La Paresse by George Barbier
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La Paresse (1924 – 1925) by George Barbier

John Eberson - Atmospheric Theatre Design
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John Eberson (1875 – 1954) American Designer famous for the atmospheric theatre

iF Jurors
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The iF Design Award – international design competition

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Annie Coop – Australian Textile Studio

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


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Minnie Macleish British textile designer

Minnie Macleish (1876 – 1957 ) British textile designer

She collaborated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Constance Irving at London’s Foxton textiles and Amsterdam’s Metz store. Macleish was a prolific designer during the 1920s and 1930s, creating patterns for Morton Sundour fabrics.

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Daniel Mack ( b.1947) American furniture designer

Daniel Mack creates fine custom furniture, architectural detail, and decoration from wood as close to its natural form and texture as possible, frequently incorporating glass, metal, or stone.

Porsche 356 designed by Erwin Komeda

Erwin Komeda (1904 – 1966) Austrian Automobile Designer

In 1934, he joined Ferdinand Porsche’s design bureau in Stuttgart and began work on the styling of the Volkswagen, the people’s car.

John Eberson - Atmospheric Theatre Design

John Eberson (1875 – 1954) American Designer famous for the atmospheric theatre

John Eberson was an american designer who was known for his cinema dƩcors. One of his earliest, the 1923 Majestic Theatre in Houston, Texas, was a loosely recreated garden of a late-Renaissance palazzo in Italy. Through his workshop Michelangelo Studios, he was was successful at producing elaborate plasterwork for his theatre dƩcors in Spanish, Moorish, Dutch, Chinese and other styles.


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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.

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John Eberson (1875 – 1954) American Designer famous for the atmospheric theatre

John Eberson was an american designer who was known for his cinema dƩcors. One of his earliest, the 1923 Majestic Theatre in Houston, Texas, was a loosely recreated garden of a late-Renaissance palazzo in Italy. Through his workshop Michelangelo Studios, he was was successful at producing elaborate plasterwork for his theatre dƩcors in Spanish, Moorish, Dutch, Chinese and other styles.

Furniture

Furniture News

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 Ɖcole Germain-Pilon in 1903 and at the Ɖcole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1906.

He worked for Henri Hamm, a furniture designer. His work included paintings, bookbindings, ceramics for SĆØvres, 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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Minnie Macleish British textile designer

She collaborated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Constance Irving at London’s Foxton textiles and Amsterdam’s Metz store. Macleish was a prolific designer during the 1920s and 1930s, creating patterns for Morton Sundour fabrics.Read More →

John Eberson - Atmospheric Theatre Design

John Eberson was an american designer who was known for his cinema dĆ©cors. One of his earliest, the 1923 Majestic Theatre in Houston, Texas, was a loosely recreated garden of a late-Renaissance palazzo in Italy. Through his workshop Michelangelo Studios, he was was successful at producing elaborate plasterwork for his theatre dĆ©cors in Spanish, Moorish, Dutch, Chinese and other styles.Read More →

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Lachenal joined ThĆ©odore Deck’s studio in 1870 and later became director. He established his studio in Malakoff, near Paris, in 1880 and Chatillon-sous-Bagneux, France, in 1887. He decorated his pottery with stylized figures, landscapes, greenery, and flowers in the ‘Persian style’ influenced by Deck.Ā Read More →

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He began his work as an instrument builder for the Bacharach Instrument Company in Pittsburgh. He then moved on to Owens-Illinois Glass Company, where he developed a lifetime interest in glass. He established small laboratories to create new glass batches and fabricate small glass objects while in command of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company milk-bottle plant. 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.Ā Read More →