Trirema Verlag

Berlin 1922 - 1924




The architect (a.o. of the Russian Church in Brussels) and artist Nikolai Iszelenov came to Berlin via Finland in 1921. Together with his wife, the artist Maria Lagorio, he founded Trirema publishers. Their motive was to publish lithographed artist-books and portfolio’s in limited editions (100-500 copies). However, there is only one portfolio published by Trirema that is illustrated by someone else (the artist Sinezubov). Trirema publications are few, but all have the same high quality.  Trirema publishers was a short lived enterprise (1922-1924). When the crises in Germany grew worse and the German mark devaluated rapidly, the enterprise ceased to exist and the couple moved to Paris.