University of Brighton Design Archives

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A colour photograph of a metal wall lamp with a red lamp. Taken from the Bernard Schottlander Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

Bernard Schottlander

Bernard Schottlander (1924-1999) is best known for his public sculpture. He began his career as a welder and plater and attended evening classes in sculpture at Leeds School of Art, later transferring to the Central School of Arts and Crafts where he studied industrial design between 1949 and 1951. Schottlander went on to teach metalwork…

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A cropped version of an original black and white portrait of Alison Settle

Alison Settle

Alison Settle (1891-1980) was a prolific journalist, a champion of women’s rights, editor of Vogue, and a contributor to the work of both the Council for Art & Industry and the Council of Industrial Design. Her archive comprises a body of papers offering insights into the worlds of fashion, textile and clothing manufacturing, design promotion,…

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Vokins

The Vokins department store was a mainstay of the Brighton retail scene for over one hundred years until its closure in the 1997. The archive includes a wide variety of records: photographs, documents, press cuttings, ledgers, plans, and correspondence. These relate to staff, sales, stock, store development and promotion. As a case study of an…

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