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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...

Mary Quant

Designer Biography

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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...

Charles Robert Ashbee

Designer Biography

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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

Designer Biography

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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

Designer Biography

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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...

John Henry Dearle

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...Dearle was a British textile designer who worked with William Morris and was responsible for all textile designs from Morris and Co. after 1888. Moving from the retail side of William Morris and Co. to become a designer and their first...

Jan Tschichold

Designer Biography

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

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...