Encyclopedia.design intention is to provide accurate and detailed information on people, firms and materials, directly associated with the production of the decorative and applied arts in the past 150 years. Most of the posts are for designers of furniture, textiles, glass, metalware, wallpaper and interiors as well as ceramicists, industrial designers and interior architects. This website aims to be as comprehensive as possible. However, the website is presently is under construction, and the collection of posts is by no means definitive.

A

A & E Design – design consultancy

Aalto, Alvar

Aarnio, Eero

Abramtsevo Art Colony

Abson, Helen

Adhocism – design term

Aesthetic Movement

Affichiste

Agritrop art

Aida, Yūsuke (1931 – 2015)

AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts

Ajeto Glassworks

Akaba

Albers, Anni (1899 -1994)

Albers, Josef (1888- 1976)

Albini, Franco (1905 – 1977)

Albinson, Don (1921 – 2008)

Aldridge, John (1905 – 1983)

Alessi – Design Firm

Ambasz, Emilio (1943- )

American Realism

Analytic Cubism

Anthropometrics – design term

“Arbeitsrat für Kunst” art and architecture group

Archizoom

Art Deco

Artemide – Design Firm

Artifort – design firm

Arts & Craft

Art Nouveau

Ashley, Laura

Awatsuji, Hiroshi

B

Bacon, Francis H.

Bacon, Paul

Bagge, Eric Anthony (1890 – 1978)

Bakelite

Barbizon School

Barman, Christian (1898-1980)

Baroque Art

Basse-taille – Design Term

Bauhaus

Bauhaus Colour Theory

Bass, Saul

Bayer, Herbert (1900 – 1985)

Beaton, Cecil

Bedin, Martine

Beene, Geoffrey

Bellini, Mario

Belperron, Suzanne

Bernaux, Émile

Biedermeier Style

Black, Misha

Black Mountain College (1933 – 1957)

Blanca, Oscar Tusquets (1941 – )

Blenko, William

Bloomsbury Group

Blue – colour

Boccato, Marilena

Bogler, Theodor (1897-1968)

Bonfils, Robert

Bonetto, Rodolfo (1929 – 1991)

Bordier, Primerose (1929 – 1995)

Borsani, Osvaldo (1911 – 1985)

Branding – design term

Brandt, Marianne (1893 – 1983)

Branzi, Andrea (1938 – )

Brehens, Peter

Brooks, Steven

Brummer, Arttu

Bryers, Duane

C

Cassina

Castiglioni, Giorgina

Caxton, William

A Century of Progress International Exposition – 1933 -1934

Central School of Art and Design – London

Ceramics – design term

Ceramicists

Chanel, Coco

Chan, Kwok Hoi

Chekhonin, Sergei Vasilevich (1878 – 1936)

Cheney Brothers (1838 – 1955)

Cheret, Jules (1836 – 1932)

Chermayeff, Serge Ivan (1900 – 1996)

Chou, Johnson

Cibic, Aldo

Citterio, Antonio

Coffee Pots (Scandinavian)

Cole, Henry (1808 – 1882)

Colt, Samuel

Compasso d’Oro – Design Award

Constructivism

Contemporary Art

Conti, Flavio

Cooper, Susie (1902 – 1995)

Corbusier, Le

Costume Jewellery

Coulon, René-André

Cubism – (Synthetic) – Design term

Czech Cubism

D

Dada Art Movement

Dal Lago, Adalberto

Dalton, William Bower (1868 – 1965)

Damon – French lighting design firm

Danese – Italian domestic manufacturer

Derby Silver Company

Design Research Unit (DRU)

Deskey, Donald

De Stijl – Art Movement

Design Terms

Deutscher Werkbund

Dicker, Friedl

Ditzel, Nanna

Doat, Taxile Maxmilien (1851 – 1938)

Domus Magazine

Dorfles, Gillo (1910 – 2018)

Dorodango – Design Term

Draper, Dorothy

Dwiggins, William Addison

Lévy-Dhurmer, Lucien

E

Eames Chair

Eames, Charles

Eames, Ray

Eberson, John

École Boulle – College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Paris

École Estienne – Graduate School of Arts and Printing Industry

Edward Taylor (Ruskin Pottery)

