronological order, accompanied by notes on the technique and materials used (blown, pulegosi, pietra dura, in corpo, flowers and fruit, lattimi, a mezza filigrana, a bollicine, sommersi, pesanti, diamante, corrosi, frames, a treccia, clocks, a rilievi, handles and ash trays). These catalogues were never offered for sale and original examples are rare, making their inclusion in this two-volume set indispensable for the historical and technical information they contain. Text in English. 528 pages. 620 colour and 229 black & white illustrations. 2 volumes, hard bound with dust wrappers and slipcase. 24cm w x 34cm h. Shipping weight: 5kg. £90.
Venini Glass Franco Deboni ISBN 9788842215240
Fontana Arte - Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand. Author: Franco Deboni. In the space of thirty years Fontana Arte established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of decorative glass in lighting and furnishings, with a reputation for modern design and impeccable craftsmanship. The company's success was in a large part due to three artistic directors: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa and Max Ingrand. An excellent reference. Text in English. 336 pages. 562 colour and black & white illustrations, hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 34cm h. Shipping weight: 3kg. £105.
Fontana Arte - Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand. Author: Franco Deboni ENGLISH EDITION. ISBN 9788842222163
Original Patents of Italian Design 1946 ~ 1965. Text in English and Italian. Illustrated in black and white. Soft bound, 160 pages. 22cm w x 28cm h. £24.
Original Patents of Italian Design 1946 ~ 1965.
Gino Sarfatti. Edited by Frédéric Leibovitz. Sarfatti, founder of the Italian lighting company Arteluce, created many iconic lamp designs during the 40's, 50's and 60's. Sarfatti was involved in all aspects of the business from designing and producing the lamps through to their installation. He associated with many well-known designers and architects including Albini, Belgiojoso, Viganò, Latis, Parisi, Frattini and Zanuso. During the 1950s Arteluce won the Compasso d'Oro two years in succession. With the success of his lighting designs the firm grew to the point at which Sarfatti felt he was losing control. He sold the business to Flos in the 1970s. This exhibition catalogue illustrates many of his most famous lighting designs. It Includes the last interview Sarfatti gave to Jean-François Grunfeld in 1984 and a biography. Text in English, French and Italian. 175 pages illustrated in colour. Hard bound. 21cm w x 28cm h. £50.
Gino Sarfatti Frédéric Leibovitz. Sarfatti, Italian lighting company Arteluce. Designers and architects including Albini, Belgiojoso, Viganò, Latis, Parisi, Frattini and Zanuso This exhibition catalogue illustrates many of his most famous lighting designs
Gino Sarfatti selected works 1938-1973. Authors: Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi. A comprehensive volume documenting the work of one the twentieth century's most influential lighting designers. The authors (Severi is the daughter in law of Sarfatti) had access to original source material in their research for this book. Text in English and Italian. 496 pages. 400 colour and 700 black & white illustrations with technical details. Soft bound. Dimensions: 24 w x 28 h cm. £67.
Gino Sarfatti selected works 1938-1973
NEUZEITLICHE LEUCHTEN der 50er Jahre, MODERN LIGHTING of the '50s Complied by Alexander Koch with a new introduction by Bernd Dicke. Originally published in 1953, this reprint is an important reference for anyone with an interest in mid-century lighting. Text in English, German and French. Hard bound. 128 pages with 266 illustrations in black and white with some colour. Dimensions: 21cm w x 29cm h. £32.
NEUZEITLICHE LEUCHTEN der 50er Jahre MODERN LIGHTING of the '50s by Alexander Koch
Italian Lighting Design 1945-2000. Author: Alberto Bassi. Published in 2004 this is a comprehensive and well-researched work on post-war Italian lighting. Text in English. Soft bound. 247 pages with 243 colour and 100 black & white illustrations. 17cm w x 24cm h. P.O.A.
Italian Lighting Design 1945-2000
Light Lamps 1968 ~ 1973: new Italian design. Authors: Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari. The authors have selected 178 important lamp designs from the late 1960s and early 1970s. 120 designers and 56 manufacturers are mentioned. Excellent photography and detailed entries for every lamp with historical background, dimensions and production notes. Text in English. 136 pages with 180 colour illustrations. Hard bound with dustwrapper. 22cm w x 31cm h. P.O.A.
Light Lamps 1968 ~ 1973: new Italian design. Authors: Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari. Text in English.
Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 1970. 'The Compasso d'Oro award is organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. It is intended as a recognition of high quality industrial design in products, utilities and activities'. A well illustrated contemporary document that includes many products which are now considered to be design classics. Text in Italian and English. Hard bound with dust wrapper and slipcase. 176 pages illustrated in black & white plus 29 pages of illustrated advertisements. 25cm w x 27cm h. £45.
Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI 1970.
XV Premio Compasso d'Oro Comune di Milano ADI (1989). The Compasso d'Oro award is organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. Award winning Italian design from the period 1987-1988. Text in Italian and English. Soft bound. 157 pages illustrated in black & white. 21cm w x 24cm h. £30.
