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Anceschi, Giovanni (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anceschi is a communication designer and artist, born in Milan, Italy. After studying philosophy and visual arts in Milan, in 1959 he cofounded the Gruppo T avant-garde art collective. During these years he practiced and researched...

Alfa Romeo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer, specializing in the building and racing of sports cars. The legend started in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Societa Italiana Automobolo Darraq, the Italian plant...

Armani, Giorgio (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Giorgio Armani is a fashion designer born in Northern Italy. Armani is best known for his high-end, unstructured menswear, which became the clothing of choice for advertising and television executives in the 1980s. He began his career...

Valentino (Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani) (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. The feature length documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) showed Valentino to be one of the last couturiers working in an atelier where the hand-made was still practiced...

Sacco, Bruno (1933–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian automobile designer, Sacco, born in Udine, was the head of design at Daimler-Benz—now known as Mercedes-Benz—for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Having studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Turin...

Anti-design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anti-design was a subversive response to modernist ideas of “good design” that originated in Italy in the mid-1960s and lasted until around 1980. The campaign turned design on its head by subverting objects and how they looked to make...

La Rinascente (1918–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...La Rinascente (derived from the Italian Rinascita—“rebirth”) is a group of department stores selling upmarket and fashionable clothing, and household and beauty products. Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi originally founded the business in Milan...

Citterio, Antonio (1950–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian furniture designer and industrial designer born in Medan and based in Milan, Citterio was educated at the Polytechnic University of Milan, opening his own studio in 1972, focusing chiefly upon industrial design. In 1999, he entered...

Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (Milan Furniture Fair) (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italy’s most important furniture trade fair and a key date in the international design calendar, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (Milan International Furniture Fair) was set up in 1961 in response to concern over...

Innocenti

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Innocenti is an Italian automotive and engineering company founded by Ferdinando Innocenti in the early 1930s. In the 1920s Innocenti began exploring possible applications of metal tubes, setting the company’s commercial office and factory...