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Missoni

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Missoni is an Italian fashion company specializing in knitwear founded by the couple Ottavio Missoni and Rosita Jelmini in 1953 as a small workshop (Maglificio Jolly) in Gallarate, near Varese; in 1958 they presented their first collection...

Gavina

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gavina is an Italian furniture company, founded in 1960 in San Lazzaro di Savena, near Bologna, by entrepreneur Dino Gavina. Until his death in 2007, Gavina devoted himself to developing initiatives for the production and promotion...

Zanotta

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Zanotta is an Italian furniture company founded by Aurelio Zanotta in Nova Milanese, near Milan, in 1954. The company’s collaboration with consultant designers has developed particularly since the 1960s. Marked by the experimentation...

Ercolani, Lucian R. (1888–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Lucian Randolph Ercolani (1888–1976), furniture designer and industrialist, was the founder of the British company Ercol Furniture Ltd. Born in Sant’Angelo in Vado, near Urbino, Italy, in 1898 he moved with his family to London, where he...

Castelli

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Castelli was founded in Bologna in 1877, originally as a cabinet-making workshop but developed into a modern furnishings company, specializing in office furniture. After the Second World War, the company (since 1939, Anonima Castelli) began...

Cassina

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Cassina is an Italian furniture company founded in 1927 in Meda, in the Brianza area, by brothers Cesare and Umberto Cassina. In the years following the Second World War, Cassina transformed its artisanal manufacturing to industrial...

Venini

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Venini is a glass manufactory founded in 1921 in Murano (Venice) by the Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and the Venetian antiquarian Giacomo Cappellin. In its early years, under the artistic guidance of Vittorio Zecchin, it focused...

Ferrari

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ferrari is an Italian racing and sports car manufacturer. The origins of the company date to 1929, when Enzo Ferrari, then collaborating with the Alfa Romeo company as a test and racing driver and as a dealer, established in his home town...

Ducati

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ducati was an Italian motorcycle design and manufacturing company. Its history is rooted in the Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati founded in Bologna in 1926 by the Cavalieri Ducati brothers. They manufactured condensers for radio...

B&B Italia (1966–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...B&B Italia is an Italian furniture company established in 1966 in Novedrate near Como by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli and Cesare Cassina as C&B. In 1973, the company was acquired by Busnelli and renamed B&B. Experienced in the production...