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Flos

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Flos is an Italian lighting company founded in Merano, near Bolzano in 1962 by Dino Gavina, Arturo Eisenkeil, and Sergio Biliotti with the aim of experimenting with new materials and techniques for lighting. Flos board members included...

Newson, Marc (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Marc Newson is a furniture and product designer, born and educated in Australia. Since graduating from the Sydney College of Arts with a degree in jewelry and sculpture in 1984, Newson has worked in Japan, France, and the UK. His designs...

Alessi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alessi is an Italian company of housewares founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi. Originating in Omegna in the Piedmont region of Italy, the company was known as “Fratelli Alessi Omegna,” an artisanal workshop for the production of metal...

Cappellini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An Italian furniture company founded in Carugo (Como) in 1946. In 1974, Giulio Cappellini took over his family business. Trained as an architect, he designed, along with Rodolfo Dordoni, the company’s early contemporary products. During...

Marc Newson

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...Marc Newson is a furniture and product designer, born and educated in Australia. Since graduating from the Sydney College of Arts with a degree in jewelry and sculpture in 1984, Newson has worked in Japan, France, and the UK. His designs...

Monocoque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A monocoque (monos = single, Greek; coque = eggshell, French) is a unitary construction in which structure and skin are merged. Loads are, as in an eggshell, equally distributed throughout the whole construction. Monocoques can be found...