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Raymond Loewy

(1893–1986) One of the most publicity conscious and productive of the American industrial designers who became feted as celebrities in the interwar years, Raymond Loewy did much ...

Loewy, Raymond

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...of his business. [ See also Design and Industrial design , subentries on 1915–1945 and after 1945 . ] Writings Never Leave Well Enough Alone (New York, 1951) Industrial Design, Raymond Loewy (Woodstock, 1979) Bibliography “Designer Raymond Loewy: He Streamlines the Sales Curve,” Time , liv/18 (1949), pp. 68–74 & cover L. F. Brand : The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Washington, DC, 1975) D. Bush : The Streamlined Decade (New York, 1975) J. L. Meikle : Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America, 1925–1939 (Philadelphia, 1979) A....

Loewy, Raymond

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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2016
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..., Raymond ( 1893–1986 ) One of the most publicity conscious and productive of the American industrial designers who became feted as celebrities in the interwar years, Raymond Loewy did much to define the profession for subsequent generations. His consultancy was responsible for the design of almost every conceivable product type, from cigarette packs to streamlined steam trains and from dinnerware to dishwashers. Loewy did much to build up the mythology of the industrial designer as having the capacity single‐handedly to transform all aspects of everyday...

Loewy, Raymond (Fernand)

Loewy, Raymond (Fernand) (5 Nov 1893)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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...c . 1948 ), architectural designs for International Harvester dealer showrooms and interiors of NASA's Saturn–Apollo and Skylab projects ( 1967–73 ). R. Loewy : Never Leave Well Enough Alone (New York, 1951) R. Loewy : Industrial Design, Raymond Loewy (Woodstock, 1979) Designer Raymond Loewy: He Streamlines the Sales Curve , Time , liv/18 (1949), pp. 68–74 & cover L. F. Brand : The Designs of Raymond Loewy (Washington, DC,...

Loewy, Raymond Fernand

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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..., Raymond Fernand ( 1893–1986 ) French -born American industrial designer . After a chequered career he was retained (1929) by the Gestetner firm to restyle their products, and his success prompted other firms to employ him (e.g. BP, Co-op, Exxon, Lockheed, Shell, Studebaker). He designed automobile bodies, railway-engines and passenger-cars, refrigerators, the famous Greyhound buses, the Coca-Cola bottle, and various corporate identity packages. Among later works were the interiors of the Skylab for NASA (1967–73). He published Never Leave Well...

Raymond Loewy

Raymond Loewy  

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(1893–1986)One of the most publicity conscious and productive of the American industrial designers who became feted as celebrities in the interwar years, Raymond Loewy did much to define the ...
Electrolux

Electrolux  

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(established 1921)The origins of the largest manufacturer of domestic appliances in the world date from 1919 with the merger of Lux and Elektromekanista in Sweden. Important early company products ...
Moulinex

Moulinex  

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(established 1932)This leading French domestic appliance company was founded as the Moulin‐Légumes Company by Jean Mantelet in 1932, the year in which he designed his first manual ‘moulin à légumes’ ...
Jacques Vienot

Jacques Vienot  

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(1893–1959)The highly influential French industrial designer and theorist Jacques Vienot established the company Décore Installe Meuble (DIM) in 1929 and, in the following year founded Porza, an ...
Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala  

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(1913–85)Acknowledged internationally as one of Finland's leading designers Wirkkala was originally trained as a sculptor in Helsinki from 1933 to 1936. However, although the Second World War ...
Design Consultancies

Design Consultancies  

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These emerged as increasingly significant in the 1920s and 1930s when many major manufacturing clients, especially in the United States, sought to make their products more attractive in the ...
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola  

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(established 1886)Coca‐Cola is the most recognized brand in the world and has been closely identified with notions of consumption and democracy in the United States. Following the invention of the ...
Virgil Exner

Virgil Exner  

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(1909–73)One of the foremost American automobile stylists in the years following the end of the Second World War, Exner is most widely known for his extravagant ‘idea cars’ and sculptural essays in ...
Yuri Soloviev

Yuri Soloviev  

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(1920– )One of the leading figures in Russian design in the second half of the 20th century, Soloviev worked in many fields including furniture, interior, industrial, and transport design. Director ...
Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer  

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(1932– )Widely known for his experimental and highly individual lighting designs Maurer's innovations were influenced by avant‐garde practices in the fine arts, from Pop to conceptual art. His work ...
Rosenthal Porzellan

Rosenthal Porzellan  

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(established 1879)Philipp Rosenthal founded this highly successful German porcelain manufacturing company at Erkersreuth in 1879. In its early years the business thrived on decorating blanks bought ...
Sears Roebuck & Co.

Sears Roebuck & Co.  

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(established 1893)The origins of the company lay in the activities of Richard Sears, an agent of the Minneapolis and St Louis railway station in Minnesota, USA, who began trading watches up and down ...
George W. Walker

George W. Walker  

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(1896–1993)The status of this leading American car designer at the Ford Motor Corporation after the Second World War was confirmed by his appearance on the cover of Time magazine in 1957, like the ...
Bakelite

Bakelite  

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(1907– )Bakelite, the trade name for phenol‐formaldehyde or phenolic resins, was the first totally synthetic plastic and was patented by Dr Leo Baekeland in 1907. In order to put his invention into ...
Paul Frankl

Paul Frankl  

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(b Prague, 1879; d Princeton, NJ, 30 Jan 1962),art historian. Frankl first trained as an architect, but in his early thirties he turned to the study of art history ...
Christopher Dresser

Christopher Dresser  

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(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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