XV Premio Compasso d'Oro Comune di Milano ADI. Award winning Italian design from the period 1987-1988.
XVII Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI (1995). In 1995 Compasso d'Oro organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale was 40 years old. This edition includes award winning Italian design plus special career awards to designers and companies which have made a significant contribution to modern Italian design. Text in Italian and English. Soft bound. 187 pages illustrated in colour. 21cm w x 24cm h. £30.
XVII Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI (1995). In 1995 Compasso d'Oro organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale was 40 years old. This edition includes award winning Italian design plus special career awards to designers and companies which have made a significant contribution to modern Italian design.
18th Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI (1998). Compasso d'Oro organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. Award winning Italian design. Text in Italian and English. Soft bound. 167 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 21cm w x 24cm h. £30.
18th Premio Compasso d'Oro ADI (1998). Compasso d'Oro organised by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. Award winning Italian design. Text in Italian and English.
L'Ufficio della memoria. Office furniture design. An international review of office related design. Text in Italian. Soft bound. 64 pages. Full page black & white illustrations with brief descriptive captions of each item. Decipherable even without a knowledge of the Italian language. 23cm w x 33cm h. £18.
L'Ufficio della memoria. Office furniture design. Includes the work of Charles Eames, Franco Albini, Arne Jacobsen, Robin Day, Joe Colombo, Norman Foster and more...
Roberto Sambonet. Author: Arturo Carlo Quintavalle. A review of Sambonet's work as an artist and designer. Text in Italian & English. Soft bound. 205 pages illustrated in black & white with some colour. 24cm w x 30cm h. £75.
A review of Sambonet's work as an artist and designer.
Marco Zanuso. Author: Francois Burkhardt. This monograph provides an up to date review of Zanuso's work, with photographs, sketches and plans of many of his most important designs. Text in Italian & English. Soft bound. 208 pages, 80 illustrations in black & white, 16 in colour. 24cm w x 30cm h. £75.
This monograph provides an up to date review of Zanuso's work, with photographs, sketches and plans of many of his most important designs.
Bruno Munari. Exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1999. 120 pages, illustrated in black & white. 15cm w x 21cm h. £25.
Bruno Munari. Exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1999
Joe Colombo: lighting design - interior design. Author: Marco Romanelli. Commercial interiors, domestic interiors and product design. A concise, well - illustrated book. Includes a complete register of Colombo's prodigious output. 96 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound printed boards. 22cm w x 25cm h. £25.
Joe Colombo: lighting design - interior design.
The Furniture of Carlo Mollino. Authors: Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari. Monograph on the furniture and interior design of Carlo Mollino. Mollino is considered to be one of the most original Italian designers of the twentieth century. The authors are also the curators of Museo Casa Mollino, and experts in Mollino's work. Extensively illustrated with over 400 sketches, drawings and archival photographs, some unpublished until now. 240 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 29cm h. £45.
The Furniture of Carlo Mollino.By Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari. Monograph on the furniture and interior design of Carlo Mollino.
Carlo Mollino L'etrange univers de l'architecte. Complied by François Burkhardt, Claude Evenon and Fulvio Irace. Originally published in 1985 and, subsequently, in 1989 to accompany an exhibition held in Paris. Mollino's interests were diverse and covered all aspects of design including aeronautics, art, photography, set design, town planning, education, cars, clothing, furniture, interiors and architecture. Text in French. 174 pages. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 22cm w x 31cm h. £95.
Carlo Mollino L'etrange univers de l'architecte. Out of print reference book on one of Italy's greatest furniture and interior designers.
made in Cassina. Edited by Giampiero Bosoni. Cassina, the company, is 80 years old. This book documents the history of Cassina from the 1930s to the present-day. Cassina owns exclusive production rights for many of the twentieth century's best-known furniture designs including those of Mackintosh, Rietveld, Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. Other notable designers associated with the company include Gio Ponti, Vico Magistretti, Gaetano Pesce, Archizoom, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Andrea Branzi, and Philippe Starck. A useful reference. 360 pages with 379 colour and 205 black & white illustrations. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 29cm h. £35.
Made in Cassina. Edited by Giampiero Bosoni. The history of Cassina from the 1930s to the present-day.
Un'industria per il design - An Industry for Design. Edited by Mario Mastropietro and Rolando Gorla. A monograph on B&B Italia, the company founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli and Cesare Cassina, known as C&B Italia until Cassina's departure in 1973. 671 pages with 1600 colour and black & white illustrations. Text in English and Italian. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 22cm w x 25cm h. £45.
Un'industria per il design - An Industry for Design. Monograph on B & B Italia, the company founded in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli and Cesare Cassina, known as C & B Italia until Cassina's departure in 1973.
