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Mart Stam

Designer Biography

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...Dutch architect and designer, associated with members of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, Stam is best known for being one of the first designers of tubular- steel cantilever chairs, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel...

Philippe Starck

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...Born in Paris, Starck, the son of an aeronautical engineer, became one of the most feted designers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. His ability to mix art and design, unexpected material combinations, and playful...

Ettore Jr. Sottsass

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...Austrian-born architect, painter, theorist, and designer, active in Italy, Ettore was the son of the architect Ettore Sottsass Sr. Trained as an architect (1939) at Turin’s Polytechnic, Sottsass developed throughout his career parallel...

Eero Saarinen

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...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...

Michele De Lucchi

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...De Lucchi is an architect and product designer, born in Ferrara, Italy. Over the course of his career, he devoted himself to the quality of working environments and public spaces. In 1975, he graduated in architecture from the University...

Branzi, Andrea (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Italian architect, designer, and theorist, since the late 1960s, Branzi has been prominent in the dissemination of the ideas of Radical architecture and design, both as a cofounder of the Florentine-based Archizoom Associati...

French Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Historically, French design has been synonymous with fashionable good taste, elegance, and decorative innovation even before the reign of Louis XIV, the “Sun King,” that began in 1643. Apart from skills in design, a great many decorative...

Venini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Venini is a glass manufactory founded in 1921 in Murano (Venice) by the Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and the Venetian antiquarian Giacomo Cappellin. In its early years, under the artistic guidance of Vittorio Zecchin, it focused...

Baccarat (1764–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Baccarat is a French glassworks established in 1764 by the Bishop of Metz near Lunéville in Lorraine. The glass manufacturer Aimé-Gabriel d’Artigues (1773–1848) purchased the works in 1816 and moved his factory at Vonêche to Baccarat...

Saarinen, Eero (1910–61)

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

...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...