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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...

Kenneth Grange

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

Alexander Rodchenko

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

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...

Egmont Arens

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...An industrial designer and publisher, Egmont Arens was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. He was a leading design pioneer in the fields of packaging and plastics and is credited with introducing “appetite appeal” in packaging design. From...

Charles Robert Ashbee

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Gijs Bakker

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...Dutch designer, whose work covers jewelry, home accessories, household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions, Bakker trained as a jeweler and an industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam...

Jurgen Bey

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...Dutch furniture and critical designer, Bey studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 1984 to 1989. His work includes product, furniture, interior, and public space design, and is produced either by his studio or by companies...

Matthew Carter

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...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. His fonts include Helvetica Compressed, Bell Centennial, Georgia, Tahoma...

Lucienne Day

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...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...