Poltrona Frau. Author: Decio Giulio Riccardo Carugati. A complete history of Poltrona Frau from 1913 to the present. 182 pages illustrated in colour. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 26cm w x 29cm h. £32.
Poltrona Frau. History of Poltrona Frau
Kartell 150 items 150 artworks. Concept Franca Sozzani, art design by Luca Stoppini. Images by well-known photographers of Kartell products in some very strange places. Also of interest is the design index with details of Kartell's production since the 1950s. Includes design and production dates, materials and designer details. 278 pages. 180 colour illustrations. Hard bound printed boards. 21cm w x 30cm h. £30.
Kartell 150 items 150 artworks.
Zanotta. Design for Passion. Author: Raffaella Poletti. Zanotta is the quintessential Italian design-led company. It produces many timeless objects, examples of which are now on display in the world's most important museums, from MoMA in New York to the Centre George Pompidou in Paris. Founded in 1954 by Aurelio Zanotta, the company has a well deserved reputation for the quality of its products and technological innovation. Zanotta has collaborated with architects and designers including Achille Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Giuseppe Terragni, Carlo Mollino, Enzo Mari and Bruno Munari. Text in English. Soft bound. 175 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 25cm w x 28cm h. £65.
Zanotta Design for Passion
The Adventure of Design: Gavina. Author: Virgilio Vercelloni. Dino Gavina played a pivotal role in the production and development of many classic pieces of 20th century design. This book traces his association with many famous artists and designers including Breuer, Scarpa, the Castiglioni brothers and Man Ray. Gavina founded the company that bore his name in 1960 and Flos in 1962. Text in English. hardbound with dust wrapper. 220 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 31cm h. £75.
The Adventure of Design: Gavina
Studio 65. Compiled by Ennio Chiggio with text by F. De Bartolomeis and N. Ardalan. The architecture and design of the highly influential Studio 65. Illustrated in black & white and colour. Soft bound, 173 pages. Text in Italian and English. 22cm w x 24cm h. £45.
Studio 65. The architecture and design of the highly influential Studio 65.
Gaetano Pesce -Architecture Design and Art. Author: France Vanlaethem with a forward by Michael Sorkin. A detailed survey of Pesce's work with two critical essays, a biography and chronology.126 pages, soft bound with over 200 illustrations in colour and black and white. 23cm w x 29.5cm h. £25.
Gaetano Pesce Architecture Design and Art
Denmark in Britain. Promotional review of Danish architecture and design. English text. 110 pages, illustrated in full colour. Soft bound.
Published in 1989. 23.5cm w x 32cm h. £10.
Denmark in Britain. Danish architecture and design
Stig Lindberg Swedish artist and designer. Text by Berndt Klyvare with photography by Dag Widman. An early monograph published in 1962. Text in English. Illustrated with black & white photos and tipped in colour plates. Hard bound with dust cover. 22cm w x 20cm h. P.O.A.
Stig Lindberg Swedish artist and designer. Berndt Klyvare, Dag Widman 1962
Tusenkonstnären Stig Lindberg. Author: Gisela Eronn. Lindberg was best known for his ceramics. He also worked with plastics, textiles, enamels, glassware and graphics. This book covers all aspects of his work. Although the text is in Swedish it is well illustrated and provides a visual record of Lindberg's designs. 189 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound. 17cm w x 24.5cm h. P.O.A.
Tusenkonstnären Stig Lindberg. This book covers all aspects of his work.
Orrefors A Century of Swedish Glassmaking. Edited by Kerstin Wickman with contributions from many leading design historians. A complete history of Orrefors 1898-1998. Includes a chapter devoted to signatures, techniques and designers, a useful aid to identifying and dating Orrefors glass. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 255 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 24cm w x 33cm h. £75.
Orrefors A Century of Swedish Glassmaking.
Bang & Olufsen Vision and Legend. Authors: Jens Bang and Jørgen Palshøj. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Copenhagen to mark 75 years of B&O. An interesting account of the company and it's products. 120 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Text in English and Danish. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 23cm h. £25.
Bang & Olufsen Vision and Legend. An interesting account of the company and it's products
Danish Chairs. Author: Noritsugu Oda. A selection of iconic modern Danish chair designs selected from the private collection of the author. Includes classic pieces as well as some less common examples. All perfectly illustrated with photographs by Yoshio Hayashi. Soft bound. 224 pages with 600 black & white and 20 colour illustrations. Dimensions: 22cm x 30cm. £75.
Danish Chairs Author: Noritsugu Oda
Mesterværker - 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri (Masterpieces - 100 years of Danish cabinetmaking). Editors: B.B. Laursen, S. Matz & C.H. Olesen. Published to accompany the exhibition 'Danish Art of Cabinetmaking' held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibitions - successor to the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Furniture Exhibitions that ran for 40 years until the late sixties. An excellent reference work. Includes a catalogue of designs listing cabinetmaker, date, designer, dimensions and materials for each item. Body of text is in Danish but there is a 9-page summary in English and captions to the illustrations are legible. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound 167 pages. 17cm w x 27cm h. £32.
