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MINÄ PERHONEN ?

A retrospective look at the timeless designs of Japanese fashion brand Minä Perhonen, established in 1995 by Akira Minagawa to make “special daily clothes.” And how truly special, even poetic, the designs are: the book, organized around 50 keywords such as Time, Embroidery, Imagination, Wind or Reflection, reveals the designers’ passions in a wealth of dynamic, full-color fashion photos, drawings, collages and inspirational images. Plentiful images of textiles and the atelier/factory in action give the story a grounding in real life. Though sometimes called Japan’s answer to Marimekko, this stereotype-shattering studio is powerfully individual, with a combination of whimsy and craftsmanship that’s simply unique: pieces like the one-of-a-kind appliquéd “bird” handbags are irresistible. In Japanese only, but the pictures truly tell the story here.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
November 2011 / Softcover / 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 208 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-746-0 · Retail Price: $49.95

PITTI PEOPLE

Portraits of the Italian Dandy

Yooco Tanimoto

Yearning for timeless elegance? Or just wanting to look like the perfect cool Italian guy? This fully illustrated guidebook to shopping in Florence and fashionable Italian style is for you! Filled with supercool ink and watercolor illustrations made by Yooco Tanimoto during the Pitti Immagine Uomo—the world’s largest men’s fashion show, held in January and June each year in Florence—this book illustrates the latest in Italian men’s fashion from coats and scarves to full outfits. It also provides useful tips for daily style, interviews with legendary Florentine clothiers, and a guide to must-go places for shopping, such as one of the most world-renowned men’s shoe factories—not forgotten are the absolutely key dining spots to be “seen” in the fabulous city of Florence. This timeless handbook is the perfect guide for men who love truly classic fashion. P.S. Hidden in the back is a chapter just for Pitti Girls!

BNN, INC., JAPAN
July 2015 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches / 112 pp / 200 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-970-9 · Retail Price: $26.00

Printed Matter in Fashion

Another of BNN’s indispensable compendia of corporate identity materials – a jumbo book of business cards, logos, ads, invitations and other ephemera from some of the world’s best-known fashion houses. Examples run the gamut from conservative companies like Thomas Burberry and Loewe to aggressively edgy operations like Japan’s L’Appartement, Mint Designs and Lad Musician. For anyone interested in how the world’s top designers brand and extend their brand, this book will provide hours of browsing entertainment and delight, as well as a fount of great ideas. Includes a capsule biography of each art director represented.

BNN, Inc., Japan
2010 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches / 240 pp / 525 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-676-0 · Retail Price: $145.00

RECHERCHÉ

Manuela Ammer (Ed.)

Each work in this beautifully designed publication featuring intriguing objects and furniture from a collector dedicated to rare, exquisite and unusual works is photographed to capture its every nuance. The selection of 66 objects from the 18th and 19th centuries includes objets d’art and French masterworks by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand and Serge Mouille. Among these, two pieces—a Grand Professor desk by Prouvé, one of only three examples from the Université de Lille in France, and an exquisitely crafted Nuage Bibliothèque by Perriand— stand out. Designs by F ranco Campo and Carlo Graffi, Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino, Mathieu Mategot, Mofem, Jacques Adnet, Frederic Debon, Gustave Gautier Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Jodef Hurka, Bruce Goff, Jean Royère, Jean Perzel, Georges Jouve, Isamu Noguchi, Alexandre Noll, Lino Sabattini and Paul Dupré-Lafon celebrate material and craftsmanship. Luxurious accessories from Louis Vuitton and Hermès round out this original auction.

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
January 2015 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches
95 pp / 1 b&w and 86 color
ISBN: 978-0-9904955-8-1 · Retail Price: $35.00

RECLAIMING THE STREET

Ariadne Urlus and Clint van der Hartt

Reclaiming the Street documents an international “call for ideas” encouraging the design or adaptation of an urban space to be used by both skateboarders and the general public. As part of Endless City, a long-term project of Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam’s center for Media and Moving Art), the competition furthers the investigation of the relationship between skateboard culture, public space and art. This lavishly illustrated book contains all of the nominees, the “people’s choice” selection and the winning design, Twist and Shout by Romi Kohsla Design Studio in New Delhi. A text by architectural historian Ian Borden reflects the playful principles of the competition brief that looks at how skateboarding can transforms the urban environment into a concrete playground, and Jocko Weyland, noted American skateboarder and author, traces the rise of skateboard culture in the eighties.