Ekblad, Ida

Ellis, Eileen (1933 – )

Epply, Lorinda (1874 – 1951)

Ergonomidesign – Swedish design consultancy

Ericson, Estrid (1894 – 1981)

Ermilov, Vasilii Dmitrievich

Errazuriz, Eugenia (1860 – 1951)

Exposition Universalle, 1900, Paris

F

Faience Manufacturing Company

Falize, Lucien

Featherston, Grant

Festival of Britain (1951)

Fibreglass – design material

Finnish Designers

Fisk, Kay (1893 – 1965)

Flowers – symbolism

Fong, Danny Ho

Fractals – design term

Franck, Kaj

Franzen, Ulrich

Frateilo, Enzo

Frechet, Andre & Paul

French Designers

French Fabrics – art deco

Fritz Hansen – Design Manufacturer

Frutiger, Adrian (1928 – 2015)

Fry, Roger (1866 – 1934)

Fuller, Buckminster

Futurism – Art Movement

G

Gardberg, Bertel

Gascoin, Marcel (1907 – 1986)

Germanaz, Christian

Gesamtkunstwerk – design term

Gestalt – design term

Giedion, Sigfried (1888 – 1968)

Gimson, Ernest (1864 -1919)

Girard, Alexander

Glass – Swedish

Godwin, Edward William (1833 – 1886)

Gold, Bill

Golden Ratio – design term

Good design – design term

Goosens, Robert (1927 – 2016)

Goudy, Frederic (1865 – 1947)

Gradl, Max

Gregotti, Vittorio

Gretsch, Hermann (1895 – 1950)

Grierson, Ronald

Gripoix, Maison

Groag, Jacqueline (1903 – 1986)

Gropius, Walter (1883 – 1969)

Gruber, Jacques (1870 – 1936)

Gugelot, Hans (1920 – 1965)

Guiguichon, Suzanne

Guillemard, Marcel (1886 – 1932)

Guiliano, Carlo

H

Haefeli, Max Ernst (1901 – 1976)

Hamada, Shoji

Haring, Keith (1958-1990)

Harrison, Marc (1936-1998)

Haskell, Miriam

Hayon, Jamie

Hertha Hilfon

Hiroshige, Utagawa

Hofman, Vlastislav

Horejc, Jaroslav

Howell, Bernard

Hubbard, Elbert Green

I

Imperial Porcelain Factory, Saint Petersburg

Impressionism

Industrial Design – Magazine (1954 – 2009)

Institute of Design – Chicago

Isozaki, Arata (1931- )

Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale)

Iwamura, En

J

Jackson, Dakota

Jallot, Léon (1874 – 1967)

Japanese flower arranging

Japonisme – Design Term

Jaulmes, Gustave-Louis (1873 – 1959)

Jensen, Georg Arthur

Jaulmes, Gustaave-Louis (1873 – 1959)

Joachim, Christian

Johansson, Willy

Jones, Owen (1809-1874)

Jourdain, Francis (1876 – 1958)

Jourdain, Frantz (1847 – 1935)

Jucker, Carl J. (1902 – 1997)

‘Just in time’ design concept

Jugendstil – art term

Jung, Gunilla

K

Kahlo, Frida

Kantack, Walter (1889 -1953)

Kettal – Design Company

Kieffer, René

King, Jessie Marion (1875 – 1949)

Kjærholm, Poul (1929 – 1980)

Klein, Naomi (1970 – )

Klint, Kaare (1888 – 1954)

Klint, Karen Vibeke

Klutsis, Gustav

Kobayashi, Masakazu

Koehler, Florence (1861 – 1944)

Kohlmann, Étienne (1903 – 1988)

Komai, Ray (1918 – 2010 )

Kosta Boda – Glassware

Kysela, Frantíšek

L

Lam, Izabel

La Danese

La Rinascente

Ledru, Léon (1855 – 1926)

Leach, Bernard Howell

Leiber, Judith

Leleu, Jules-Émile (1883 – 1961)

Lenci, Fabio

Liljefors, Anders B.

