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Paola Navone

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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

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...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

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...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...

Liberty and Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Habitat (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by designer Terence Conran, Habitat’s first store was opened on London’s Fulham Road in 1964. Conran saw the opportunity to sell a wide range of contemporary designed as well as more traditional products at affordable prices...

De Bijenkorf

J. W. Drukker

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Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Bijenkorf (Dutch for The Beehive) is a chain of department stores in Amsterdam known for its luxury design products. Simon Philip Goudsmit founded the company in 1870 as a small haberdashery shop. Early successes enabled the company...

Consuming IKEA and Inspiration as Material Form

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Designers are ‘creative brokers’ in compiling, assimilating, and recombining knowledge economies in new ways. A creative broker synthesizes ideas from disparate fields and transmits them in novel ways, but one need not be a designer...

La Rinascente (1918–)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...La Rinascente (derived from the Italian Rinascita—“rebirth”) is a group of department stores selling upmarket and fashionable clothing, and household and beauty products. Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi originally founded the business in Milan...