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Ambrose Heal

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(1872–1959)

A leading figure in the development of Heal's as a leading London store for the retailing of modern furniture, furnishings, and equipment for the home, Ambrose Heal was...

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Arabia

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(established 1873)

This Finnish pottery company was established as a subsidiary of the Swedish Rörstrand company in its quest to secure Russian markets. Although its early years...

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Carlo Bugatti

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1856–1940)

A leading figure in design and the decorative arts in Italy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Carlo Bugatti is perhaps best known for his exotic, handcrafted...

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Christopher Dresser

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(b Glasgow, 4 July 1834; d Mulhouse, Alsace, 24 Nov 1904). Scottish designer, Botanist and writer. He trained at the Government School of Design, Somerset House, London (1847–54), and in ...

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Corning Glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(established 1851)

This American glassmaking company has become widely known for its ovenware and development of heat resistant materials such as Pyrex and Pyroceram. Pyrex, a form...

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Darmstadt Artists’ Colony

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(1899–1914)

In 1899 the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse established one of the leading centres of Jugendstil architectural, design, and decorative arts practice in Darmstadt in...

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David Mellor

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(1930– )

Widely known as a cutlery and metalware designer, manufacturer, and retailer, David Mellor was elected as a Royal Designer for Industry in 1962. Bridging the gap between...

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Donald Deskey

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1894–1989)

Deskey did much to help shape the Streamlined Modern style that became widespread in 1920s and 1930s USA. After a period studying architecture at the University of...

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Ernest Race

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Industrial and Commercial Art.

(b Newcastle upon Tyne, 16 Oct 1913; d London, 22 Jan 1964).

English industrial designer. He trained as an interior decorator at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London...

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Finn Juhl

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(1912–89)

One of the most important Danish designers of the 20th century and closely associated with the concept of Danish Modern, Juhl was widely known for his furniture design...

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