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Tea and coffee set by Marguerite Friedlander

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Architecture the 1920s & 1930s – the birth of Modernism

ul Poiret Selection Met Museum
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Fashion Design from 1900 to 1920 – Focus on Freedom

Armchair, 1907 - 1913 designed by Gustav Stickley
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Mission Furniture – Design Dictionary Term

Paul Getty Center Los Angeles California
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Paul Getty Center designed by Richard Meir

Robo-Stacker recycled design
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Robo-Stacker early example of ‘Recycled Design’ Movement

Anchor Blocks
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Anchor Blocks – 19th Century construction toy


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Decorative & Applied Arts

Covered Soup Tureen and Ladle 1880 by Christopher Dresser

Christopher Dresser & Soup Tureen and Ladle

Dresser was a one-of-a-kind designer in the nineteenth century. He is regarded as a forerunner of modern industrial design, creating simple, practical things for mass production when colleagues like William Morris and John Ruskin advocated a return to craft production based on the mediaeval guild model.

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Henry Van de Velde (1863 – 1957) Belgian artist, architect, interior designer

Henry van de Velde was a Belgian architect, industrial designer, painter and art critic. He worked in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

Paul Getty Center Los Angeles California

Paul Getty Center designed by Richard Meir

Paul Getty Center was designed by Richard Meir. It uses cutting-edge technology for book conservation, storage, and retrieval. READ MORE

Yusaku Kamekura Poster

Poster for Nikon (1957) by Yusaku Kamekura

Yusaku Kamekura’s poster emphasises the brilliance and clarity attained with the Nikon lens and the technical perfection of his client’s camera by using brilliant optical patterns and powerful, white letter-forms against an intensely dark background.


TYPE OF DESIGN


Industrial Design

Fiskars Classic Design Scissors

Fiskars – Oldest Industrial Company in Finland

Fiskars – Oldest Industrial Company in Finland. It was formed in 1649. Fiskars can be traced back to Peter Thorwéste’s ironworks. READ MORE

Architecture

Architecture the 1920s & 1930s – the birth of Modernism

Architecture the 1920s & 1930s – the birth of Modernism. The architects of the post-World War 1 years aimed for simplicity above all else.

interior design

Mona Lisa Clock – Antique of the Future

Mona Lisa Clock – Antique of the Future which features a close-up photo of the famous face.

Furniture

Robo-Stacker early example of ‘Recycled Design’ Movement

Robo-Stacker early example of the ‘Recycled Design’ Movement. Whirlpool washing machine drums were used to create general-purpose storage.


150 YEARS OF DESIGN


Graphic Designers

Hermann Bongard Norwegian graphic & glassware designer

Hermann Bongard Norwegian graphic designer and glassware designer. He studied lithography and commercial design. Read More

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Design Classics

Tea and coffee set by Marguerite Friedlander

She designed the Hallesche Form tea and coffee set for KPM in 1930, which was a huge commercial success, especially with Trude Petri’s gold rings (1931) decor.

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She designed the Hallesche Form tea and coffee set for KPM in 1930, which was a huge commercial success, especially with Trude Petri’s gold rings (1931) decor.Read More →

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Since opening in 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has welcomed over two million visitors from all over the world who have come to enjoy the Museum’s rich intercultural collection, eight cutting-edge international exhibitions and a range of cultural programs for people of all ages. READ MORERead More →

Anchor Blocks

Anchor Blocks were a German system of building blocks that were popular as a children’s construction toy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notably in Europe. Dr F. Ad. Richter in Rudolstadt, Germany, began developing and manufacturing the system in 1879. The concept was based on the FROEBEL block system, which significantly impacted Frank Lloyd WRIGHT’s design philosophy.Read More →