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Eileen Gray

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...Irish furniture designer, architect, and lacquerwork specialist, Eileen Gray lived and worked in France. She moved to London from Ireland in 1900, and in 1906 relocated to Paris. Gray exhibited for the first time in 1913 and this led...

Maugham, Syrie (1879–1955)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). 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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...London-based British interior decorator and the wife of playwright Somerset Maugham, Syrie Maugham became best known for her theatrical and glamorous “all-white” rooms decorated in shades of white, including tall plaster palm trees lamps...

Braddell, Dorothy (1889–1981)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Braddell attended King’s College, London, afterward studying art and decorative art at Regent Street Polytechnic and Byam Shaw School of Art. Her creative career began in the 1920s when she began producing exhibition stand designs...

Mallet-Stevens, Robert (1886–1945)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French architect known for his modernist buildings and furniture of the interwar period, Mallet-Stevens’ work received much attention at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, and the buildings on the Rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris still bear witness...

Adnet, Jacques (1900–1984)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jacques Adnet was a French furniture designer who was particularly known for his luxury avant-garde Art Deco designs that often used exotic woods in conjunction with glass, leather, metal, and mirrors. After graduating as an architect from...

Cooper, Susie (1902–95)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A ceramic designer, born in Burslem, Staffordshire, Cooper trained at the Burslem School of Art under Gordon Forsyth and joined the pottery company A. E. Gray as a paintress in 1922 where she quickly became resident designer. Keen to design...

Brandt, Edgar (1880–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Edgar Brandt was a French artist blacksmith based in Nancy, who successfully introduced new manufacturing techniques to the creative process of wrought iron production. He was born in Paris and was educated at the Ecole Nationale...

Art et Décoration (1897–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French monthly magazine Art et Décoration was founded in Paris in 1897 by Emile Lévy, owner of the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts publisher. The editor in chief was the art critic François Thiébaut-Sisson, followed by Gustave Soulier, M....

Guild, Lurelle (1898–1985)

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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...Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild was an American architect and prolific industrial designer.After graduating from Syracuse University in 1920, he moved to New York City and started his own product design consultancy, Lurelle Guild Associates...

Amsterdam School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Amsterdamse School (Amsterdam School) was a movement in Dutch architecture directed against the presumed increasing dominance of architectural modernism. The movement was fairly successful between 1920 and 1930, especially in the field...