UPCOMING RELEASE! Art Nouveau Från Rörstrand

With the dawn of 20th century, Rörstrand in Stockholm made its mark around the world with its art pottery. Amidst the emerging Art Nouveau movement, the renowned porcelain factory aimed to reach new technical and aesthetic heights. Several exclusive types of artware have long been forgotten and are presented here for the first time in modern history. Through thorough research into the archives, recipe books and collections, author Markus Dimdal has sought clues to how the objects came to be. The rich and beautifully illustrated presentations of the selected ceramic pieces are discussed in context of art history and international influences. Markus Dimdal's research spanning over a decade on this subject has culminated in Art Nouveau från Rörstrand, both a reference book and a future classic for anyone with interest in Swedish art and craft history.  




NEW RELEASE: Observatören

Observatören is a new photography book by Emanuel Cederqvist. The photos were taken in Sarek National Park in northern Sweden, where it is usually described as Sweden's last wilderness. On a walk beyond the beaten path, it may take days before you meet someone.


At a plateau at 1830 metre altitude, just below Pårtetjåkkås peak, lies the weather station Cederqvist visited and photographed. The weather station was built by Axel Hamberg and was completed in 1914. During 1914-1918 the station was inhabited by two weather observers who performed precise measurements of the weather around the clock. In 1917, an accident occurred at the weather station in Pårtetjåkkå and one of the observers disappeared in a snowstorm. The accident remains a mystery, and the body was never recovered.  Because of the site's inaccessible geographical position, the station and the abandoned measuring instruments remained untouched for over a hundred years. 


Humans have always tried to control and understand nature.Through this book, Cederqvist examines the gap between chance and the predictable, between the immeasurable and measurable.




UPCOMING RELEASE! Allborgarrätten: The Right to the City as a Swedish Tradition

'Allborgarrätten' is a newly coined concept that promises to be the urban equivalent of the rural, traditional Swedish 'allemansrätten’ – everyman's right to roam freely in nature. The rural right is one most Swedes know by heart, even though they now live in cities. Through the Nordic lens, Rydén explores themes like the right to the city, national identity and connects it to a larger global discourse. Along with this verbal exploration Jan Rydén has created a series of pictograms, a pictorial grammar of sorts, which follows its own poetic logic. The book is set to be launched in September 2016, in both English and Swedish.


'Allborgarrätten' är den nya urbana motsvarigheten till allemansrätten. Ordet är skapat av den svenske konstnären Jan Rydén. I essäboken Allemansrätten: Rätten till staden som en svensk tradition undersöker han idén och knyter an till en internationell diskussion om rätten till staden. Parallellt med texten har Rydén skapat en serie piktogram som följer en egen poetisk logik. Boken publiceras på både svenska och engelska.


SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE: €25 (€30 original price)


300 pages


Pre-order you copy at info[a]arvinius.se  


Letter to my dear wins a Silver Egg!

Brev till mitt kära/Letter to my dear has won a coveted Silver Egg in the category of Identity Design by Guldägget award 2016! Huge congrats to Lennart Grebelius, Björn Engström and Anders Eklind as well!


Watch the presentation of the book with reading by the author and check out the official winner's page here.


As always, you can pick up this title and others through the order page.


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Arvinius + Orfeus 2015/16 Catalogue

Our new catalogue, which details all of the exciting new books that will be coming out this year, is now online and available for download. Click here for a PDF version.


Dorte Mandrup released in September

We are proud to announce the forthcoming release of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter. Designed by WAAITT and edited by Tomas Lauri, this monograph features contributions from Hans Ibelings, Christian Bundegaard and Ken Martinussen, with beautifully illustrated presentation of the firm's most acclaimed and daring projects. Pre-order the book here.


New Release! Jonas Lindvall: Architecture and Form


Explore Swedish designer and architect Jonas Lindvall's impressive back catalogue and sneak a peek at projects in the pipeline. Among Lindvall's most iconic designs are his Oak and Papa chairs  – simple, beautiful concepts with a nod to the Scandinavian modern style. In addition to design and residential projects, Lindvall also takes on commercial architecture and interior design – from offices toretail schemes – with memorable results.



The Nerdrum School is Reprinted

For those of you looking for a copy of The Nerdrum School: The Master and his Students, this seminal book on Odd Nerdrum's legacy is now being reprinted. We estimate the book's arrival in mid-October, but feel free to pre-order the book here.   



Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing is proud to announce that BARCODE - Instant City is set to launch at Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, on Saturday, 10 September.


Along with a presentation of the book, the author Hans Ibelings will lead an engaging discussion with the architects and key individuals who made Barcode possible: Geir Haaversen (A-LAB), Øivind Breen and Gerhard Linder (DARK), Marianne Seatre (Snøhetta), Nicolai Riise (MAD arkitekter), Einar Hagem and Per Suul (Lund Hagem), and Erling Fossen (urbanist and bydoktor).


