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Design Als Gegenstand (Design as an object)
Der Neue Glanz der Dinge

Design Als Gegenstand (Design as an object) was published in Germany in 1984 and showcases many of the leading contemporary/radical designers of the early 1980s and visually documents many great works seldom seen elsewhere.

Includes the work of Adolfo Natalini, Thomas S. Bley, Daniele Puppa, Franco Raggi, One Off, Studio Alchimia, Sacha Ketoff, Piero Castiglioni, Winfried Scheuer, Lux, Rouli Lecatsa, Borek Sipek, Paolo Deganello, Lapo Binazzi, Florian Borkenhagen · Harald Krischer, Javier Mariscal, Andrea Branzi, Studio Dada, David Palterer, Ettore Sottsas Jr, Bepi Maggiori, Marco Zanuso Jr., Antonia Astori De Ponti, Denys Santachiara, Juma Francisco,  Michele De Luchhi, Nemo, Paola Navone, Jasper Morrison, Zak Ark, Maurizio Corrado, Martine Bedin, Daniel Weil, Totem, Bellefast, Claus Böhmler, Rainer Krause, George James Sowden, Tom Lynham & Lee Curtis, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Jörg Ratzlaff, Dirk Staubert, Matteo Thun.

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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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Design Furniture from Italy


Rare exhibition book published on the occasion of the exhibition, “Mobili Italiani” held in Tokyo at the Sogestu Kaikan, a building designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, in February 8-16 1984.

This important survey exhibition on Italian furniture from the 1930’s to the 1980’s featured the work of furniture designers and companies such as Enzo Mari, Archizoom, Michele De Lucchi, Alessi, Casanova, Castelli, Flos, Aldo Rossi, Kartell, Olivetti-Synthesis, Vico Magistretti, Ettore Sottsass, Mario Bellini, O Luce, Zanotta, B&B Italia, Arflex, Arteluce, Driade, Arfa Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa, Vistosi, Artemide, Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Paolo Pivi, Molteni, Achille Castiglioni, Piero Castiglioni, Sottsass Associati, Danese, Venini, Carlo Scarpa, and so many others, displaying work across furniture, lighting, glassware and flatware. All design objects from the exhibition are documented here in this handsomely designed catalogue; beautifully photographed and accompanied by production information.

The book also documents, again through fantastic colour photographic spreads and also sketches and technical drawings, the exhibition’s “Environments” displays. Entire interior settings are here designed and fitted out by Sottsass Associati (Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini), Achille Castiglioni, Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, Cini Boeri, and Giotto Stoppino.

Features an introduction by Kenzo Tange and texts by Vittoria Gregotti and Giovanni Klaus Koenig, all published here in English and Japanese.

* Condition: Very Good (a clean, tight copy with only very minor shelf wear and small tanning to cover edge) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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