“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

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: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect's Love For Iconic Design
Midcentury architect Alden B. Dow was known for many things—midwestern modern style, the internationally recognized John Whitman...
The Iconic, Midcentury Home That Peter Womersley Designed For Bernat Klein Asks $1.02M
Designed by the late-British architect Peter Womersley in 1957 for the celebrated textile designer Bernat Klein, the single-story...
Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Eileen Gray Documentary Premieres in Tribeca
A new documentary film, Gray Matters, does justice to a life less ordinary: that of design innovator Eileen Gray.
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...
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Design Icon: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design
This blockbuster exhibit makes it clear that Norway shouldn’t be the lesser-known country in the world of Scandinavian design.
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
Without any architecture training, Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.
Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
Tackling Big Design Questions in an Iconic Home
In John Lautner’s Garcia House, Nest, Dwell, and Airbnb invited the Los Angeles design world to consider our current crossroads...
Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.
ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon
Zeev Aram‘s Kings Road store introduced modern furniture to London.