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White by Design by Bo Niles First Edition Hardcover Book
Located in New York, NY
A first edition hard cover with cloth binding and dust jacket of "White by Design" by Bo Niles. Forward by Ralph Lauren. "White by Design" focuses on a world of white rooms and w...
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Vintage 1980s American Books

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Paper

BOOK 1&2 Set of Contemporary Coffee Tables by Artefatto Design Studio
By Artefatto Design Studio, Secolo
Located in London, GB
Two sizes of coffee table in the shape of two giant leaves. The veins of the book-matched marble mirror the veins of a leaf. Available in various marbles and natural stones as well a...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

Book 1 Contemporary Coffee Table in Marble and Metal by Artefatto Design Studio
By Artefatto Design Studio, Secolo
Located in London, GB
Two sizes of coffee table in the shape of two giant leaves. The veins of the book-matched marble mirror the veins of a leaf. Available in various marbles and natural stones as well a...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

Book 2 Contemporary Coffee Table in Marble and Metal by Artefatto Design Studio
By Artefatto Design Studio, Secolo
Located in London, GB
Two sizes of coffee table in the shape of two giant leaves. The veins of the book-matched marble mirror the veins of a leaf. Available in various marbles and natural stones as well a...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Metal

Book Due Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Representing a strong union of traditional and contemporary style, this wall lamp is part of the Book Collection, numbered and signed by Pietro Meccani. Entirely handcrafted of ash w...
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wood

  • Book Due Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Due Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Due Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Due Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
H 8.27 in. W 5.52 in. D 2.37 in.
Book Quattro Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
By Meccani Design
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Book Collection, this ashwood wall lamp is designed by Tuscany-based artist Pietro Meccani and crafted using exclusively natural, non-toxic materials. Carved and finished...
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wood

  • Book Quattro Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Quattro Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Quattro Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
  • Book Quattro Wall Lamp by Pietro Meccani
H 6.11 in. W 6.11 in. D 2.37 in.
Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
By Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Book bombs by Hamilton Holmes Oxalino Collection 2020 Dimensions: 25.4 diameter cm Materials: White oak Perfect spheres turned from single slabs of lumber are given tripod leg...
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2010s Canadian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Oak

  • Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
H 10.01 in. W 10.01 in. D 10.01 in.
Marrakesh by Design Decorative Softcover Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Marrakesh by Design Decorative book Moroccan design, from the tiled floors to the colored walls, sculpted ceilings, embroidered fabrics, Berber tents, fountains, gardens, and more ...
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2010s Asian Bohemian Books

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Paper

Set of 2 Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
By Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 book bombs by Hamilton Holmes Oxalino collection 2020 Dimensions: 25.4 diameter cm Materials: White oak Perfect spheres turned from single slabs of lumber are given t...
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2010s Canadian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Oak

  • Set of 2 Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Set of 2 Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Set of 2 Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
  • Set of 2 Book Bombs by Hamilton Holmes
H 10.01 in. W 10.01 in. D 10.01 in.
White By Design Hardcover Decorative Book by Bo Niles
Located in Oakland Park, FL
White By Design hardcover decorative book by Bo Niles Sold as is with 352 illustrations Foreword by Ralph Lauren 2004 New York 223 pages Size: 9 x 11 x 0.5.
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Early 2000s North American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Rose Cummings Design Inspiration Decorative Book by Rizzoli
By Rose Cumming
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Rose Cummings Design Inspiration decorative book by Rizzoli. Rose Cumming was the most flamboyant and exciting of the so-called Great Lady Decorators who invented the field of profe...
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2010s Chinese Bohemian Books

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Paper

Alberto Pinto Orientalism by Alberto Pinto Design Book
By Alberto Pinto
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Alberto Pinto is among the most celebrated interior designers at work today. Here he turns his eye to the wonders of the East and a series of interiors inspired by the colors and tex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moorish Books

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Paper

Mid-Century Chrome & Smoked Glass & Mirror Étagère/ Book Case by DIA
By Design Institute America
Located in New York, NY
This is a first rate example of one of DIA's iconic designs. Constructed from lustrous chrome and smoked glass, the piece also features a mirrored bottom which echoes the highly refl...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Chrome

