PRE-ORDER: Allaborgarrätten: 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


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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.


See the Light Talk at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Svante Pettersson, "the lighting evangelist" and author of See the Light, is on the cover of Hemljus! You can order this inspirational book today or pick up a copy at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.


Don't forget to check out his lecture during the fair on 12 February and get the book signed!  


New Release! Contemporary Danish Illustration

We are excited to announce the launch of Contemporary Danish Illustration! Initiated by We are all in this together (WAAITT), 32 of the most talented illustrators active in Denmark today are represented through interviews and beautifully colourful spreads of their work.


Come and celebrate this new book on 19 November at DANSK. For videos and the complete list of the featured illustrators, visit


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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.



Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Release at DAC


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.   


UPCOMING RELEASE: The Home and Art of Carl Milles

Photos: Yanan Li


Save the date! The Home and Art of Carl Milles, a comprehensive book on Millesgården, is set to launch on 28 June at Konserthuset - with a photo exhibition by photographer Yanan Li. 


Stockholm’s Millesgården is one of the most exciting artist’s homes in the world. Built in 1908 and designed by architect Carl M. Bengtsson for the sculptor Carl Milles, it became a public building in the 1930s. Today, Millesgården is an innovative art museum surrounded by terraces, fountains, stairways, sculptures and columns, coupled with a diversity of vegetation and an immense vista across the waters from the rocky heights of Herserud. The rich history of the building is presented in this book with historical and contemporary photographs, illustrating one of the jewels in Sweden’s crown.

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. 


 Order your copy here.

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.

New Release: Contemporary Sami Art and Design

This book is the first international presentation of contemporary artists and designers in the Sápmi region, an area spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Sami traditions, both historically and from today, are inspirational sources for these contemporary artists and designers. This book presents works produced by 35 leading artists, both established and emerging – a reference book for anyone with an interest in expressions of contemporary art and design from Sápmi. Pre-order here.

New Release: Anton Alvarez – Thread Wrapping Machine


The book details the artist's development of a machine that spins thousands of metres of brightly coloured thread around pieces of wood and metal to join them, producing solid benches, stools and lamps. Most recently, this process has been expanded to include architectural installations like the kind exhibited at Gustavsbergs Konsthall. Edited by Julie Cirelli and with art direction by Aron Kulander-Östling, this beautiful clothbound limited edition book includes texts by UglyCute founder Andreas Nobel and legendary British artist and curator Richard Wentworth, with photography by Gustav Almestål, James Champion, Katrin Greiling, Paul Plews, Casper Sejersen, Vincent Skoglund and Märta Thisner. Order the book here.