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Herend

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Herend is one of the world’s largest porcelain manufactories, based in the Hungarian town of Herend and active continuously since 1826. It specializes in hand-painted and gilded luxury items. It reached its zenith under Móric Fischer de...

Zsolnay

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Zsolnay is a manufacture of ceramics, founded in Pécs, Hungary, in 1853, which developed a product range including simple industrial products and traditional tableware as well as luxury goods, tiled stoves, and building decoration. Among...

Gödöllő Workshops

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gödöllő Workshops was a Hungarian artists’ colony active during 1901–21 in the town of Gödöllő outside of Budapest, founded by painters and decorative artists Aladár Körösfői-Kriesch and Sándor Nagy. The group strived to forge a Hungarian...
...“Art transforms us,” wrote Hungarian avant-garde artist Lajos Kassák in 1922, “and we become capable of transforming our surroundings.”Lajos Kassák, “Bildarchitektur (Picture Architecture)” (1922), in Between Two Worlds: A Sourcebook...

Hungarian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hungary is an ancient land-locked central European nation occupied by a people traditionally termed Magyars. During the sixteenth century the country came under the influence of the Ottoman Turks and many settled in the area resulting...

Reich, Tibor (1916–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A Hungarian textile and ceramics designer, Reich was born in Budapest. He studied architecture in Vienna, immigrating to Britain in 1937 to escape Fascism. He then studied textiles at Leeds University. Upon graduation and following a short...

Iparmuveszeti Tanacs (Council for Industrial Arts), Hungary (1954–75)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1954 the Hungarian Iparmuveszeti Tanacs (Council for Industrial Arts) was established. Between 1946 and 1949 Hungarian industry had been nationalized with the state becoming responsible for production. The emphasis to produce the highest...

Paul László and the Atomic Future

Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In 1950, the Hungarian-born designer Paul László sketched a plan for the “construction of the future.” He called it “Atomville, U.S.A.” He envisioned an underground city, a subterranean panacea that offered humanity’s best hope for thriving...

Lorenz, Anton (1891–1964)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Businessman and industrial designer Lorenz was born in Budapest and was active in Germany during the interwar period. He was instrumental in the commercial development of tubular steel furniture in Europe. He developed a relationship...

Marcel Breuer

Designer Biography

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...Hungarian-born furniture and interior designer, architect, and educator of the Modern Movement, Breuer is best known for his development of tubular steel furniture in 1925, when he, having previously trained at the Bauhaus from 1920...