1953-54 Lina Bo Bardi INTERIORS 4-Vol Bound SET Finn JUHL Xanti Schawinsky KAGAN
INTERIORS + INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: October 1953 – January 1954
Four Volume Bound Reference Edition: 650 pages with all covers and advertisements present
A house by Finn Juhl; Experiments in illusion by Xanti Schawinsky; Vladimir Kagan's custom furniture; New Furniture; Lighting Review; Huson Jackson; Inventions in Furniture by Gerald Luss, Norman Cherner, Arthur Umanoff, Dave Chapman, Marketta Niskala, Roberto Mango, Lina Bo Bardi, Irena Schawinsky and David Rowland; Lester Tichy; Eric Mendelsohn; Five Olivetti showrooms by Gordon Andrews; Georg Jensen's Royal Copenhagen revelations; "Interiors to Come" section includes work by Wells and Canfield, Ico Parisi, Paul Rudolph, Felix Augenfeld and Pierre Kleykamp, etc.
Olga Gueft [Editor]: INTERIORS + INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. New York: Whitney Publications, October 1953 – January 1954 [Volume 113, nos. 3 –6]. Original editions bound in blue fabricoid titled in black. 650 pp. All covers and advertisments present. Covers by Xanti Schawinsky, Aldo Giurgola, John Forrester, and Hubert Leckie. Inkstamped covers, but a very good reference volume.
 9 x 12 magazines with 650 pages of the best modern American interior and industrial design, circa 1953 -- offering a magnificent snapshot of the blossoming post-WWII modern movement. A very desirable, vintage publication in terms of form and content: high quality printing and clean, functional design and typography and excellent photographic reproduction make this a spectacular addition to a midcentury design collection. Highly recommended.
Contents include: Intrepid on a windy fjord: a house by Finn Juhl [6 pages with 13 b/w illustrations] The seaside rejuvenation of a Long Island country club The third eye: experiments in illusion by Xanti Schawinsky [4 pages with 8 b/w illustrations] Young man to an old tradition: Vladimir Kagan's custom furniture [4 pages with 9 b/w illustrations] Glass in a delicate jungle: a showroom by Designs for Business [2 pages with 5 b/w illustrations] China in a dramatic barn: a showroom by Raymond Loewy [4 pages with 7 b/w illustrations] Scandinavian Signature: Nordic furniture at George Tanier's [4 pages with 12 b/w illustrations including work by Helge Sibast, Arne Vodder, Borge Mogensen and Hans Wegner] Fabrics, Fall '53: Interior's semi-annual review [14 pages with numerous examples, some with colorincluding work by Morton Sundour, Lucienne Day, Ben Rose, Marion Dorn, Boris Kroll and Jack Lenor Larsen among many others] Market report on new furniture concluded: 8 pages with 27 b/w illustrations including work by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Harvey probber, Industria Mueblera, Maurizio Tempestino for Salterini and Erwin-Lambert Inc. among others. Departments include For your information, Interiors' bookshelf, Interiors' editorial, a sampling of magazines from abroad, Merchandise cues, people, address book and an index to advertisers in this issue For your information: bertha Schaefer; Walter Dorwin Teague; Elsa hutzler's sculptures; Robert Hose; etc. New Adventures Behind a Murray hill Front: Joseph Aronson Open plan, Open Door: Huson Jackson builds in Alabama and Connecticut Inventions in Furniture: Mass-produced hospital modules by Gerald Luss for Carrom Industries Office case goods from Lehigh by Luss of Designs for Business, Inc. Multiflex modules by Norman Cherner for Konwiser Fixed curtain-wall cases by Arthur Umanoff for the Elton Company Flexible classroom furniture by Dave Chapman for Brunswick Tight packing laminated jigsaws by Marketta Niskala for Oy Stockmann AB Sunflower cones and other chairs by Roberto Mango Cuddle Bowl by Lina Bo Bardi Transparent easy chair by Irena Schawinsky at Janet Rosenblum Padded spring chair by David Rowland Makers of Tradition 18: thomas Hope, Regency's Designing Dilettante by jean Anne Vincent Lighting Review: George Tanier, harry Gitlin, nessen Studios, Lightolier, Paul mayen, Paavo Tynell, Bill Brewer, Koch & Lowy, Philip Johnson & Richard Kelly, Tommi Parzinger, etc.: 8 pages and 76 lamps identified. Erwin-lambeth House: