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Hermès

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hermès is a Parisian luxury lifestyle brand founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès as a harness workshop with the addition of saddlery by 1880. Granted the exclusive rights to use the zipper for leather goods and clothing, Hermès introduced...

Vuitton, Louis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Louis Vuitton is a Parisian luxury fashion brand founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton as a travel trunk maker, offering innovative lightweight, airtight flat-top trunks of canvas that stacked and locked. Vuitton introduced the Damier check...

Swatch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Swatch is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group founded by Nicolas Hayek launched in 1983 as Switzerland’s answer to inexpensive watches flooding the market from Asia. The name “Swatch” derives from “Second Watch” (the “S” also suggests...

IKEA

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...IKEA is a Swedish mass-market retailer of home products and furniture founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in Elmtaryd Agunnara. IKEA is an acronym derived from the initials of the founders name and home town. Marketed on a Swedish heritage...

Art Furniture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... of writing and printing, from Assyrian cuneiform to the invention of the printing press. A row of porcupines is a pun on quills. The Narcissus washstand (1867, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford), with its ingenious bronze tap, “a bull from...

Drawing Rooms: A Backward Glance—Fashioning an Individual Drawing Room

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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... by the cognoscenti, including Ruskin.Lord Ronald Gower, Sitting Room No. 2, in “Bric À Brac”, Or, Some Photoprints Illustrating Art Objects At Gower Lodge, Windsor, London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1888. Credit: Anne Anderson. Ghastly...

Agha, Mehemed Fehmy (1896–1978)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... the work of photographers such as Cecil Beaton and Charles Sheeler to his readers, and his articles addressed up-to-the-minute topics in art, society, and politics. His consummate design proficiency earned him the nickname Dr. Agha by his...

Design and Industries Association (DIA) (1915–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Design and Industries Association (DIA) is a voluntary organization, founded in 1915 by a group of designers, businessmen, and industrialists, including Harold Stabler, Ambrose Heal, Cecil Brewer, and Harry Peach. Having attended...

Caribbean Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Cultural Development, thus recognizing it as a regional cultural resource. One example was Cecil Baugh who taught pottery at the school. Baugh honed his skills on the streets of Kingston learning from established potters of the time,...

Britain Can Make It Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum (1946)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... people and the world” and “a record of the strikingly rapid changeover from war to peace production in Great Britain.” Exhibition designers Cecil Cooke and James Gardner organized Britain Can Make It under the aegis of the Council of Industrial...