The influence on design during the post World War 2 period and 1950s
In this essay I am going to discuss the world events, art and culture and main protagonists and technology and manufacturing in the post World War 2 period and 1950’s.
The 1950’s was considered a watershed period in Britain.
A lot happened in the 1950’s along the lines of world events. 1951 the festival of Britain was held and it involved a nationwide programme of events. Planned in 1947 it was to provide a cultural counterpart to the social benefits of the welfare state. The Festival of Britain provided a more extensive opportunity to showcase the collective and individual ‘achievements’ of Britons. Events dealt with history, industry, science, the arts and explored various aspects of cultural and everyday life at mid-century. Other world event such as the first hydrogen bomb was tested in the United States. After that in 1953 Queen Elizabeth the second was coroneted. Shortly after that the last women to be hung in Britain was hung then along came the wedding of Marilyn Monroe and Author Millar. That was a brief history summary of the 1950’s no onto the influences in the design on the 1950s. 1953 DNA was discovered by scientists.
The influences on the designing of things in the 1950s were places like America. Dinners in America were very effective in the influences due to the style and nature of the dinners in America being open planned and using primary colours and fitted units. New material started to appear like aluminium, plastics, PVC and rubber. Jukeboxes made and impact along with the huge fridges in Britain’s kitchens.
In the 1950’s design was influenced by past times like 1930’s and modernism. This was an influence due to the fact past design in the 1930’s where based on primary colour and simple design were classed as modern and good looking. Surrealism played a big part in the design in this period. The famous Salvador Dali “Lips” sofa. The primary coloured red lip sofa...