Author: Svenskberg, Aila, ed.
Year Published: 2016
No. of pages: 236
Illustrations: 87 Color Illustrations. 124 B&W Illustrations.
A richly illustrated, comprehensive celebration of the life and work of the pop design’s renowned legend.Interior designer, Professor Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) graduated from the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki in 1957. He gained worldwide renown with his Ball Chair, first introduced in 1966. The spirit of optimism of the period and new industrial raw materials made it possible to expand the whole concept of furniture. Aarnio’s significance as a designer is crystallized in the liberation of form. His experimental approach to design ingeniously applies the properties of materials and the designer’s own boundless imagination. Aarnio rose to international prominence with the Ball chair, and has ever since created a vast number of colorful and bold design classics, such as the Pastil Chair, the Bubble Chair, the VSOP Chair, the Pony, the Puppy, the Tomato and the Formula. In recent years Aarnio has been widely appreciated also as a lamp designer. Aarnio’s works are included in the collections of the most prestigious museums in the world, such as Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MOMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. Eero Aarnio – Designer of Colour and Joy sheds light on Aarnio’s immense production and on his life as well as on the industry’s compelling characteristics from the 1960’s. The book is made in collaboration with the Helsinki Design Museum celebrating Aarnio’s exceptionally productive 50-year career with an inclusive exhibition in 2016. Writers include Silvana Annicchiarico (Director of the Triennale Design Museum, Milan), Sanna Simola (industrial designer) and design writers Laura Houseley (UK), as well as Anna-Kaisa Huusko, Hannu Pöppönen, Aila Svenskberg and Sami Sykkö (all from Finland). The CEOs of the Italian Alessi and Magis design corporations also tell about their collaboration with Eero Aarnio. The gorgeous graphic design of the book is made by the Bond Agency.
Author: Andersen, Tage
Language: Danish / English
No. of pages: 168
Illustrations: 186 Color Illustrations. 5 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 7 1/2”
When the artist Tage Andersen acquired the manor and lands built by Jonathan Printz, the former governor of new Sweden (who was given the land by Queen Kristina), he utterly transformed it. He designed magnificently defined garden rooms, a reflection pool with topiary trees, a meadow of tall grass interspersed with thousands of lilies and peonies of all colors, an immense glass house built for musical soirees, camellias and pomegranate trees, and richly built enclosures that frame the surrounding grounds.The landscape is dramatic, with a ravine, a brook, a looming spruce forest and verdant pastures where Tage’s heirloom breeds of livestock graze: sheep, goats, pigs and cows, and his special breeds of hens. Inside the manor, the interior is partly new but the wall colorings are of the Baroque, and furniture designed by Tage himself is shown together with art made by his friends, often inspired by the 16th and 17th centuries. This gorgeous book thoroughly conveys the experience of the place- where art, interior design, flowers and nature come together as one to inspire and give fuel to the operatic, musical and ballet performances given there; a place that gives nourishment to all the senses and leaves a lasting impression that stays with the visitor forever.
Author: Kuyper, Dean de
Country: New York
Year Published: 2000
No. of pages: 37
Illustrations: 23 Color Illustrations. 7 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Pastoe company's evolution from a traditional furniture maker to one that embraces more modern and avant-garde designs, filled with color illustrations and descriptive text, pristine inside and out.
Author: House of Finn Juhl
Year Published: 2018
No. of pages: 28
Illustrations: 19 Color Illustrations. 5 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 8”
Finn Juhl (1912-1989) is often considered the father of Danish Modern. He pursued what was closest to his heart - modern free art. With an artistic approach to functional design, he created a brand new idiom, which today is a source of inspiration for a new generation of designers. Finn Juhl’s furniture is the epicenter of a modern revival. His iconic designs are no longer limited to museums and auction houses. Today the production of the masterpieces has become highly valued and the collection is sold all over the world.
Author: Duemose, Morten
Year Published: No Year
No. of pages: 162
Illustrations: 114 Color Illustrations. 54 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 8 1/2”
One of the international highlights of Finn Juhl’s career was designing the complete interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York between 1951 and 1952. His sculptural furniture is widely appreciated all over the world. Today, Finn Juhl is still considered the fatherof Danish Modern, the design movement from Denmark, that arose during the 1950s in the United States. At the time of his death in 1989, Finn Juhl had become an award-winning and highly respected international furniture designer. Drawings of his wide selection of chairs, sofas, tables, sideboards etc.