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Gijs Bakker

Designer Biography

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...Dutch designer, whose work covers jewelry, home accessories, household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions, Bakker trained as a jeweler and an industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam...

Jurgen Bey

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...Dutch furniture and critical designer, Bey studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 1984 to 1989. His work includes product, furniture, interior, and public space design, and is produced either by his studio or by companies...

Mart Stam

Designer Biography

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...Dutch architect and designer, associated with members of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, Stam is best known for being one of the first designers of tubular- steel cantilever chairs, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel...

Hella Jongerius

Designer Biography

...Hella Jongerius (1963- ) is a Dutch industrial and conceptual designer who has specialized in innovative designs for textiles, glassware, furniture, and interiors. Jongerius trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven, graduating in 1993. She...

Droog

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...Founded in 1993 by design historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker, and epitomized what was known as Dutch Design, Droog is not a design group, but rather a selection of objects, curated by Bakker and Ramakers, and then publicized...

Gerrit Rietveld

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...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

Marcel Wanders

Designer Biography

...Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer, and art director of Moooi studio in Amsterdam, which designs architectural, interior, and industrial projects. Wanders is considered one of the most original designers working today, known for his quirky...

Viktor and Rolf (Viktor Horsting [1969–]; Rolf Snoeren [1969–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Viktor and Rolf are Dutch fashion designers. The duo, who met while studying at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design, design clothes that playfully question the very nature of fashion and Parisian couture. Relocating to Paris in 1993...

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1874–)

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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 and housed temporarily in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. The Museum’s own building opened its doors in 1895. Among other collections, it exhibited period rooms from demolished canal houses, which were...

Dumbar, Gert (1940–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Graphic designer, born in Indonesia, working mostly in the Netherlands, Dumbar studied painting and graphic design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. In the 1960s, he was a student at London’s Royal College of Art, where he decided...