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Lucienne Day

Designer Biography

...Lucienne Day was a British textile designer who was awarded Royal Designer for Industry in 1962 and became the first female Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry from 1987 to 1989. Day studied industrial design at Croydon...

Mary Quant

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...British fashion designer Mary Quant opened her first shop “Bazaar” on Chelsea’s King’s Road, London, in November 1955. Quant studied at Goldsmiths School of Art where she met Alexander Plunket-Greene, later to be her business partner...

Charles Robert Ashbee

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Matthew Carter

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...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. His fonts include Helvetica Compressed, Bell Centennial, Georgia, Tahoma...

John Henry Dearle

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...Dearle was a British textile designer who worked with William Morris and was responsible for all textile designs from Morris and Co. after 1888. Moving from the retail side of William Morris and Co. to become a designer and their first...

Kenneth Grange

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

Misha Black

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...Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, as Moisey Tcherny (but renamed “Misha Black” by his parents when they moved the family to Britain in 1912),designer Black had an extraordinary influence on the direction of twentieth-century architecture and design...

René Lalique

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...Lalique was a French glass designer and jeweler. In 1872, he enrolled in the Coll.ge Turgot, Paris, where he developed his drawing and sketching skills. Lalique was apprenticed to the goldsmith Louis Aucoc in 1874, while also attending...

Wally Olins

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...Olins was a brand consultant who was born in London and studied history at Oxford University before launching himself into the advertising industry at the agency S. H. Benson (now part of the Ogilvy advertising agency). Olins was quickly...

Dunne & Raby

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...British industrial and critical designers, best known for their pioneering work and teaching in the field of critical design, Dunne & Raby first developed their ideas about critical design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London...