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Swid Powell

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Studio Alchimia (1977–92)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by Alessandro and Adriana Guerriero and Bruno and Giorgio Gregori, the Milan-based Studio Alchimia brought together designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Paola Navone, Michele de Lucchi, and many others. The group’s work...

Tecno

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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...

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...

Venini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Ettore Sottsass and Critical Design in Italy, 1965–1985

Penny Sparke

Penny Sparke is a Pro-Vice Chancellor at Kingston University, UK. She is also a Professor of Design History and the Director of the Modern Interiors New Book Proposal Research Centre. Her publications include An Introduction to Design and Culture, 1900 to the Present (1986 and 2004); Design in Context(1987); As Long as it's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste (1995) and The Modern Interior(2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Much has been written about the Italian neomodern design movement of the years 1945 to 1965 (see Maddalena Dalla Mura and Carlo Vinti’s historiography in this volume for one characterisation of the literature). For example, Penny...

De Lucchi, Michele (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...