INTERIORS, FURNITURE, AND PRODUCT DESIGN

PUBLISHER
R & COMPANY/WHITEHAUS MEDIA

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 11.25 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color / 26 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/31/2011
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2011 p. 170   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780970460837 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

New York
R 20th Century, 10/13/10-01/04/11

ARTBOOK GIFT CERTIFICATES

looking for the perfect gift? send an e-card to artbook.com
shop now

  

R & COMPANY/WHITEHAUS MEDIA

Renate Müller: Toys & Design

Published by R & Company/Whitehaus Media
Foreword by Evan Snyderman. Text by Reinhild Schneider.

Made of beige open-weave jute with colored leather accents, Renate Müller's toy animals and shapes are some of the sweetest, most endearing and simply artistic toys that have ever been made. They were conceived in the early 1960s, as part of an endeavor launched by Helene Haeusler at the Sonneberg Technical College for Toy Design in Germany, and were designed to fulfill the need for large, brightly colored stuffed animals to enhance orthopedic exercises and balance coordination for mentally and physically handicapped children. Müller's toys debuted at the Leipzig Fair in 1967, were tested by psychiatric hospitals and clinics throughout Germany and proved a huge hit. In fact, her alligators and rhinos were so lovable, her fabric bowling pins so beautifully made, her hippos and elephants so comforting, that they quickly became coveted by design buffs worldwide, and they have remained so to this day. In 1990, Müller took over the rights to her designs and continues to hand-produce very limited quantities of these classic designs as well as new designs. Renate Müller: Toys + Design is the first monograph on Müller's work available in the United States. Coinciding with a wave of renewed interest in therapeutic toy design, and with Müller's first solo exhibition, at R 20th Century, this volume inspires and delights in equal measure.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/1/2011

Renate Müller: Toys + Design

Renate Müller: Toys + DesignWhen a few jpegs of Renate Müller's work arrived at our offices last year, along with publication specifications and an inquiry as to whether we'd like to carry the first monograph ever published in the United States on this little-known East German toy designer's work, we jumped at the chance. Müller's toys are simple, solid, and palpably irresistible to anyone with even the slightest design sensibility or love of childhood imagination-energy. When kids see them, they immediately want to start climbing, riding, rocking… in short, doing. The toys invite interaction and adventurous narrative plot lines, even as they embody the patient personalities of those amazing story-book pets who allow children to do anything they want to them, no matter how uncomfortable, loving them back all the more for their exuberant abuses. The story of Müller's unearthing is classic. Following is Evan Snyderman's foreword to the book, which tells one of the great design discovery stories of the new millennium. continue to blog


Renate Müller: Toys & Design

in stock  $45.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

arrow forward

arrow back

print icon


OF RELATED INTEREST

Sock Monkeys
Sock Monkeys Photographs by Arne Svenson. Edited by Ron Warren. With contributions by Simon Doonan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman, Peter Getty, Penn Jillette, M. Raven Metzner, Isaac Mizrahi, Glenn O'Brien, Dale Peck, Ingrid Schaffner. In 1985 Ron Warren began collecting sock monkeys--those icons of American thrift and inventiveness that for generations have been hand-stitched from a pair of red-heel work socks. Years later he met photographer Arne Svenson (author >>more
Ideal World Books
ISBN 9780972211123
US $24.95 CAN $24.95 TRADE
Flexibound, 8 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 2 color / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 12/02/2002 Active/In stock

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Foreword by Adrian Dannatt. Text by Pierre Berge, Peter Marino, Reed Krakoff. These unreconstructed figurative sculptors and industrial designers have shown monsters and gilded butterflies in Paris, hippopotami in Tokyo, domesticated beasts in London and an enchanted garden in Florida, but their work has rarely been seen >>more
Reed Krakoff/Paul Kasmin/Ben Brown
ISBN 9780978889500
US $75.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 11.75 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 51 color / 62 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2007 Out of print/Not available

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

The Haas Brothers

THE HAAS BROTHERS

Text by Laura Dern, Vincent Gallo, Simon and Nikolai Haas.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862083737 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Forthcoming


The Puppet and the Modern

THE PUPPET AND THE MODERN

Text by Marie Jirásková, Pavel Jirásek.

ARBOR VITAE

ISBN: 9788074670565 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Forthcoming


Finn Juhl and His House

FINN JUHL AND HIS HOUSE

Text by Per H. Hansen, Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775737975 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
Active | Awaiting stock


Carlo Scarpa Sandro Bagnoli

CARLO SCARPA SANDRO BAGNOLI

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836628162 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Active | In stock


Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

HANS J. WEGNER: JUST ONE GOOD CHAIR

Text by Christian Holmsted Olesen.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775738095 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
Active | In stock


Pierre Charpin

PIERRE CHARPIN

Edited by Lionel Bovier, Clément Dirié. Text by Alessandra Fanari, Françoise Guichon, Marco Romanelli.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642443 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
Active | In stock


Claudia Moreira Salles

CLAUDIA MOREIRA SALLES

Introduction and interview by Karen Stein. Preface by Raul Barreneche.

BE EDITORA

ISBN: 9788578500993 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Active | In stock


Jewels of Ancient Nubia

JEWELS OF ANCIENT NUBIA

Text by Yvonne J. Markowitz, Denise M. Doxey.

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468072 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
Forthcoming


Made in Slums

MADE IN SLUMS

Photographs by Francesco Giusti, Filippo Romano.

CORRAINI EDIZIONI

ISBN: 9788875704162 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


Gae Aulenti: Objects, Spaces

GAE AULENTI: OBJECTS, SPACES

Edited by Vanni Pasca.

CORRAINI EDIZIONI

ISBN: 9788875703943 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


Gino Sarfatti: Designing Light

GINO SARFATTI: DESIGNING LIGHT

Text by Silvana Annicchiarico, Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Claudio De Albertis, Manolo De Giorgi, Piero Gandini, Roberto Sarfatti.

CORRAINI EDIZIONI

ISBN: 9788875703660 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


New India Designscape

NEW INDIA DESIGNSCAPE

Edited by Simona Romano. Foreword by Silvana Annicchiarico.

CORRAINI EDIZIONI

ISBN: 9788875703851 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | In stock


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the artworld's favorite source for books on art and culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com