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Guixé, Martí (1964–)

Sorcha O’Brien

Sorcha O’Brien teaches Design History and Theory to Product and Furniture Design students in Kingston University, UK. 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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...Spanish interior designer and self-declared “ex-designer,” Guixé graduated from Elisava in 1985 in interior design and received a Masters from Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1986. Guixé’s work attempts to both solve design...

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (1895–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spanish Basque fashion designer, Balenciaga was born in the fishing village of Getaria in the Gipuzoka province of Spain. He learned his craft from his mother who sewed dresses for local wealthy women, and the young Balenciaga began...

BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Centre) (1973–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Centre) is a private, nonprofit organization with forty years of experience in providing services to business and public institutions. Its main objectives are to promote design...

Fortuny, Mariano (1871–1949)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mariano Fortuny, synonymous with gorgeous pleats and sumptuous fabrics, was a Spanish fashion and textile designer who became known as the “magician of Venice.” He was a versatile designer displaying multifaceted talents as an inventor...

A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (A.C. Contemporary Activity Documents) (1931–7)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (Contemporary Activity Documents) published a total of twenty-five issues between 1931 and 1937. It was mainly devoted to communicating the ideals, manifestos, and accomplishments of the Spanish...

Barcelona: Exposición Universal De Barcelona (Barcelona Universal Exposition) (1888)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Exposición Universal de Barcelona (Barcelona Universal Exposition) was held between April and December 1888. At that time, Barcelona had a population of 530,000. The Exposition received hundreds of thousands of visitors from around...

EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona (EINA University School of Design and Art) (1967–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, was founded in 1967 by a breakaway group of teachers who decided to create a more progressive school in the city. A major focus of EINA activity has been addressing the relationships...

Spanish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The particularities of Spanish industrialization and the country’s isolation from the rest of Western Europe during much of the twentieth century have significantly affected the quality, nature, and availability of mass-produced goods...

Premios Nacionales de Diseño (National Design Awards) (1987–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Premios Nacionales de Diseño (National Design Awards) were created in 1987 by BCD, the Design Centre of Barcelona, and the Spanish Ministry of Industry. From 2010, they began to be called Premios Nacionales de Innovación y Diseño...

Spanish Colonial Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Spanish Colonial Revival is an architectural style most popular in the United States in the early to mid-twentieth century based upon the building style found in Spanish colonies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries in what is now...