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Ettore Jr. Sottsass

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...Austrian-born architect, painter, theorist, and designer, active in Italy, Ettore was the son of the architect Ettore Sottsass Sr. Trained as an architect (1939) at Turin’s Polytechnic, Sottsass developed throughout his career parallel...

Michele De Lucchi

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...De Lucchi is an architect and product designer, born in Ferrara, Italy. Over the course of his career, he devoted himself to the quality of working environments and public spaces. In 1975, he graduated in architecture from the University...

Tecno

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tecno was founded by twin brothers Osvaldo and Fulgencio Borsani in Milan in 1953, and was one of a dozen or so Italian companies, along with Arflex, Zanotta, and others, that emerged from family-owned craft-centered businesses...

Typewriter

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As with many other mechanically complex items for the office or study, the typewriter, which for commercial purposes was first introduced by Scholes and Gidden in the USA in 1868, borrowed its design language from the domestic sewing...

De Lucchi, Michele (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Lucchi is an architect and product designer, born in Ferrara, Italy. Over the course of his career, he devoted himself to the quality of working environments and public spaces. In 1975, he graduated in architecture from the University...

Branzi, Andrea (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian architect, designer, and theorist, since the late 1960s, Branzi has been prominent in the dissemination of the ideas of Radical architecture and design, both as a cofounder of the Florentine-based Archizoom Associati...

Venini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Venini is a glass manufactory founded in 1921 in Murano (Venice) by the Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and the Venetian antiquarian Giacomo Cappellin. In its early years, under the artistic guidance of Vittorio Zecchin, it focused...

Van Onck, Andries (1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Van Onck is a Dutch industrial designer, born in Amsterdam. Between 1954 and 1959, he studied industrial design at the Ulm Institute of Design (HfG). After graduation, he was introduced by HfG director Tomás Maldonado to Ettore Sottsass...

Rashid, Karim (1960–)

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

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...Karim Rashid is a product designer, born in Cairo and raised in Canada. Rashid is a designer with an approach to products that is both comprehensive and eclectic. He was initially trained as a designer in Ottawa and then in Milan...

Swid Powell

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swid Powell is a New York-based company established in 1982 by Nan Swid and Addie Powell to create architect-designed tableware, distributed in the commercial market through department stores and other retail outlets. Powell had previously...