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Verner Panton

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...Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own...

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (1989–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Vitra furniture company and its owner, Rolf Fehlbaum, founded the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in 1989. Although the Museum has one of the world’s leading collections of modern furniture indicating all the chief periods...

Monocoque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Danish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design in Denmark is often referred to as Danish Design, a term that became a brand in the golden years of the 1950s where Danish designers had great success abroad strongly supported by the government. Danish Design became synonymous...

Kunstgewerbemuseum (Arts and Crafts Museum), Hamburg (1877–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Patriotische Gesellschaft in Hamburg originated the idea for a museum of art and industry in 1866. This organization, in existence since 1765, promoted the useful arts and commerce. The idea was to gather examples of historic and modern...

The Happening: Making Modern Contemporary (Again)

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...‘I cannot stand entering a room and seeing the sofa, the coffee table and two easy chairs,’ Verner Panton (1926–1998) once bemoaned, ‘and knowing that we will be trapped there for the rest of the evening.’ Quoted in Ida Engholm...

Vitra

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Swiss Vitra furniture business was founded by the Fehlbaum family in 1950 after working as a shop fitting enterprise initially. They moved toward the production under license of models from the Herman Miller Collection. They became...

Panton, Verner (1926–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own...