Architonic book draw: The respected Dutch manufacturer Pastoe is celebrating its first 100 years in business. Here’s to 100 more! Although convention suggests that one receives rather than gives on one’s birthday, our kind friends at Pastoe have kindly offered to give away 5 FREE COPIES of their beautiful anniversary book ‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ to lucky Architonic Facebook fans.
The draw will take place on 6 May, so if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring publication, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >>
About the book:
The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe was founded in April 1913 in Utrecht. Today, the company is still producing unique, timeless furniture of great craftsmanship and quality in the same factory where everything started 100 years ago. To mark its centenary, Pastoe have brought out a striking book entitled ‘Pastoe. 100 years of Design innovation’ (nai010 publishers), produced in collaboration with designers, architects, artists and photographers, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
The author and design critic Gert Staal narrates the most significant moments in Pastoe’s history. The chronology of the company’s product development over the past 100 years is richly illustrated, and features a detailed index of every important Pastoe design, as well as archival photographs, drawings, advertising material, and so on.
But the book is not only a retrospective: Pastoe’s current focus is also discussed at length and new visions of contemporary living are highlighted in creative propositions specially developed for the anniversary by such innovators as Naoto Fukasawa, Claudio Silvestrin, Scheltens & Abbenes and Konstantin Grcic.
The Dutch graphic designer and typographer Dirk Laucke is responsible for the book’s design, which is the perfect companion piece to the exhibition ‘Like Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’, which runs in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam until 2 June.
Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation
From Gert Staal, edited by Anne van der Zwaag
Publisher: nai010 publishers
Design by: Dirk Laucke
30 x 21,5 cm, hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN 978 94 6208 068 3