In the 19th century, the expansion of towns, the demographic increase and the several technological advances are at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution of 1850, symbolised by the creation of the steam engine.
During the Industrial Revolution the designer doesn’t exist. They must produce more with less time and find out some new technologies.
The function dominate on the shape and all products are build in the aim of profitability and productivity.
The first example of design according some historians, would be the”Bistrot” chair from the Thonet Brothers (Austrian) 1859. It would have been the first item produce in series but designed to be functional and aesthetics.
Then in the US , the Ford T from Henry Ford, was built from 1908 in series (more than 15 millions items in 17 years). It proposes a unique model with different options at an affordable price, thanks to the manufacturing with the Taylorism management.
In 1932, the Anglepoise lightning was created by Georges Carwardine for Herbert Terry & Sons. Nowadays, we can still find some vintage Anglepoise lightning in offices and it is named as Architect Lightning!
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