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Maya (Most Advanced Yet Acceptable)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...MAYA is the initials of a concept called “Most Advanced Yet Acceptable” devised by Raymond Loewy in response to his idea that designs are restricted by practical limitations of materials and technique as well as conceptual issues...

Design and Emotion

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Emotional Design is an interdisciplinary research area that explores and develops theoretical and practical knowledge on the potential of design to evoke emotions and designing for intended positive experiences, emotional responses...

Electrolux

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Electrolux is a Swedish appliance manufacturer founded in 1919 through the merger between kerosene lamp manufacturer Lux AB and Svenska Elektron AB. In 1921, the Electrolux Model V vacuum cleaner revolutionized vacuum cleaner design...

Doblin, Jay (1920–89)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American industrial designer, theorist, and educator who was born in Brooklyn and was a graduate of the Pratt Institute where he received his degree in Camouflage, Doblin was a commercially minded professional designer whose products ranged...

Design Futures

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Though all designing is future oriented, design futures has come to mean a series of approaches to designing that self-consciously negotiate how we imagine, understand, and evaluate a range of possible futures for and by design.Design...

Wirkkala, Tapio (1915–85)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tapio Wirkkala was a Finnish designer and sculptor, born in Hanko. Wirkkala trained as an ornamental sculptor at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1933–6. His critical success at the Milan Triennale of 1951 launched a long...

Ricard, André (1929–)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spanish industrial designer, born in Barcelona where he studied Fine Arts in the studio of S. Warnia Zarzescka, Ricard is highly important in the consolidation of Spanish design at an institutional and theoretical level. His product design...

Consumption and Consumerism

Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...There are three usages of the word consumption: the economic, the medical, and the biological.The dominant usage of the term is the economic, which defines consumption as the binary of production within the reproductive cycle of the dynamic...

Raymond Loewy

Designer Biography

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...French-born American industrial designer, graphic artist, and architect, who became one of the first designers to achieve celebrity status through his public relations exercises and the sheer breadth and volume of his design work. Loewy...

Streamlined Pencil Sharpener, USA

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Design for a Pencil Sharpener, patent, Raymond Loewy, 6 March 1934. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Raymond Loewy’s ‘teardrop’ pencil sharpener typifies the expressive exuberance...