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Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

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...

Braun

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Braun is a German electrical goods manufacturer with a worldwide reputation for its functional and aesthetically simple product design. It has implemented a corporate design identity that unifies technological concept, product design...

Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten fur Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in HANDWORK) (1897–)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1897, the Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten fur Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Handwork) was founded in Munich by designers Bruno Paul, Bernhard Pankok, Richard Riemerschmid, and Herman Obrist. The group gelled around...

Russell, R. D. (1903–81)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British designer and architect who successfully applied the modernist aesthetic to an arts and crafts manufacturing tradition, R. D. “Dick” Russell was the brother of furniture designer Gordon Russell. Trained at the Architectural...

Wallpaper* UK (1996–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Feeding from, and giving tangible form to, an increased consumer interest in design and lifestyle in the 1990s, the entrepreneurial journalists Tyler Brûlé and Alexander Geringer launched a new magazine in 1996 with the title Wallpaper...

De Stijl Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Murphy Radio

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Murphy Radio was a British radio and television manufacturer founded by Frank Murphy and E. J. “Ted” Power in 1929. Power was related to Murphy’s wife, and he was taken in as a partner because he had an engineering background, a field...

Metz & Co.

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Metz & Co. was an important Dutch retailer (and sometime manufacturer) based in Amsterdam. Established in 1740, they operated as suppliers to the Royal Household and to an international clientele. With a change of ownership in 1902...

Russell, Sir Sydney Gordon (1892–1980)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...