Arts and Crafts Society - Website includes an international listing of arts and crafts-related events,
searchable bibliography of arts and crafts-related resources, interactive discussions with experts, researchers, collectors, a wide variety of
current craftsman artisans, merchants, and studios, and bookstore.
banaldesign - A modern design site dedicated to the works of leading post-modernist architects,
artists, and designers. Vintage and new objects designed by Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Michele de Lucchi, George
Sowden, Matteo Thun, Natalie du Pasquier, Aldo Cibic, Javier Mariscal, Ricardo Dalisi, Alessandro Guerriero, Philippe Starck, Michael
Graves, Robert A.M. Stern, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, Gwathemy Siegel, and others.
Cal-Earth Institute - Designs low cost housing using earth construction techniques and long sandbag Superadobe technology for third world developing countries lunar and martian applications.
Design Addict - Resource for modern and post-modern design of the 20th century where you'll find
information on furniture, dinnerware, glass, lighting, ceramic, plastic, wood or metalware.
DesignBoom - Design, architecture, art, photography and graphics.
International Design (IDOnline.com) - America's leading critical magazine covering the art, business
and culture of design. Issues include the Annual Design Review, America's largest and most prestigious juried design-recognition
program, published since 1954. The Design Review showcases the best American and international design in the areas of consumer
products, furniture, equipment, environments, packaging, graphics, concepts and student projects.
It's Nice That - Blog featuring creativity across the art and design world.
Modernism - Examples of decorative art and design objects from the European and American
Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstatte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, and Art Deco movements are enhanced by a timeline (1880 to 1940) and
brief video introductions by the exhibit curator, David Ryan. Includes definitions of terms, photographs of artists and designers, and
curatorial comments on modernism, antiques, and collecting. From the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Modernism Gallery - Dealer in Art Deco furniture, lighting, and accessories. American
designers include Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Kem Weber. French designers include Jules Leleu, Charles
Dudouyt, Louis Majorelle, Edgar Brandt, Eugene Printz, and Dominique.
Modernity - Modernity offers high quality 20th century design - furniture, lighting,
ceramics and glass. Emphasis is on Scandinavian design, by amongst others: Wegner, Juhl, Aalto, Mathsson, Jacobsen, Salto, Friberg,
Wirkkala and Sarpaneva.
MoMA Online Store - Many great examples from the history of twentieth-century design can be found
here, as well as several contemporary designs recently accepted into the New York Museum of Modern Art's collection.
National Gallery of Art - Index of American Design - Consists of approximately
18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century. Produced between
1935 and 1942, this visual archive reflects the expanding interest in American material culture that began to emerge at that time.
New York Design Center (NYDC) - Located in midtown Manhattan, the NYDC is the country's oldest
furniture and design building. Its variety of residential and contract showrooms, diversity of product lines, and on-going support of
design trade associations make it a valuable resource to the designers and architects.
R 20th Century Design - Specializes in furniture and objects from the post WWII era including items
from America, Scandinavia and continental Europe. Areas of specialization are unusual and well crafted objects, furniture, and lighting
from the the Modern Movement.
Treadway Gallery - Specializes in furnishings of the American Arts & Crafts movement, 1950's, Modern, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Art Pottery through auction and private offering.
William Morris at IISH - William Morris, born in Walthamstow, Great Britain
1834, died in Hammersmith, Great Britain 1896; socialist, poet, artist and architect; founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient
Buildings in 1877; member of the Democratic Federation in 1883; cofounder and leader of the Socialist League in 1884, financed its organ
Commonweal; author of many socialist tracts and pamphlets; withdrew from the Socialist League when the anarchists took over in 1890;
founded his own publishing company, the Kelmscott Press in 1893; active in organizing guilds of designers and decorative craftsmen.
Manuscript collection and further reading.
William Morris Gallery - The Gallery's internationally important collections illustrate William Morris's life, work and influence. There are permanent displays of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, rugs, carpets,
wallpapers, furniture, stained glass and painted tiles designed by Morris himself and by Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Webb, Dante Gabriel
Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and others who together founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company in 1861.
William Morris Society - This site is devoted to William Morris (1834-96), the British
craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. It aims to present news of Morris-related events and publications; information
about the worldwide William Morris Society; materials relating to the life and work of Morris, his friends and followers; and
links to other places of interest on the Internet.
World Design News - A source of world famous designers. Maintained by Kikos
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