POST EDITIONS, THE NETHERLANDS
SHOWROOM MAMA, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2012 / Softcover / 5.25 x 8.75 inches
144 pp / extensive b/w and color
ISBN: 978-94-6083-042-6 · Retail Price: $29.95

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Softly undulating organic forms, smooth blond wood, and colorful handwoven textiles are just a few of the hallmarks of Scandinavia’s iconic design. This two-volume collection is a paean to the regions’ mastery of design and construction. Copiously illustrated, the catalogs feature preeminent and timeless modern furniture, lighting and carpet designs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland with works by notable designers from the region. The works were exhibited and sold in Chicago and New York in May and November of 2014 along with their provenance. Highlights include carpets from the renowned Märta Måås-Fjetterström workshop, a silver tea and coffee service by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen, lounge chairs by Philip Arctander, lighting by Alvar Aalto and Paavo Tynell, and familiar classics from Hans Wegner, Frits Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl. This unique two- volume set offers an unusual document of the best designers and and pieces produced in modern Scandinavian design!

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
November 2014
2-volume set / Softcover
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches / 628 pp each / 608 color each
ISBN: 978-0-9718405-4-6 · Retail Price: $45.00

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Softly undulating organic forms, smooth blond wood, and colorful handwoven textiles are just a few of the hallmarks of Scandinavia’s iconic design. This two-volume collection is a paean to the regions’ mastery of design and construction. Copiously illustrated, the catalogs feature preeminent and timeless modern furniture, lighting and carpet designs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland with works by notable designers from the region. The works were exhibited and sold in Chicago and New York in May and November of 2014 along with their provenance. Highlights include carpets from the renowned Märta Måås-Fjetterström workshop, a silver tea and coffee service by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen, lounge chairs by Philip Arctander, lighting by Alvar Aalto and Paavo Tynell, and familiar classics from Hans Wegner, Frits Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl. This unique two- volume set offers an unusual document of the best designers and and pieces produced in modern Scandinavian design!

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
Release Date: November 2014
2-volume set / Softcover
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches / 628 pp each / 608 color each
ISBN: 978-0-9718405-4-6 · Retail Price: $45.00

BEN AF SCHULTÉN AND THE ARTEK TRADITION

Ulla Kinnunen
Alvar Aalto Foundation/Museum, Finland
2009 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
80 pp / 73 b&w and 69 color
ISBN: 978-952-5371-47-5 · Retail Price: $59.95

SOURCE 03

Timeless Necessity

Louise Schouwenberg

What do beauty and sustainability have in common? The 21st century increasingly demands sustainable design. In practice, this generates products and services laden with moral undertones, which are indeed ethically responsible but fail to appeal to the imagination or convince consumers. In other words, sustainable design is not very beautiful. The IM Masters program of the Design Academy, focused on conceptual design in context, decided that this has to change. During four study periods, students examined the problems we face in the 21st century and the role designers can play in seeking alternatives. Guided by teachers and visiting lecturers, they researched materials and production techniques and formulated visions on beauty and ethical design. Timeless Necessity is both ethics and aesthetics. Source 03 includes diverse texts from both experts and students, as well as research, conclusions along with photos of the final design proposals. An exciting new look into design and marketing!

EPISODE, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2009 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches / 88 pp / 150 illustrations
ISBN: 978-90-5973-084-7 · Retail Price: $26.00

SOURCE 04

Tippelzone Revised

Louise Schouwenberg

Source 04 presents research and design proposals concerning the issue of drugrelated prostitution in Eindhoven, Holland. At the request of the City of Eindhoven, the Design Academy’s Master’s Degree Program, IM, researched a designated prostitution area in the Woensel West district and created alternatives. In 2003, to combat problems generated by drug-related street prostitution, the city established a tolerance zone or tippelzone. It helped. Public disturbances were reduced, care for prostitutes improved and the area became safer. The city, however, does not wish to continue facilitating prostitution. They also hope to offer the women other alternatives to help them escape their dependency on drugs and pimps. This requires creative and, most of all, unorthodox solutions. Source 04 includes research, essays and photographic documentation by visiting scholars, professors and student, of the resulting design proposals.

EPISODE, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2009 / Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 inches / 88 pp / 150 illustrations
ISBN: 978-90-5973-085-4 · Retail Price: $26.00