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  1. Poul Henningsen

    Poul Henningsen

    Another giant of mid-century Danish design, Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) worked primarily in lighting design. In his work he consistently sought a soft glow of light from his various lamps and...

    01.25.10

  2. Achille Castiglioni

    Achille Castiglioni

    Achille Castiglioni, an Italian designer known for turning everyday industrial items into modern masterpieces, was born in 1913 in Milan. He studied architecture and then began designing with his...

    01.25.10

  3. Isamu Noguchi

    Isamu Noguchi

    Born in Los Angeles in 1904, Japanese-American designer and artist Isamu Noguchi made a name for himself as one of the preeminent sculptors and furniture designs of the mid-twentieth century....

    01.22.10

  4. Dieter Rams

    Dieter Rams

    Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer born in 1932. For most of his career, Rams worked as the head of design at the international consumer goods company Braun. During his tenure, Rams...

    01.22.10

  5. Pierre Guariche

    Pierre Guariche (French, 1926-1995) got his start apprenticing for Rene Gabriel at the school of the decorative arts in Paris. In the late 1950s he headed the creative design behind Meurop in...

    01.22.10

  6. Kristian Vedel

    Kristian Vedel

    Kristian Solmer Vedel (1923-2003) was a Danish industrial designer that began his career apprenticing as a cabinetmaker and then later as a furniture designer at the School of Decorative Art in...

    01.21.10

  7. Hans Wegner

    Hans Wegner

    Alongside Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner (1914-2007) was perhaps the most influential Danish furniture designer of the 20th century, coming closer to nearly any other to defining the look and feel of...

    01.21.10

  8. George Nelson

    George Nelson

    George Nelson (1908-1986) was an extremely influential industrial designer, writer, and thinker whose designs are as popular today as perhaps they’ve ever been. Educated in architecture at...

    01.21.10

  9. Adam Stegner

    German designer Adam Stegner produced steam-bent wood furniture for Flototto Pagholz in the 1960s.  

    01.21.10

  10. Kay Bojesen

    Kay Bojesen

    Most people today are familiar with Danish designer Kay Bojesen (1886–1958) because of his winsome little wooden monkey figurine that he created in the 1950s. Though his considerable skills...

    01.21.10

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