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Jakob Schlaepfer (1904–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jakob Schlaepfer is a Swiss textile design company and manufacturer, originally producing broderie anglaise. Jakob Schlaepfer purchased Vogel & Co. in 1934, having joined it in 1904, changed its name, and then ran the company with his son...

Godwin, Edward William (1833–86)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Godwin was a British designer, writer, and architect who pioneered the Anglo-Japanese style during the 1860s and was a key member of the Aesthetic Movement. His early architectural designs were neo-Gothic, for example, Northampton Town Hall...

Reeves, Ruth (1892–1966)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ruth Reeves was an American artist and textile designer who sought to develop an American national design aesthetic influenced by textile designs from Central and South America, in particular Guatemala. She used ethnographic materials...

Chalmers, Sylvia (1928–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Scottish textile designer, trained at the Glasgow School of Art during the late 1940s. During the 1950s, she designed for Heal’s and Elizabeth Eaton Ltd and won gold medals for her designs at the Milan Triennale in 1954. Influenced...

Craven, Shirley (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British textile designer who studied at the Royal College of Art, London, Craven was appointed Color and Design Consultant to Hull Traders in 1959, a company known for abstract and innovative designs, produced by hand screen printing....

Kroll, Boris (1913–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Kroll was an American weaver, textile designer, and manufacturer, one of the largest in the United States by the 1970s. After working in his brother’s furniture factory in New York, Kroll took up weaving to provide modern fabrics...

Hicks, Sheila (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hicks is a American textile fiber artist, weaver, and sculptor, from Nebraska, living in Paris since 1964. At Yale, she studied painting under Josef Albers and pre-Columbian textiles with George Kubler, and was also introduced to weaver...

Birtwell, Celia (1941–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Celia Birtwell is a British textile designer, best known for her collaboration with the fashion designer Ossie Clark during the 1960s and the 1970s. Her focus was on designing prints, often on transparent fabrics such as chiffon, voile...

Albers, Anni (1899–1994)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anni Albers was a German-American weaver and textile designer, born in Berlin, and a student at the Bauhaus weaving workshop between 1923 and 1925, studying with Gunta Stölzl. She later recalled that this was not teaching in the formal...

Dorn, Marion (1896–1964)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dorn was an American textile and interior designer, who, after settling in London in 1923, began to design a wide range of textiles including, most prominently, rugs. She sought to elevate the status of textiles as components of the modern...