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Patricia Urquoila

Designer Biography

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...Spanish-born product designer and architect Patricia Urquiola lives and works in Milan, Italy. She graduated in architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1989 and worked until 1992 as assistant lecturer on Castiglioni...

Antoni Gaudí

Designer Biography

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...A Catalan architect and designer most well known for his remarkable designs created in and around Barcelona, Gaudí was initially influenced by the work of Viollet-le-Duc and the geometry of the Gothic, and had developed a respect for crafts...
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...Javier Mariscal is a multi-disciplined Spanish designer born in Valencia. Mariscal’s first steps in underground comics were soon combined with illustration, sculpture, graphic design, and interior design. His sketchy and irreverent style...

Balenciaga, Cristóbal (1895–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Fortuny, Mariano (1871–1949)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

On Diseño (1978–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...On Diseño magazine began its activities in 1978. For thirty-five years, it has been dedicated to spreading the culture of Spanish design, specializing in the dissemination of national projects. Its publications have been dedicated...
...Salón Internacional de Diseño del Equipamiento para el Hábitat (SIDI) (International Salon of Design for Home Furnishings) began operations in 1984 with the aim of promoting the production of a Spanish group of companies dedicated...

Modernismo

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Modernismo, or modernisme, was the Spanish (Catalan) equivalent to the Art Nouveau style, being expressed in other parts of Europe. Catalonia and its capital, Barcelona, was the center of this brief flourishing of art design...