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Bruno Mathsson

Designer Biography

...Swedish industrial designer and architect Bruno Mathsson is known principally for his furniture. In 1930, he received a scholarship allowing him to visit the Stockholm Exhibition where he saw a number of important Swedish functionalist...

Josef Frank

Designer Biography

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...Josef Frank was an Austrian architect and designer who was a founding member of the Austrian Werkbund in 1912 and of Congr.s internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM) in 1928. Frank was among Vienna’s central designers of the interwar...
...Greta Magnusson-Grossman was a designer and architect, initially based in Stockholm in the 1930s and later, during the Second World War, in California. Trained as a furniture maker and designer, she established a workshop in Los Angeles...

Björquist, Karin (1927–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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),...

Brio

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Design, Design History, Swedish Design History

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...Design is a concept-based activity practised in close collaboration with other professions, usually resulting in a product or service. Ideas are normally visualized in the form of sketches, drawings and models, but can in principle...

Hasselblad

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Asplund, Gunnar (1885–1940)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A Swedish architect, Asplund began his career at the Stockholm Academy of Art, and soon acted as the catalyst for a change in design practice from the Nordic Classicism of the 1920s to the modernist style that was promoted at the Stockholm...