Design Movements

Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau was most popular at the beginning of the 20th century. Art Nouveau is a pattern with flowing, curvy designs that interweave natural forms, such as flowers and insects. Rennie Mackintosh (architecture) and Margret Macdonald (design work)
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Art Deco
Art Deco is a pattern inspired by Egyptian and African art. It utilises bold colours, striking patterns such as zigzag and geometrical, bold sweeping curves and very commonly, sunburst motifs. An architecture example is the Chrysler Building
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De Stijl
It was a Dutch Modernist movement, where the designs created were simplistic and very stripped back in nature. Simple shapes and primary colours were used as well as horizontal and vertical lines as to not over complicate the products.
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Bauhaus
Bauhaus was a design movement based in Germany. It's founder was Walter Gropius. He strived to make products functional, cheap, consistent with mass production.
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Post Modernism
Post Modernism is where style should be the priority of the product and it is a rejection of modernist philosophy. The designs were extreme minimalism (designs without decorative features). Mario Belleni and Ron Arad were artists involved.
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Arts and Crafts
Designs were influenced by nature, tradition materials and using traditional techniques.It's best known for William Morris and Charles Robert Ashbee. Concerned with manufacturers being driven by quantity not quality.
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Constructivism
A movement in modern art originating in Moscow in the 1920's but ended at the beginning of 1921. The use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal and plastic were prominent. It was founded in 1913 by Vladimir Taltin in Russia.
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Streamline Moderne
It is a branch of Art Deco, which reached its height of popularity in 1937. Characterised by rounded corners, it was used predominantly for buildings at road junctions. No designers involved but a company was called 'The Chrysler Air-Flow'.
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Swedish Modern
It was a separate style of Art Deco or American Streamlining. It was characterised by a soft, organic, natural feel. It gained importance internationally in the 1940's and 50's. Alvar Alto was involved with the movement (company).
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Youth Culture
Youth Culture was from the 1950's to the present day. It influences writing, art, music, fashion, graphics and interior design. Rock and Roll, Mary Quant in the 60's, Hippy and Punk influenced the movement.
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Memphis
It was comprised of Italian designers and architects who created products in the 80's. Ettore Sottsass was one of the leading member's, who used lots of bold and symmetrical patterns.
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Blobjects
The constraints of traditional styling was removed by the use of CAD and CAM. Complex and intricate shapes could now be manufactured.
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Deconstructive
Deconstructive broke from post modernism and rejected the applied ornament and decoration. It subverts rationality and geomerty. Designers involved in this movement were people like Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid
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Designer Labels
The 1990's saw designers becoming desirable as much as their products and the celebrity image influenced the movement tremendously. Brands started to employ designers. The packaging was important in the movement.
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Art Deco is a pattern inspired by Egyptian and African art. It utilises bold colours, striking patterns such as zigzag and geometrical, bold sweeping curves and very commonly, sunburst motifs. An architecture example is the Chrysler Building

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It was a Dutch Modernist movement, where the designs created were simplistic and very stripped back in nature. Simple shapes and primary colours were used as well as horizontal and vertical lines as to not over complicate the products.

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Bauhaus was a design movement based in Germany. It's founder was Walter Gropius. He strived to make products functional, cheap, consistent with mass production.

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Post Modernism is where style should be the priority of the product and it is a rejection of modernist philosophy. The designs were extreme minimalism (designs without decorative features). Mario Belleni and Ron Arad were artists involved.

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