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Design history Posts

The American Design Adventure

The American Design Adventure

Published 10 December 2001

Mark Twain once said that the only thing Americans really had in common with one another was a fondness for iced water.

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UK retailing

How design got High Street cred

Published 16 September 1998

The British High Street began to swing in 1960s. Now it really hurtles

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Winter of the wastemakers

Published 21 January 1989

High-tech consumer durables have a reputation for falling apart. But planned obsolescence does not account for the problems of repair.

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Going down for the third time

Going down for the third time

Published 1 June 1986

As the 100th anniversary of the First World War approaches, let’s remember that Empire was the root of Britain’s industrial decline.

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