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Arabia

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Arabia is a Finnish ceramics manufacturer established in 1873 as a subsidiary to the Swedish Rörstrand company. Domestic ownership was secured in 1916, almost contemporary with Finnish independence the following year. Modernization...

Designmuseo (Design Museum), Helsinki (1873–)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The origins of the Designmuseo (Design Museum, Helsinki) lie in a teaching collection, founded in 1873 for the students of the first Craft School in Finland, itself founded in 1871. The Suomen Taideteollisuusyhdistys (Finnish Society...

Bäckström, Olof (1922–)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish industrial designer Bäckström matriculated from the Helsinki Technical High School in 1949. He worked initially as an electric engineer and developed his wood carving skills through independent study. He won a silver medal...

Nokia

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nokia’s origins are as an imperial Russian industry in what today is Finland, established in 1871 as a mining and pulp production company taking its name from the village of Nokia. Expanding with industrial growth, the company produced...

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth-century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....

Aarnio, Eero (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Eero Aarnio is a Finnish architect and designer who was educated at the School of Industrial Design in Helsinki, and who set up his own practice in Helsinki in 1962. Although he initially worked with natural materials such as rattan...

Marimekko

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Marimekko is a Finnish textile manufacturer established in 1951 by Viljo and Armi Ratia. The company quickly established a distinctive style characterized by bold, brightly colored fabrics and simple cuts. In the formative period, designers...

Franck, Kaj (1911–89)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Kaj Franck was a Finnish designer, best known for his work in ceramics and glass. Franck is one of the most prominent figures associated with what became known as the “Golden Age” of Finnish design, the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike Timo...

Hackman

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Hackman steel factory was established in the Russian town of Vyborg in 1790, and relocated across the border to Finland in the early 1880s. The company initiated its production of low-cost cutlery, forged from a single piece of metal...

Isola, Maija (1927–2001)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Isola was a Finnish textile designer and artist, born in Riihimäki. Isola’s thirty-eight-year long career as a textile designer for Marimekko saw her produce over 500 designs, including the iconic Unikko (Poppy) pattern, one of the staples...