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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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...

Politecnico di Torino (Turin Polytechnic) (1906–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded in 1906, but its origins are found in the Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), founded in 1859, and the Museo Industriale Italiano...

Ekco (1922–73)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by E. K. Cole in 1926, Ekco was one of Britain’s largest radio manufacturers. With a factory first at Leigh-on-Sea (1927) and later in Southend-on-Sea (1930), the company adopted the newly created and less expensive Bakelite...

Gregory, Oliver (1930–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A British designer who was instrumental in developing the Habitat store aesthetic associated with the chain of shops owned by Sir Terence Conran. Having served his National Service in the RAF, he took up an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker...

Blueprint UK (1983–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1983 by Peter Murray as publisher, Deyan Sudjic as editor, and Simon Esterson as art director, Blueprint began as a small-scale, almost hobbyist, publishing venture, with the goal of providing commentary on design...

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1857–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art and design in Britain. The Museum was founded on the principle of promoting excellence in British design and manufacturing. The collection spans thousands of years and includes...

Pazaurek, Gustav E. (1865–1935)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gustav Edmund Pazaurek was a polymath who acted as director of the Northern Bohemian Crafts Museum in Reichenberg (Liberec) from 1892 to 1905, and then as director of the State Crafts Museum in Stuttgart from 1906 to 1932. Pazaurek was also...

Coates, Wells (1895–1958)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architect and designer, born in Japan to Canadian parents, Coates later moved to London where he played a critical role in the promotion and application of Modernist design and architecture in Britain. He won a range of high-profile...

Castiglioni Brothers: Achille (1918–2002), Livio (1911–79), Pier Giacomo (1913–68)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architects and product designers Achille, Livio, and Pier Giacomo were born and worked in Milan. Their designs are often ingenious adaptations of everyday and found objects. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic, the three brothers...