Curious Boym: Design Works
By Constantin Boym, Peter Hall, and Steven Skov Holt
This book presents the whimsical designs of Constantin Boym and his partner, Laurene Leon Boym, in all their good humor and raw fun. Like Curious George, Boym finds the extraordinary in the ordinary and makes the mundane into something magical. Though best known for his "monuments to disasters" series (tiny metal souvenirs of buildings such as Three Mile Island and the Watergate), Boym has been designing a broad range of products, furniture, and installations for the last 20 years. All of it, from sofas made out of parts from Sears catalogs to dishes modeled after frozen food trays, reveals his delight in design. Here, Boym creates a playful, interactive book filled with pop-ups, pull-outs, and other delightful surprises.
- 240 pages; cardboard
- Published in 2002 by Princeton Architectural Press