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IBM

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Zeisel, Eva (1906–2011)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hungarian-born American industrial and ceramic designer Zeisel was born Éva Amália Striker into a well-to-do Jewish family, initially entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1923 to study painting. She soon withdrew...

Eliot Noyes

Designer Biography

...Noyes was an American architect and industrial designer who was instrumental in the development of the concept of an integrated corporate identity and is associated with the phrase “Good Design is Good Business.” Born in Boston...

Phenomenology and the Senses in Interiors

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...These hours that with gentle work did frameThe lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell—William Shakespeare, Sonnet V The Heuristic Sketch Model As A Location For Sense Awareness The notion of atmospheric...

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Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is also author of The Craft Reader (Berg, 2009) and Thinking Through Craft (Berg, 2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking Through Craft

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book Chapter

...As Ad Reinhardt supposedly said, “sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” This line, possibly apocryphal, is most often attributed to Ad Reinhardt. Peter Selz however recalls that the line...

Herman Miller

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...