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 (2008 / 2018)
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.
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.
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.
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.