August 1958 - January 1959
Olga Gueft [Editor]
Olga Gueft [Editor]: INTERIORS. New York: Whitney Publications, August 1959 - January 1960 [Volume 118, nos. 1 - 6]. Original editions bound in orange fabricoid with black stamped spine. A non-circulating Museum reference library edition with expected institutional stamps and some pencil decimal notations throughout. All covers and advertisments present. Covers by Arnold Saks.
 9 x 12 magazines with 1,100 total pages of color and black and white examples of the best modern American interior and industrial design, circa 1959 -- offering a magnificent snapshot of the blossoming modern movement after World War II. 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.
- Habana Hilton in Havana by Welton Becket and Associates
- The Year's Work: 18th Annual Collection
- Residential Interiors: includes Darrell Landrum, Bloom-Zeveloff, Tom O'Hare, Pahlmann & Assoc., Pierre Kleykamp and Bertha Wechsler among others
- Contract Interiors: includes Harley Earl, Marla Bergson Assoc., Henry End, Honor Easton Webster, W. E. Turley, Robert McKean, Desks, Inc., Michael Greer, Pereira & Luckman with David Williams, Beeston & Patterson, McGuire-Ricksberg-Dunbar, Dorothy Libes, Marilyn Motto and Roman Heilman
- "New World of Ideas" by John and Earlene Brice for Celanese
- New Furniture: Part 2 [includes Piazza Montici, Frederik Lunning, Inc, Raymor, Knoll and Simmons among many others]
- Interiors' Contract Series '58: Transportation
- Introduction: M.S. Princess Margrethe by Kay Korbing
- Danish Freighter M.S. Alabama by Kay Korbing
- S.S. Federico C. by Nino Zoncada for the Costa Line
- M.S. Gripsholm by P. Lindfors, N. Zoncada, Count Bernadotte
- S.S. Atlantic by J. Patterson and Raymond Loewy Assoc.
- Two Israeli Ships by D. & Y. Gad and Mansfeld & Weintraub
- Aeronaves de Mexico Ticket office, New York, by Jack Freidin
- KLM Ticket Office, Philadelphia by Raymond & Rado
- American Export Lines Ticket Office, New York by Fred Dunn
- Swissair Office by Frances Mihailoff; KLM Office by R. Little
- Douglas DC-8 Jet Transport by Douglas Design Staff
- Continental Airlines Viscount by Charles Butler Assoc.
- Alcoa's Executive Plane by Harley Earl, Inc. and Dorothy Draper
- El Al Israel's Brittania by D. & Y. Gad
- Washington Square Village Apartments by Five A.I. D. Members
- Cumberland House Apartments by Isabel Barringer Assoc.
- American Exhibition, Brussels World Fair: includes work by Edward D. Stone and Peter Harnden
- Manhattan Town House by Peter Fraser, Jr.
- The Expanded New York Showroom and Collections of Laverne
- Interiors' Editorial
- Interiors Contract Series '58: Offices
- Inland Steel, Chicago, by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill [10 pages with 24 b/w illustrations]
- C.I.T., New York by Eleanor Le Maire
- Avco Manufacturing Coproration, New York, by Peter Schladermundt
- Napier Jewelry Company, New York, by Voorhees, Walker, Smith & Smith
- McCulloch Corporation, Los Angeles by Paul Laszlo, A.S.I.D. [2 pages with 4 b/w illustrations]
- Wasco Products, Inc., Cambridge, MA, interiors by Roland Jutras
- Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, J. & G. Daverman Co., architects
- New Office Furniture
- Aspects of the Ninth Annual Homefurnishings Show
- Apartment in Athens by Nicolas Ghika
- Art in Interiors at The Midtown Galleries
- "3 Chairs – 3 Records of the Design Process": part two [George Nelson's swaged-leg group; 6 pages with 20 b/w illustrations]
- Makers of Tradition: Godwin and Dresser, by Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr.
