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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 Book, 2009

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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...

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...

La Rinascente (1918–)

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...

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...

Metz & Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Metz & Co. was an important Dutch retailer (and sometime manufacturer) based in Amsterdam. Established in 1740, they operated as suppliers to the Royal Household and to an international clientele. With a change of ownership in 1902...

Hulanicki, Barbara (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Polish-British freelance fashion designer, creator of the Biba boutiques, born in Warsaw to Polish parents, worked in London. Hulanicki was briefly educated at Brighton Art School in 1955, and worked as a fashion illustrator for the British...

Biba (1964–75)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A London-based retail store set up by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon. Initially, it was a small mail-order business, but a retail store was soon opened in 1964 in London’s Kensington area. Following further local...

McDonald’s

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...McDonald’s originally opened as a hamburger stand in 1948 in southern California when Richard and Maurice McDonald applied Fordist principles to the food business. The business model focused on a limited range of food products, swift...