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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...

Verner Panton

Designer Biography

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...Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own...

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...

Josef Hoffmann

Designer Biography

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...

Adolf Loos

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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...

Hiromu Hara 原 弘

Designer Biography

...Japanese graphic designer Hara was an important graphic designer who worked before and after the Second World War. Hara studied the modern typographic theory of El Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, and Tschichold and introduced them to Japanese...

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 Chapter

...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...

Loos, Adolf (1870–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Henningsen, Poul (1894–1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...