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Designmuseum Danmark (Design Museum Denmark) (1895–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Designmuseum Danmark (Design Museum Denmark), formerly known as Kunstindustrimuseet (Danish Museum of Art & Design), is Denmark’s largest and oldest museum for industrial design and applied arts. The Museum researches, exhibits...

Mobilia (1955–84)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Influential Danish design periodical, Mobilia was founded in 1955 by publisher Gunnar Bratvold, who coedited it with, among others, designers and writers Poul Henningsen and Grete Jalk. It was published in four languages, with ninety...

Bang & Olufsen

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Bang & Olufsen is a Danish audio and video equipment manufacturer established in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. The company’s designs remained conventional until the renowned designer and critic Poul Henningsen castigated its...

Poul Henningsen

Designer Biography

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...Danish industrial designer, writer, film director, architect, editor of Kritisk Revy (Critical Revue), and social critic, Henningsen was trained as a bricklayer and, as many other Danish architects, had a background in crafts rather than...

Loos, Adolf (1870–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Reich, Lilly (1885–1947)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Lilly Reich was a German furnishing and textile designer, best known for her interior schemes and tubular steel furniture developed with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After training as an embroiderer, she worked for Josef Hoffmann at the Wiener...

Adolf Loos

Designer Biography

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Henningsen, Poul (1894–1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Danish industrial designer, writer, film director, architect, editor of Kritisk Revy (Critical Revue), and social critic, Henningsen was trained as a bricklayer and, as many other Danish architects, had a background in crafts rather than...

Kohn, Jacob and Josef

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1849, the businessman Jacob Kohn (1791–1866), together with his son Josef (1814–84), founded a factory for the production of wooden components, which, during the course of the nineteenth century, became an important Austria-Hungarian...

Wagenfeld, Wilhelm (1900–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...