Lindberg, Stig (1916-1982)

Lindfors, Stefan

Lindstrand, Vicke (1904-1983)

Lin, Maya

Linoleum

Lithography – design term

Littleton, Harvey

Lubalin, Herb (1918 – 1981)

Lucky Strike Designer Award

Lunning Prize (1951 – 1972)

M

Mainbocher

Maiolica – design term

Maharaja of Indore (1908 – 1961)

Maher, George Washington (1864 – 1926)

Majorelle, Louis (1859 – 1926)

Malmsten, Carl (1888 -1972)

Manship, Paul Howard (1885 – 1966)

Manuitius, Aldus

Manzù, Pio (1939 – 1969)

Marblehead Pottery (1904 – 1936)

Mare, André (1887 – 1932)

Marimekko

Mariscal, Javier

Markelius, Sven

Martel, Jan and Joel (brothers) (1896- 1966)

Masaki, Yuri

Mascheroni, John

Maubossin

Maurer, Ingo (1932 – 2019)

Mellor, David (1930 – 2009)

Memphis Group

Mentula, Pertuu

Mère, Clément

Messel, Oliver (1904 – 1978)

Metalarte – Spanish lighting firm

Meyer, Grethe (1918 – 2008)

Midavaine, Louis (1888 – 1978)

Mid-century modern – design style

Minale, Marcello (1938 – 2000)

Mogensen, Börge (1914 – 1972)

Molesworth, Thomas

Monogram – design term

Moorman, Theo

Morrison, Jasper

Morris, William

Morton, Alastair J.F. (1910 – 1963)

Moser, Koloman

Motzfeldt, Benny Anette (1909-1995)

Mouille, Serge

Mucha, Alphonse

Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

N

National School of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Navarre, Henri ( 1885 – 1970 )

Necker Cube – Design Term

Newson, Marc

Nervi, Pier Luigi

Neue Sachlichkeit – Design Term

Newcomb Pottery

Niemeyer, Oscar (1907 – 1912)

Nilsson, Barbro (1899 – 1983)

Noguchi, Isamu (1904 – 1988)

Noke, Charles John (1858 – 1941)

Noyes, Eliot (1910 – 1977)

Nuovo, Frank (1961 – )

Nylon – design material

O

Obrist, Hermann

Olbrich, Josef Maria

Olivetti

OMK Design

Onken, Oscar (1858 – 1948)

Opsvik, Peter

Orazi, Manuel

Orrefors Glasbruk – Swedish Glassware

O’Rorke, Brian

Østergaard, Steen

P

Packard, Vance (1914 – 1996)

Palterer, David

Panama–Pacific International Exposition- San Francisco 1915

Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (1925)

Pâte de Verre – art and design term

Paul, Bruno (1874 – 1968)

Perriand, Charlotte (1903 – 1999)

Persson, Sigurd (1914 – 2003)

Pesce, Gaetano (1939 – )

Pfister, Charles

Pinós, Carme

Plumet, Charles (1861 – 1928)

Poelzig, Hans (1869-1936)

Pohl, Josef (1894 – 1975)

Poiret, Paul (1879 – 1944)

Poli, Flavio (1900-1984)

Pollitzer, Sigmund (1913 – 1983)

Pollack, Bruno (1902 – 1985)

Pollock, Charles (1930 – 1913)

Pop Art

Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik 

Pott, Carl Hugo

Pottery (Slipware)

Pottery (Thrown)

Pozzi, Giancarlo (1924 – )

Preiswerk, Gertrud

Premsela, Benno ( 1920 – 1997 )

Pre-Raphaelites Brotherhood

Prina, Nani

Prince Eugen Medal

Printz, Eugéne (1889 – 1948)

Pritzker Architecture Prize

Procopé, Ulla (1921 – 1968)

Prytz, Jacob (1886 – 1962)

Pucci, Emilio (1914 – 1992)

Purcell, William Gray

Putman, Andrée

Q

Quant, Dame Mary (1934 – )

Quistgaard, Jens Harald (1919- 2008)

R

Rabanne, Paco

Race, Ernest (1913 – 1964)

Rajalin, Borje

Rams, Dieter

Rand, Paul (1914 – 1996)

Randahl, Julius Olaf (1880 – 1972)

Ranzo, Patrizia

Rapin, Henri

Rasmussen, Leif Erik

Rault, Louis (1847 – 1903)

