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Von Falke, Jacob (1825–97) and Otto (1862–1942)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Jacob von Falke was an important curator, historian, and writer on the design of useful arts. In 1860, he published Das Kunstgewerbe, which included writings reflecting Henry Cole...

Carter, Matthew (1937–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. In 1958, he completed an internship at the Dutch Enschedé printing house...

Cole, Henry (1808–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851.Cole was a civil servant...

Design Museum, London (1989–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Design Museum started life in 1981 as the Boilerhouse Project, an exhibition space for the display of contemporary design, under the direction of Stephen Bayley and funded by the Conran Foundation. It was located in the basement...

Conran Shop

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Terence Conran set up Conran design group in 1956. In 1964, the group opened the first Habitat shop. The shop provided a new way of buying furniture for a new generation of middle-class consumers in Britain. It sold flat-pack furniture...

Zanotta

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Zanotta is an Italian furniture company founded by Aurelio Zanotta in Nova Milanese, near Milan, in 1954. The company’s collaboration with consultant designers has developed particularly since the 1960s. Marked by the experimentation...

Redgrave, Richard (1804–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The painter and design reformer Richard Redgrave was born into industry, the son of the wire fence manufacturer William Redgrave. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1826, and his paintings reflect contemporary...

Royal College of Art, London (1837–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1837 as the Government School of Design in Somerset House, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the only British institution to exclusively offer art and design education at postgraduate level. Recommendations...

Habitat (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded by designer Terence Conran, Habitat’s first store was opened on London’s Fulham Road in 1964. Conran saw the opportunity to sell a wide range of contemporary designed as well as more traditional products at affordable prices...

Typography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...We refer to typography as the letters or texts that are all around us; however, there is an important distinction between what typography is and what it is not. Typography is writing from a mold, which is different from handwriting...