NAi Publishers and 010 Publishers Join Forces
NAi Publishers, the largest Dutch publisher in the field of architecture, art, photography and design, and 010 Publishers, the oldest publishing house in the Netherlands specializing in architecture and design, are to merge their publishing activities. As part of this, NAi Publishers will take over the existing stock and backlist of 010 Publishers on 1 July of this year. A larger and broader list will make it possible to better respond to the rapidly changing international publishing landscape. As of 1 July, the name of the publisher will be nai010 publishers.
Director Eelco van Welie of NAi Publishers: ‘The merging of the two lists, the knowledge and relations represent a valuable addition to our continued evolution as a leading international publisher in the field of architecture, art and design. 010 Publishers is a brand with an outstanding reputation, and the historical depth of the 010 list presents countless opportunities for redevelopment.’
Directors Hans Oldewarris and Peter de Winter of 010 Publishers: ‘Partnership with NAi Publishers provides continuity for the 010 Publishers list, both in terms of content and of the relationships with authors and clients. In the future we will remain involved with nai010 publishers as consultants, and we will continue to coordinate book projects on a freelance basis.’
With the publication of over 800 titles since the early 1990s, NAi Publishers, under the leadership of director Eelco van Welie and his predecessor Simon Franke, has established an internationally prominent position in the fields of architecture, art, photography and design. This includes bestsellers such as the Architecture in the Netherlands yearbook, the 25th edition of which has just been published, Atelier van Lieshout and Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch. NAi Publishers publications are sold around the globe and are produced in collaboration with leading architects, artists, museums and institutions. The books of NAi Publishers have also received numerous awards, including the lion’s share of this year’s competition for the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2011.
In 30 years under the leadership of founders Hans Oldewarris and Peter de Winter, 010 Publishers has produced more than 700 titles in the field of architecture and design, including such classics as Herman Hertzberger’s Lessons for Students in Architecture, published in 12 languages, Rem Koolhaas’s S,M,L,XL and MVRDV’s FARMAX. Of all Dutch publishing houses, 010 has had the most books selected as Best Dutch Book Designs: 67 in total. 010 has also won many international awards, including three gold medals in Leipzig for Best World Book Design and an International Red Dot Grand Prix for the Metropolitan World Atlas. In 1994, 010 Publishers was the first publisher outside the United States to be named ‘Publisher of the Year’ by the American Institute of Architects.
For a complete list of published books, awards and nominations,
see www.naipublishers.com and www.010.nl.