Figure 1 Publishing

Art + Design

Francisco Kripacz

Interior Design

“Charts the personal and professional relationship between the interior designer Francisco Kripacz and the late Arthur Erickson, perhaps Canada’s most eminent contemporary architect. Kripacz brought a previously unseen flamboyance to Erickson’s oeuvre, a starry quality that was reflected in the company the couple kept and the refined glitz of their collaborative interiors.”

Wallpaper Magazine

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Arthur Erickson’s posthumous tribute to his muse and partner, the flamboyant, controversial, one-of-a-kind designer—Francisco Kripacz.

Book Description

Francisco Kripacz: Interior Design is a beautiful legacy to the working partnership of a charismatic and passionate artistic duo—a last testament from a remarkable architect to the man who shared in his greatest achievements. A decade before his death, Erickson wrote this manuscript to pay tribute to Kripacz and to tell the world of the importance of Francisco’s creations. With stunning images from some of greatest photographers of the day, such as Yousuf Karsh, this book looks at Erickson’s key projects and the crucial contributions made by Kripacz to their feel and glamour. It includes Erickson’s extended commentary on some of his most famous architectural projects from the 1970s through the 1990s, including Roy Thomson Hall, the Eppich Houses, Napp Laboratories, and the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC, all of which had stunning interior designs by Kripacz.



“A compelling visual essay for those interested in architecture and interiors, this pleasurable treatise also offers many rare glimpses into the exuberant lives of Arthur Erickson and Francisco Kripacz.”

BC Studies


  • Hardcover
  • 9 × 10 inches
  • 192 pages
  • 978-1-927958-50-6
  • $50 CAD / $45 USD
  • October 2015