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greta grossman

Design Icon: Greta Grossman

Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of the pioneers of mid-century modernism in both Sweden and California.
April 3, 2014
piano renzo portrait illustration

Design Icon: Renzo Piano

We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
April 1, 2014
portrait of architectural photographer julius schulman

Design Icon: Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman was a famous American photographer known for his residential photography of modernist residences in midcentury Southern California.
March 26, 2014
shigeru ban cardboard cathedral

11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban

2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.
March 25, 2014
kate koeppel 7 12 record divider

Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.
March 21, 2014
zeisel eva portrait

Design Icon: Eva Zeisel

Hungarian designer Eva Zeisel is best known for her sculptural organic ceramic pieces.
March 19, 2014
Smiljan Radic Casa Pite

Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion

Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable projects from the up-and-coming architect.
March 19, 2014
alvar aalto

Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
March 17, 2014
the exterior of the red Foote Farmhouse

McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.
March 14, 2014