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Möbel als Kunstobjekt / Furniture as Art Object

“Möbel als Kunstobjekt” (“Furniture as Art Object”) was published in 1987 to accompany an exhibition of the same name held in Munich in 1987-1988.
This heavily researched book profiles an amazing selection of fine artists, designers, and architects that have challenged the field of furniture design and experimented with furniture design forms in their practice. It traces a long history of furniture as a field of endless provocative artistic forms and publishes here alongside essays and timelines, profiles and illustrated examples of work from no less than: Peter Josef Abels, Volker Albus, Sandra Antal, Ron Arad, Richard Artschwager, Elvira Bach, Joachim Bandau, Joseph Beuys, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Rudolf Bott, Heinrich Brummack, Marcel Breuer, Carlo Bugatti, Scott Burton, Tony Cragg, Miles Davies, Otto Dressler, Andre Dubreuil, Charles Eames, Egon Eiermann, Hildegard Erhard, Suzan Etkin, Rainer Fettin, Uwe Fischer/Klaus Achim Heine, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Wolfgang Flatz, Rupprecht Geiger, Frank Gehry, Jochen Gerz, Walter Gropius, Al Hansen, Christian Hasucha, Wolfgang Hausler, Anne Jud, Donald Judd, Bruno K., Margaret Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jurgen Klauke, Imi Knoebel, Lawrence Compton Kolawole, Huub Kortekaas, Shiro Kuramata, Heinz Landes, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, El Lissitzky, Adolf Loos, Inge Mahn, Wasa Marjanov, Peter Monnig, George Nelson, Meret Oppenheim, Aribert von Ostrowski, Bruno Paul, Sarah Pelikan, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Poggi, Gerrit Rietveld, Thomas Ruff, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Denis Santachiara, Berthold Schepers, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Klaus Schmitt, Ettore Sottsass, Daniel Spoerri, Patricia Maria Staudenhochtl, Stiletto, Axel Stumpf, Gunther Uecker , Timm Ulrichs, Karl Valentin, Hermann Waldenburg, Rupert Walser, Helmut Weber, Herbert Jakob Weinand, Stefan Wewerka, Georg Wirsching, Carl Emanuel Wolff, Bernd Zimmer, Stefan Zwicky… and so many more.

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111 Chairs Designed by Architects


Very scarce first edition of this wonderfully compiled hardcover Japanese compendium from the late 1990s of chairs designed by notable architects throughout the ages, from Art Nouveau to Bauhaus to Postmodern. All designers and their selected chairs are sleekly photographed and profiled alongside archival images of the furniture in its original interior architectural contexts. Edited by SD (Space Design), this book also contains historical essays/text sections throughout the book on differing paper stocks with images and texts in Japanese. Profusely illustrated and in brand new condition with original dust-jacket.

Architects featured:
Adolf Loos, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antonio Gaudi, Henry van de Velde, Josef Hoffmann, Carlo Bugatti, Kaare Jensen Klint, Otto Wagner, Eliel Saarinen, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, El Lissitzky, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Marcel Lajos Breuer, Mart Stam, Pierre Chareau, Eileen Gray, L. Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier + Pierre Janneret + Charlette Perriand, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Alvar Aalto, Kay Fisker, Rene Herbst, Jean Prouve, Michel Dufet, Giuseppe Terragni, Bruno Taut, Richard J. Neutra, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Marco Zanuso, Finn Juhl, Max Bill, Gio Ponti, Arne Jacobsen, A. Laymand, N. Laymond, Franco Albini, George Nelson, Vilhelm Wohlert, Florence Knoll,  Illmari Tapiovaara, Achiile & P.G. Castiglioni, Achiile Castiglioni, Angelo Mangiarotti, Gae Aulenti, Warren Platner, Vico Magistretti, P. Gatti + C. Paolini + F. Teodoro, Afra + Tobia Scarpa, Jorn Utzon, Joe C. CoIombo, Carlo Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Aldo Rossi, Cini Boeri, Antonio Citterio, Giandomenico Belotti, Paolo Deganello, Richard Meier, Stefan Wewerka, Mario Botta, Ettore Sottsass, Michele de Lucchi, Antti Nurmesniemi, Alessandro Mendini, Charles Pfister, De. Pas + D’urbino + Lomazzi, Robert Venturi, Michael Graves, Enzo Mari.

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Vijftig jaar zitten (Fifty years of sitting)
SM 398


Published by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1966, this iconic Wim Crouwel designed catalogue accompanied an important thematic exhibition, on the development of seating furniture from 1915, focusing on modern European chair design, at Stedelijk Museum, 3 June – 4 September 1966.

Features: Alvar Aalto, Sem Aardewerk, Cor Alons, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, Harry Bertoia, Max Bill, Werner Blaser, Antonio Bonet, Osvaldo Borsani, Jac. Bot, Marcel Breuer, Ebbe Clemmensen, Karen Clemmensen, Joe Colombo, Terence Conran, Robin Day, Erich Dieckmann, Nanna Ditzel, A. Dolleman, Charles & Ray Eames, Hans Eichenberger, Egon Eiermann, Gunnar Eklöf, Yngve Ekström, Hans Ell, Preben Fabricius, Alberto Ferrari, Josef Frank, Nicholas Frewing, Eugenio Gerli, Jac Haan, Geoffrey Harcourt, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, Niels Jørgen Haugesen, René Herbst, Herbert Hirche, Josef Hoffmann, Peter Hvidt, Karl Irmler, Arne Jacobsen, Grete Jalk, J.E. Jelles, Torsten Johansson, Finn Juhl, Jørgen Kastholm, William Katavolos, Douglas Kelley, Kho Liang Ie, Poul Kjaerholm, Inger Klingenberg, Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch, Otto Kolb, Nico Kraij, Friso Kramer, Piet Kramer, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Juan Kurchan, Erwine Laverne, Le Corbusier, Georg Leowald, Ross Littell, Stig Lønngren, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Olli Mannermaa, Justa Masbeck, Bruno Matthson, David de Mayo, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, George Nelson, Jens Nielsen, Antti Nurmesniemi, Walter Pabst, Pagani, Verner Panton, Pierre Paulin, Willem Penaat, R.J. Perreau, Charlotte Perriand, A. Philippus, Gio Ponte, H. Potter, Jean Prouvé, Roland Rainer, Bodo Rasch, Gerrit Rietveld, Wim Rietveld, Wilhelm Ritz, Eero Saarinen, Hein Salomonson, Jean Schofield, Otto Seng, Dirk van Sliedregt, Mart Stam, Rudolf Steiger, Hein Stolle, Folke Sunberg, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Theo Tempelman, Heinrich Tessenow, Giovanni Travasa, Martin Visser, Dieter Waeckerlin, Hans J. Wegner, Rudolf Wolf, John Wright, Sori Yanagi, Marco Zanuso.

Text in Dutch and English.

Design by Wim Crouwel.

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