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Peter Behrens

Designer Biography

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...

Kohn, Jacob and Josef

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1849, the businessman Jacob Kohn (1791–1866), together with his son Josef (1814–84), founded a factory for the production of wooden components, which, during the course of the nineteenth century, became an important Austria-Hungarian...

Lobmeyr J. & L.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna, Austria, was founded in 1823 and is recognized as one of the premier central European glass manufactories. The product range comprised complete drinking services and other glasses for the table, as well...

Czechoslovak Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded as a newly independent state in 1918 as a result of the reallocation of territorial boundaries following the First World War, culturally and politically, Czechoslovakia came under a great deal of pressure from both the prewar Nazi...

Wiener Werkstätte

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Wiener Werkstätte was a Vienna-based association of arts and crafts workshops established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser with financial backing by the industrialist Fritz Wärndorfer. In 1897, Hoffmann and Moser were among...

Loos, Adolf (1870–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Reich, Lilly (1885–1947)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Lilly Reich was a German furnishing and textile designer, best known for her interior schemes and tubular steel furniture developed with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. After training as an embroiderer, she worked for Josef Hoffmann at the Wiener...

Adolf Loos

Designer Biography

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Wagenfeld, Wilhelm (1900–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...

Loetz (Johann Loetz Witwe)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Loetz glassworks, founded in Klostermühle, Bohemia, in 1836, became recognized for a variety of colored, decorated, and plain luxury glassware. Under Max Ritter von Spaun (1856–1909), grandchild of owner founder Johann Loetz...