INTERIORS, FURNITURE, AND PRODUCT DESIGN

PUBLISHER
Vitra Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 16.5 x 13.5 in. / 296 pgs / 270 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
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PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783945852422 SDNR40
List Price: $215.00 CDN $301.00

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VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Space Fantasies 1:1

R.F. Collection

Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum, Fifo Stricker.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Space Fantasies 1:1.'

This limited-edition collection of space exploration toys—from shuttles to space dogs—taps into the nostalgia and imagination of 20th-century science fiction

Presented in this oversize publication are 146 aerospace-related toys from the collection of Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra’s chairman emeritus and the founder of Vitra Design Museum. Toys related to space exploration—rockets, robots and astronaut figurines—exploded in popularity in the 1930s with the success of space opera comic strips such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, which portrayed postwar fantasies of untold technological possibilities. From there, sci-fi only gained a wider audience as the Soviet/American space race began and people of all ages turned their gazes skywards to wonder about what marvels may exist beyond Earth’s orbit.

The toys in this volume are shown at their original size with the available packaging, organized into ten categories and arranged in chronological order by their manufacture dates. Some of the toys depict amusing conjectures for the future of aeronautical exploration such as space dogs, space elephants and even a space whale, while others are more realistic replicas of rockets in miniature. Infused with an undeniable nostalgia, this collection maintains the childlike wonder of the toys’ initial audiences and invites present-day readers to both reflect on the era’s technological advancements and look to the future for what discoveries may still be on the horizon.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Space Fantasies 1:1.'

Space Fantasies 1:1

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/22/2020

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF JOCELYN HERBERT

Text by Stephen Farthing.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533075
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 12/1/2011
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Jasper Morrison: The Hard Life

JASPER MORRISON: THE HARD LIFE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785140
USD $49.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 5/22/2017
Active | In stock


Jasper Morrison: A Book of Things

JASPER MORRISON: A BOOK OF THINGS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784631
USD $59.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 6/26/2015
Active | In stock


The Glass of the Architects

THE GLASS OF THE ARCHITECTS

Edited by Rainald Franz. Text by Pasquale Gagliardi, Valerio Terraroli, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Andreas Vass.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232447
USD $60.00
| CAN $78

Pub Date: 2/21/2017
Active | In stock


Kitchen Tools

KITCHEN TOOLS

Text by Claude Lichtenstein, Christof Gassner, Philipp Beyeler.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782835
USD $50.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 2/10/2012
Out of print | Not available


Unimark International

UNIMARK INTERNATIONAL

By Joe Conradi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781845
USD $64.90
| CAN $86

Pub Date: 10/29/2009
Active | In stock


Super Normal

SUPER NORMAL

By Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781067
USD $34.95
| CAN $45.95

Pub Date: 4/23/2007
Active | In stock


Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design

STILE DUCATI: A VISUAL HISTORY OF DUCATI DESIGN

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232775
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 8/15/2017
Active | In stock


BMW

BMW

By Claudio Somazzi, Massimo Bonsignori.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857219547
USD $60.00
| CAN $78

Pub Date: 3/4/2014
Active | In stock


Antonio Citterio

ANTONIO CITTERIO

By Alba Cappellieri.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876246470
USD $39.99
| CAN $51.99

Pub Date: 10/23/2007
Active | In stock


The Long Life of Design in Italy

THE LONG LIFE OF DESIGN IN ITALY

By Stefano Casciani. Foreword by Giorgio Busnelli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857231808
USD $70.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 12/20/2016
Active | In stock


Sottsass

SOTTSASS

By Milco Carboni.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876240935
USD $60.00
| CAN $78

Pub Date: 9/6/2005
Active | Out of stock



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