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Trabant

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Trabant was a small, affordable subcompact automobile produced in the German Democratic Republic by VEB Sachsenring. The Trabant was known throughout the Eastern Bloc because of its ability to seat four adults and their luggage. More...

Gorenje

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gorenje is a Slovenian manufacturer of domestic appliances headquartered in the city of Velenje. It grew from a small agricultural machinery plant in 1950 to the largest producer of home appliances in socialist Yugoslavia, which exported...

Slovenian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As in other parts of the former Yugoslavia, the emergence of design as a modern discipline in Slovenia was tied to the onset of socialist industrialization in the early 1950s. Slovenia, however, was exceptional both in Yugoslavia and more...

Kralj, Niko (1920–2013)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Niko Kralj was a Slovenian architect and furniture designer and one of the pioneers of industrial design in socialist Yugoslavia. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana in 1952, Kralj worked for the chair...

Gaggenau

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gaggenau is a German luxury brand of kitchen appliances, a subsidiary of the BSH Bosch und Siemens Home Appliances Group. It was founded in 1683 as an ironworks plant, which came to specialize in enamel products and manufactured its first...

Gödöllő Workshops

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gödöllő Workshops was a Hungarian artists’ colony active during 1901–21 in the town of Gödöllő outside of Budapest, founded by painters and decorative artists Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch and Sándor Nagy. The group strived to forge a Hungarian...

Škoda

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Czech carmaker Škoda is one of the world’s five oldest existing car brands. It was founded in 1895 by the bicycle manufacturer Laurin & Klement, which produced its first car, the Voiturette A, in 1905. In 1925, the firm was bought...

Serbian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The beginnings of applied arts in Serbia date back to two momentous events in 1905: the founding of the School of Arts and Crafts in Belgrade, and the arrival from Dalmatia of the painter, decorator, ethnographer, and theorist Dragutin...

Social Housing

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Social housing is an umbrella term for a variety of forms of affordable housing for low-income populations, often used synonymously with public housing. It varies among different countries and historical periods in terms of property...

Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (1972–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum of Architecture and Design was founded in 1972 by the City of Ljubljana as a museum of architecture and renamed in 2010. It is located in the sixteenth-century Fužine Castle. The Museum contains around 100,000 objects divided...