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Wilhelm Wagenfeld

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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...
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...British architect, designer, theorist, and writer, Pugin is well known for his contribution to the Gothic Revival Movement through his buildings, designs, and writings such as Contrasts (1836) and the True Principles of Pointed or Christian...

Isamu Noguchi

Designer Biography

...Noguchi was an American-born Japanese designer, artist, sculptor, and set decorator who pursued his career internationally and is particularly well known for his sculptural tables and chairs for Herman Miller...

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (Henry Chapman Mercer)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Henry Chapman Mercer (1856–1930) established The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in 1898 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Mercer came from a prominent family and attended Harvard University where Charles Eliot Norton (1827–1908...

Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain Factory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov established a porcelain factory in St. Petersburg in 1744 by order of Empress Elizabeth. In 1765 it became the Imperial Porcelain Factory under Catherine II (1762–96) and produced a series of figures...

Gardner Factory (Porcelain)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gardner was a porcelain manufactory established in 1766 in Verbliki (near Moscow) by English entrepreneur Francis Gardner. It gained the patronage of Catherine II in the 1870s and became the main rival of the Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain...

Arabia

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. 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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...Arabia is a Finnish ceramics manufacturer established in 1873 as a subsidiary to the Swedish Rörstrand company. Domestic ownership was secured in 1916, almost contemporary with Finnish independence the following year. Modernization...

Herend

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Herend is one of the world’s largest porcelain manufactories, based in the Hungarian town of Herend and active continuously since 1826. It specializes in hand-painted and gilded luxury items. It reached its zenith under Móric Fischer de...

Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1884–1947)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. 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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...Porcelain artist and monumental painter, born in Moscow, Adamovich lived and worked in Petrograd and Moscow. Adamovich is best known for the agitational propaganda decorations he painted while working at the State Porcelain Factory...

Royal Copenhagen (Den Kongelige Porcelænsfabrik)

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. 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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...Royal Copenhagen is a Danish porcelain manufacturer established in 1775 by chemist Frantz Heinrich Müller under royal patronage. Early production was aimed specifically toward royal and other luxury consumption...