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Misha Black
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Born on 16th of October 1910
Died on 11th of October 1977

Born 1910 - Russia. Died 1977 - British designer.


Trained as an architect. Founder of one of the earliest design consultancies, Industrial Design Partnership (1935). Contributed to the Festival of Britain in 1951. Became a royal designer for industry in 1957. Professor of Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, London (1959-75).

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