Mesterværker -100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri Masterpieces - 100 years of Danish cabinetmaking
Contemporary Danish Furniture Design - a short illustrated review. Author: Frederick Sieck. A useful reference covering the work of some 120 Danish Furniture designers. Text in English. 520 black & white illustrations. hard bound with dust cover. 232 pages. 17cm w x 25cm h. £32.
Contemporary Danish Furniture Design - a short illustrated review. A useful reference covering the work of some 120 Danish Furniture designers.
Light Years Ahead - the story of the PH lamp. Edited by Tina Jørstian and Poul Erik Munk Nielsen. A detailed history of the PH lamp designed by Poul Henningsen. Text in English. Hard bound. 304 pages with hundreds of colour and black & white illustrations. 24cm w x 28cm h. P.O.A.
Light Years Ahead - the story of the PH lamp. A detailed history of the PH lamp designed by Poul Henningsen
Bruno Mathsson Architect and Designer. Text by Dag Widman, Karin Winter and Nina Stritzler-Levine. Monograph on one of Sweden's best known designers. Text in English. 227 pages. 80 black & white and 120 colour illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24.5cm w x 31cm h. £40.
Bruno Mathsson Architect and Designer
Poul Kjaerholm. A collection of essays on the life and work of Kjaerholm with contributions from Nils Fagerholt, Ole Palsby et al. Includes a complete chronology of Kjaerholm's work 1948-1980. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 189 pages profusely illustrated in black & white with some colour. Dimensions: 24cm x 30cm. £40.
Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm Furniture Architect. Author: Michael Sheridan with an introduction by Poul Erik Tøjner. A comprehensive exhibition catalogue. Informative text, well illustrated. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 224 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 30cm w x 24cm h. £42.
Poul Kjaerholm Furniture Architect. Author: Michael Sheridan with an introduction by Poul Erik Tøjner
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné. Text by Michael Sheridan with a foreword by Hanne Kjærholm. This book includes 70 entries that document, analyze and describe all of Kjærholm's realized designs. There is also a timeline of production dates, manufacturer information, notes on materials and maintenance and production stamps. The book was compiled with the assistance of the Kjærholm family. It was designed by Takaaki Matsumoto, one of the most respected designers of art books in the world. Printed entirely in black-and-white duotone, the many archival photographs by Keld Helmer-Petersen are reproduced in the finest quality. Hard bound with dust cover. 224 pages with 246 illustrations in black & white. 23cm w x 23cm h. £60.
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné. by Michael Sheridan with a foreword by Hanne Kjærholm
Finn Juhl - furniture architecture applied art. Author: Esbjorn Hiort. A biography. Text in English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 144 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 25cm w x 31cm h. £40.
Finn Juhl - furniture architecture applied art
Finn Juhl. Author: Noritsugu Oda. The author has what is considered to be the world's largest private collection of the designer's chairs. An informative guide to the design of Finn Juhl. Although the text is in Japanese each illustration has a caption in English giving production dates, manufacturer, dimensions and the name of the piece. Soft bound with dust wrapper. 167 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 16cm w x 22cm h. £40.
Finn Juhl. Author: Noritsugu Oda
Børge Mogensen Danish Designer. Author: Lars Hedebo Olsen. Børge Mogensen designed furniture for many companies including The Danish Co-operative Wholesale Society (FDB). This monograph is a useful reference with lots of images. Text in Danish. Hard bound. 84 pages illustrated in black & white and colour. 22cm w x 23cm h. £35.
Børge Mogensen Danish Designer. Author: Lars Hedebo Olsen. Børge Mogensen designed furniture for many companies including The Danish Co-operative Wholesale Society (FDB). This monograph is a useful reference with lots of images
Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs. Author: Noritsugu Oda. A useful aid to the identification of Wegner's classic chair designs with less well-known examples, some which never got beyond the prototype stage. The book also contains a comparative time-line showing all of Wegner's chairs alongside other designers' work. The main body of the text is in Japanese with brief notes alongside each design giving the name, date and manufacturer in English. Soft bound with dust wrapper. 200 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 16cm w x 22cm h. £75.
Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs. Author: Noritsugu Oda
Arne Jacobsen Architect & Designer. Authors: Poul Erik Tøjner and Kjeld Vindum. A useful reference. 140 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Text in English and Danish. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 23cm h. £25.
Arne Jacobsen Architect and Designer.
Arne Jacobsen. A monograph on Jacobsen's work including architecture, furniture & objects. Illustrated in black & white with approximately 500 photographs, drawings and plans. 222 pages. Text in Spanish and English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 29cm h.£46.
Arne Jacobsen. A monograph on Jacobsen's work including architecture, furniture and objects.
Room 606 The SAS House and the work of Arne Jacobsen. Author: Michael Sheridan. A study of the architecture and furniture designed by Arne Jacobsen using the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen as a starting point. Hard bound. 272 pages with 320 illustrations of which 120 are in colour. 20cm w x 27cm h. £39.95.
