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De Pas, D’Urbino, and Lomazzi (1966–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design collective founded as DDL in 1966 in Milan by Jonathan De Pas (Milan, 1932–91), Donato D’Urbino (Milan, 1936–), and Paolo Lomazzi (Milan, 1936–). The latter two continued their collaboration after De Pas’s death and are now known...

Deganello, Paolo (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Italian designer and architect and a founder of the 1960s Florentine-based Radical group Archizoom Associati, Deganello has always associated his practice and his theoretical and didactic activity with his political left-wing militancy....

Archigram

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Archigram was an architectural design group founded in the 1960s, whose name is created from an amalgamation of the words “architecture” and “telegram.” The idea behind the group was found in the connections between architecture...

Du Pasquier, Nathalie (1957–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Du Pasquier is one of the founder members of the Memphis group formed in Italy in 1981 and set up by Ettore Sottsass Jr. as a reaction against modernism. Born in Bordeaux, she moved to Milan in 1979 after having traveled to Africa, India...

Radical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Radical design (Disegno Radicale) was a mid-1960s avant-garde design movement, spearheaded by two Florence-based design collectives, Archizoom Associati and Superstudio but also located in Milan and Turin. Challenging the traditional...

Superstudio (1966–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...One of the most important practices of the Italian Radical Movement, based in Florence, Superstudio included Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, later joined by Alessandro and Roberto Magris and Piero Frassinelli. Its work...

Michele De Lucchi

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...De Lucchi is an architect and product designer, born in Ferrara, Italy. Over the course of his career, he devoted himself to the quality of working environments and public spaces. In 1975, he graduated in architecture from the University...

Alessandro Mendini

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...An Italian designer, architect, and editor working for the Milan-based Nizzoli practice until 1970, Mendini played a decisive role in the spreading of the ideas of new Italian design avant-gardes of the 1970s and 1980s. First as editor...

Sottsass, Ettore Jr. (1917–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Austrian-born architect, painter, theorist, and designer, active in Italy, Ettore was the son of the architect Ettore Sottsass Sr. Trained as an architect (1939) at Turin’s Polytechnic, Sottsass developed throughout his career parallel...

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Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This chapter charts a history of critical design practice. It shows that contrary to the popular understanding of critical design, critical design practice is not a new or emerging field, but is part of a long and diverse trajectory...