Budapest: Szathmáryné Bánó Vilma Könyvkiadóvállalata, 1938. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 91pp. . B/w photo-illustrated wrappers, with black and white lettering on the front cover. Cover and typographical design by Lajos Lengyel. This work on Hungarian furniture and interior design is profusely illustrated throughout with full-page b/w photographic reproductions of the modernist wood-based design aescthetic of György Fränkel, as well as the work of many other designers. The interestingly towards the end of the publication there are more examples of more traditional design aesthetics, including images of fabrics and ceramics, as well as a final section discussing the practical effects latex and of current methods of producing cushioning and mattresses. Manufacturers ads at the rear.
Wrappers with some rubbing and chipping along the spine. Front cover with a small hole and some light closed tears, chipping and creasing along the edges. Back cover with some staining and some light chipping and rubbing to extremities. Interior with staring at the interior back wrapper. Item #45135
* György Fränkel (later: Almár; 1895–1974), was a Hungarian architect. Studied in Budapest and started his career in Berlin at the studio of Bruno Paul’s.
* Lajos Lengyel (1904–1978) graphic artist, typographer and photographer. In his early years he was involved in the modernist movements, member of Kassák’s Munka-Circle. As typographer he won the Gutenberg-prize in 1965.