Room 606
Arne Jacobsen. Authors: Carsten Thau & Kjeld Vindum. A detailed study of Jacobsen's life and all aspects of his work. Hard bound with dustwrapper. 559 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Dimensions: 24cm x 30cm. £75.
Arne Jacobsen
Verner Panton space: time: matter. Author: Jens Bernsen. 128 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Text in English. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 25cm w x 23cm h. £30
Verner Panton space: time: matter. Text in English.
Verner Panton - The Collected Works. Edited by Alexander von Vegesack. Published in conjunction with The Vitra Design Museum exhibition on Panton. 379 pages with hundreds of colour and black & white illustrations. English edition. Hard bound with dust cover. Jacket has signs of wear with very small tears. Removable mylar cover. 23cm w x 30cm h. £75.
Verner Panton - The Collected Works.
That's It - The Design of Eero Aarnio. 2001 exhibition catalogue. Text by Eero Aarnio and Katja Tschimmel. Portuguese and English. Soft bound. 32 pages, illustrated in colour. 22cm w x 22cm h. £12.
That's It - The Design of Eero Aarnio. 2001 exhibition catalogue. By Eero Aarnio and Katja Tschimmel. Text in Portuguese and English.
Alvar Aalto. Exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1998. 123 pages, illustrated in black & white. Lighting, furniture and architecture. 15cm w x 21cm h. £25.
Alvar Aalto. Exhibition catalogue, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 1998.
Alvar Aalto Designer. Editor: Pirkko Tuukkanen. Text in English. 240 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 23cm w x 29cm h. £50.
Alvar Aalto Designer.
Finnish Modern Design - Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930 - 97. Edited by Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine with an introduction by Susan Weber Soros. Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name, this work focuses on the artistic and cultural evolution of all aspects of Finnish design as distinct from Scandinavian design generally. Text in English. Soft bound. 411 pages, 100 black & white and 200 colour illustrations. 23cm w x 29cm h. £28.
Finnish Modern Design - Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930 - 97.
Ilmari Tapiovaara. Edited by Pilar Cós with text by Dr Pekka Korvenmaa. An important reference, illustrated in black & white with hundreds of photographs, drawings, plans and contemporary adverts. 278 pages. Text in Spanish and English. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 29cm h. £46.
Ilmari Tapiovaara
Yrjö Kukkapuro - Designer. Edited by Marianne Aav, Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom and Eeva Viljanen. Kukkapuro is one of Finland's best known furniture designers. A useful book featuring all of his classic designs. 198 pages illustrated in colour. Hard bound. 20cm w x 20cm h. £40.
Yrjö Kukkapuro - Designer. Kukkapuro is one of Finland's best known furniture designers. A useful book featuring all of his classic designs.
George Nakashima And The Modernist Moment. Exhibition catalogue with essays by Steven Beyer and Matilda McQuaid. This concise, well-illustrated book considers Nakashima's work in the wider context of International design, extending far beyond his Japanese - American background. Examples of the work of Finn Juhl, Carlo Mollino, Alexandre Noll, Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti and Jean Prouvé are also illustrated. 80 pages illustrated in colour. Soft bound. 15cm w x 24cm h. £16.
George Nakashima And The Modernist Moment. Nakashima's work in the wider context of International design, extending far beyond his Japanese - American background. Examples of the work of Finn Juhl, Carlo Mollino, Alexandre Noll, Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti and Jean Prouvé are also illustrated.
Nature Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima Author: Mira Nakashima. Furniture designer George Nakashima (1905-1990) made pieces prized for their craftsmanship and organic use of the natural lines and grain of wood. This book of Nakashima's life and work is written by his daughter. She chronicles the furniture designs for which her father was best known as well as his work as an architect. 275 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 30cm w x 27.5cm h. £52.
Nature Form & Spirit: The Life and Legacy of George Nakashima. Author: Mira Nakashima.
Cadsana catalog 1 1986. The newly formed company Cadwallader and Sangiorgio Associates produced this catalogue to present their first collection of furniture. Designers include Cini Boeri, Marcel Breuer, Don Chadwick, Ross Littell, Vico Magistretti, George Nelson, Richard Schultz and Franco Soro. Text in English. 113 pages illustrated in colour. Hard bound with dust cover. 28cm w x 29cm h. £50.
Cadsana catalog 1 1986. Cadwallader and Sangiorgio Associates produced this catalogue to present their first collection of furniture. Designers include Cini Boeri, Marcel Breuer, Don Chadwick, Ross Littell, Vico Magistretti, George Nelson, Richard Schultz and Franco Soro. Text in English
Knoll Design. Authors: Eric Larrabee & Massimo Vignelli. A comprehensive history of Knoll and the designers who have worked with the company. 319 pages, illustrated, black & white and colour. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 30cm w x 30cm h. P.O.A.
