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I am the editor of Encyclopedia.Design. Encyclopedia.Design is website intended to provide accurate and detailed information directly relevant to the development of decorative and applied arts over the past 125 years regarding individuals, businesses, and materials.

Victor Papanek was a socially responsible designer. Design for the Real World, his book, was released in 20 different languages. TELL ME MORERead More →

Universal Typeface - Herbert Bayer

The universal typeface, 1925, was a geometric alphabet based on bar and circle and was designed by Herbert Bayer. READ MORERead More →

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Architect Otto Wagner was one of the leading figures in the Vienna Secession. After studying architecture at the Vienna Technical High School (1857–1860) and the Vienna Academy (1861–183), he worked in various historical styles for many years until he joined the Secession.Read More →

Theodor Bogler ceramics - featured image

Theodor Bogler (1897 – 1968) studied at the Bauhaus and the University of Munich. He designed a 1923 mocha machine in ceramics for serial production. His earthenware kitchen containers by Velten-Vordamm ceramic factory were shown at the Bauhaus Exhibition.Read More →

Eugenia Errazuriz

Eugenia Errazuriz was a Chilean society hostess. She was born in Huici Chile and was active in Paris and London. In 1880, she married the wealthy landscape painter José Thomas Errazuriz and settled in Paris.Read More →

Ola Wihlborg iKea

He took his first steps towards his career as a designer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied furniture and product design. After graduating in 2004, he began working as a freelance designer.Read More →

Serge Mouille

Serge Mouille was a French Lighting Designer; he was born and active in Paris. Mouille studied silversmithing, École des Artes Appliqués, Paris to 1941.Read More →

Antonio Citterio 3 chairs

Antonio Citterio is a leading Italian architect and interior designer, furniture and industrial designer. Citterio explored the possibilities of new materials and technologies rather than aligning himself with New Design’s more fashionable aesthetics.Read More →

Black Landscapes Matter

“Do black landscapes matter?” is an issue that goes to the heart of American history. The nation’s terrain contains the wreckage of different origins, from slavery’s plantations to today’s divided cities, from freedman settlements to northern migrations for freedom.Read More →

Poster for Deutsche Werkbund Exhibition in Breslau

The organisation, Deutscher Werkund was founded in Munich (1907) to improve products’ design through the joint efforts of artists, craftsmen, and manufacturers: its leading lights were Behrens, Theodor Fischer, Hermann Muthesius and Fritz Schumacher.Read More →

Ceramics 400 Years collecting featured image

The National Trust’s collection contains around 75,000 objects and is kept in 250 historic houses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. One hundred essential pieces chosen from this vast collection add to our understanding of ceramic patronage and history. The collection examines trends of ceramic collecting by British aristocracy and gentry over 400 years.Read More →

Foscarini Showroom Preview Soho

Foscarini has been manufacturing contemporary lighting from its headquarters in Venice since 1981. Their products add a stunning focal point and blend seamlessly with modern architecture. They earned a reputation as one of the most distinctive suppliers of lighting accessories worldwide thanks to their inventive, unconventional, and creative methods.Read More →

Japan Advertising Club

In the 1960s, the JAAC’s philosophy came under fire for being overly reliant on exhibitions as a platform for innovative ideas. Furthermore, during the turbulent 1960s, a perceived emphasis on aesthetics at the expense of social significance, combined with allegations of elitism, led to the organisation’s disbandment in 1970.Read More →

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Émile Bernaux was a French sculptor and furniture designer. He was born in Paris in 1883.Read More →

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Frederik Lunning, a Danish-born businessman and owner of the Georg Jensen Inc. store on Fifth Avenue in New York, created the Lunning Prize award in December 1951. This successful showcase for Danish porcelain and glass was developed in 1924, but supplies were cut off when World War II broke out.Read More →

Vase designed by Arnold Krog (1898)

Arnold Krog (1856–1931) was a Danish architect, painter, and designer. He is remembered for his achievements as artistic director of Royal Copenhagen from 1884–1916. He introduced a new style with inspiration from Japanese imagery and European naturalism to the porcelain industry.Read More →

Lluís Clotet

Lluís Clotet (1941 – ) is a Spanish architect and furniture designer.Read More →

Vase from the Royal Brierley Collection

In 1776, Honeybourne, an English glass company, was founded in Stourbridge. In 1903, Carder established the Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York. The Royal Brierley studio was run by John Northwood in the 1880s.Read More →

Maiolica tin-glazed earthenware

Maiolica is a tin-glazed earthenware that was produced during the Renaissance in Italy. The name comes from Majorca, the island from which, in the 15th century, a lot of Hispano-Moresque tin-glazed pottery was brought into Italy. The technique of covering with a tin glaze earthenware was similar to that used elsewhere in Europe for delftware and faience.Read More →

Maya Lin - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Embed from Getty Images Maya Lin is an American architect. She was born in Athens,Read More →