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Charlotte Perriand

Designer Biography

...Charlotte Perriand was a French furniture and interior designer well-known for her collaborations with Le Corbusier. Her studies began at the École Centrale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which she attended from 1920 to 1925. Le Corbusier...

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...

Bruno Paul

Designer Biography

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...Born in the Lausitz region of Germany in 1874, Paul was an influential architect, furniture designer, and cartoonist. Trained from 1886 in the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, he moved to the Munich Art Academy in 1892 to complete his...

Frank Pick

Designer Biography

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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...

Ferdinand Porsche

Designer Biography

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...Porsche was an Austrian self-taught mechanical engineer specializing in vehicle design, although most famous for his work in the automotive industry. Beginning hiscareer working for Jakob Lohner & Co. in Vienna where he made coaches...

Gaetano Pesce

Designer Biography

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...Gaetano Pesce is a prominent Italian architect, artist, and designer; he trained at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and at the Higher Institute of Design in Venice. Pesce started his activity with the N Group...
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...British architect, designer, theorist, and writer, Pugin is well known for his contribution to the Gothic Revival Movement through his buildings, designs, and writings such as Contrasts (1836) and the True Principles of Pointed or Christian...

Gio Ponti

Designer Biography

...Prominent Milanese architect, painter, theorist, and industrial designer, Ponti trained as an architect at Milan’s Polytechnic, where he graduated (1921) after serving in the army in the First World War. He subsequently formed...

Victor Papanek

Designer Biography

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...Designer, educator, and author, Papanek was among the first who called for designers to be more socially and environmentally aware. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he remained for the rest of his...

Compasso d’Oro (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Compasso d’Oro is Italy’s longest-running and most prestigious design award. La Rinascente, the department store chain that has a long-standing relationship with Italian design, set up the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) in 1954. Gio...