Clive Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Design History at Loughborough University. After a career in the retailing of furniture and interiors he took an MA in the History of Design at the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum and subsequently completed a PhD on Victorian furniture technology. His works include monographs on aspects of furniture technology, materials and trades, furnishing textiles and the manufacture and retailing of domestic furnishings, as well as contributions to multi-authored works on interiors, architecture and home furnishings. His interest in cross-disciplinary study is evident in his work, which includes research on design, materials and technology, consumption, business and retailing.
Clive is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has examined a number of PhD’s in the field of furniture and design history. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Design History and a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice.
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