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Aesthetic Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Beginning in Britain in the later nineteenth century, the Aesthetic Movement embraced the cultivation of sensory experience in the visual arts, focusing upon the elements of form rather than subject matter and representation. The movement...

Wedgwood

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wedgwood is a British ceramics company founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood who went into partnership with Thomas Bentley, moving to Etruria in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, in 1769. The company made significant contributions to the British...

Hukin & Heath

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A British silversmith and electroplating firm founded in Birmingham in 1855, J. W. Hukin and J. T. Heath registered their firm’s trademark in London in 1875. The British designer Christopher Dresser began designing for the firm as early...

Christopher Dresser

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...Dresser was a British designer, design reformer and theorist, author, industrial adviser, and businessman. Born in Glasgow, he went on to train at the Government School of Design in London from 1847 to 1854, where he was inspired by key...

Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Reader in Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Bloomsbury 2010) and Made in Italy (Bloomsbury 2013). She is also the editor of Writing Design (Bloomsbury 2011), Iconic Designs (Bloomsbury 2014) and Design at Home (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

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...Juicy Salif lemon squeezer, designed by Philippe Starck for Alessi, 1990. Image courtesy Alessi S.p.A/Murray Weir Willals. If iconicity is about being recognizable, then Philippe Starck’s Juicy Salif...

Minton

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Minton was a British ceramics firm established in 1793 by Thomas Minton in Stoke-on-Trent, England. In 1836 Herbert Minton became art director of his father’s firm, hiring design reformers Henry Cole, A. W. N. Pugin, and Richard Redgrave...

Sanderson & Sons

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arthur Sanderson opened Sanderson & Sons in London in 1860 and began by selling imported French wallpapers, including papers from Bezault, Paul Balin, and Daniels. As the British wallpaper trade developed and expanded, French imports made...

Dresser, Christopher (1834–1904)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dresser was a British designer, design reformer and theorist, author, industrial adviser, and businessman. Born in Glasgow, he went on to train at the Government School of Design in London from 1847 to 1854, where he was inspired by key...

Linthorpe Pottery

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...At the suggestion of the British designer Christopher Dresser, John Harrison founded Linthorpe Art Pottery in 1879 on the site of the Sun Brick Works in Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough. The pottery made use of the common brick clay found...

Design Reform

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Great Exhibition of 1851, at which the public was offered an abundance of tasteless objects, is said to have initiated design reform. With ornament taking precedence over function, many household commodities no longer seemed “fit...