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Rörstrand

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rörstrand is Sweden’s oldest pottery and porcelain factory founded at Rörstrand castle in Stockholm in 1726. From 1735, the workshop was able to produce finely decorated tableware in a full range of high-temperature colors. Rörstrand...

Dansk Designs

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...On a visit to the Kunstindustrimuseet (Designmuseum Danmark) in 1954, the Americans Martha and Ted Nierenberg saw a set of hand-forged steel and teak cutlery made by the artist and designer Jens Quistgaard. Recognizing the potential...

Danish Modern

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Danish Modern is the name of a design movement of the post-Second World War period created by Danish craftsmen, architects, and designers, among them Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, and Arne Jacobsen. By 1900, Sweden, Denmark...

Borås

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Väfskolan (The Weaving School) was founded in the traditional textile production center in Borås, Sweden, by the handicraft teacher S. F. Krebs in 1866, and was later named Textilhögskolan (the Swedish School of Textiles). In 1948...

Holmegaard, Glasverk

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsøe founded Holmegaard Glassworks in 1825 in Fensmark, Denmark. From 1832, Holmegaard produced household glassware and later began to produce both Art Glass and industrial glass. In 1906, the artist Svend...

Orrefors

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Orrefors is a Swedish glassworks known for its modern glass and tableware. In 1898, an ironwork factory on the Orrefors estate, in the region of Småland, Sweden, was turned into a production center of ink bottles, and Orrefors glassworks...

Bing & Grøndahl

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bing & Grøndahl was a Danish porcelain manufacturer founded by Frederick Vilhelm Grøndahl, a figure painter formerly at the Danish Royal Porcelain Factory—Royal Copenhagen, and the brothers Herman Meyer and Jacob Herman Bing, paper and art...

Hansen, Fritz (1872–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Fritz Hansen is a furniture producer established in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1872 by the master carpenter Fritz Hansen, owned and run by the Hansen family until it was sold to Scandinavian Holding in 1979. In the 1920s and 1930s, the company...

Kosta Boda

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Generals Koskull and Staël von Holstein founded the glassworks Kosta in 1742 in the Swedish province of Småland. In 1898, the company invited its first designer, Gunnar Gunnarsson Wennerberg, to join the production team. Kosta also worked...

Hackman

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Hackman steel factory was established in the Russian town of Vyborg in 1790, and relocated across the border to Finland in the early 1880s. The company initiated its production of low-cost cutlery, forged from a single piece of metal...