Lighting

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First designer to work with bakelite

Friedrich Adler (1878 – 1942) was a German designer, educator, and artist. He was well-known for his work in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco genres of metals design. He was also the first to employ bakelite in his designs. He created his designs with a wide range of things and materials.Read More →

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Christian Dell (1893โ€“1974) was a German silversmith. Dell was born in Hesseโ€™s Offenbach am Main. In the 1920s, Dell ran the metal workshop at the Bauhaus University, and his designs are, in line with the Bauhaus style, characterised by modern shapes and functionality. After his successful stint as an industrial designer, Dell returned in the late 1940s to his original profession as a silversmith.Read More →

Livio Castigilioni featured image

In 1938, Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo Castiglioni set up a studio with Luigi Caccia Dominioni, which closed in 1940. Read More →

Jean Boris Lacroix Pair of Table Lamps Model 316, Designed 1958, for Luminalite

Boris-Jean Lacroix (1902-1984) was a French Lighting Designer born in Paris. Biography Lacroix was aRead More →

Toshiyuki Kita

He set up his own design office in Osaka in 1964; in 1969, he began designing furniture for Italian and Japanese firms; he collaborated with Silvio Coppola, Giotto Stoppino, and Bepi Fiori for Bernini. He is best known for the 1980 Wink articulated armchair produced by Cassina, which took four years to design; Read More →

Steve McGugan - Canadian Industrial Designer

Medical Technology and Telecommunications Steve McGugan (b.1962) is a Canadian industrial designer. He was bornRead More →

He was an engineer at Tompson before setting up the small electrical firm Perfรฉcla (Perfectionnement de Iโ€™Ecla), regularly working with architects and designers, including Pierre Chareau, and Andrรฉ Lurcat, Renรฉ Herbst, and architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. For the latter, he produced the widely published 1929 lighting fixture designed by Francis Jourdain in the form of a suspended concave metal ring projecting rays onto the ceiling and reflecting a soft indirect light elsewhere. Read More →

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Between 1928-30, she designed furniture for Kylmakoski; 1928โ€”37, she was a textile designer forย Friends of Finnish Handicraft. From 1952, its artistic director, 1937โ€”49, was furniture, textile, and interior designer for Stockmann, Helsinki. Read More →

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He became active in 1961 as an architect and furniture and industrial designer; (with Renato Tosso) collaborated on furniture and lighting; had clients including Zanussi-Rex, Peguri, Stilwood, Arclinea, Cidue, FAI, Leucos, and Arflex.Read More →

Yki Nummi 'Kuplat' Pendants for Innolux Oy, Finland

The versatile designer Yki Nummi (1925-1984) was born in China to a missionary family. He studied in Finland and after graduating from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, he was hired as a lamp designer for Orno. His most famous products are the timeless icons Modern Art table lamp and Skyflier pendant lamp.Read More →

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He and others founded a lighting company in 1942. In 1956, he founded the lighting firm Martinelli Luce in Lucca, designing plastics and metal and producing a perspex hanging lamp published in La Rivista dell’ Arredamento.Read More →

He began painting on glass at a young age and worked as a stained glass artist in Munich. He worked in many workshops in Paris starting in 1919, including Jacques Gruber’s. He saw that electric illumination was nothing more than a transformation of oil lamps and candlesticks. He made his first lamps in the style of Romanesque church windows.ย Read More →

Serge Mouille

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

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Franco Mirenzi is an Italian industrial designer who was born in 1942.Read More →