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Modern Design Icons You Should Know


From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you should know.

Aarnio turned 75 in 2007, but the commissions continue to flood in.
“A wonderful mess” is how Shulman describes his desk.
The architect with her side chair designs, year unknown. Photo courtesy Espasso.
Jens RisomJens Risom’s spot in the canon of mid-century American design is one marked by displacement.
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