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This term is generally used to describe those who both design and make their own products, including furniture makers, jewellery designers, and others who bring together their creative ideas and making skills in individual production of their designs. Such ideas were widely practised by Arts and Crafts Movement designers and their followers but also became an important descriptor for many designers seeking alternatives to mass‐production orthodoxies in the later 1960s and 1970s. It was also useful for designers involved in the small‐scale batch‐ or serial production of goods who wished to find a term to describe their outlook in a way that distanced them from the ‘artiness’ of many associated with the crafts.

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