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IBM

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...IBM is a multinational corporation that has been particularly innovative in computer hardware and software. The business is notable in terms of the design of its products and of the attention it has devoted to its own corporate design....

Isamu Noguchi

Designer Biography

...Noguchi was an American-born Japanese designer, artist, sculptor, and set decorator who pursued his career internationally and is particularly well known for his sculptural tables and chairs for Herman Miller....

Flos

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Flos is an Italian lighting company founded in Merano, near Bolzano in 1962 by Dino Gavina, Arturo Eisenkeil, and Sergio Biliotti with the aim of experimenting with new materials and techniques for lighting. Flos board members included...

United States Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Since the beginning of the country’s industrial development in the mid-nineteenth century, the most compelling and contradictory features of US design were its classlessness and practicality, qualities befitting a young republic, and its...

Herman Miller

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Herman Miller, Inc. revolutionized design in the mid-twentieth century through the production of modern furnishings for the home and office. The company was established as the Star Furniture Co. in 1905 in Zeeland, Michigan, and originally...

Jean Nouvel

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...Nouvel is a French architect and industrial designer, who studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. After graduating, he worked at the architectural practice of Claude Parent and Paul Virilio, where he was quickly promoted to project...

Museum of Modern Art, New York (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was, from its beginnings, a promoter of modern visual culture. As seen in its collections, buildings, growth, and exhibitions, it sees the idea of “modern” to not be transitory but evolutionary. The role...

Newson, Marc (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Marc Newson is a furniture and product designer, born and educated in Australia. Since graduating from the Sydney College of Arts with a degree in jewelry and sculpture in 1984, Newson has worked in Japan, France, and the UK. His designs...

Alessi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alessi is an Italian company of housewares founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi. Originating in Omegna in the Piedmont region of Italy, the company was known as “Fratelli Alessi Omegna,” an artisanal workshop for the production of metal...

Cappellini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An Italian furniture company founded in Carugo (Como) in 1946. In 1974, Giulio Cappellini took over his family business. Trained as an architect, he designed, along with Rodolfo Dordoni, the company’s early contemporary products. During...