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Pick, Frank (1878–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Frank Pick was a British design manager born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London. Pick initially worked for the North Eastern Railway. He is best known for his role as the vice chairman of the London Passenger Transport...

London Transport Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the second half of the nineteenth century, London grew to be the largest city in the world and the capital of the British Empire. With the separation of work, home, and leisure and the growth of the suburbs, new transportation...

Hansen, Fritz (1872–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Fritz Hansen is a furniture producer established in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1872 by the master carpenter Fritz Hansen, owned and run by the Hansen family until it was sold to Scandinavian Holding in 1979. In the 1920s and 1930s, the company...

Beck, Henry Charles (Harry) (1902–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...London Underground diagram designer, Harry Beck was born and worked in London, England. He was an unemployed engineering draughtsman when he first made sketches of a new London Underground map, in 1931—which is more precisely a diagram...

Renaissance Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A revived interest in the Italian Renaissance began exciting collectors and scholars in the early nineteenth century. The archaeological discoveries in Greece, Italy, and Egypt drove the inspiration of designers and architects, while...

Wegner, Hans Jørgensen (1914–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker, world renowned for his chair designs. Wegner graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1938 and later worked in the studios of Arne Jacobsen, Erik...

Ornament

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ornament is a term that is broadly applied to the exterior of things, its final decoration. As such, it is often regarded as an “add on,” associated with surface rather than structure, and with fluctuating fashions rather than...

Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Established in 1925, Die Neue Sammlung is an important museum of industrial design, the applied arts, and graphic design, with significant collections of twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ design-related materials. This collection...

London International Exhibition 1851

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design, believed the protagonists of the industrial movement, played an instrumental role in the cultural and social acceptance of the products of the new mechanical industry by the Victorian society. Good design of industrial products...

Verner Panton

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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...