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Joseph-AndrĆ© Motte ranks as the most influential and innovative figures of post-war French design. Two careers Furniture & Interior Designer.Read More →

John Eberson - Atmospheric Theatre Design

John Eberson was an american designer who was known for his cinema dĆ©cors. One of his earliest, the 1923 Majestic Theatre in Houston, Texas, was a loosely recreated garden of a late-Renaissance palazzo in Italy. Through his workshop Michelangelo Studios, he was was successful at producing elaborate plasterwork for his theatre dĆ©cors in Spanish, Moorish, Dutch, Chinese and other styles.Read More →

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The house he occupied until 1945 at Ashcombe, Wiltshire, near friend Edith Olivier was decorated with limited funds using exaggerated baroque furniture. The walls of the ‘Circus Bedroom’ were painted by visiting artist friends, including Rex Whistler and Oliver Messel, in a kind of Surrealistic overstatement.Read More →

Eero Aarnio grayscale

Finnish designer Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) is a great innovator of twentieth-century furniture. His plastic chairs from the 1960s are pop culture icons that continue to be in demand, which is why Aarnio Originals began manufacturing them again in 2017 after launching at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.Read More →

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Selene Chair, Maralunga sofa, Villabianca chairs

He began designing furniture in the 1960s and has since collaborated with various manufacturers, including Knoll International and Cassina. His work can be found in the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.Read More →

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Laura Ashley was one of the first British designers to experiment with the concept of lifestyle marketing. Her romantic vision of nineteenth-century rural life, adapted to modern domestic realities, inspired a generation of middle-class Britons who returned to country life in the 1960s and 1970s.Read More →

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He co-founded Branson Coates Architecture with Doug Branson in 1985 before opening his architecture and design studio in 2006. He was a partner in the Branson Coates architecture and design studio and the founder of the radical NATO (Narrative Architecture Today, established in London in 1983) design group (established in 1985).Read More →

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He was in private practice since 1932. Wallpapers, domestic machine-pressed glassware for Chance Bros., 1953 coronation hangings for Westminster Abbey, gold and silverwares, ceremonial metalwork, glassware for King’s College, Cambridge, 1961 metal-foil murals for the oceanliner Canberra, engraved and sandblasted glass murals for Pilkington. Read More →

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He met Rex Whistler at the Slade, with whom he began making papier-machĆ© masks. These piqued the interest of Sergei Diaghilev, who commissioned Messel to create masks for the Ballets Russes production ZĆ©phyre et Flore in 1925. For his 1928 playĀ This Year of Grace,Ā Noel Coward commissioned sets and costumes.Read More →

AndreĢe Putman photo in black and white - featured image

AndrĆ©e Putman was a French interior designer, furniture designer, and entrepreneur. She was born in Paris. Putman was probably best known internationally for her black and white palette, illustrated by the 1985 interior of Morgans Hotel in New York. It was commissioned by the entrepreneurs Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell.Read More →