"Design Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney Decorative Book
By Jonathan Adler
Located in Oakland Park, FL
"Design Sponge at Home" by Grace Bonney decorative book Foreword by Jonathan Adler with color photographs Size: 8 x 10 x 1 Artisan, NY 2011 390 Pages.
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2010s American Bohemian Books

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Paper

Floors, a Design Source Book by Elizabeth Wilhide, First Edition
By Elizabeth Wilhide
Located in valatie, NY
Floors, A Design Source Book by Elizabeth Wilhide. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1997. First Edition hardcover with dust jacket. 192 pp. A source book on flooring solutions fo...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

Classical Principals for Modern Design Hardcover Designing Book by Thomas Jayne
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Classical Principals for Modern Design Hardcover Designing Book by Thomas Jayne Interior designer and decorative arts historian Thomas Jayne takes on the redoubtable Edith Wharton a...
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2010s American American Classical Books

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Paper

The Complete Book of Home Design 'Vintage' by Mary Gilliatt
By Mary Gilliatt
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage: The Complete Book of Home Design by Mary Format: Hardcover Language: English Release Date: November 1989 Publisher: Little Brown & Company Length: 384 Pages Dimensions:...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Contemporary Orange Desk/Book Shelf by Guillermo Santomá Contemporary Design
By Guillermo Santomà
Located in Barcelona, ES
Desk or bookshelf Manufactured by Guillermo Santomá Edition Side Gallery Barcelona, 2018 Aluminium, spray painting, wheels, methacrylate.
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2010s Spanish Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Deep Design Nine Little Art Histories by Libby Lumpkin Art Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Deep Design: Nine Little Art Histories by Libby Lumpkin. January 1, 1995 In nine ambitious essays of uncommon erudition, art historian Libby Lumpkin constructs quirky condensed his...
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20th Century American Folk Art Books

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Paper

American Arts & Crafts Virtue in Design Book by Leslie Greene Bowman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design. soft cover. by Leslie Greene Bowman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992 - Design - 255 pages Influen...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Books

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Paper

Book Cradle Designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1941
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Birch. Measures: H 26 cm/ 10 1/4" W 50 cm/ 19 11/16" D 28 cm/ 11 1/32".  
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Birch

New York Interior Design Masters of Modernism Book by Judith Gura
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Between 1935 and 1985, the design community in New York was thriving. Inspired by distinguished educators and promoted in style magazines and illustrated books, interior designers ac...
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Early 2000s Chinese Books

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Paper

Book Ends, Designed by CE Borgström for Ystad Metall AB, Sweden, 1930s
By Carl-Einar Borgstrom
Located in Stockholm, SE
Book ends, designed by CE Borgström for Ystad Metall AB, Sweden, 1930s. Designed by CE Borgström for Ystad Metall AB, Sweden, 1930s. Patinated bronze. Measures: H 16 cm/ 6...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Busts

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Bronze

Golden Bell and Beehive Light Fittings Designed by ALVAR & AINO AALTO, Book
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
This book was published to coincide with the exhibition "Golden Bell and Beehive - Light fittings by Alvar and Aino Aalto" which were designed for three different buildings - the the...
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20th Century Books

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Paper

Interieurs II - by Leon Moussinac a book on 20 th century Interior Design
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A first edition from 1924 having 52 plates including 13 pochoir and 39 black and white plates (which are all present and correct), A tied portfolio with hardboard covers which is in ...
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20th Century Books

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Other

"Interieurs - III" Book by Leon Moussinac on 20th century interior design
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
Produced in 1925 this is a superb folio, with an introduction by Leon Moussinac, table of the 53 plates and then all 53 plates are present and correct - 41 are in black and white and...
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Vintage 1920s Books

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Other

"Basilea Sophisticated", a Design Book-Case System, Designed by Paolo Cappello
By Paolo Cappello
Located in Milano, IT
Basilea is a bookcase system with a modular structure and infinite possibilities to personalize it. "Sophisticated", the version we propose, is only one of the endless possibilities,...
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2010s Italian Bookcases

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Brass

Un Libro Illegible Quadrato, Book designed by Bruno Munari
By Bruno Munari
Located in New York, NY
MUNARI, Bruno. Un Libro Illegible Quadrato. 4to., bound in the original wrappers contained in a folded printed sheet containing Munari's manifesto printed in different languages. H...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Books

