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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

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...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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

Platner, Warren (1919–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Warren Platner was an American architect and furniture designer born in Baltimore, Maryland, who studied architecture at Cornell University, graduating in 1941. He then was employed in the practices of several important designers...

Lucky Strike Design Award (1991–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1991, the German-based Raymond Loewy Foundation introduced the Lucky Strike Design award. It was intended to encourage international design that demonstrably improved the conditions of daily life. The award is named after Loewy’s classic...

Borax

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Borax is a derogatory term used by detractors to criticize showily designed products made during the 1940s and 1950s that offended the tenets of modernism. Edgar Kaufmann Jr. wrote an article entitled “Borax-or the Chromium-Plated Calf...

Panasonic

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Panasonic evolved in Japan from humble beginnings in 1918 through the efforts of Konosuke Matsushita, who insisted that respect of consumer needs superseded corporate profits. “The main purpose of production,” he declared in 1932, “is...

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...