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Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The distinction of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) was established in 1936 by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to award “sustained excellence in aesthetic and efficient design for industry.” The idea for the award emerged from the RSA...

Russell, R. D. (1903–81)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British designer and architect who successfully applied the modernist aesthetic to an arts and crafts manufacturing tradition, R. D. “Dick” Russell was the brother of furniture designer Gordon Russell. Trained at the Architectural...

Murphy Radio

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Murphy Radio was a British radio and television manufacturer founded by Frank Murphy and E. J. “Ted” Power in 1929. Power was related to Murphy’s wife, and he was taken in as a partner because he had an engineering background, a field...

Russell, Sir Sydney Gordon (1892–1980)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Russell was a highly influential British furniture designer, manufacturer, and educator. Born in Cricklewood, London, he was brought up in the Cotswold village of Broadway. He was highly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement furniture...

Utility Schemes (GB) (1942–52)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Utility furniture and textiles were produced in Britain between 1942 and 1952. Utility was a direct response to the demands of the British war economy. Until the end of the designated Utility period, the control, sale, and design of goods...
...Russell was a highly influential British furniture designer, manufacturer, and educator. Born in Cricklewood, London, he was brought up in the Cotswold village of Broadway. He was highly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement furniture...

Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la vie Moderne (1937)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Paris Exposition of 1937 was set up to show that art and technology could work together for a peaceful society. The presentation of the latest scientific discoveries to the public was achieved through a number of pavilions including...