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Wilhelm Wagenfeld

Designer Biography

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...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...

Frank Lloyd Wright

Designer Biography

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...Wright was an American architect and interior and furniture designer. Although trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started his career working in the architectural offices of Dankmar Adler and Louis...

Josef Hoffmann

Designer Biography

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...

Otto Wagner

Designer Biography

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...Otto Wagner was an Austrian architect and designer. Otto Wagner first studied architecture in Berlin and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna between 1861 and 1863. In 1864, he established his own design practice. His early work...

Wolfgang Weingart

Designer Biography

...Wolfgang Weingart is a German typographer and design educator, who worked in Basel. Wolfgang Weingart’s typography of the late 1960s and 1970s marks a key early reference point in the development of postmodern graphic design. He developed...

Marcel Wanders

Designer Biography

...Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer, and art director of Moooi studio in Amsterdam, which designs architectural, interior, and industrial projects. Wanders is considered one of the most original designers working today, known for his quirky...

Czech Cubism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Czech Cubism was a Prague-based avant-garde movement that emerged around 1910 as a reaction against Art Nouveau and the rationalism of Otto Wagner’s Czech students by espousing the ideas of Picasso and Braque. It was unique...

The Evolution of Workspace Design: From the Machine to the Network

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...All branches of interior design are shaped to an extent by their social, economic, and political histories. But there can be few areas of specialist practice so decisively molded by the powerful circumstances of their origins than modern...

California New Wave

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...California New Wave Graphics is often considered the onset of postmodernism in graphic design. Its origins can in part be traced to 1963, when the self-taught German typesetter Wolfgang Weingart arrived in Basel, Switzerland, to teach...

Wagenfeld, Wilhelm (1900–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...