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...Kuramata was a Japanese designer influential in interior, furniture, and product design. Born in Tokyo in 1934, Kuramata studied furniture and interior design at the Tokyo High School of Industrial Art and the Kuwasawa Design Institute. He...

Kuwasawa Design School (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Kuwasawa Design School (Kuwasawa Dezain Kenkyūsho) was founded in 1954 by Yōko Kuwasawa. It was the first design school in Japan to follow the heritage of the Bauhaus philosophy. Yōko Kuwasawa was a design journalist who wanted...

Kuramata, Shiro 倉俣史朗 (1934–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Kuramata was a Japanese designer influential in interior, furniture, and product design. Born in Tokyo in 1934, Kuramata studied furniture and interior design at the Tokyo High School of Industrial Art and the Kuwasawa Design Institute. He...
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...Japanese graphic designer Kamekura was an important exponent of postwar Japanese graphic design. His posters, logotypes, packages, and book designs had a decisive effect on the use of abstraction in graphics thereafter. Despite his...

Nippon Design Center (1959–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Nippon Design Center (NDC) was established in December 1959 by eight Japanese companies (Asahi Breweries, Asahi Kasei, Nippon Steel, Toshiba, Toyota Motor, Nikon, NKK, Nomura Securities) who recognized that improved design standards...

Memphis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Memphis is a Milan-based international design collective credited with creating and introducing the Postmodern design style. The collective was born in December 1980, when the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass began inviting young protégés...

High-Tech

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1978 authors Kron and Slesin defined the term high-tech as “a play on the words high-style and technology,” a design style also termed “Hard Hat Habitat” at the time. Despite its connection with the later 1970s, the roots of the style...

Olympic design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The modern Olympic Games, first held in Athens in 1896 and commemorating the athletic competitions among city states in ancient Greece, have become a way for countries not only to celebrate their sporting prowess, but also to define...

Kamekura, Yusaku 亀倉雄策 (1915–97)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese graphic designer Kamekura was an important exponent of postwar Japanese graphic design. His posters, logotypes, packages, and book designs had a decisive effect on the use of abstraction in graphics thereafter....

Uchida, Shigero 内田繁 (1943–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Uchida is a Japanese interior, lighting, and furniture designer. After graduating from the Kuwasawa Design School in 1966, Uchida established his own Design Studio in 1970 and Studio 80 with Toru Nshioka in 1980. His major works...