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Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

Iittala Raami 12-Ounce Glass Bowl

Iittala Raami 12-Ounce Glass Bowl, Sea Blue, by Jasper Morrison

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Elio Martinelli (1922 – 2004) Italian Lighting Designer

Perttu Mentula (b.1936) Finnish architect & Interior Designers

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Borje Rajalin (1933 – ) Finnish Jewellery Designer

Eugenia Errazuriz

Eugenia Errazuriz (1860 to 1951 ) a woman of taste and social prestige

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Javier Mariscal (b.1950) Spanish designer and Graphic Artist


DESIGNERS


Decorative & Applied Arts

Vase-sculpture ‘The Apple’ Designed by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors

Ingeborg Lundin (1921 – 1991) Swedish Glassware Designer

Ingeborg Lundin (1921 – 1991) was a Swedish Glassware Designer. Between 1941 – 1946 she studied at Konstaackskolan and Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm.

Thomas Molesworth armchairs

Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

Molesworth ranch style furniture has inspired contemporary Western furniture designers such as Jim Covert, Jeff Morris and Marc Tagesger with its large brass pads, Native American motifs and wildfire imagery.

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Ennio Lucini (b.1934) Italian, packaging, product, graphic designer

He executed small objects for the home in ceramics and glass produced by Gabbianelli and metalware by Barazzoni. He designed the hemispherical Ponte di Brera drinking glasses (from 1965 by Ponte di Brera, 1968—75 by Gabbianelli) and 1968 Tummy range of stainless-steel cookware by Barazoni. 

Jean Luce (1895 – 1964) French ceramicist and glassware designer

French designer. He worked primarily in ceramics, but also designed for glass and gold. His ceramics, in an Art Deco style, were manufactured in Limoges


TYPE OF DESIGN


Industrial Design

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Serge Chermayeff | Radio (model AC74). 1933 

The Radio (model AC74) designed by Serge Chermayeff (1900 – 1966) is a beautifully designed with elegant rounded curves.

Architecture

MARS (Modern Architectural Research Group) (1933 – 1957)

The MARS Group, or Modern Architectural Research Group, was a British architectural think tank created in 1933 by numerous famous architects and architectural critics participating in the British modernist movement. The MARS Group was created after several prior but unsuccessful attempts to establish an organization to promote modernist architects in the United Kingdom, similar to organizations created in continental Europe, such as France’s Union des Artistes Modernes.

interior design

Kwok Hoi Chan (1939 – 1987) Chinese architect and interior designer

Interior design projects included furniture for Air India and the IBM offices in Hong Kong. 1966-68, Chan worked in a design studio, London, contributing to the interiors of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II. He subsequently, designed for Spectrum, the Netherlands.

Furniture

Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

Molesworth ranch style furniture has inspired contemporary Western furniture designers such as Jim Covert, Jeff Morris and Marc Tagesger with its large brass pads, Native American motifs and wildfire imagery.


150 YEARS OF DESIGN


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New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture

Throughout the twentieth century, ceramics was broadly divided into two sectors. Studio pottery, which was a reaction against the mass-made wares of the industrial revolution, and fine art by contemporary artists, who just happened to use clay in their practice but rejected many of its traditional codes of practice.

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Alessi PSJS Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer (Design Classic)

Alessi PSJS Juicy Salif Citrus Squeezer designed by Philippe Starck Philippe Starck designed the Juicy

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Vase-sculpture ‘The Apple’ Designed by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors

Ingeborg Lundin (1921 – 1991) was a Swedish Glassware Designer. Between 1941 – 1946 she studied at Konstaackskolan and Tekniska Skolan, Stockholm.Read More →

Iittala Raami 12-Ounce Glass Bowl

Raami, designed by Jasper Morrison, adds a touch of effortless beauty to any space. Simple, adaptable, and high-quality tableware is framed by careful design that allows the room to take on its own personality. Breakfast, desserts, and cold meals go well in this sea blue Raami bowl. Finland-made pressed glass.Read More →

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Borje Rajalin is a Finnish Jewellery Designer.

Rajalin worked at Bertel Gardberg’s silversmith from 1952 – 1956.  His design work included technical equipment, plastic fittings, cutlery, stainless steel table and cookware and with Anti Nurmesniemi in 1972 a train for the Helsinki Railway.  They collaborated with station designers to make the metro stations modern and chic.  Rajalin produced silver designs for Bertel Gardberg and jewellery for Kalevala Koru.  He taught at Taideeteollinen Oppilaitos and was the director of Taidetelinen Ammattikoulu in Helsinki.Read More →

French Art Deco Rattan Chairs Design Jean-Michel Frank for Ecart International

After World War I, he worked as a cabinetmaker at Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann’s studio in Paris, where he met decorator Adolphe Chanaux, who had collaborated with André Groult and Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann on the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’ Read More →

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Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer’s design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.Read More →

MARS plan for London

The MARS Group, or Modern Architectural Research Group, was a British architectural think tank created in 1933 by numerous famous architects and architectural critics participating in the British modernist movement. The MARS Group was created after several prior but unsuccessful attempts to establish an organization to promote modernist architects in the United Kingdom, similar to organizations created in continental Europe, such as France’s Union des Artistes Modernes.Read More →