Interiors was an American magazine published by Whitney Publications, New York and ran from 1940. Before being relaunched as Interiors, the magazine was originally called The Upholsterer which ran from 1888 until 1940.
Interiors covered a range of topics including architecture, industrial design, textiles and design trends and featured profiles on interiors/industrial designers, as well as artists and designers such as Leo Lionni, Alexander Calder, Alexander Girard, Alvin Lustig, Alexey Brodovitch and Saul Steinberg.
Throughout the magazine the adverts don’t defer from the great design of the magazine and the array of advertisers include Knoll, Herman Miller and Raymor. But in particular, like most mid-century designs, I was attracted to the covers. Here are a couple of my favourite covers from my collection.
Bruno Munari was an Italian artist and designer who worked across many disciplines from book covers and posters, to children’s books and illustration.
Albe Steiner was another Italian designer who Mande a big impact on the design world, his work for magazines Stile Industrial and Linea Grafico are highly collectible and his work was featured heavily in Pagina.
American designer Arnold Saks, studied at the Yale School of Design and established Ward & Saks agency in 1958. As well as been a prolific cover designer, he also worked with clients such as the Jewish Museum, the United States Information Agency and William-Murray producing logos, posters and annual reports.