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 Allborgarrätten: Försök till en urban allemansrätt 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  


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 http://www.danishillustration.dk/.


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. 

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Release at DAC


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!