Red Dot – Awards

Red Dot Design Museum – Singapoare

Redon, Odilon

Reich, Lilly (1885 – 1947 )

Reiss, Winold

Rhead, Frederick Hurten (1880 – 1942)

Rhode Island School of Design

RIBA awards

Riegel, Ernst (1871 – 1939)

Rie, Lucie

Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas ( 1888 – 1964)

Riihimäki Glass Factory

Robineau, Adelaide

Ro Chair

Rococo – Art | Design Term

Rodchenko, Alexsandr

Rodriquez, John

Rollin, Lucien

Rolodex – Design Icon

Romanoff, Maya

Rookwood Pottery Company

Rosselli, Alberto (1921-1976)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828 – 1882)

Rossi, Aldo (1931 – 1997)

Rossi, Pucci De

Rothschild, Jean-Maurice

Royal Academy of the Arts (London)

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark)

Ruhlmann, Jacques-Émile (1879 – 1933)

Ruskin, John (1819 – 1900)

Ruskin Pottery

Ryggen, Hannah (1894 – 1970)

S

Saarinen, Eero (1910 – 1961)

Sabattabi, Lino

Saint-Gobain French glass and crystal manufacturer

Salon d’Automne (Exhibition)

Salon des Arts Ménagers (established 1923)

Schawinsky, Xanti

Schoen, Eugene

Sgraffito – design term

Shagreen – design term

Shimmer Chair

Siimes, Aune (1909 – 1964)

Silver – design material

Simonit, Alfredo (1937 – )

Société des Artistes Décorateurs (Society of Decorative Artists)

Society of Industrial Artists (SIA) (1930 – 1987)

Sottsass, Ettore

Sowden, George

Spectre, Jay (1930 – 1992)

Spenser, Edward (1872- 1938)

Sportes, Ronald-Cecil

Standardization – Design Idea

Straub, Marianne

Street Art

Structures Tremble Table

Studio Alchimia

Suetin, Nikolai Mikhailovich

Superstudio (1966 – 1978)

Suprematism – art & design term

Surrealism

Sutnar, Ladislav (1897 – 1969)

Svenskt Tenn Swedish Design Firm

Swiss Designers

Svarth, Dan

Swarovski Austrian Glass Company

Symmetry – design term

T

Talbert, Bruce J.

Tanaka, Ikko (1930 – 2002)

Taylor, Edward

Taylor, Michael (1927 – 1986)

Tecno – Italian design firm

Testa, Angelo (1921-1984)

Textile Designers

Thumbprint’ dish

Thut, Kurt (1931 – 2011)

Totem – French design collaborative

Traquir, Phoebe Anna (1852 – 1936)

Tschichold, Jan

Tuttle, Paul (1918 – 2002)

Tu Wien – Vienna University of Technology

U

Ukiyo​-e – Art terms

Ulm, Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG, 1951–68)

Union des artistes modernes; UAM

Unit One – design group

Universal Typeface

Urquiola, Patricia

V

Vágó , Pierre

Valle, Gino (1923 – 2003)

Van Alen, William (1883 – 1954)

Van Cleef et Arpels French Jeweller

Van der Hurd, Christine (1952 – )

Van der Straeten, Hervé

Van Keppel, Hendrik (1914 – 1987)

Versen, Kurt

Viemeister, Tucker

Vignelli, Massimo

Vitra Design Museum

W

Waals, Peter van der (1870 – 1937)

Wagner, Otto (1842 – 1918)

Wakisaka, Katsuji (1944 – )

Wallpaper – a short history

Wanscher, Ole

Webb Corbett Glassware

Webb, Philip (1831 – 1915)

Weil, Daniel

Werkstätten Hagenauer Austrian metalsmiths

Wheeler, Candace

Wihlborg, Ola

William Howson Taylor

Wirkkala, Tapio (1913-1985)

Wolff Olins – Design Studio

Wyld, Evelyn (1882 – 1973)

Y

Yanagi, Sori

Yamano, Hiroshi

Z

Zanussi

Zanuso Sr. Marco

Zapf, Otto

Zarges-Dürr, Erna

Zeisel, Eva (1906 – 2011)

Zelenka, František (1896 – 1942)