Special Monaco auction catalogue from 1987 focussing in on vast lots of lavish and rarely-seen modern furniture from Villa C. a Croix, a large modernist mansion created by Robert Mallet-Stevens in 1931-32. The influential French architect and designer was responsible for all the interior fittings and furnishings of this extraordinary example of modern residential architecture. It’s luxury did not lie in carved detailing or gilding, but unfolded in the richness of the materials used, such as unadorned marble, metal and wood, the simplicity and functionality of the furniture prevailing in all parts to echo the architectural surrounds. This striking collection includes, alongside an impeccable group of furnishings by Mallet-Stevens, Marcel Breuer, Charlotte Perriand, Boris Lacroix, Thonet, Mies van der Rohe, Maxime Brunfaut, Pierre Chareau, Jean Michel Frank, Eileen Gray, Gio Ponti, Diego Giacometti, and many more. Catalogue also features lots that include fine examples of Josef Hoffmann, Robert Oerly, Walter Gropius, Jean Dunand, Émile Gallé, Daum crystal, François Décorchemont, Tiffany, Jean Goulden, Gio Ponti, and many more Art Deco and Bauhaus pieces.
Heavily illustrated throughout entire catalogue in colour and black and white, including all item details and inserted price list.
* Condition: Very good (light wear/tanning only) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Arts Décoratifs du XXe Siècle (Robert Mallet-Stevens - 1987)
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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.
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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- 111 Chairs Designed by Architects
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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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- Vijftig jaar zitten (SM 398)
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The International Design Yearbook 1985/86
Robert A.M. Stern (Ed.)
Edited by Robert A.M. Stern, one of the world’s leading exponents of the Post-Modern movement, “The International Design Yearbook 1985/86” was “the first volume of an important annual review of domestic design in an international context. It shows the best, the most characteristic and the most exciting recent designs in furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, glass and metalware. It illustrates the work not only of such leading figures as Rossi, Hollein, Venturi, Sottsass and Castiglioni, but of hundreds of other contemporary designers around the world, whose work is notable for its topicality and promise, or for its aesthetic or functional excellence.”
As well as contemporary design of the mid 1980’s, the annual “deals with the reproduction of classic designs by such masters as Eileen Gray, Hoffman, Mackintosh, Rietveld and Le Corbusier.” The annual also functioned as a guidebook to the featured designers and the respective companies, manufacturers and retailers of their designs. Biographies for all those designers featured are included, plus texts throughout.
This large book is richly illustrated with wonderful examples of the featured designers in their many forms via 520 illustrations, 382 in colour. Many works rarely (some possibly never) seen documented in any other book.
Includes the work of: Verner Panton, Nathalie du Pasquier, Charlotte Perriand, Paolo Piva, Andrée Putman, Dieter Rams, Gerrit Rietveld, Aldo Rossi, Stanley Tigerman, Brian Faucheux, Jay Stanger, Yrjo Kukkapuro, Hans Gunnarsson, Studio Alchimia, Gabrielle Regondi, John Smith, Alberto Salvati and Ambrogio Tresoldi, Paolo Deganello, Alessio Sarri, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Matteo Thun, Pierre Jeanneret, Memphis, Giuseppe Terragni, Robert George Sowden, SITE, Afra Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa, Robert Venturi, Ugo La Pietra, Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, Adolf Loos, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Richard Meier, Alessando Mendini, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Hans Hollein, Josef Hoffmann, William Morris, Frank Gehry, Robert A.M. Stern, Eileen Gray, Michael Graves, Michele De Lucchi, Joe Colombo, Achille Castiglioni, Mario Bellini, Gae Aulenti, Hans Ansems, Ron Arad, Emilio Ambasz, Alver Aalto, Daniel Weil, Marco Zanini, to name but a few!
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- The International Design Yearbook 1985/86
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