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Girard, Alexander (1907–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...

Alexander Girard

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (1989–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Vitra furniture company and its owner, Rolf Fehlbaum, founded the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in 1989. Although the Museum has one of the world’s leading collections of modern furniture indicating all the chief periods...

Herman Miller

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Herman Miller, Inc. revolutionized design in the mid-twentieth century through the production of modern furnishings for the home and office. The company was established as the Star Furniture Co. in 1905 in Zeeland, Michigan, and originally...

Vitra

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Swiss Vitra furniture business was founded by the Fehlbaum family in 1950 after working as a shop fitting enterprise initially. They moved toward the production under license of models from the Herman Miller Collection. They became...

Nelson, George (1907–87)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George Nelson was an important figure in post-Second World War American design in terms of practice, education, and publications. He studied architecture at Yale University graduating in 1931. His interest in modernism, fueled by studies...