Abitare Modern Furniture 1978 Grand Opening Catalog, 2 Matchbooks & Price Tag For Sale
Very rare pieces from this then high end Modern furniture store. Designer pieces illustrated. Pack page lists the staggering list of Designers they carried. Among pieces shown are Bauhaus Dining Chair by Mies van der Rohe, Giotto Stoppino Shelving Unit, Valmarana Dining Table and Rennie Chair by Kazuhide Takahama and Cielo Haning Lamp by Marco Contini.Others they carried include: Arbizzoni, Aulenti, Bagnoli, Bona, Carlotti, Cazzaniga, Ceroli, DePas, D'Urbino, Fabiani, Faizoni, Gecchelin, Giusti, Gramigna, Lenci, Lomazzi, Magistretti, Mangiarotti, Massoni, Mazza, Morganti, Nuovo, Pfister, Polidori, Rosati, Scarpa, Simoncini, Sottsass, Stoppino, Takahama, Tanzi, Tsuqawa, Urbinati, Vignelli and Zanuso.Catalog is in very good condition with only some normal handling wear and less then you would expect as this was file kept for the most part.Large logo matchbooks are unused as is the large detailed pricing tag. The tag has some small spots on it.A note about our recent and current and near-future items: This is from the estate collection of a very accomplished, multiple patent awarded, industrial designer architect from Japan who worked for many very prominent companies and designers. The list is far too long to list in its entirety but a few well know ones include (very important patents noted but there were others filed individually and as an employee):
General Motors (as part of the styling division)
Royal Typewriters (patented Empress model)
Ontario's People Mover Train
numerous major airlines including Braniff and Aeroperu (full redesign of almost the entire company design Rand
Thonet (chair patent)
He had full membership in both JIDA (Japan Industrial Designers Association) and IDSA, consultant category (Industrial Design Society of America) and was well published and sought after as a speaker by many companies including Mitsubishi and Mazda.He was the Chairman of the Industrial Design School at Pratt Institute after being a long term instructor there.Later in life he was part of the team redesigning the Popemobile and was
developing a possibly ground breaking Russian engine motorcycle being
developed in the Philippines.He was interested in all things design and as such he collected a lot of material from the companies he worked for as well as other well know companies. Many of the items were not available to the public and almost all of them are rare.We will be offering a number of items from his collection as well as some original one of a kind works so check our sales regularly. These one of a kind items/packages are very exciting items and especially since together many of them paint the picture of development from start to finish including rough sketches (often literally on napkins) to blueprints and patent submissions.These are truly one of a kind items/packages and if you miss them then your regrets can not be abated as the new owners are unlikely to sell them again.
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Abitare Modern Furniture 1978 Grand Opening Catalog, 2 Matchbooks & Price Tag: $25