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April Greiman

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...American graphic designer April Greiman began her career in New York before moving to Los Angeles in 1976. She was a pioneer in the use of new technologies in graphic design practice. Greiman was an early adopter of the Mac and her work...

Lucienne Day

Designer Biography

...Lucienne 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. Day studied industrial design at Croydon...

Elsa Schiaparelli

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...Italian-born couturier Elsa Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, where she was the main rival of Coco Chanel. Encouraged by Paul Poiret, she began to design clothes and soon became one of the most prominent figures...

Kazuyo Sejima

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...Kazuyo Sejima received a degree in architecture at the Japan Women’s University. In 1987 she opened her own studio in Tokyo. She is renowned for creating buildings and museums across Japan, Europe and North America with spacious modernist...

Mary Quant

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...British fashion designer Mary Quant opened her first shop “Bazaar” on Chelsea’s King’s Road, London, in November 1955. Quant studied at Goldsmiths School of Art where she met Alexander Plunket-Greene, later to be her business partner...

Donna Karan

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...The American fashion designer Donna Karan studied at Parsons New School of Design, New York, before going on to work for the sportswear designer Anne Klein. Karan founded her eponymous fashion label, which is associated with simple...

Denise Scott Brown

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...Denise Scott Brown is a South African architect, planner and urban designer as well as an author and educator. She worked closely with Robert Venturi for much of her life. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand between 1948...
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...Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo studied philosophy, fine art, and literature at Keio University. In 1969, Kawakubo started her Comme des Garçons fashion label and opened her boutique in Tokyo in 1975. She debuted her first...

Charlotte Perriand

Designer Biography

...Charlotte Perriand was a French furniture and interior designer well-known for her collaborations with Le Corbusier. Her studies began at the École Centrale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which she attended from 1920 to 1925. Le Corbusier...

Le Corbusier

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...Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French...