Knoll Design. Authors: Eric Larrabee & Massimo Vignelli. Knoll and the designers who have worked with the company.
Knoll au Musée. Catalogue de l'Exposition au Pavilion de Marsan. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1972. Exhibition catalogue, text in French. Soft bound. 72 pages with dozens of colour and black & white illustrations of Knoll furniture, graphics and interiors. Note: there are watermarks and signs of use on the cover and spine. 29cm w x 29cm h. P.O.A.
Knoll au Musée. Catalogue de l'Exposition au Pavilion de Marsan. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1972. Exhibition catalogue with illustrations of Knoll furniture, graphics and interiors.
Knoll Furniture 1938-1960. Authors: Steven & Linda Rouland. This is the second printing of Knoll Furniture 1938-1960. It has a new cover and an updated 'price guide'. Other than these two changes this book is identical to the first printing. The publisher calls this a second edition which it clearly is not. The cover is less offensive than the one used previously but the book still retains Schiffer's signature marbled end papers. This is, nevertheless, a useful reference as virtually all of the illustrations are from contemporary brochures and adverts. It's a shame it does not have a proper index. Hard bound with dust wrappers. 160 pages illustrated in black & white with some colour. 22cm w x 29cm h. £30.
Knoll Furniture
Knoll Home & Office Furniture. Compiled by Nancy Schiffer. A useful aid in identifying furniture designed or distributed by Knoll in the USA. Not because this is a good book, which it definitely is not, but because it is made up from illustrations and text taken directly from Knoll's extensive archive. Usual Schiffer production standards and content. 312 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 31cm w x 23cm h. £59.
Knoll Home & Office Furniture design reference book for collectors and dealers in mid century design
Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010. Text by Earl Martin, Paul Makovsky, Bobbye Tigerman, Angela Volker & Susan Ward. Knoll Textiles, a division of Knoll, was founded in 1947 and has used leading proponents of modern design as well as young, untried designers to create textile patterns. This is one of the first comprehensive studies devoted to a leading contributor of modern textile design. Highlighting the individuals and ideas that helped shape Knoll Textiles over the years, this book brings the Knoll brand and the role of textiles in the history of design to the forefront of public attention. 400 pages with 300 colour and 100 black & white images. Hard bound. 22cm w x 27cm h. £45.
Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010.
Harry Bertoia. Edited by Gilberto Ganzer. The work of Harry Bertoia - artist, sculptor and furniture designer. Lots of colour and black and white illustrations of his creations with accompanying text including transcripts of interviews with Bertoia himself and Richard Schultz, the designer, who worked with Bertoia during his time at Knoll. Text in English and Italian. 254 pages. Soft bound. 20cm x 25cm. £30.
Harry Bertoia by Gilberto Ganzer. The work of Harry Bertoia - artist, sculptor and furniture designer
The World of Bertoia. Compiled by Val Bertoia and Nancy Schiffer. A visual reference on the work of Harry Bertoia - artist, sculptor and furniture designer and his son, Val. Supplemented by anecdotes and period quotes from Bertoia's contemporaries. The text touches on Bertoia's furniture and design work with the Eames's and later for Knoll, but fails to address some of the more contentious issues surrounding this aspect of his life. This is a nice book with lots and lots of pictures (500 in colour and 200 in black & white apparently). Breaking with a Schiffer tradition, there is no price guide and a close-up of what appears to be a Bertoia sculpture has supplanted marbled end papers. 270 pages. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 23cm w x 31cm h. £65.
The World of Bertoia. A visual reference on the work of Harry Bertoia - artist, sculptor and furniture designer and his son, Val. Supplemented by anecdotes and period quotes from Bertoia's contemporaries. Bertoia's furniture and design work with the Eames's and later for Knoll
Display. Edited by George Nelson. Book three in the 'Interiors Library' series first published in 1953. An international review of exhibition design, shop and showroom display.190 pages illustrated in black & white. Hard bound, lacking dust jacket. 23cm w x 31cm h. £70.
Display by George Nelson
George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design. Author: Stanley Abercrombie with a foreword by Ettore Sottsass Jr. All aspects of Nelson's work are covered by this book. It also includes appendixes compiled by Judith Nasatir with biographical and work chronologies. 170 illustrations, 58 of which are in colour. Hard bound with dust wrapper (sun fading to spine of wrapper and clipped corner). 353 pages. 21cm w x 26cm h. £48.
George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design.
The Design of Herman Miller. Author: Ralph Caplan. A history of Herman Miller first published in 1976, this book provides an interesting balance to more recent works on Herman Miller. Soft bound. 119 pages illustrated in black & white and colour. 21cm w x 21cm h. P.O.A.
The Design of Herman Miller
The Herman Miller Collection - The 1955/1956 Catalog. A re-print of the original Herman Miller trade catalogue with the addition of a new preface by Leslie Piña and an indefinite 'current' price guide. 168 pages illustrated in black & white. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 29cm w x 22cm h. £30.
