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Thomas Chippendale

1718 - 1779

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Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) was a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs in a trade catalogue titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director—the most important collection of furniture designs published in England to that point which created a mass market for furniture—upon which success he became renowned. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum, "so influential were his designs, in Britain and throughout Europe and America, that 'Chippendale' became a shorthand description for any furniture similar to his Director designs".The designs are regarded as representing the current British fashion for furniture of that period and are now reproduced globally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Chippendale has received more than 607,412 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Chippendale is the 23rd most popular designer (down from 17th in 2019), the 673rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 540th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Designer.

Thomas Chippendale was a famous furniture designer from the 18th century. He is most famous for his designs of furniture.

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Among designers, Thomas Chippendale ranks 23 out of 86Before him are Maurizio Gucci, Georg Elser, Exekias, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Nina Ricci, and Hugo Boss. After him are Manolo Blahnik, Iris Apfel, Raymond Loewy, Miuccia Prada, Dieter Rams, and Philippe Starck.

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Among people born in 1718, Thomas Chippendale ranks 5Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mariana Victoria of Spain, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, and Anna Leopoldovna. After him are Alexander Roslin, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Jacob Christian Schäffer, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, and Antoine de Chézy. Among people deceased in 1779, Thomas Chippendale ranks 5Before him are James Cook, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, and Emperor Go-Momozono. After him are Karim Khan Zand, John Kay, Casimir Pulaski, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, and Louis de Jaucourt.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chippendale ranks 673 out of 7,765Before him are Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), Robert Carlyle (1961), John Gurdon (1933), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), and Stirling Moss (1929). After him are J. L. Austin (1911), Amélie of Orléans (1865), John Harrison (1693), Jude Law (1972), Ian McEwan (1948), and Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796).

Among DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among designers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Chippendale ranks 4Before him are William Morris (1834), Thomas Andrews (1873), and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868). After him are Alexander McQueen (1969), Beau Brummell (1778), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), John Baskerville (1706), Paul Smith (1946), Storm Thorgerson (1944), Laura Ashley (1925), and Jony Ive (1967).