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  1. Verner Panton

    Verner Panton

    In the 1950s, while Scandinavian designers were paving the path with organic designs made of natural materials, architect Verner Panton (1926-1998) was concocting futuristic creations out of...


  2. Ross Lovegrove

    Ross Lovegrove

    Born in Wales, UK, in 1958, Ross Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic until 1980 before transferring to the Royal College of Art in London, where he remained until 1983....


  3. Walter Gropius

    Walter Gropius

    It is nearly impossible to overstate the importance of Walter Gropius (1883-1969) to the development of modern architecture. He founded the Bauhaus with Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe where he trained...


  4. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Without Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), there would not have be the International Style we know today as the impetus for mid-century modernism. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies (who was born...


  5. Henry Hill

    Henry Hill

    Though architect Henry Hill (1913-1984) was born in England, he grew up in Berkeley, California, and made his lasting architectural mark in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Chronicle has described...


  6. 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...


  7. Monica Förster

    Monica Förster

    Monica Förster, creater of some of the most internationally renowed objects in contemporary Swedish design today, is based in Stockholm but grew up close to the artic circle in the very...


  8. Warren Platner

    Warren Platner

    Warren Platner was an American architect and designer known primarily for his mid-century modernist interior design and furniture. Platner was born in 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied...


  9. Tom Dixon

    Tom Dixon

    British designer Tom Dixon (1959- ) is one of the leading lights of English industrial design. A self-taught welder, Dixon opened the shop Space to sell his early designs, then worked as head...


  10. Nina Tolstrup

    Nina Tolstrup

    Designer Nina Tolstrup is the owner of London based Studiomama. She trained as a designer at the prestigious Les Ateliers school of industrial design in Paris and has a BA in Marketing from the...