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Arthur J. Pulos (1917- 1993) American industrial designer and educator

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Pukebergs Glassworks – Swedish Glass Factory

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Marie Teinitzer (1879 – 1960) Czech textile artist and producer

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Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) Danish architect and furniture designer

Tucker Viemeister (b.1948) American Product Designer

Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

Arzberg Porcelain Firm

Arzberg Porcelain – prestigious German design


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Decorative & Applied Arts

American Design Adventure cover by Arthur Pulos

Arthur J. Pulos (1917- 1993) American industrial designer and educator

Arthur Pulos (1917 – 1993) was a well-known design teacher, promoter, and industrial designer. Arthur Pulos was renowned for his writings, lectures in developed and developing nations, and involvement with important organizations like the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID).

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Marie Teinitzer (1879 – 1960) Czech textile artist and producer

Marie Teinitzerová was born in a little town near Pelhimov called kov. However, she and her parents soon relocated to Jindichv Hradec. In Vienna and Brno, she studied painting. She attended the School of Applied Arts in Prague from 1905 to 1906, then a weaving school in Berlin in 1906. Her research tour took her to Denmark, Sweden, and France, where she attended tapestry workshops in Paris. She returned to Prague in 1908.

Nanny Ditzel and husband

Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) Danish architect and furniture designer

Nanna Ditzel, a leading Danish 20th-century designer, had also worked in furniture, textiles and jewellery design for many decades and has been one of the few women designers in the country to achieve celebrity status.

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Andrea Branzi (b.1938) Italian furniture designer

His theoretical furniture is well-known. He formed Archizoom Associati, an avant-garde group in Florence, in 1966 (with Paolo Deganello and others) that brought the irony of 1960s Anti-Design to furniture design.


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

Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

The pressure-cast aluminium legs and the transition to the shell followed the same process to create an elegant and natural unit that ensures that from all angles, Ro is beautiful and elegant. To make the chair more colourful and tactile, a mixture of different textiles were also used in addition to the shell’s form – one for the shell and one for the cushions.


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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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Bloemenwerf Side Chair (1895) designed by Henry de Velde

Bloemenwerf, Henry Van de Velde’s property outside Brussels, is the inspiration for this chair. Van de Velde planned and built the house and the interiorÔÇöfrom the furniture to the wallpaperÔÇöresulting in a holistic design that exemplified the concept of a Gesamtkunstwerk “total work of art”.

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American Design Adventure cover by Arthur Pulos

Arthur Pulos (1917 – 1993) was a well-known design teacher, promoter, and industrial designer. Arthur Pulos was renowned for his writings, lectures in developed and developing nations, and involvement with important organizations like the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID).Read More →

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During Steve Job’s time at NeXT he commissioned graphic designer Paul Rand to create the visual identity for NeXT. Rand had the reputation for exerting great influence on his clients, he created a 100-page branding book to help Steve Jobs understand the entire design process hidden behind the NeXT identity.┬áRead More →

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Marie Teinitzerov├í was born in a little town near Pelhimov called kov. However, she and her parents soon relocated to Jindichv Hradec. In Vienna and Brno, she studied painting. She attended the School of Applied Arts in Prague from 1905 to 1906, then a weaving school in Berlin in 1906. Her research tour took her to Denmark, Sweden, and France, where she attended tapestry workshops in Paris. She returned to Prague in 1908.Read More →

The pressure-cast aluminium legs and the transition to the shell followed the same process to create an elegant and natural unit that ensures that from all angles, Ro is beautiful and elegant. To make the chair more colourful and tactile, a mixture of different textiles were also used in addition to the shell’s form – one for the shell and one for the cushions.Read More →

Arzberg Porcelain Firm

Arzberg is regarded as one of the most prestigious porcelain design houses in the world. The definition of good design. Arzberg combines aesthetics, functionality, and durability.Read More →

Red Dot Design Awards - Winners

Since 1955, the Red Dot Award: Product Design has been searching for the year’s best products. Producers and designers can currently submit their industrial products in 49 categories, from fashion to consumer electronics, vehicles, medical technology and furniture.Read More →

Alessi design collection

Alessi is an Italian domestic metal products factory. You would think that Alessi Italy’s foremost design factory would have its headquarters in an imposing palazzo in Milan. Instead, the company is nestled near a small northern Italian lake called Lago d’Orta, a mountain range from its more famous big brother, Lago Maggiore.Read More →

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The 1980s in Britain were marked by an apparent economic rebound and a newfound enthusiasm among Britons for business, risky capitalism, and design. Design was pushed as a fundamental ingredient to financial success by a new generation of design entrepreneurs, one of them being Michael Peters.Read More →

Yki Nummi 'Kuplat' Pendants for Innolux Oy, Finland

The versatile designer Yki Nummi (1925-1984) was born in China to a missionary family. He studied in Finland and after graduating from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, he was hired as a lamp designer for Orno. His most famous products are the timeless icons Modern Art table lamp and Skyflier pendant lamp.Read More →

Bloemenwerf Side Chair featured image

Bloemenwerf, Henry Van de Velde’s property outside Brussels, is the inspiration for this chair. Van de Velde planned and built the house and the interiorÔÇöfrom the furniture to the wallpaperÔÇöresulting in a holistic design that exemplified the concept of a Gesamtkunstwerk “total work of art”. Read More →