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“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.
Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Jasper Morrison has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
13 Iconic Buildings Designed by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry's recognizable designs are often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
Celebrating Alvar Aalto’s Inimitable Designs 122 Years Later
Born February 3 in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto is known for designs that harmoniously fuse functionality and grace.
10 Modern Iconic Masterpieces
From Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Gwathmey, we revisit some of the most memorable midcentury-modern homes from a range of iconic...
Design Classic: Alvar Aalto’s Artek Stools
More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
Design Icon: Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
Design Icon: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
Even without any architectural training, C. Howard Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.
Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, RIBA award-winning architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space...
10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings We Love
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the...
10 Jean Nouvel Buildings We Love
French Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel is credited by the New York Times in a profile piece as "exceptionally good...