southern hospitality in a manhattan oasis. Merchandise Cues: Robert Kasindorf, Dick Stambaugh, Wilbut henry Adams, Richards Morgenthau, etc. America's Great Sources: Index to advertisers for Jan - Dec 1953 Curtain-walled manor: a residence by Lester Tichy [6 pages with 12 b/w illustrations] 1000 years of stained glass: from a book by Robert Sowers The modern movement in Italy by Ida Louise Huxtable [2 pages with 8 b/w illustrations including work by G. Terragni, Figini, Lingeri, Pollini and Terragni, Brizzi and Gori and Nervi and Bartoli] Eric Mendelsohn: 1887-1953 [2 pages with 8 b/w illustrations] Sherle Wagner and the better boudoir Anonymous American sculpture Five Olivetti showrooms with English accents by Gordon Andrews: 4 pages with 8 b/w illustrations Melanie Kahane's four-mooded showplace for Peter Pan Hartford Insurance Offices by Peter Fraser, Jr.: 3 pages with 7 b/w illustrations Woodcraftsmanship in a garment showroom by Glick & Schulke Modernization at Wellington Sears Bonniers provocative European collection: 4 pages with 12 b/w illustrations including work by Flavio Poli, Piero Fornasetti, Alberto Seguso, Tom Moller, Grete Moller and Luigi Zortea. J. H. Thorp's high-ceilinged fabric setting Georg Jensen's Royal Copenhagen revelations: 1 page with 8 b/w illustrations including work by Thorkild Olsen, Axel Salto, Gere Bogelund, Jais Nielsen and Nils Thorsson. Guildman's holiday: Executive Furniture Guild offices Cole of California: a bathing suit showroom Departments include For your information, Interiors' bookshelf, Interiors' editorial, Merchandise cues, people and address book Uriane at St. Tropez: Loewy's new villa [6 pages with 13 b/w illustrations] Greetings in color from a card shop: The Architects Associated Interiors to come [14th annual collection]: Introduction Wells and Canfield: A house divided high on Lake Cayuga Ico Parisi: Interior implications of reinforced concrete Paul Rudolph: Baroque formality in a tourist attraction [4 pages with 5 b/w illustrations] Felix Augenfeld: Compression without oppression on Fire Island Pierre Kleykamp: Triangular studio attached to a trailer The clash of symbols – 6: Plants and faces vigilant on capitals George Nelson's colorful cases in steel surroundings [2 pages with 6 b/w illustrations with spot color] Trios of chairs in an airport: chairs by James Lamantia for the Shreveport, Louisiana municipal airport C. H. Masland's showroom in the round Some showroom solutions – mid and far west [2 pages with 12 b/w illustrations]: includes Ben Rose and Allan Gould's space in Chicago's Merchandise Mart and Herman Miller's redesigned showrooms in Chicago's Merchandise Mart and San Francisco's Design Center by George Nelson and Assoc. Merchandise cues includes work by Joe Adkinson, George Nelson, Robin Day, Bertha Schaefer, Gio Ponti, Carlo di Carli and Bill Lam Vintage advertisements for Herman Miller, Knoll, Raymor, John Widdicomb, Salterini, Harvey Probber, Erwin-Lambeth, Paul McCobb for Directional, Fabry Associates, Inc., Dux Company, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Howard Miller Clock Company [Nelson Bubble Lamps], Ben Rose, Norman Cherner for Konwiser and Finn Juhl for Baker Furniture; Harvey Probber, Knoll Associates, the Heifetz Company, Jens Risom [photographed by Ricahrd Avedon], Thonet, Paul McCobb for Directional; Knoll, Herman Miller, Erwin-Lambeth, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for The Widdicomb Furniture Company, Howard Miller Clock Company [Nelson Bubble Lamps], Avard, Norman Cherner for Konwiser and Raymor among others.
George Nelson famously served as Editorial contributor to Interiors, where he used the magazine as his bully pulpit for bringing modernism to middle-class America. Interiors was a hard-core interior design publication, as shown by their publishing credo: "Published for the Interior Designers Group which includes: interior designers, architects who do interior work, industrial designers who specialize in interior furnishings, the interior decorating departments of retail stores, and all concerned with the creation and production of interiors-- both residential and commercial."
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