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Month: October 2010

Karl WHO
    Karl Springer Karl Springer (1930-1991) was a German born, French educated, New York City based designer and manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories.  He established his first workshop in the early 1960s and began concentrating on furniture design in 1965.  He is known for his lavish interpretations of Art Deco lines and the use of exotic skins and materials.  His signature styles range from French Art Deco to Asian and .
CIRCA Chippendales
Chinese Chippendales English furniture designer Thomas Chippendale was the first non-monarch to have a style named for him in the mid-18th Century.  Chippendale was already well known for his elegant mahogany furniture when he applied the newly popular Chinoiserie style to his classic English look.  Early Chinese furniture was boldly linear with little carving.  Chinese Chippendale designs were embellished with all sorts of architectural details from temples, palaces, and pavilions.  The .
WHO is Curtis Jeré?
C. Jeré Curtis Jeré is a compound nom-de-plume of artists Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler.  Fels made a name for himself in the 1940s with his successful Renoir and Matisse lines of copper jewelry.  Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler founded Artisan House in 1964.  The goal was to produce gallery-quality art for the masses.  Curtis Freiler was production chief, while Jerry Fels was the head of design.  They acquired .
Dorothy WHO
Dorothy Draper Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) was the pioneer of interior design.  She established the 1st interior design company in the United States in 1923.  Dorothy Draper was the most famous decorator in America from the 1930s-1960s.  In addition to FABULOUS interior design, both private and public spaces (including the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, the Drake Hotel, Chicago and Hotel Carlyle, NY), her resume also includes book author, decorating advice .