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Björquist, Karin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Karin Björquist is a Swedish ceramic artist and designer, particularly associated with the Gustavsberg porcelain company where she was artistic director from 1981 to 1986. She designed about twenty dinner sets including the Everyday (1953),...

Nordiska Museet, Skansen Open-Air Museum, Stockholm (1873–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sweden’s largest cultural historical museum houses a collection of 1.5 million objects, photographs, books, documents, films, and gene banks about life and work in Sweden from the 1520s to the present, as well as research archives...

Kåge, Wilhelm (1889–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swedish artist and designer best known for his innovative ceramic designs, Kåge began his career by studying applied arts at the Tekniska Skolan of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed his...

Rörstrand

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rörstrand is Sweden’s oldest pottery and porcelain factory founded at Rörstrand castle in Stockholm in 1726. From 1735, the workshop was able to produce finely decorated tableware in a full range of high-temperature colors. Rörstrand...

Gustavsberg

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. 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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...Gustavsberg was a Swedish ceramics manufacturer established in 1825. After a meager start, the company grew to become a solid business, employing 900 people toward the end of the century. As the cornerstone of the small town...

Brio

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...BRIO is a Swedish toy manufacturer who grew to be the largest wooden toy maker in the world. Ivar Bengtsson established the company, in Osby, Skåne, in 1884. Initially, they made woven wooden baskets, but the company expanded...

Hasselblad

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Hasselblad camera-manufacturing company is known for its medium-format cameras with superior optic lenses. The company was founded in 1841 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has been producing high-quality, professional cameras since the Second...

Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (1844–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leading higher education art, craft, and design college in Scandinavia, Konstfack University College of Art and Design was founded in 1844 by artist and ethnologist Nils Månsson Mandelgren. In 1845, it was handed over to the Svenska...

Tetra Pak

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. 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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...Tetra Pak is a Swedish packaging manufacturer established in 1951 by economist Ruben Rausing to commercialize the groundbreaking plastic-coated carton tetrahedron patented in 1944. The first product to be sold in the new packaging, in 1952,...

Röhsska Museet (The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts), Göteborg (Gothenburg) (1916–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Röhsska Museet (The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts) is a crafts and design museum in Gothenburg, Sweden, which opened in 1916 after three decades of preparation. It is the only museum in Sweden dedicated exclusively...