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Egmont Arens

Designer Biography

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...An industrial designer and publisher, Egmont Arens was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. He was a leading design pioneer in the fields of packaging and plastics and is credited with introducing “appetite appeal” in packaging design. From...

Charles Robert Ashbee

Designer Biography

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Alvar Aalto

Designer Biography

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death...

Max Bill

Designer Biography

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...Swiss graphic and industrial designer, architect, painter, sculptor, writer, who worked in Zürich and Ulm, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1928 under Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, an experience...

Josef Albers

Designer Biography

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Ron Arad

Designer Biography

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...Israeli-born industrial and furniture designer and architect, Arad studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts Jerusalem in 1971 before moving to London in 1973 to train at the Architectural Association (AA) under renowned architects Peter Cook...

Aino Marsio-Aalto

Designer Biography

...Finnish architect and designer Aino Marsio-Aalto qualified as an architect from the Helsinki Technical University in 1920. Her collaboration with Alvar Aalto began when she joined his office in 1923 and they were married in 1924...

Anni Albers

Designer Biography

...Anni Albers was a German-American weaver and textile designer, born in Berlin, and a student at the Bauhaus weaving workshop between 1923 and 1925, studying with Gunta Stölzl. She later recalled that this was not teaching in the formal...

Bruce Archer

Designer Biography

...British industrial designer, born in London, Archer was key in bringing together art and engineering in education to become design research, commonly known as design methods. Starting out in industry, he established his own consultancy...

Archer, Bruce (1922–2005)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...British industrial designer, born in London, Archer was key in bringing together art and engineering in education to become design research, commonly known as design methods. Starting out in industry, he established his own consultancy...