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Richard Riemerschmid

Designer Biography

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...Riemerschmid was an influential German furniture designer and architect. He studied fine art at the Munich Art Academy from 1888 until 1890 before working as a freelance painter. He wrote for the periodical Jugend and in 1898...

Dieter Rams

Designer Biography

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...Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer and educator. Rams is one of the most celebrated designers of the twentieth century and is best known for having built and led the design team of the technical consumer goods manufacturer Braun...

Form Follows Function

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The phrase “form follows function” became one of the defining axioms of modernist design. It implies that once a design problem is fully understood, the design’s final form flows directly from its defined purpose. The phrase originates from...

Functional Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Functional Design is an approach that considers the function of the object first. This method requires that the use is of primary importance and is the determinant of the form, in that the aesthetic of the object follows the functional use...

Realignment

Trond Klevgaard

Trond Klevgaard is a lecturer in graphic design at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Typography in Scandinavia : Modernist design and print culture

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...Functionalism was the dominant modernist current in Scandinavia during the 1930s, and was so pervasive that functionalism and modernism are often considered synonymous terms. The following explicitly state functionalism and modernism...