Quezel Glassware
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Quezel an American glassware company

Compasso d'Orro exhibition display
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Compasso d’Oro – most prestigious industrial design award in the world

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Dan Svarth ( b.1942) – Danish furniture designer

Museum of Modern Art MOMA
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Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
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Museum of Applied Arts Vienna – selection of its collection

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Pelikan Poster by Herbert Leupin

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Million Mark Note – Design Classic


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Decorative & Applied Arts

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Hilton McConnico (1943 – 2018) American interior and furniture designer

Hilton McConnico ( 1943 – 2018) was American furniture and interior designer. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked professionally in Paris.

Paul McCobb furniture

Paul McCobb (1917 – 1969) American furniture designer

One of the leading designers of the American design movement from the mid-20th century

Set of three silver brooches by Arno Malinowski

Arno Malinowki (1899 – 1976) Danish sculptor and metalworker

His jewellery designs of a kneeling deer, a dolphin in the rushes, and butterflies on a flower, which he created in 1937, were produced for many years. In 1940, he created the ‘Kingmark’ to commemorate King Christian’s seventieth birthday. It was mass-produced and worn by Danes to demonstrate their allegiance to Denmark and opposition to the German occupation.

Sam Maloof Rocker 1980

Sam Maloof (1916 – 2009) American furniture designer and maker

Sam Maloof, whose simple, elegant wooden furniture he designed and handmade, made him a central figure in the American post-war craft movement.


TYPE OF DESIGN


Industrial Design

Compasso d'Orro exhibition display

Compasso d’Oro – most prestigious industrial design award in the world

Aldo Borletti founded the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) competition and the award for product aesthetics at the Italian department store La Rinascente at the X Triennale (see Milan Triennale) in Milan in 1954. In Europe, the award was the first of its kind.

Architecture

Carrara marble – “Luni marble”

Carrara marble is a white or blue-grey marble that is commonly used in sculpture and building decor. Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy, is where it is quarried.

interior design

Robert Bonfils (1886 – 1972) French Graphic Artist, Painter and Designer

Born in Paris, Robert Bonfils was a French graphic artist, painter, and designer. He studied at the École Germain-Pilon in 1903 and at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1906.

He worked for Henri Hamm, a furniture designer. His work included paintings, bookbindings, ceramics for Sèvres, Bianchini-Frerier silk, wallpaper and interior design layouts. He designed the tea room at the Au Printemps department store in Paris. With depictions of the seasons, he decorated the wall.

Furniture

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Furniture news from around the world – new releases, new collections, updates all the information that you need to stay in touch.


150 YEARS OF DESIGN


Graphic Designers

Robert Bonfils (1886 – 1972) French Graphic Artist, Painter and Designer

Born in Paris, Robert Bonfils was a French graphic artist, painter, and designer. He studied at the École Germain-Pilon in 1903 and at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1906.

He worked for Henri Hamm, a furniture designer. His work included paintings, bookbindings, ceramics for Sèvres, Bianchini-Frerier silk, wallpaper and interior design layouts. He designed the tea room at the Au Printemps department store in Paris. With depictions of the seasons, he decorated the wall.

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Hilton McConnico photo from Facebook

Hilton McConnico ( 1943 – 2018) was American furniture and interior designer. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked professionally in Paris.Read More →

Set of three silver brooches by Arno Malinowski

His jewellery designs of a kneeling deer, a dolphin in the rushes, and butterflies on a flower, which he created in 1937, were produced for many years. In 1940, he created the ‘Kingmark’ to commemorate King Christian’s seventieth birthday. It was mass-produced and worn by Danes to demonstrate their allegiance to Denmark and opposition to the German occupation. Read More →

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

One of the most important museums of its kind worldwide is the MAK- Museum of Applied Arts. Founded in 1863 as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, today’s museum can boast an incomparable identity, with its exclusive collection of applied arts and as a first-class address for contemporary art. Today’s MAK Series, originally developed as an outstanding source collection, continues to stand for an exceptional union of applied art, design, contemporary art and architecture.Read More →

The poster has established itself as an integral part of modern marketing and has acquired the status of a typical Swiss quality product just like the one it was intended to sell. A good example is the poster designed in 1952 by Herbert Leupin (1916–1999) for the Pelikan fountain pen company. Showing an eponymous bird with a pen in its beak and a wing ink, it’s done with very little text. The message is simple: the bird is a brand name. Anyone looking to buy a fountain pen.Read More →