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De Stijl Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Stijl (The Style) was a Dutch avant-garde movement founded by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It was focused around the art journal bearing the same name, first published in 1917. The movement rebelled against the subjectivity...

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...

De Stijl Journal (1917–28)

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 Stijl magazine was a monthly run by Theo van Doesburg to disseminate the ideas of the artists’ group of the same name, composed of Piet Mondrian, Bart Van der Leck, Vilmos Huszár, and architects J. J. P. Oud and Jan Wils....

Centrum Voor Industriële Vormgeving (CIV) (Dutch Industrial Design Centre) (1962–70)

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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...Centrum voor Industriële Vormgeving (CIV) (Dutch Industrial Design Centre) opened in 1962. Its main aim was to exhibit well-designed Dutch industrial products. It was dependent on the state-funded Instituut voor Industriële Vormgeving (IIV)...

De Ploeg

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Ploeg, or Weverij de Ploeg (Weaving Mill the Plough), started in 1923 in the heart of the southern Netherlands, dominated at the time by a conservative Roman Catholic elite. De Ploeg was the productive facility of a small anarchist...

Gerrit Rietveld

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...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

Rietveld, Gerrit (1888–1964)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

Stam, Mart (1899–1986)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dutch architect and designer, associated with members of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, Stam is best known for being one of the first designers of tubular-steel cantilever chairs, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel...