Author: Svenskberg, Aila, ed.
Country: Finland
Code: 7082
Language: English
Year Published: 2016
No. of pages: 236
Illustrations: 87 Color Illustrations. 124 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”sq
Weight: 3.00

Price: 99.50

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.

ANDERSEN, TAGE: GUNILLABERG. Mitt Smålandska Paradis/ My Swedish Haven

Author: Andersen, Tage
Country: Denmark
Code: 7021
Language: Danish / English
Year Published:
No. of pages: 168
Illustrations: 186 Color Illustrations. 5 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 7 1/2”
Weight: 2.00

Price: 95.00

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.


Country: New York
Code: 4694
Language: English
Year Published: 2000-1
No. of pages: 37
Illustrations: 24/20/41 Color Illustrations. 10/21/29 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Weight: 2.00

Price: 150.00

Produced for the first show at the R Gallery, the first book examines the work of Dutch designer Cees Braakman produced for UMS-Pastoe from 1948-1968. The second book presents the work and career of Swedish-born industrial designer, Greta Magnusson Grossman, who later became an architect in Southern California. The third book explores the work of Ilmari Tapiovaara, revered Finnish designer of the modern era.


Author: Møller, Henrik Sten
Country: Denmark
Code: 1384
Language: Danish/ English
Year Published: 1992
No. of pages: 48
Illustrations: 24 Color Illustrations. 11 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Weight: 1.00

Price: 79.50

Bright pastel colors, elegance, a rich stream of joy and beauty, all have been the hallmarks of Danish designer Nanna Ditzel’s work, which spans nearly half a century. This book offers the best of this contemporary master’s furniture and jewelry design.

Gronborg, Erik: SIX BIG CHAIRS.

Author: Gronborg, Erik
Country: South Carolina
Code: 7186
Language: English
Year Published: 2020
No. of pages: 219
Illustrations: 231 Color Illustrations. 2 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9”x 6”
Weight: 2.00

Price: 49.50

The book describes the creation of SIX BIG CHAIRS. By BIG CHAIR , Erik Gronborg does not mean just a chair for a large person, but a ceremonial chair, like a royal throne, a chair which makes a statement. The book describes in text and photographs the creative ideas and technical steps of making the chairs, with a chapter for each chair. It is not a "how to" book but a summing up of his philosophy about being an artist.