Stuttgart: Möbelfabrik May, No date (1930). First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 18pp., incl. covers. Original stapled brown wraps with modern design on cover, protected by modern mylar. Sales catalog of the furniture manufacturer May in Stuttgart. "Our economy still suffers from the disastrous impact of the lost war... Die neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), as it is expressed in modern designs in architecture, also demands a fundamental change in the design of an apartment and its rooms. The condition of modern transportation and technology developed a new Raumgefühl (Sense of Space) and with that a new Zeitgeist, requiring a new attitude for living quarters." (Introduction).
The new modular furniture consists of a box frame with stand, movable to the right and left. Available in walnut with diagonal veneers. The outer dimensions of all four types without stand are 100 cm in height, 67.5 cm wide and 40 cm deep. The stand is 7 cm high. The catalog is illustrated with twenty-four sepia-toned photographs showing various combinations of the add-on furniture, two photographs per page, and and sixteen technical drawings showing how to stack and arrange the stacks on two pages. The catalog contains two pages of introductory text at front and a listing of the various furniture types on back cover. Text in German. Minor wear along edges of wraps. Company stamp augmenting information in the text at bottom of page two, and dealer stamp on back cover. Overall in very good+ condition. vg+. Item #45066