6 Diverse European Designers from last century

A diverse, eclectic and interesting selection of designers; architects, ceramicists, metal smith, interior designer. For inspiration and information;

Jacqueline Groag Czech textile designer – Bailey Street Designs

Jacqueline Groag (1903 – 1986) was a Czech textile designer and ceramicist. Born in Prague she studied in Vienna at the Kunstgewerbeschule during the 1920s. In 1937 she moved to Paris where she designed dress prints for Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiparelli and others. She escaped to Britian with her husband in 1939.

Pierre Vágó Hungarian Architect and Designer – Bailey Street Designs

Pierre Vago was a Hungarian Architect and designer. He studied at the École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. He settled in France in 1928, where he was editor-in-chief on three issues of the review L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui . After World War 2, he was active in reviving the journal and set up his architecture office.

Lino Sabattani Italian Metal Smith – Shapes influenced by natural materials – Bailey Street Designs

Sabbatini worked as a silversmith from a very early age. He learned metalworking techniques and became interested in shapes derived from natural materials. W. Wolff in Germany commissioned him to design the 1950 Boule Teapot. He moved to Milan in 1955 and met Gio Ponti, who mentored him and included him in an exhibition organised the following year.

Lucien Rollin designed bedroom at World Fair NY 1939 – Bailey Street Designs

Lucien Rollin was a French Designer. He designed a bedroom in the French pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. He was active in the Salons of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs – 1928-1937.

Sven Markelius – Swedish Architect, Town Planner and Textile Designer – Bailey Street Designs

Sven Markeilus (1889- 1972) was a Swedish Architect, Town Planner and textile designer born in Stockholm. He studied at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) and Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art), Stockholm. Markelius began his career in the office of Ragnar Östeberg and participated in the Functionalist movement of the mid-1920s.

Karen Vibeke Klint – Danish Textile Designer – Bailey Street Designs

Karen Vibeke Klint s a Danish weaver and textile designer, educated in 1949 from the Arts and Crafts School in Copenhagen. Vibeke Klint has been extremely active in the latter half of the twentieth century, both as a craftsman, designer, teacher. Her artistic work consists mainly of tapestries, blankets, silk fabrics and home textiles.

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