Italian Fascist Design, Part Two

 Design as Theater, Part Two Designing for Dictators To design for dictators in the twentieth century was to invent a new art form. The first challenge to designers was that the new modern dictator was not of the blood royal and prided himself on his common origins,...

Italian Fascist Design, Part One

Design as Theater, Part One Designing for Dictators The history of Italian fascism is one of a movement begun in misadventure, characterized by misjudgments and mistakes, ending in farce. If it is defined by any one term, however, that word would be...

Remembering Louis Vuitton Trunks

The Traveler, the Logo, and the Wardrobe We all pack, wrestling with tiny cases, usually with long handles and wheels, stuffing clothes, cosmetics, and computers into a designated number of inches that can fit between the seats of an airplane aisle, jam into an...

Eileen Gray, Architect: The E.1027 House

The E. 1027 House The Architect as a Woman The story of this building, innocently named E.1027, reads like a novel–with heroes, villains, vandalism, and victims. The beginning of this saga was ordinary enough, a famous designer decided to design and built a...

Eileen Gray, Designer of Art Deco, Part Two

Eileen Gray (1878-1956) Art Deco Furniture Design, Part Two The story of Eileen Gray, who vanished from history, leaving behind some of the most famous and iconic designs of the early twentieth century, is a strange one. She possessed many names, Kathleen Eileen Moray...
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