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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...

Cole, Henry (1808–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

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...