"Classic Contemporary: The DNA of Furniture Design" Book by Tim Gosling
By Tim Gosling
Located in London, GB
An exciting new volume showcasing Gosling’s recent work, for both public and private clients, historically contextualised and organized thematically by period and style, from the 18t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Books

Les Nouvelles Exemplaries De Cervantes Book Jacket Design By Tom Keogh
By Tom Keogh
A Design By Tom Keogh For A Book Jacket. The Sketch Is Signed Keogh In The Bottom Right Hand Corner Of The Sketch
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1950s Other Art Style Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Gouache, India Ink

Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A scarce hardback book which looks at the work of Borge Mogensen who was one of the most important furniture designers who made "Danish Modern" famous throughout the world. His simpl...
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20th Century Books

  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
H 12.00 in. W 8.50 in. D 0.69 in.
Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
Located in North Yorkshire, GB
A scarce hardback book which looks at the work of Borge Mogensen who was one of the most important furniture designers who made "Danish Modern" famous throughout the world. His simpl...
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20th Century Books

  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
  • Furniture Designed by Borge Mogensen 'Book'
H 12.00 in. W 8.50 in. D 0.69 in.
Book Matched Walnut Sideboard Designed by Gilbert Rohde
Located in New York, NY
Streamline sideboard in book<br /> matched walnut, with birch wood<br /> legs and brushed aluminum pulls.<br /> Designed by Gilbert Rohde for <br /> The Herman Miller Company.<br...
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20th Century Sideboards

Book Shelves Designed by Börge Mogensen for Erhard Rasmussen
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Book shelves designed by Börge Mogensen for Erhard Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s. Oak and teak. Measures: H 136 cm/ 4' 5 1/2'' W 154 cm/ 5' 1/2'' Depth of the upper shelves 24 cm/ ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Shelves and Wall Cabinets

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Oak, Teak

Tomado Holland Book Shelving Rack Designed by D. Dekker, 1950s
By Tomado, Adriaan Dekker
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
Eye-catching Classic vintage Dutch Tomado shelves or book racks designed mid-1950s. Powder coated frame and adjustable steel shelves (grey). Global shipping available, please ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Aluminum

Wood Tomado Holland Book Shelving Rack Designed by D. Dekker, 1950s
By Tomado
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Tomado Holland book shelving rack designed by D. Dekker, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Shelves

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Metal

"The Photography of Architecture and Design" Book by Julius Shulman - 1977
By Julius Shulman
Located in London, GB
First edition, first printing, published by Whitney Library of Design, New York/ The Architectural Press, London, 1977. A book of Julius Shulman's architectural and design photogr...
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Late 20th Century Books

Book Shelves Designed by Björn Trägårdh for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1930s
By Bjorn Tragardh
Located in Stockholm, SE
Book shelves designed by Björn Trägårdh for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1930s. Black stained birch. One available. Measures: H 75 cm/ 29 ½" L 140 cm/ 4' 7” D 38 cm/ 15”.
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

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Birch

Style by John Saladino, Design, Decor & Architecture Book, First Edition, 2000
By John Saladino
Located in Philadelphia, PA
In the book ‘Style,’ John Saladino reveals the secrets that made him one of the world’s most respected interior designers. He discusses his design philosophy with its mastery of colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American International Style Books

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Paper

Book Crib by Bruno Mathsson, for Karl Mathsson, Designed in 1941
By Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Book crib designed by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson, in 1941. In beech, this example is from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookends

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Beech

Art Deco Style Streamline Dresser in Book Matched Mahogany Designed by Drexel
By Drexel
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Outstanding long chest of drawers with Art Deco inspired design. The dresser is made of book matched mahogany with black lacquered top and floating base, and has a streamline form. C...
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Vintage 1970s American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

20th Century Teak Book Shelves & Room Dividers Design by Ludvik Volak circa 1970
By Ludvik Volak
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Versatile pair of teak book shelves and room dividers, beautifully curved, very tall and perfect to divide a large open space, wide enough to be used as shelving, a very stylish and ...
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20th Century Czech Screens and Room Dividers

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Teak

Trio of Solid Iron Jacks, Door Stoppers or Book Ends by Bill Curry Atomic Design
By Bill Curry
Located in San Diego, CA
Cool set of 3 Jacks , in solid iron and different finishes copper chrome and patinated metal , circa 1950s Atomic Industrial age great for book ends or door stoppers.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Metal

