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Kenneth Grange

Designer Biography

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

Louis Majorelle

Designer Biography

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the .cole des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father. In this capacity...

Peter Behrens

Designer Biography

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...

Alexander Girard

Designer Biography

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...

Henry Van de Velde

Designer Biography

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design...

Ken Garland

Designer Biography

...British graphic designer, photographer, writer, and educator born in Southampton, England, Garland graduated from the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, in 1954 and took his first apprenticeship with the trade magazine Furnishings...

Walter Gropius

Designer Biography

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...One of twentieth century’s most influential architects and design educators, Gropius studied architecture in Munich from 1903 and moved to Berlin in 1905, working in the office of the architect and designer Peter Behrens from 1908. In 1910,...

Antoni Gaudí

Designer Biography

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...A Catalan architect and designer most well known for his remarkable designs created in and around Barcelona, Gaudí was initially influenced by the work of Viollet-le-Duc and the geometry of the Gothic, and had developed a respect for crafts...

Emile Gallé

Designer Biography

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...Gallé was a high-profile glass designer and manufacturer, born in Nancy, France. His work is typified by decorative overlaid glass techniques based upon botanical forms that exerted great influence upon the Art Nouveau movement. Emile...

Carwardine, George (1887–1947)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Carwardine was a British designer, known for the iconic design of the Anglepoise Lamp, first manufactured and released as the Anglepoise 1209 under license in 1934 by Herbert Terry Ltd and intended for industrial use. The year 1935...