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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...

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...

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...

Zeisel, Eva (1906–2011)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

eBook

...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...

Typewriter

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...As with many other mechanically complex items for the office or study, the typewriter, which for commercial purposes was first introduced by Scholes and Gidden in the USA in 1868, borrowed its design language from the domestic sewing...

Newson, Marc (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...