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Welch, Robert (1929–2000)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A British industrial designer born in Hereford, Welch was educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School, Birmingham School of Art, and later at the Royal College of Art in 1952. As a student, he traveled to Scandinavia, where he found...

Design in Scandinavia (Touring Show) 1954–7

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design in Scandinavia was the most important of a series of joint Scandinavian touring exhibitions of the 1950s and 1960s. With the motto “United we stand,” it was a result of the diligent efforts of the national societies of crafts...

Eckhoff, Mathias Gerhard (Tias) (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A pioneer in Norwegian industrial design, Eckhoff’s output embodies modernist principles in a country with a relatively brief history of industrial design. Eckhoff represents the young postwar Scandinavian Design generation of graduates...

Churba, Alberto (1932–)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). 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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...Argentinean furniture, textile, and glass designer who is also a fine artist. Churba is credited with contributing to the dissemination of modern design (particularly Scandinavian) in his native country. A talented dancer and musician, he...

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth-century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....

Juhl, Finn (1912–89)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Danish designer who worked primarily with furniture and interior and exhibition design, Juhl epitomized the organic movement in Scandinavian Design in the period 1940–50 with his designs, which were inspired by international modernist...

Koppel, Henning (1918–81)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. 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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...Danish silversmith, born in Copenhagen, Koppel studied drawing in Copenhagen (1935–6) and went on to study sculpture under Einar Utzon-Frank at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1936–7). From 1938 to 1939, he continued...

Svenskt Tenn (1924–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Svenskt Tenn is an interior design business established in Stockholm in 1924 by pewter designer Estrid Ericson in conjunction with pewter artist Nils Fougstedt. From the start the company was associated with the Swedish Modern aesthetic...

Dysthe, Sven Ivar (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dysthe is a Norwegian industrial and furniture designer, who brought an international design ethos to the Norwegian postwar scene. After qualifying as a master cabinetmaker, in 1953 he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London...

Aarnio, Eero (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Eero Aarnio is a Finnish architect and designer who was educated at the School of Industrial Design in Helsinki, and who set up his own practice in Helsinki in 1962. Although he initially worked with natural materials such as rattan...