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Muller, Émile

Muller, Émile (1823–89). French architect and manufacturer. He designed the Company town (Cité Ouvrière) outside Mulhouse, a model industrial town with housing (influenced by the pioneering work of his friend, Henry Roberts) for Jean Dollfus (1800–87), begun 1852 under the aegis of the Société Mulhousienne des Cités Ouvrières. In 1854 Muller founded a factory for making tiles, designs for which he exhibited in 1855. He was responsible for the polychrome bricks and tiles used in the Menier Chocolate Factory, Noisiel-sur-Marne (1869–72), designed by Saulnier. Muller went on to design and make durable glazed ceramic architectural kits-of-parts for which he was awarded a prize at the Exposition Universelle, Paris (1889).

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J. Curl (1983);
Jane Turner (1996)

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