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Paola Navone

Designer Biography

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...Paola Navone was born in Turin, Italy and studied architecture at the Politecnico di Torino  , graduating in 1973. During the 1970s, she collaborated with Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass Jr, and Andrea   Branzi in the design group...

Terence Conran

Designer Biography

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...Highly influential British designer and design retailer, born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Conran is renowned for his impact on the British awareness of design through his various retail projects. In 1947, he enrolled at the Central...
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...Kuramata was a Japanese designer influential in interior, furniture, and product design. Born in Tokyo in 1934, Kuramata studied furniture and interior design at the Tokyo High School of Industrial Art and the Kuwasawa Design Institute. He...

Woolworth, F. W.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Woolworth was America’s earliest chain of five-and-dime stores, the first of which opened in Utica, New York, in 1878. Though this store failed, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened another in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which offered pricier 10...

Window Display

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...A useful medium and platform for illustrators to showcase their work. Store windows around the world often feature live painting events and work by graphic artists (as seen below) to seduce shoppers through their doors...

Foale and Tuffin (Marion Foale 1939–; Sally Tuffin 1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin were both students of fashion lecturer Janey Ironside at the Royal College of Art. Her students, who included Ossie Clark and Sylvia Ayrton (who worked briefly with Zandra Rhodes), were to be the architects...

Designing Desire

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Money may make the world go round, but it is desire that makes money go round. Desire is the fulcrum of all retail consumption, and American provocateur Tobias Wong In May 2007 with Gregory Krum, director of retail, The Shop...

Gregory, Oliver (1930–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A British designer who was instrumental in developing the Habitat store aesthetic associated with the chain of shops owned by Sir Terence Conran. Having served his National Service in the RAF, he took up an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker...

Liberty and Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843–1917) founded Liberty and Company in 1875 and opened a shop on Regent Street in London. The shop initially offered Japanese textiles; however, as demand for goods increased, Liberty began to import a variety...

Starbucks

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The company first opened their doors in 1971 in the Pike’s Place Market located in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks has over 17,650 stores worldwide that serve the company’s privately roasted coffee drinks in addition to selling the company’s...