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A look at home-ware designers past and present, with a guide to recreating their designs in your home

  1. Learning with Litecraft :  Terence Conran
    "All I’ve ever wanted from life are plain, simple, useful products." Sir Terence Conran When it comes to furniture and living spaces Conran has impacted our everyday lives in a great way. Terence Conran was born in 1931 in Kingston Upon Thames, at the age of 19 in 1951 after studying Textile Design at London's Central School of Art and Design he began...
  2. Learning with Litecraft : Christian Dior
    Throughout  the 1940's and 50's there was only one name on everyone's lips when it came to fashion, Christian Dior was at the forefront of  textile design.  His aim was to enhance women's femininity and banish pre-war restricted designs. Dior's fan base included Hollywood royalty such as Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich as well as actual royalty such as Princess...
  3. Learning with Litecraft : Coco Chanel
    "To be the ultimate House of Luxury, defining style and desire, now and forever." The Chanel Company mission statement. The brand of Chanel is one of the worlds most valuable retail brands and after more than 40 years it's still at the top of its game. Founded by Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, the brand epitomises elegance and sophistication whilst also being...
  4. Learning with Litecraft : Omer Arbel & Bocci
    Architect Omer Arbel’s work is a great example of contemporary designs, particularly in the field of lighting. Originally from Jerusalem and brought up in Vancouver Canada, Arbel is a renowned architecture in several fields including furniture, lighting and electrical accessories. His most notable designs are from his lighting installations with Bocci, a contemporary design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver, with whom...
  5. Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers
    Learning with Litecraft : The Castiglioni Brothers "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means". A Castiglioni Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were industrial designers in Italy's post-war design renaissance, known as the Castiglioni Brothers their designs have gone on to influence the many house hold and decorative structures we see today, such as furniture, lighting...

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