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Eileen Gray

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...Irish furniture designer, architect, and lacquerwork specialist, Eileen Gray lived and worked in France. She moved to London from Ireland in 1900, and in 1906 relocated to Paris. Gray exhibited for the first time in 1913 and this led...

National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin (1971–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, was established by the Irish Parliament through the National College of Art and Design Act (1971). The College traces its earliest origins to the Royal Dublin Society’s Schools...

Institute of Creative Advertising and Design Awards (ICAD) (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) was an Irish organization founded in 1958 as the Institute of Creative Advertising by a group that included designers Jan de Fouw and Jarlath Hayes. Its mission statement...

Rocha, John (1953–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Hong Kong-born fashion designer of Portuguese and Chinese descent, Rocha was a psychiatric nurse before studying fashion at Croydon College of Design and Technology, London. His graduate show featured Irish fabrics and in 1977 he moved...

Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) (1972–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) was a professional body of design practitioners including those working in design promotion and education. The IDI was originally founded as the Society of Designers in Ireland (SDI) in 1972...

Treacy, Philip (1967–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Treacy is an Irish milliner, Galway-born and London-based. He studied fashion in Dublin (NCAD) and millinery in London (RCA). His work is highly conceptual and straddles both art and fashion—particularly his hats, known as “head...

Waterford

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...George and William Penrose established Waterford as a center of glass production in Waterford, Ireland, in 1783. The Waterford Glass House produced cut, engraved, and molded glass vessels and chandeliers of the highest quality...

Irish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Other than the north-east, where industries such as ship-building and rope-making were established in the nineteenth century, most of Ireland did not undergo widespread industrialization, remaining a largely agrarian economy until at least...

Gray, Eileen (1878–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Irish furniture designer, architect, and lacquerwork specialist who was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and who lived and worked in France, Gray was a highly innovative designer who excelled in solutions for small, domestic spaces...

Gibbons, Cedric (1893–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Irish-born designer and MGM Art Director during the studio system era, Gibbons’ credits included Born To Dance (1936), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Brigadoon (1954), and The Blackboard Jungle (1955). Although he hailed from Dublin, Gibbons...