Item #1412 [FURNITURE OF THE KHRUSHCHEV’S THAW]
[FURNITURE OF THE KHRUSHCHEV’S THAW]
[FURNITURE OF THE KHRUSHCHEV’S THAW]
[FURNITURE OF THE KHRUSHCHEV’S THAW]

[FURNITURE OF THE KHRUSHCHEV’S THAW]

Item #1412

Two very rare furniture catalogs of the 1960s:

1) Novye modeli mebeli [i.e. New Furniture Models] / Compiled by Kamenskii, L., Galkin, L., Kuznetsova, V., Pintus, V. Moscow: Tsentral’nyi nauchno-issledovatel’skii institut informatsii po lesnoi, tselliulozno bumazhnoi, derevoobrabatyvaiushchei promyshlennosti i lesnomu khoziaistvu, 1964, 150, [6] pp.: ill. 30x23,5 cm. In original illustrated cardboards. Slightly rubbed, small tears of the endpapers, a break between the front flyleaf and the title page, few pencil marks, otherwise very good.
One of 3,000 copies. In Russian.
2) Nabir mebliv #73 ‘Irpin’ [i.e. Furniture Set No.73 Irpin]. Kyiv: Reklama, 1969. 8 pp.: ill. 21,5x29,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Tears of the spine, otherwise mint.
One of 1,500 copies. In Ukrainian.

Both catalogs include designs of furniture sets recommended for mass production.
The VDNH annually hosted furniture exhibitions and one of them, The Best Samples of Furniture for Residential Buildings, was held in 1963. Design organizations and enterprises of the Soviet furniture industry presented sets of furniture for living rooms and kitchens of 1-, 2- and 3-room apartments. Of all the furniture exhibited, 30 sets were selected for mass production and presented in the catalog Novye modeli mebeli.
Furniture designs are subdivided according to their manufacturers. Firstly, nine projects by the State Committee are printed. Each project contains a general description, individual photographs of furniture, and pictures of furnishing rooms, as well as product schemes with their dimensions. Other sets were designed by various enterprises located in Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Ukrainian Soviet Republics. The list of design enterprises and their addresses is published at the end of the edition. The pages of the catalog are decorated with color spots of various shapes.
The advertising brochure includes only one set. This brochure was created by E.T. Sendziuk. Set No. 73 “Irpin” was supposed to furnish a one-room apartment and consisted of 12 objects. They were projected by the Ukrdipromebli Institute and produced by the Irpin Furniture Factory (the Kyiv region).

No copies found in Worldcat.

Status: On Hold