The Herman Miller Collection - The 1955/1956 Catalog. Eames and Nelson design
Classic Herman Miller. An important reference for anyone with an interest in the work of Eames, Nelson and many of the other designers who have contributed to the phenomenal success of Herman Miller, the quintessential design-led company. Complete with a somewhat erroneous price guide. Author: Leslie Piña. 216 pages 260+ illustrations in black & white and colour. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 29cm w x 22cm h. £39.
Classic Herman Miller. An important reference for anyone with an interest in the work of Eames, Nelson and many of the other designers who have contributed to the phenomenal success of Herman Miller, the quintessential design-led company.
Herman Miller - Interior Views. Profusely illustrated with publicity photographs culled from HM's extensive archive. Also contains facsimiles of the 1950 and 1952 catalogues and the all too pervasive price guide. Nevertheless, a useful quick reference for collectors and dealers. Author: Leslie Piña. 224 pages 200+ illustrations in black & white and colour. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 29cm w x 22cm h. £36.
Herman Miller - Interior Views
Modern Chairs. Authors: Peter & Charlotte Fiell. The authors' first book for Taschen, now out of print. The basic format was inspired by the Whitechapel Gallery's exhibition catalogue 'Modern Chairs 1918-1970'. Text in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Soft bound. 160 pages, illustrated in colour. 23cm w x 30cm h. £20.
Modern Chairs
Furniture by Architects - 500 International Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Design and Where to Buy Them. Author: Marc Emery. First edition published in 1983. An early example of the trend in coffee table books aimed at the product specifier and interior designer. This book presents the work of 70 eminent designers and includes furniture, lighting, architectural hardware, fabrics and jewellery etc. When the book was published the author claimed that everything featured was still in production. Most of it still is. A useful guide. 276 pages with approximately 500 black & white and colour illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 26cm w x 30cm h. £50.
Furniture by Architects - 500 International Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Design and Where to Buy Them. An early example of the trend in coffee table books aimed at the product specifier and interior designer. This book presents the work of 70 eminent designers and includes furniture, lighting, architectural hardware, fabrics and jewellery.
Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s. A re-print of the rare and important design reference book 'Contemporary Furniture' by Klaus-Jürgen Sembach. An excellent re-issue achieved by using the original printer's plates, with only the cover differing from the original book and the addition of a 'price guide'. A useful book for anyone with an interest in post-war design. 320 pages with 500 black & white illustrations. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 31cm h. £45.
Modern Furniture Designs 1950-1980s. Contemporary Furniture Klaus-Jürgen Sembach.
Sourcebook of Modern Furniture, third edition. Edited by Jerryl Habegger & Joseph H. Osman. A guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century. Over 2000 illustrated entries with details of the design including date, name of designer, model name, manufacturer, materials and dimensions. An essential reference for architects, designers, specifiers and collectors. 788 pages with 745 colour and 1175 black & white illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 22.5cm w x 29cm h. £55.
Sourcebook of Modern Furniture, third edition. A guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century. Over 2000 illustrated entries with details of the design including date, name of designer, model name, manufacturer, materials and dimensions. An essential reference for architects, designers, specifiers and collectors.
Masterpieces of the 20th Century 200 Chairs by 200 Designers. Text and illustrations by Noritsugu Oda. Published to coincide with an exhibition of 200 chairs carefully selected by the renowned collector, author and illustrator, Noritsugu Oda. Mr Oda has a collection of more than 1000 chairs. Of the 200 chairs illustrated in this book 154 came from his personal collection. The others were sourced from private and public collections. Noritsugu Oda has written several books on furniture and design. These include Danish Chairs and Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs. As with all of Oda's books this one is well illustrated and contains carefully researched notes on each piece featured. In addition to each chair having a full page listing and illustration there is a 15 page pictorial design chronology and detailed index of designers. Text in English and Japanese. 238 printed pages. Artwork by Noritsugu Oda. Soft bound. 18.5cm w x 25.5cm h. £25.
Masterpieces of the 20th Century 200 Chairs by 200 Designers. Noritsugu Oda has written several books on furniture and design. These include Danish Chairs and Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs. As with all of Oda's books this one is well illustrated and contains carefully researched notes on each piece featured.
The Design Encyclopedia. Compiled by Mel Byars. Published in 1994 and covering the period from about1870 through to the early 1990s. There are nearly 4000 entries on all aspects of modern design making this an invaluable reference. The listings are detailed but concise, with very useful bibliographies enabling further research. Although this is not a visual reference it does contain four sections with 100 + black and white illustrations of important metalware, textiles, glass, ceramics, plastics, furniture and industrial design. My own copy is well thumbed and one of the books I turn to first when searching for information. 612 pages. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 19cm w x 27cm h. £18.