- In the showrooms, monthly guide to products; Address book
- Departments include For your information; Interiors' bookshelf, a sampling of magazines from abroad and an index to advertisers in this issue
- Interiors' Contract Series '58: Hotels and Motels
- 43rd National Hotel Exposition
- Hotel Room of Tomorrow by Henry End
- International Hotel by Dorothy Draper
- Hotel Foresta, Stockholm by Susanne Wasson-Tucker
- Hotel New Orleans by Curtis & Davis
- Groton Inn by Dorothy Draper
- Sherman House on the Roof by Everett Brown
- Executive House by Lapidus, Kornblath, Harle & O'Mara
- Warm Springs Inn by Victor Lundy
- The Design Center for Interiors: includes work by Kagan-Dreyfuss, Design-Technics, Molla and The Heifetz Company among others
- Charak Modern: Donald Deskey's new group of furniture in settings he designed for the New York Decotaive Center
- In the Showrooms [includes a page with new lighting by Svend Wohlert and Nessen Studio], Monthly Guide to Products, Address Book
- Interiors in keeping with a masterpiece: Seagram offices [includes work by Mies van der Rohe & Philip Johnson, Kahn & Jacobs, Phyllis B. Lambert, Philip Johnson Assoc, Phyllis B. Lambert, J. Gordon Carr and Knoll Assoc.
- Warwick & Legler offices by Luss of Designs for Business
- Interiors' Contract Series '58: Showrooms
- Introduction: Capezio Shoes by Eugene Tarnawa
- Franklin Harward Fabrics by Edward Crouse
- Linens by Vera by Jay Fleishman
- Carolina Mirror by Edwain Reeder and Haygood Lasseter
- Robbins Floor Products by Sophie Fuller
- Amtico, Los Angeles by Paul MacAlister
- Olivetti, Boston by Hans Krieks
- Moselle Meals, Inc. by Maria Bergson Assoc.
- Vanleigh, New York
- Glenn of California by Stewart and MacDougall
- Schawinsky Exhibition at Herman Miller
- French & Co.
- The New Summer Furniture: Tadao Inouye for Jordan Brown, etc.
- New Furniture from Kagan-Dreyfuss
- Versatile Closets from Denmark at Rickberg Imports
- In the Showrooms [includes Teague-designed furniture for Air Force Academy and Wormley Fabrics], etc.
- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - Chicago
- SOM-Chicago's Own Offices
- Warren Petroleum Building
- Draper & Kramer Offices
- General Mills Building
- Parke, Davis & Co. Research Laboratories
- Grinnell College Library
- Harris Trust and Savings Bank
- Upholstery Leather Group Setting by Bachstein and Freitag
- Two More Cruise Ships
- S.S. Santa Pauls by Smyth, Urquhart & Marckwald
- S.S. Brasil by Raymond Loewy Associates.
- Washington Square Apartments by Paul Lester Weiner
- Design-Technics: From Ash Trays to Architecture
- Dunbar Furniture for the Top Executive by Edward Wormley
- A Report on the other New Furniture for the Office
- In the Showrooms [includes Tanier's Rya collection], Monthly Guide to Products, Address Book
- Advertising (many full-page and/or color) from the following manufacturers and companies: Boris Kroll, Jens Risom, Knoll [full page color ad by Herbert Matter], Janet Rosenblum, Zacho [Hans Wegner piece], Design research Inc., George Tanier, Inc., Design-Technics and Jack Lenor Larsen, Directional, Thonet, Harvey Probber, Heifetz Design Gallery, Raymor, Jack Lenor Larsen, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Frederik Lunning and Design Research Inc., Boris Kroll, Grosfeld House, Directional, Formica, Dunbar, Thonet, Herman Miller [2 New Chairs by George Nelson], Steelcase, Dazor Lamps, Lightolier and Jens Risom Design, Boris Kroll, Herman Miller [full page ad for Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman], Kagan-Dreyfuss, Design-Technics, Thonet, Lightolier, Harvey Probber, Heifetz Design Gallery and Jack Lenor Larsen, Herman Miller [full page ad for Modular Seating and Storage], Howard Miller Clock Company and Charak Modern, Herman Miller [full page ad for Executive Office Group], Harvey Probber, Directional, George Tanier Lighting, Inc., Heifetz Design Gallery, Jens Risom Design, Kagan-Dreyfuss, Laverne, Design-Technics, Frederik Lunning and the Howard Miller Clock Co. and many others.
- and much more.
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."
Interiors from this period remain an amazing vintage mid-century resource, not to be missed. Excellent vintage resource for wallpaper, rugs and floorware, funiture, lighting, decorative objects, etc.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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