PUBLICATIONS

Todd Merrill Publications

Self-published catalogs for many of the Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary artists are available for viewing online and for purchase through the gallery.

In 2008, Rizzoli published Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, now a seminal work on late twentieth-century American studio furniture.  To celebrate the tenth anniversary, in 2018 Rizzoli published an expanded edition, adding 60 pages to his original book. This survey of the period continues with two massive additional chapters focused on Women Makers and Showrooms.

Please contact the gallery for more information on publications.

Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam (2018 Edition)

The 2008 publication of Modern Americana became the first full survey of this prolific but forgotten period of design, bringing to life again the works of Samuel Marks, Billy Haines, Wendell Castle, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, James Mont, and many others.

This 2018, tenth anniversary edition continues the survey of the period into the 1990s by adding two important chapters on Women Makers and Showrooms. 60 pages have been added to the new edition, infusing the book with book an incredible array of new photography and the inclusion of record setting, iconic pieces from auction houses around the world.

Copies of the book can be ordered through the gallery. 

Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam (2008 edition)

In the current world of twentieth-century design collecting, the trend has shifted away from accessible, mass-manufactured modernist furniture and toward designs that were custom-made or produced in very limited editions, with emphasis on American studio design of the 1940s to the 1990s. Copies of the book can be ordered through the gallery. 

Todd Merrill Custom Originals

New York designer and gallerist Todd Merrill creates customizable furniture with both twentieth and twenty-first-century flair. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Marc Fish

Renowned UK-based artist and craftsman Marc Fish’s use of exceptional materials and attention to detail set him apart from the standard cabinetmaker. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch’s historically-inspired contemporary repertoire of ceramic works of art. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Markus Hasse

Combining a mastery of traditional sculpting techniques with a contemporary approach to material-driven art and design, Markus Haase creates unique, sculptural furniture and lighting. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Erin Sullivan

Sullivan creates customizable sculptural furniture pieces using a complex process of three-dimensional assemblage and sculpting. Employing advanced casting techniques, Sullivan constructs exquisite, realistic bronze interpretations of her organic subject matter. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Sophie Coryndon

Imaginative and innovative, Coryndon has forged a successful career of combining traditional craftsmanship and specialist finishing techniques in a fine art realm. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

John Procario

Procario pushes the limit of breakage to create a sense of strain in the otherwise fluid gestures of his wooden works. Conceptually, this allows beauty to be the product of stress. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Gary Magakis

When creating his bronze and steel sculptures and furniture, Magakis looks to ancient metal arts, modern architecture and sculpture, and the American Studio Craft Movement for inspiration. His distinct approach to design produces bold and dense geometric forms that exude a Modernist elegance and buoyancy. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Jean-Luc Le Mounier

In his Dinard workshop, in the heart of his native Brittany, Jean-Luc Le Mounier conducts of team of master craftsmen to create elegant and graphic furniture, deeply rooted in tradition, with decidedly modern motifs. The high level of attention to detail in both construction and design is a testimony to Le Mournier’s audacity and sensibility. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Stefan Rurak

Brooklyn-based Stefan Rurak’s furniture defies conventional boundaries – merging fine art aesthetics, modern conceptual design, and traditional, hand-made craftsmanship techniques. His evocative, one-of-a-kind works are the type of collectible pieces built to span generations.Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Brecht Wright Gander

Brecht Wright Gander treats functionality as a ground for aesthetic play. His wide-ranging curiosity fuels his research-driven practice. With unyielding confidence, Gander engages a multitude of unconventional materials in ways which cause them to spark, become molten, desiccate, oxidize, exhale and twist.  He describes his unique works as “a culmination of many collisions.”Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Joanna Manousis

British-born artist Joanna Manousis creates sculptural objects and installations. Primarily working in glass, Manousis has mastered control of the medium, manipulating it through a multi-disciplinary process that often incorporates other materials such as cast bronze, enamel, and even taxidermy. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Alex Roskin

Alex Roskin’s works blend functional design with modernist sculptural references. A natural successor of innovative artists such as Richard Serra, Jean Arp, and Constantin Brancusi, Roskin’s cast bronze, stainless steel, and carved wood worksreflects the artist’s modernist and primitive influences.Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Dominick Leuci

Art Nouveau, Romanticism and Modernism are all touch points for artist Dominick Leuci in creating the fresh visual lexicon of what he refers to as ‘Romodernism’. Individualism and sublime nature capture the Romantic era; curvilinear flora designs convey the period of Art Nouveau, and when combined with the non-traditional approach of the Modernist movement, Leuci’s work becomes unlinked to any specific period of design.  It hovers and floats freely into the future. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Karl Springer LTD

A unique partnership between Todd Merrill Studio and Karl Springer Studio. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

Przemek Pyszczek

Employing elements of constructivism, minimalism, and postmodernism, Przemek Pyszczek’s (pronounced p-SHEM-ek pish-check) sculptures and installations thematically explore the homogeneity of mass-produced communist architecture and the visual legacy that flourished after the fall of the Eastern Bloc. In collaboration with Todd Merrill Studio Pyszczek translates his conceptual Playground Structures into high-end, playfully utilitarian furniture design. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the gallery. 

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James Mont: The King Cole Penthouse

The first book devoted to James Mont, the iconic American mid-century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars during Prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-1930s, he had a thriving design business based in New York City.

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