The Design Encyclopedia. There are nearly 4000 entries on all aspects of modern design making this an invaluable reference
The Conran Directory Of Design. Edited by Stephen Bayley. Published in 1985, this is a good general reference on all aspects of modern design. 255 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. Hardbound with dust wrapper. 23cm w x 28cm h. £30.
The Conran Directory Of Design
Coffee Floats Tea Sinks - Through History and Technology to a Complete Understanding. Author: Ian Bersten. A well researched history of tea and coffee making. Approximately 800 illustrations, more than 600 of which are in colour. Hard bound with dust wrapper, 284 pages. 24cm w x 31cm h. £35.
Coffee Floats Tea Sinks - Through History and Technology to a Complete Understanding
Eero Saarinen. Author: Jayne Merkel. This book claims to be the most thorough monograph published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years. Organized chronologically in fourteen chapters, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland through the collaboration with his father to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s. It also covers his association with Charles Eames and furniture design for Knoll. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 256 pages illustrated in colour and black & white. 26cm w x 29cm h. £45.
Eero Saarinen
Eero Saarinen Shaping the Future. Edited by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Donald Albrecht with contributions by Mark Coir, Sandy Isenstadt, Reinhold Martin, Will Miller, and Vincent Scully. The first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and material from the archives of his office. It includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen's projects to date-a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings. There are also details of his MoMA competition collaboration with Charles Eames and later work for Knoll International. 382 pages. 313 black & white and 160 colour illustrations. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 24cm w x 30cm h. £40.
Eero Saarinen Shaping the Future.
The Story of Eames Furniture. Authors: John & Marilyn Neuhart. A complete history of the furniture designed by the Eames Office. Two hard bound volumes with a slipcase. 800 pages with hundreds of colour and black & white illustrations. 30cm x 26cm. Weight: 6.5 kg. £140.
Eames Furniture
Eames Design - The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. Authors: John & Marilyn Neuhart with Ray Eames. Without doubt the most detailed book on the output of the Eames Office, covering every aspect of the Eames's work. Hard bound with dust wrapper. 456 pages with some 3504 illustrations of which 2107 are in colour. Also includes a detailed chronology of their work 1941-1978. 23cm w x 30cm h. £60.
The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. John and Marilyn Neuhart with Ray Eames
Charles Eames: Furniture from the Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Author: Arthur Drexler. First published in 1973, this small book is an excellent and easily digestible work on Eames furniture with informative and concise text. 56 pages illustrated in black & white with some colour. Soft bound. 19cm w x 25.5cm h. £30.
Charles Eames: Furniture from the Design Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Author: Arthur Drexler
Charles And Ray Eames Designers of the Twentieth Century. Author: Pat Kirkham. An erudite study of the diverse output of the Eames Office with a re-evaluation of the role played by Ray Eames. 205 illustrations of which 16 are in colour. Soft bound, 520 pages. 19cm w x 25cm h. £30.
Charles And Ray Eames Designers of the Twentieth Century
Eames/Vitra. 120 pages, 196 illustrations, 142 in colour plus a pull-out material matrix. A promotional vehicle for Vitra, this book contains an informative chapter on the diverse work of the Eames Office with subsequent chapters focusing on the furniture still produced by the company in Europe. Text in English, German and French. Hard bound. 23cm w x 24 cm h. £15.
Eames Vitra
The Work Of Charles And Ray Eames A Legacy Of Invention. Text by Donald Albrecht et al. Originally published in 1997 to accompany the Library of Congress Eames exhibition. Soft bound. 205 pages. 243 illustrations of which 165 are in colour. 23cm w x 30cm h. £13.
The Work Of Charles And Ray Eames A Legacy Of Invention
An original early 1980s product brochure for Eames designed furniture distributed by Vitra in Europe. This vintage sales literature was produced before Vitra ceased production of fibreglass chairs and dropped rosewood (palisander) on the lounge chair and ottoman. Two-page folder measuring 21.5mm wide (8 ¾") x 30cm high (11 7/8"). Text in English, German and French alongside images of Eames designs: Tandem Seating, Fiberglass chairs, Time-life Lobby chair, Aluminium Group chairs, Soft Pad Group chair and sofa, Eames stools, rosewood 670 - 671 lounge chair and ottoman, LCM and an Aluminum Group table. The folder contains seven informative double-sided data sheets: Fiberglass chairs. (2 pages), Soft Pad Group range, Aluminium Group chairs. Eames wire chairs. Eames Segmented base and Contract tables and the Eames lounge chair. £20.
Original brochure for Eames designed furniture
DESIGNS THAT TRANSCEND TIME AND FASHION. A poster produced by Vitra illustrating in silhouette form a wide range of Eames furniture designs. Printed in black on white 100g/m² paper. Size A1, 59.5cm x 84cm. Originally produced to promote the Vitra Classics Eames Collection. This is an authentic vintage poster and not a copy.
P.O.A.
DESIGNS THAT TRANSCEND TIME AND FASHION. Original 1980s poster produced by Vitra illustrating in silhouette form a wide range of Eames furniture designs.
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