Rikuyo-sha, 1985. First Edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. 213 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Colour and Black & White photographs. Text in English and Japanese. Used. VG+, practically like new.
A travel to the radical design group founded in Italy in 1976 by the Italian architect Alessandro Guerriero, profiles of Achimia participants (which include designers such as Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass or Michele De Lucchi...) and a full work index and reference bibliography.
This complete book features the history of Studio Alchimia, exibitions, prototipes, furniture, objects, textile pattern, fashion, architecture, spaces design (like 'Furnishing as clothes' by Alessandro Mendini for Forucci Showroom), amongst many others. A fascinating new and experimental design style that would lead to the formation and popularity of Italian design groups in the 1980′s such as the Memphis Group or the Alessi brand.
An essential book for anyone interested in Italian radical design!