Barcode is one of Oslo’s, and even Norway’s, most important architectural and urban projects of recent years. This book 

documents how a highly original competition-winning master plan, conceived by MVRDV, A-LAB, and DARK, has contributed to the transformation of Bjørvika and the Oslo Fjord. 


Richly illustrated with images, including a photo series exclusive to the book, Barcode – Instant City explores the transformation and the new burst of life at the border between the city and fjord.   



NEW RELEASE: The Home and Art of Carl Milles

Photo: Yanan Li


The Home and Art of Carl Milles, a comprehensive book on Millesgården, is available now!


Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artist’s homes in the world. Building began in 1906 after Carl Milles, one of Sweden’s most prominent sculptors, and his wife Olga commissioned a home with studios on Herserud Cliff on the island of Lidingö. In 1936, the Milles couple donated their home to the Swedish people, and it has since turned into a renowned museum, boasting of a sculpture park by the water with meandering walkways, terraces and fountains. The award-winning addition of the art gallery in 1999 completed the artist’s grand vision and his lasting legacy. The rich history of the artist’s home is presented with contemporary photographs by Yanan Li, illustrating one of the jewels of Sweden.


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New Release! Omforma - nya strukturer för designbranschen

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new book with an investigative look into the industry of design, releasing in parallel to Stockholm Design Week! Please join us for the launch at Nationalmuseum Design Kulturhuset Stadsteatern on 10 February from 5-7pm.


Initiated by a group of designers, Omforma uses questionnaires, interviews, statistics, focus groups and workshops to reveal a picture of a sector marked by gender segregation, regimentation, and a power-elites. Issues of gender, ethnicity, age and class are sensitive to all parts of the industry that were examined: product designers, industrial designers, textile designers and furniture designers. The project and the book Omforma - nya strukturer för designbranschen caters to the entire design industry and all those affected by how the industry works by extension. In a world where design permeates our everyday experience, its framework has an impact on all our lives. 


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New Release! Letter to My Dear, by Lennert Grebelius

In this beautifully designed book, Lennart Grebelius, a philanthropist/businessman/artist, uses art to turn abstract ideas into tangible objects. With Letter to my dear, Grebelius takes on eternity. He asks a simple question that sheds light on a very real and very moral dilemma: What can we demand of our children? And of their children? Pre-order your copy here.


The book will be presented in an exhibition at Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm from 6-11 November.

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New Release! Contemporary Danish Illustration

32 top Danish illustrators, curated by WAITT (We are all in this together)


In today’s digital world, where the computer has taken over so many aspects of the artist’s earlier role in visual communication, there has been a growing movement among talented young Danish illustrators who are working at the intersection of art and illustration. This book presents a documentary snapshot of contemporary Danish illustration today. It is a physical and visual collection of 32 of the most talented and prominent Danish illustrators and their work. The book will launch in Copenhagen on 12 November. Pre-prder your copy here.

New Release! Nathalia Edenmont

Published in collaboration with Wetterling Gallery


Nathalia Edenmont challenges art viewers by touching subjects that are often taboo in western society. With cogent references to historic oil paintings, religious symbols, as well as contemporary art and fashion photography, Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks can be viewed as a modern expressions of traditional iconography. With poignant texts by authors Barbara Pollack, Ingela Lind and Jean Wainwright, this beautifully illustrated book provides a retrospective of Nathalia Edenmont’s artworks throughout her career as an artist, from the beginning of 2002 up to today. Pre-prder your copy here.

New Release! It's Mine: A Tribute to Art Collectors

Published in collaboration with Wetterling Gallery 


It’s Mine portrays 33 Swedish and international art collectors and artists who have devoted their lives to art. In intimate interviews and at-home stories they tell what has sparked their interest and what role art plays in their everyday lives. The narratives presented in this richly illustrative book are about initial meetings – about desire, passion, and acquisitiveness. And most of all, about the relationship between works of art and their owners. Pre-prder your copy here.

New Release in June: Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem

Norway’s Lund Hagem Architects is celebrated for their unique relationship with nature. Built by the Sea – Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem Architects showcases the firm’s villas and holiday homes, in which the interplay between built and unbuilt natural landscape achieves its maximum effect. With texts by Erling Dokk Holm and Jan Olav Jensen, this gorgeous clothbound book presents an intimate portrait of these beautiful private homes, tucked into the Norwegian coastal landscape and rarely seen by the general public. Order the book here. 

Prince Eugen's World of Flowers & 100th anniversary of Waldermarsudde flowerpot

A+O Publishing is pleased to announce the English release of Prince Eugen's World of Flowers. The book's arrival coincides with the centenary of the iconic Waldemarsudde flowerpot and will debut at the unveiling of a special edition flowerpot to mark the special anniversary on April 16.