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Daum

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Daum is a glass manufacturer based in Nancy, France. Jean Daum (1825–85) founded the firm in 1878 as Verrerie de Nancy. Daum’s eldest son Auguste (1853–1909) joined the company the following year, followed by his younger brother Antonin...

Louis Majorelle

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the .cole des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father. In this capacity...

Nancy School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nancy School or École de Nancy refers to a group of artists, designers, and manufacturers who worked in Nancy, in eastern France, and banded together to promote work from the Lorraine region. The group was originally called the Alliance...

Gallé, Emile (1846–1904)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gallé was a high-profile glass designer and manufacturer, born in Nancy, France. His work is typified by decorative overlaid glass techniques based upon botanical forms that exerted great influence upon the Art Nouveau movement. Emile...

Majorelle, Louis (1859–1926)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the École des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father...

Emile Gallé

Designer Biography

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...Gallé was a high-profile glass designer and manufacturer, born in Nancy, France. His work is typified by decorative overlaid glass techniques based upon botanical forms that exerted great influence upon the Art Nouveau movement. Emile...

Art Nouveau

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Art Nouveau was a style of decorative and architectural design produced across Europe and in the United States around 1900. The movement was an effort to integrate art into daily life and a visual style that was popular...