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Alexander Rodchenko

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Richard Riemerschmid

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...Riemerschmid was an influential German furniture designer and architect. He studied fine art at the Munich Art Academy from 1888 until 1890 before working as a freelance painter. He wrote for the periodical Jugend and in 1898...
...Russell was a highly influential British furniture designer, manufacturer, and educator. Born in Cricklewood, London, he was brought up in the Cotswold village of Broadway. He was highly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement furniture...

Dieter Rams

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...Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer and educator. Rams is one of the most celebrated designers of the twentieth century and is best known for having built and led the design team of the technical consumer goods manufacturer Braun...

Gerrit Rietveld

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...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The distinction of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) was established in 1936 by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to award “sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry.” The idea for the award emerged from the RSA...

De Stijl Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...De Stijl (The Style) was a Dutch avant-garde movement founded by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It was focused around the art journal bearing the same name, first published in 1917. The movement rebelled against the subjectivity...

Riemerschmid, Richard (1868–1957)

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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Riemerschmid was an influential German furniture designer and architect. He studied fine art at the Munich Art Academy from 1888 until 1890 before working as a freelance painter. He wrote for the periodical Jugend and in 1898...

Rodchenko, Alexander (1891–1956)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Vkhutemas (Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops), Moscow (1920–30)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Vkhutemas (Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops), or Vkhutein (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute) from 1928, was an important site for the development of modern design and Constructivism in the Soviet Union. Its...