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Recently we received a copy of a newly published book titled ‘Jonas: The Art of Fine Upholstery’ from our friends and long time collaborators at Jonas.

The book, with a forward by Veranda editor Clinton Smith and introduction by the firm’s owners Steven Jonas and Charles Berlin, takes the reader through Jonas’ history, which is traced back to the late 19th century in Austria through to it’s present day impressive 12,000 square foot space on West 18th Street in New York City.

Following a fascinating examination of the family-owned firm, the book shines a light on the artisanal craft that members of the interior design community have come to both love and respect from the storied workroom…

Richly illustrated by photographer Don Freeman with dozens of images of the workroom, pieces of heirloom upholstery in various stages of the manufacturing process, and elegant finished pieces, the book offers the uninitiated a glimpse into the manufacturing steps from bald wood frame through to springs, hog hair, and finish fabric.

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This section is followed by a pictorial anthology of some of the many design firms who have commissioned Jonas as the vendor-of-choice for their fine upholstery.

Representing 19 firms in total, including Thomas O’Brien/Aero Studios, David Easton, Daniel Romualdez, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Shelton Mindel, Thad Hayes, Victoria Hagan, and Glenn Gissler Design (I’m humbled to be in the company of such design luminaries), the projects featured are as inspiring as they are visually stunning.

Here are a few of the images from our projects that are featured in the volume, all of which feature Jonas upholstery;

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We’d like to offer a word of thanks to Jonas for including us in this exciting book, and add warm congratulations as well as a wish for continued success to both Steven Jonas and Andrea Monfried who helped in the book’s production through her firm Andrea Monfried Editions.

Here is the link to purchase the book — it will certainly be a fine addition to any well-informed design library.