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Kaare Klint

Designer Biography

...Klint was a Danish furniture designer, architect, and educator, trained primarily by his father, the famous architect P. V. Jensen-Klint. Klint has become known as one of the founding fathers of the golden era of Danish furniture design...

Arne Jacobsen

Designer Biography

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...Danish industrial designer and architect, Jacobsen graduated from the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927 and was one of the few Danes who practiced both as an architect and as an industrial designer and can...

Poul Henningsen

Designer Biography

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...Danish industrial designer, writer, film director, architect, editor of Kritisk Revy (Critical Revue), and social critic, Henningsen was trained as a bricklayer and, as many other Danish architects, had a background in crafts rather than...

Wegner, Hans Jørgensen (1914–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker, world renowned for his chair designs. Wegner graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1938 and later worked in the studios of Arne Jacobsen, Erik...

Jensen, Georg Arthur (1866–1935)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Danish silversmith and sculptor and the founder of the Georg Jensen company, Jensen was a trained goldsmith before he completed his education as a sculptor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 1892. In 1898, Jensen started working...

Minimal Connections: Design as Art/Art as Design

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

...‘A shape, a volume, a color, a surface is something itself,’ the American artist Donald Judd (1928–1994) once observed. ‘It shouldn’t be concealed as part of a fairly different whole.’ Quoted in Daniel Marzona, Minimal...

Hegelian Reading: Designing Community in the SAS Royal Hotel

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

...Aage Strüwing’s black and white photograph captures an attractive blonde woman – her hair pulled up à la Inger Stevens in The Farmer’s Daughter – standing in a tailored suit, holding a drink in an elegantly curved glass, and smoking...

Dansk Designs

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...On a visit to the Kunstindustrimuseet (Designmuseum Danmark) in 1954, the Americans Martha and Ted Nierenberg saw a set of hand-forged steel and teak cutlery made by the artist and designer Jens Quistgaard. Recognizing the potential...

Klint, Kaare (1888–1954)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Klint was a Danish furniture designer, architect, and educator, trained primarily by his father, the famous architect P. V. Jensen-Klint. Klint has become known as one of the founding fathers of the golden era of Danish furniture design...

Jalk, Grete (1920–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Danish furniture designer and writer who specialized in the use of bent plywood, Jalk studied at the Design School for Women (1940–3) and completed her studies under the Danish master Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen...