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Platner, Warren (1919–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Warren Platner was an American architect and furniture designer born in Baltimore, Maryland, who studied architecture at Cornell University, graduating in 1941. He then was employed in the practices of several important designers...

Saarinen, Eero (1910–61)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...

Bertoia, Harry (1915–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian-American polymath who practiced as a sculptor, artist, graphic designer and print maker, furniture designer, jeweler, and visionary. Although Italian born, he pursued his career in North America and many of his designs have become...

Strengell, Marianne (1909–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish-born textile designer and educator, active in Finland and the United States, Strengell was the daughter of architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer and textile entrepreneur Anna Strengell, which gave her a solid background...

Contemporary Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The 1951 Festival of Britain, which was held halfway between the two New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964, constituted a cultural barometer of modern design at mid-century that came to be known as Contemporary Style (also Mid-Century...

Organic Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Organic Design refers to both an aesthetic style and a design movement, which draw on nature for their process and contextualization within a natural setting. Rounded and expressive forms, asymmetrical lines, free-flowing curves, linear...

Saarinen, Eliel (1873–1950)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. 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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...Finnish architect and designer, born in Rantasalmi, Saarinen was a graduate of the Architecture Department of Helsinki Polytechnical Institute (1893–7). His practice was shaped by the Arts and Crafts ideal of the total work of art....

International Design Conference at Aspen (IDCA) (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The International Design Conference at Aspen was conceived in 1951 as a forum for designers and businessmen to discuss the shared interests of culture and commerce at the remote location of an old silver mining town in the Colorado Rockies....

Knoll Associates

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Knoll Associates was preeminent among mid-twentieth-century furniture manufacturers for designing and manufacturing innovative modern furnishings, with particular strength in office interiors and textiles. The company began when its...

Eero Saarinen

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...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...