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Royal Society of Arts (RSA) (1754–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1754 by drawing master William Shipley, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Commerce, subsequently known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), is a learned Society, established for the “encouragement of arts...

Apple Design Award (1996-)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. 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 Article

...In 1996 Apple announced their Human Interface Design Excellence Awards, later to be called the Apple Design Awards. This industry-based contest is intended to honor the finest human interface programs that were available on Macintosh...

Rat für Formgebung (German [West] Design Council) (1953–) and German Design Award (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Based on the West German Parliament’s 1951 decision to create a design council to enhance Germany’s image abroad and to promote the country’s exports, the Rat für Formgebung (German Design Council) set to work in Darmstadt, Hesse...

G-Mark (1957–97), Good Design Award (1998–), and Good Design Exhibitions, Japan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...G-Mark is a Japanese award and exhibition system for recognizing well-designed, well-made products and services, established by the Design Promotion Council of the Patent Office, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, as the Good...

Australian Design Award (ADA) (1977–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Australian Design Award (ADA) was launched in 1977 by the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) to encourage greater public recognition of good design. In 1991 the ADA became part of Standards Australia. The ADA became...

iF Product Design Awards (1953–)

Jeremy Aynsley

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London and author of Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 and Designing Modern Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...iF Industrie Forum was founded during the years of reconstruction following the Second World War as part of the Federal Republic of Germany’s encouragement of industrial design. It was launched in 1953 with a “Special Show for Well-Designed...

China Red Star Design Award (2006–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...With China’s rising production output leading to its status as the world’s factory, the nation became aware of its negative international reputation for imitating products. To promote awareness of intellectual property rights...

European Design Awards (2007–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The European Design (ED) Awards is an annual awards program, which celebrates the best communication design in Europe. Founded in 2007, the awards promote excellence in ED while seeking to raise the status of graphic design more generally...

Mainichi Dezain Sho (Mainichi Design Awards) (1953–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mainichi Dezain Sho is a long-running design competition organized and sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun, a major national Japanese newspaper, since 1953. Its first incarnation, the New Japan Industrial Design Competition, had entrants...

Canadian National Industrial Design Committee (1948–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Originally called the Industrial Design Council (becoming the Committee in 1954), the Canadian National Industrial Design Committee was established in 1948 as an extension of the National Gallery of Canada. The Committee was intended...