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PEL (Practical Equipment Ltd.)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Practical Equipment Limited (PEL) was founded in Birmingham in 1931 by steel manufacturers Tube Investments as a response to European manufacturers who were specializing in the production of metal furniture. The company’s highly functional...

Doulton (Royal Doulton)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Royal Doulton was founded in London, in 1815 by John Doulton (1793–1873) and two business partners as Jones, Watts, and Doulton, specializing in the manufacture of stoneware bottles. In 1854 John Doulton became sole owner of the company...

Austin

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Austin was a British car manufacturer founded by Herbert Austin (1866–1941) in 1905, in Longbridge, England. Producing some of the first cars in Britain, the company’s earliest vehicles were considered luxury items, reflected...

Coalbrookdale

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Coalbrookdale is a village in Shropshire, England, that played host to significant developments in the process of smelting iron during the first part of the eighteenth century. The village was initially associated with Abraham Darby...

Peach, Harry (1874–1936)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British design reformer Peach was born in Toronto, Canada, to British parents, who moved back to Leicester, England, when he was three years old. Although his early career was focused on his own bookshop, it was his dealing of early...

Carwardine, George (1887–1947)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Carwardine was a British designer, known for the iconic design of the Anglepoise Lamp, first manufactured and released as the Anglepoise 1209 under license in 1934 by Herbert Terry Ltd and intended for industrial use. The year 1935...

Coates, Nigel (1949–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Trained as an architect, Coates is also a highly regarded and successful British designer and theorist. He trained under James Stirling at the Architectural Association, forming part of the radical Unit 10 study group. His earliest work...

Lane, Danny (1955–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...American glass designer and artist, born in Urbana, Illinois, Lane moved to London in 1975 to study painting at the Byam Shaw School of Art and then the Central School. He is best known for his furniture and sculptural work in sheet glass...

Morrison, Jasper (1959–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jasper Morrison is a British-born industrial and furniture designer, who trained at Kingston Polytechnic (now University) before studying furniture design at the Royal College of Art. He was awarded a one-year scholarship to Berlin...

Chermayeff, Serge (1900–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architect, interior and furniture designer who was born in Russia, Chermayeff was schooled, naturalized, and worked in Britain, before immigrating to America in 1940. He was a key exponent of the Modernist style...