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Hans Wegner

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John Lewis is 150 years old

10th May 2014

In 1864 a young man called John Lewis opened a small drapers store on Oxford Street. He was 28 years old and on his first day of trading he took 16 shillings and fourpence. That shop, which still abides by its original slogan, Never Knowingly Undersold, is now 150 years old and is a £4billion…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #19: Arne Jacobsen AJ Lamp

25th April 2012

Admittedly it’s a crowded field but the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is regarded as one of the most influential of the 20th century. Alongside Verner Panton (that moulded S chair), Hans Wegner (the wishbone), Poul Henningsen (the artichoke) and not forgetting (for the technology buffs) Bang & Olufson, Jacobsen is well known for…

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