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Björquist, Karin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Karin Björquist is a Swedish ceramic artist and designer, particularly associated with the Gustavsberg porcelain company where she was artistic director from 1981 to 1986. She designed about twenty dinner sets including the Everyday (1953),...

Bing & Grøndahl

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bing & Grøndahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded by Frederick Vilhelm Grøndahl, a figure painter formerly at the Danish Royal Porcelain Factory—Royal Copenhagen, and the brothers Herman Meyer and Jacob Herman Bing, paper and art...

Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1884–1947)

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...

Kåge, Wilhelm (1889–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swedish artist and designer best known for his innovative ceramic designs, Kåge began his career by studying applied arts at the Tekniska Skolan of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed his...

Union Porcelain

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1861, businessman Thomas Carll Smith (1815–1901) purchased the pottery works of William Boch and Brothers in Greenpoint, New York. Under Smith’s ownership, the pottery initially continued to produce many of the same soft-paste porcelain...

Rörstrand

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rörstrand is Sweden’s oldest pottery and porcelain factory founded at Rörstrand castle in Stockholm in 1726. From 1735, the workshop was able to produce finely decorated tableware in a full range of high-temperature colors. Rörstrand...

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...

Gretsch, Hermann (1895–1950)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German ceramic designer, Gretsch trained at the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart from 1922 to 1923, followed by further studies at the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart. In 1928, he wrote a doctoral dissertation on the technical...

Kwon, Soon-Hyung 권순형 (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Korean ceramist Kwon studied Applied Art in the College of Arts, Seoul National University and took a one-year research fellowship at the Cleveland Institute of Art, from 1959 to 1960 sponsored by the Korea Handcraft Demonstration Centre....

Limoges

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Limoges is a city in West-Central France that has contributed to the arts since the twelfth century. During the middle ages, Limoges was known for its champlevé enamel reliquaries and other ecclesiastical objects...