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La Rinascente (1918–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...La Rinascente (derived from the Italian Rinascita—“rebirth”) is a group of department stores selling upmarket and fashionable clothing, and household and beauty products. Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi originally founded the business in Milan...

Humanitarian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Humanitarian Design is an orthodoxy and movement originating in the West that responds to consumer-led design as the active promotion of “selfishness,” by seeking to make “human need” the central priority of design. The focus of much...

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...

Compasso d’Oro (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Compagnie des Arts Français (CAF)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Compagnie des Arts Français (CAF) was an interior design company founded in 1919 by the architect and designer Louis Süe (1875–1968) and the painter André Mare (1887–1932) in Paris. The pair are best known for championing Art Deco (Art...

Christofle (1830–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A manufacturer of silver, cutlery, sculpture, and the largest electroplate and electrotype firm in France, Charles Christofle (1805–63), a jeweler, founded the silversmithing firm Christofle et Cie in 1830. In the early 1840s, during an era...

Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) (1863–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) is Italy’s preeminent school of architecture, design, and engineering. It was initially set up as an engineering school in 1863, amid concern at Italy’s economic and industrial competitiveness....

Barman, Christian (1898–1980)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Barman studied architecture under Sir Charles Reilly at Liverpool, later establishing himself as an industrial designer through his design for the first British-made streamlined electric iron for HMV that went into production in 1935....

Portuguese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The study of Portuguese design immediately raises the issue of how a country with an emerging industrial process, technological backwardness, and the existence of a long dictatorship (1926–74), with strongly isolationist, repressive...

Holarchy

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Holarchy is a term coined by Arthur Koestler, a Hungarian-British author, first appearing in his 1967 novel The Ghost in the Machine. Holarchy derives from the Greek word “cholos” that signifies something that is simultaneously both a part...