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From our 50’s couch

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1. A very interesting story on how Finnish design ends up in Tokyo and elsewhere in The ones that got away by Jonas Forth.

2. Our future one-stamp collection: ’2+3′ wallpaper by Ilmari and Annikki Tapiovaara in 1958 and ‘Paimio’ chair by Alvar Aalto in 1931-32 via wallpaper and chair « well centred.

3. The Boyd collection and Oscar Niemeyer’s Strick House via the North Elevation

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January 26, 2011 at 2:34 am

We want more catalogues raisonnés of furniture designers

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When stumbling across an attractive vintage piece, it would be nice to dig in our library (or even better online) the ultimate reference book or a catalogue raisonné to situate it in time and in the body of work of the designer. After all our visual senses, knowledge and memory are limited… Here are below some that we found.

The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné by Michael Sheridan

Alvar Aalto: The Complete Catalog of Architecture, Design and Art by Goran Schildt

Jean Prouvé by Laurence Bergerot and Patrick Seguin (review on Artcritical.com)

Complete Kagan: Vladimir Kagan–A Lifetime of Avant-Garde Design by Vladimir Kagan himself

Graham Mancha offers a nice selection of reference books at Design for Modern Living in the UK

The begining of an online catalog raisonné of Charles and Ray Eames on Eames Office and of Jens Risom furniture on Risom.org

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February 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm