Industrial Arts Institute

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Industrial Arts Institute (1928)

Industrial Arts Institute (1928)

SEARLE, Alfred Broadhead (1877 - 1967), Consulting Technologist; Professional Arbitrator and Valuer; Past-Pres., Valuers’ Institution; Past President, National Association of Industrial Chemists; Past Vice-President, Institution of Chemical Technologists; Vice-President of National Institute of Clay Technology; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; Fellow and Maybury Gold Medallist of the Institute of Quarrying; Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators and of the Institute of Ceramics; Lecturer on Brickmaking under Cantor Bequest, Royal Society of Arts; Lecturer on Colloids under the Chadwick Bequest; on Panel of Arbitrators of London Court of Arbitration; on Panel of Technical Assessors to assist H. M. Judges; in practice since 1900 as Consulting Chemist; specialising in Clays, Clay Products and Allied Materials; Technical Adviser on Clays and Clay Products, Refractory Materials, Sands, Concrete, Limestone and Lime Products; Founder and Principal (1913–54) of the Searle School of Clayworking; Member of various chemical, ceramic, and other learned societies

GOODENOUGH, Francis (William) (1872 - 1940), Joint Hon. Secretary National Gas Council; Intl. Member of American Gas Association; Fellow of Institute of Fuel; Member of Council of Federation of British Industries; Member of Council of London Chamber of Commerce; Vice-President and Member of Executive Council of Royal Society of Arts; Chairman of Education Committee and Honorary Member of Institution of Gas Engineers; Chairman of Advisory Committee to the Westminster Technical Institute; a Governor of the Chelsea Polytechnic; Member of Commerce Advisory Committee, Regent Street Polytechnic; Member of Council of British Gas Federation; Member of Post Office Advisory Council, National Chamber of Trade, Governing Body of City of London College, Advisory Council of Anglo-International Trade Associations, Member of Council of British Health Resorts Association, of Confederation of Management Associations, and of Ibero-American Institute, Member of Industrial Reorganisation League, Council of National Industrial Alliance, Council of Parents’ Association, Member of Board of Architectural Education, RIBA; Member of Council of Advertising Association; Member of Committee of Architecture Club; Member of Commerce Degree Committee of University of London; Member of Oxford University Appointments Board; Chairman of British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education; Vice-President London Devonian Society; Vice-President Kipling Society; Vice-President; British Commercial Gas Association; Women’s Gas Council; Vice-President Institute of Export; Kensington Chamber of Commerce; London and District Centre Incorporated Secretaries Association; Institute of Industrial Administration; Salmon and Trout Association; a Governor of Royal Free Hospital; Chairman of Princess Beatrice Hospital; Hon. Treasurer Winter Distress League; Hon. Treasurer British Institute of Social Service; Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers

MEGHNAD SAHA (1893 - 1956), Hon. Fellow, American Academy of Sciences and Arts, Boston; Life Member of the Astronomical Society of France; Fellow and Founder President of the Academy of Sciences, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, India; Organising Secretary and Foreign Secretary of the National Institute of Sciences, India, 1935; President, 1937; Pres. Indian Physical Society, 1937; General Pres., the 21st Indian Science Congress, 1934; Member of National Planning Committee of Indian National Congress; Member, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India; Palit Professor of Physics, 1938–55; Dean of the Science Faculty, University of Calcutta, 1951–; Director: Institute of Nuclear Physics; Indian Assoc. for Cultivation of Science; Pres. Post-graduate Council in Science, Calcutta Univ., 1947–49; Member Univ. Commission of Govt of India, 1948–49; MP Republic of India, 1952

STEWART, Frederick (Charles) (died 1950), Chairman of Thermotank Ltd, Thermotank Engineering Co., Ltd, Glasgow, London, Liverpool and Newcastle, of Thermotank (SA) (Pty) Ltd Johannesburg, and of Thermotank (India) Ltd, also President of Thermotank (Canada) Ltd; Chairman: North British Locomotive Co., Ltd, Glasgow and London; North British Locomotive Co. (Africa) Ltd; Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd, Glasgow, London and Basingstoke; Kelvin & Hughes, Ltd; Clyde Confections Ltd; Deputy Chairman; Brown Bros & Co., Ltd; Henry Hughes & Son, Ltd; Director: William Baird & Co., Ltd; The Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank, Ltd; Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd; Scottish Industrial Estates Ltd; Hillington Industrial Estates Ltd; Bruas-Perak Rubber Estates Ltd; Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd, Second Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd, Third Caledonian Trust Co., Ltd; S. Smith & Sons (England) Ltd; Midland Bank Ltd; Midland Bank Executors & Trustee Co. Ltd; Western Reversion Trust Ltd; Consulting Ventilating Engineer to Ministry of Sea Transport; Past President, Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, 1941–43 (now Hon. Member); Assessor to the Rector of Glasgow University; Hon. Vice-President: Glasgow County Scout Council; Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums Associations; Zoological Society of Glasgow; Vice-President Institute of Industrial Administration; Member of Council, Institution of Naval Architects; Governor, Royal Scottish Academy of Music; Member: Clyde Navigation Trust; Lloyds Register of Shipping (Glasgow Committee); Hon. Company of Master Mariners, London; Wardens’ Court, The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, London; Institute of British Engineers; Admiralty Aeronautical Research Advisory Panel; Railway Staff Tribunal; Executive Council (and of Scottish Committee) of Festival of Britain, 1951; etc


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(established 1928)

Established in Sendai, Japan, the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) came under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (which later became the Ministry of International Trade and Industry—MITI) in 1932. Originally conceived as an agency for the promotion of mass‐production techniques and new products to smaller companies in northern Japan, it also published a monthly design journal and held an annual exhibition to showcase new products. After moving to Tokyo in 1933, it became the leading body for design development in Japan for the next 40 years. It published the influential periodical Kogei Nyusu (Industrial Art News, 1932–74) and continued to put on annual exhibitions, the first of which was mounted in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1933. The German designer Bruno Taut visited the show and was highly critical of the ways in which Japanese designers mimicked European products, suggesting instead a reconciliation of indigenous craft skills with the realities of modern mass‐production technologies. Other foreign designers with close links to the IAI included the French architect‐designer Charlotte Perriand, who arrived in Japan in 1940. During the 1940s the Institute employed many designers (such as Isamu Kenmochi, Iwataro Koike, and Jiro Kosugi) who were to emerge as key figures in the post‐Second World War period. It played a critical role in this period of Japanese reconstruction and occupation by the American General Headquarters, working closely with companies such as Toshiba and Mitsubishi. During the 1950s, seeking to dispel the widely held view overseas that Japanese goods were inferior and poor value for money, it also promoted Japanese design abroad at important international design showcases such as the Milan Triennali of 1957 and 1960 and the Brussels International Exhibition of 1958. In 1969 the Institute was restructured and renamed.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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