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Benz, Karl (1844–1927) and Bertha (1847–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German automobile inventors and manufacturers of the first commercial motor vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, and founders of Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, commonly known as Benz & Cie, later part...

Berlin Secession

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tensions between conservative and progressive artists led to the founding of a new artists’ group in Berlin in the late nineteenth century. The separation movement in Berlin began at the same time as the Munich Secession (1892). Walter...

Barnack, Oskar (1879–1936)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Oskar Barnack was born near Berlin and trained as a mechanic before becoming known as the father of the 35 mm camera. From 1902 to 1910, he worked for the Carl Zeiss Company in Jena and in 1911 he was invited by Ernst Leitz to join...

Mercedes-Benz

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile brand belonging to Daimler AG. The company dates to 1886, when Carl Benz (1844–1921) introduced the first internal combustion motor vehicle in the world. The present company was formed in 1926...

Gretsch, Hermann (1895–1950)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German ceramic designer, Gretsch trained at the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart from 1922 to 1923, followed by further studies at the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart. In 1928, he wrote a doctoral dissertation on the technical...

Maurer, Ingo (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Maurer is a German lighting designer and producer, based in Munich. In 1966, after initially training and working briefly as a graphic designer, Maurer set up the company Design M, now Ingo Maurer, to develop, manufacture, and distribute...

iF Product Design Awards (1953–)

Jeremy Aynsley

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London and author of Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 and Designing Modern Germany. 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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...iF Industrie Forum was founded during the years of reconstruction following the Second World War as part of the Federal Republic of Germany’s encouragement of industrial design. It was launched in 1953 with a “Special Show for Well-Designed...

BMW

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...BMW is a German car manufacturer, founded in 1916 under the name “Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW)” as a maker of airplane engines. The logo is a stylized aircraft propeller in the Bavarian colors of white and blue. The company began...

Gute Form

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The German Gute Form (Good Form) in industrial design follows in the tradition of the pursuit of quality in the early German Werkbund. But, in the modern sense, the term Gute Form was coined by the former Bauhaus student and future director...

Leica

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Leica Company specializes in optics; its products include cameras, binoculars, microscopes, and other equipment with specialized viewing devices. Founded in Wetzlar, Germany, in 1913 by Ernst Leitz, Leica continues to manufacture a wide...