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Bosch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bosch is a German manufacturer of vehicle components, industrial plant, and electrical appliances, foundedin 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as a business for precision mechanics and electrical engineering. In 1887, Bosch produced...

Audi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Audi is a German car manufacturer, now belonging to the Volkswagen group. The company was originally founded in 1909 by August Horch (1868–1951). In 1932 the company merged with Horch, DKW, and Wander, to form the Auto-Union from which...

Mercedes-Benz

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mercedes-Benz is a German automobile brand belonging to Daimler AG. The company dates to 1886, when Carl Benz (1844–1921) introduced the first internal combustion motor vehicle in the world. The present company was formed in 1926...

Bürolandschaft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bürolandschaft is a concept for the organization of offices developed in Germany. At the end of the 1950s, the Quickborner Team, a private consulting company, founded by the brothers Eberhard (1921–97) and Wolfgang Schnelle (1930–2005...

Siemens

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Siemens is a German electrical and technology company concentrating on energy, medical equipment, industrial infrastructure and design, and urban engineering. The company was founded in Berlin in 1847 as a telegraph building business...

Zeiss

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Zeiss is a German company in the fine-precision optical industry, founded in Jena in 1846 by Carl Zeiss (1816–88) for the manufacture of microscopes, which were initially hand-made individually. Beginning in 1866, Zeiss worked together...

BMW

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...BMW is a German car manufacturer, founded in 1916 under the name “Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW)” as a maker of airplane engines. The logo is a stylized aircraft propeller in the Bavarian colors of white and blue. The company began...

AEG (Allgemeines Elektricitäts Gesellschaft)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Emil Rathenau (1838–1915) founded Allgemeines Elektricitäts Gesellschaft (AEG) (German Electrical Appliance Company) in Berlin in 1883 under the name Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizität (DEG), having obtained patents...

Porsche

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Porsche is a German automobile brand belonging to Volkswagen AG (VW). The origins of the company date to 1931, when Ferdinand Porsche (1875–1951) established Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche GmbH as an independent design bureau in Stuttgart...

Volkswagen

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer, founded in 1937 as a factory for the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), an organization within the Nazi Party, which had replaced the dissolved manufacturing unions in establishing a totalitarian...