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Day, Lucienne (1917–2010)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Day was a British textile designer, who was awarded Royal Designer for Industry in 1962 and became the first female Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry from 1987 to 1989. She was married to industrial and furniture...

Festival Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Festival of Britain was held in 1951 on the South Bank in London. It fashioned the definition of modern design, a contemporary look described by the term Festival Style and utilizing industrial materials, efficiency, and abstract...

Day, Robin (1915–2010)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British furniture designer, born in High Wycombe, the traditional center of furniture production in England, Day would go on to become one of the most prominent British designers of the twentieth century. He was trained at High Wycombe...

Russell, Sir Sydney Gordon (1892–1980)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Russell was a highly influential British furniture designer, manufacturer, and educator. Born in Cricklewood, London, he was brought up in the Cotswold village of Broadway. He was highly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement furniture...

Viking Bracelets and Steampunk Eggs: Invariance or Timelessness?

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...‘If a design is timeless,’ the polymath designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005) once observed, ‘it is never relevant.’ Quoted on the Maharam website [ http://www.maharam.com/stories/nanna-ditzel-hallingdal-65 ;...

Lucienne Day

Designer Biography

...Day was a British textile designer, who was awarded Royal Designer for Industry in 1962 and became the first female Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry from 1987 to 1989. She was married to industrial and furniture...

Race, Ernest (1913–64)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Ernest Race was a British furniture designer and manufacturer born in Newcastle. In 1932, he moved to London to study interior design at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Following his graduation, he worked as a draughtsman...

Contemporary Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The 1951 Festival of Britain, which was held halfway between the two New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964, constituted a cultural barometer of modern design at mid-century that came to be known as Contemporary Style (also Mid-Century...

The Happening: Making Modern Contemporary (Again)

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...‘I cannot stand entering a room and seeing the sofa, the coffee table and two easy chairs,’ Verner Panton (1926–1998) once bemoaned, ‘and knowing that we will be trapped there for the rest of the evening.’ Quoted in Ida Engholm...

Festival of Britain 1951

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The 1951 Festival of Britain held nationwide from May to September 1951 was first proposed by the Royal Society of Arts to mark the centenary of London’s 1851 Great Exhibition. Clement Attlee’s Labour Government paid for the Festival...