Knoll Design a Book by Eric Larrabee and Massimo Vignelli
Located in Chicago, IL
Knoll Design by Eric Larrabee and Massimo Vignelli is a handsome portrait of some of the talented group of people who have designed for Knoll over the years. Those profiled include...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

Teak Book Shelf Bookcase Designed by Arne Vodder for Vamo
By Vamo Sonderborg, Arne Vodder
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This beautiful freestanding shelf unit features a wide variety of storage and organizational options.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

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Teak

Montana Furnitures Book Shelf. New White. Design by Peter Lassen
By Mogens Lassen
Located in Odense, Denmark
Montana Book shelf. New white. Design by Peter Lassen. 3 sections of Book shelves in the color New White. 1 section with 4 draws of 2 open shelves. 1 section wit 4 open shelves. ...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Wood, Paint

Pair of Rare Open Book Cases Designed by Gilis Lundren for Ikea 1950s
By Gillis Lundgren, Ikea
Located in Helsingborg, SE
A pair of rare open book cases model tema, designed by Gilis Lundren for Ikea 1950s. Can be used as a set with the writing space between or like two separate book cases. They are fr...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

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Teak, Paint

Living by Design Hard Cover Book by J. Stefanidis
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Living by Design Hard Cover Book by J. Stefanidis A look at a leading designer's own home--a rustic country estate--reveals his dramatic use of foliage and light and discusses the d...
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1990s North American Rustic Books

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Paper

Pacific Island by YPMA, Herbert Design Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pacific Island by YPMA, Herbert design book Fine Architecture and interior design of islands of the Pacific. New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, First edition 1987. 145 color photo...
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Late 20th Century Oceanic Folk Art Books

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Paper

Kelly Hoppen Home From Concept to Reality Book by Helen Chislet Design Book
By Kelly Hoppen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Kelly Hoppen Home: From Concept to Reality Book by Helen Chislet. Kelly Hoppen Home is the ultimate decorating book, offering the chance to learn from the world-renowned designer's...
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Early 2000s English Modern Books

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Paper

White by Design by Bo Niles First Edition Hardcover Book
Located in New York, NY
A first edition hard cover with cloth binding and dust jacket of "White by Design" by Bo Niles. Forward by Ralph Lauren. "White by Design" focuses on a world of white rooms and w...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Books

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Paper

Interior Views Design at Its Best by Erica Brown Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Interior views design at its best by Erica Brown Series: A Studio book Hardcover: 173 pages Publisher: Studio; First Edition (September 30, 1980) Product dimensions: 9 x 11 x .25 inc...
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Vintage 1980s North American Regency Books

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Paper

"Color For Interior Design" Book by Ethel Rompilla, First Edition
By Ethel Rompilla
Located in valatie, NY
“Color For Interior Design” book by Ethel Rompilla and the New York School of Interior Design. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2005. First Edition hardcover with dust jacket. 224 pp. An introdu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Books

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Paper

Style by John Saladino, Design, Decor and Architecture Coffee Table Book
By John Saladino
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Style by John Saladino, Design, decor and architecture book, First Edition, 2000. Architecture · Hardcover Book · 207 page John Saladino is one of the world's most respected interi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Spanish Colonial Books

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Paper

Snowblind, Book designed by Damien Hirst, Signed by the Artist
By Damien Hirst, Robert Sabbag
Located in New York, NY
SABBAG, Robert. Snowblind. A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade. 8vo., bound in publisher's binding of mirror boards with silver spine and silver page edges. Edinburgh: Rebel Inc,...
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Vintage 1980s Great Britain (UK) Books

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Paper

Organic Design in Home Furnishings Museum of Modern Art Book by Eliot Noyes
By Eliot Noyes
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Organic design in home furnishings book by Eliot Noyes for the museum of Modern Art. 1969 Reprint.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Books

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Paper

By Design Book For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic by design book available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of paper, metal and wood, every by design book was constructed with great care. Find 25 options for an antique or vintage by design book now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the by design book you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A by design book, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one by design book that is appealing in its simplicity, but Artefatto Design Studio, Secolo and Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a By Design Book?

A by design book can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $536, while the lowest priced sells for $35 and the highest can go for as much as $20,825.