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Hille (1906–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A family-run furniture manufacturing company founded by Salamon Hille, a Russian Jewish émigré to London’s East End, Salamon took the unusual step of putting his daughter Ray in charge of the company in the 1930s. Well known originally...

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...

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...

Polypropylene Chair, UK

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Chair Tower, using Robin Day’s 1963 Polypropylene chairs. Photograph by Josefin Boren, 2011. The polypropylene S. Hille & Co Ltd always called it the Polypropylene chair....

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...

Dixon, Tom (1959–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Furniture and industrial designer, born in Tunisia to a French mother and English father, Dixon lives and works in the UK. Having studied at Kingston Polytechnic, Dixon formed part of a London-focused 1980s avant-garde in furniture design...

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...

Robin Day

Designer Biography

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...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...

Museum of Modern Art, New York (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was, from its beginnings, a promoter of modern visual culture. As seen in its collections, buildings, growth, and exhibitions, it sees the idea of “modern” to not be transitory but evolutionary. The role...