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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

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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...

Verner Panton

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...Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own...

Poul Henningsen

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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...

Cadovius, Poul (1911–2011)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Danish furniture designer and manufacturer who had a significant influence on the Danish furniture industry and on furniture design worldwide, Cadovius was born in Copenhagen and followed an apprenticeship with his father in saddlery...

Kolding Design School (1967–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Design School Kolding is an independent institution under the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education and was founded in 1967 under the name Kunsthåndværkerskolen (School of Crafts). The School has had a tumultuous...

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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Bing & Grøndahl

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...
...The School of Design is an educational institution under the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. For more than 135 years, the institution has educated craft artists and designers founded on Nordic design tradition...

‘What’s Worth Copying Is Worth Protecting’: Applied Art and the Evolution of Danish Copyright Law

Scandinavian Design : Alternative Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...The law is always an indicator of social and cultural assumptions. Thus a great deal may be learned of the assumptions about Scandinavian design in the twentieth century by studying what has chiefly regulated it during that time: the law...