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Horta, Victor (1861–1947)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...Belgian architect and designer, renowned for developing the visual language of Art Nouveau, Horta studied drawing and architecture at the Ghent Academy (1874–7) and then at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (1881–4). In his Hôtel...

Mode Museum Provincie Antwerpen (Antwerp Fashion Museum) (2002–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mode Museum Provincie Antwerpen (Antwerp Fashion Museum) opened its doors in September 2002. It is accommodated in the renovated nineteenth-century Mode Natie building in the center of Antwerp. This venue also hosts the Fashion Department...

Design Museum, Gent (1903–)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...The Gent Design Museum dates back to 1903, when, after the foundation of the Union des Arts Industriels et Décoratifs, Henri Nowé, chair of the Museum’s acquisitions committee in its early years, chiefly collected period furniture to fill...

Margiela, Martin (1957–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...First of the Belgian avant-garde fashion designers, Margiela was born in Leuven, Belgium, where he trained at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1979, a year before the Antwerp Six. In Paris, he worked for Jean Paul...

Belgian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...If nations could be classified as “central” or “peripheral” in terms of their global influence in design between 1800 and 2014, Belgium might be categorized in both. Certainly, design development in such “centrally” key countries as Italy...

Gouden Kenteken, or Signe d’Or Design Awards, Belgium (1956–83)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...The Belgian Gouden Kentken or Signe d’Or was founded in 1956 as one of the many design award schemes that emerged in Europe in this decade. Others included the Swiss Die Gute Form/La Forme Utile annual contest (first run in 1952...
...The study of productontwikkeling (product development) at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst en Stedenbouw (NHIBS) (National Higher Institute for Architecture and Town planning) in Antwerp (Belgium) started in 1965 with a program...

Design Centre, Brussels (1964–86)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Brussels Design Centre opened in 1964 with the aim of promoting Belgian design. It was located in Ravenstein Gallery, next to the central train station, and had a total surface of 580 m2. Designed by Constantin Brodzki, the interior...

Serrurier-Bovy, Gustave (1858–1910)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Belgian furniture designer, born in Liege, Serrurier-Bovy is considered as one of the leading figures of Art Nouveau in Belgium along with Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde, and Paul Hankar. Son of a cabinetmaker, he started his training...

Wolfers, Philippe (1858–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Philippe Wolfers was a Belgian jeweler, designer, and sculptor who entered his father’s workshop as an apprentice. He was influenced by the rococo revival, naturalism, and later, Japonisme, which eventually became the Art Nouveau style he...