Main building of the École de Nancy

Between 1890 and 1914, the École de Nancy, or Nancy School, was a group of Art Nouveau artisans and designers based in Nancy, France. The furniture designer Louis Majorelle, the cabinet maker and glass artist Jacques Grüber, the glass and furniture designer Émile Gallé, and the Daum crystal factory were important contributors.Read More →

George Sakier featured image

George Sakier (1897 – 1965) was a multifaceted artist who worked as an interior designer, painter, art director, engineer, and packaging designer. He was also a pioneering industrial designer in the United States. His career was as varied as it was extensive, and his influence on the development of aRead More →

Benny Motzfeldt (1909-95), vases for Randsfjord and Plus

Benny Anette Motzfeldt (1909-1995) was a graphic artist, glass designer, and sculptor from Norway. Biography Benny Anette Berg Motzfeldt was born at Levanger in Trøndelag, Norway. She was Benny Marie Dahl’s daughter (1878–1955) and physician Andreas Berg Nilssen (1876–1952). She attended the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art IndustryRead More →

Etsuko Nishi Japanese Glass Designer

Etsuko Nishi is a Japanese Glass Designer. She is a leading expert in pâte de verre, one of the oldest and most difficult glass-making forms. The desired shape is first made of clay, which is used as the basis for the mould. The glass powder is then mixed with a special type of paste, and the mixture is then placed in the mould and then fired.Read More →