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Breuer, Marcel (1902–81)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hungarian-born furniture and interior designer, architect, and educator of the Modern Movement, Breuer is best known for his development of tubular steel furniture in 1925, when he, having previously trained at the Bauhaus from 1920...

Thonet (Gebrüder Thonet)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gebrüder Thonet was a Viennese furniture company established in 1853 by carpenter Michael Thonet (1796–1871), originally from Boppard on Rhine, and his five sons. With several patents to bend wood, the company...

Clubsessel, ‘B3’ ‘Wassily’ Chair, Germany

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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Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Armchair, tubular steel with canvas, designed by Marcel Breuer 1925-6 and manufactured by either Standard Möbel or Thonet Möbel in 1927-8, Germany © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Chairs as Icons Chairs...

Larsen, Jack Lenor (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American textile designer and weaver, originally from Seattle, Larsen spent his early career in Los Angeles teaching weaving, influenced by the work of Dorothy Liebes and the Bauhaus weavers. He moved to New York in 1952 to create...

Conran, Sir Terence (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Highly influential British designer and design retailer, born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Conran is renowned for his impact on the British awareness of design through his various retail projects. In 1947, he enrolled at the Central...

Marcel Breuer

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...Hungarian-born furniture and interior designer, architect, and educator of the Modern Movement, Breuer is best known for his development of tubular steel furniture in 1925, when he, having previously trained at the Bauhaus from 1920...

Standard Möbel

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1926/1927, the Hungarian architect and furniture designer Kálmán Lengyel, together with Marcel Breuer, and Anton Lorenz founded the company Standard Möbel GmbH in Berlin to produce tubular steel furniture. The Standard-Möbel, Lengyel &...

Stölzl, Gunta (1897–1983)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...German-Swiss textile artist, who was born in Munich, Stölzl played a significant role in the development of the Bauhaus Art School between 1927 and 1931. Stölzl was influential in the weaving department with her technical skills and dyeing...

Disorder or Subordination? On Gender Relations in Bauhaus Photographs

Bauhaus Bodies : Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism’s Legendary Art School

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Social, Sexual, and Aesthetic Reordering Photographic image production at the Bauhaus art school provides details about the artistically shaped daily lives of its members in the 1920s. What is striking...

Wohnbedarf

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1931 Siegfried Giedion, Werner Max Moser, and Rudolf Graber founded the company Wohnbedarf AG in Zürich, Switzerland. Their aim was to offer to the public useful and well-designed furniture, textiles, lamps, and other items for the home....