“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Exploring the process of George Nakashima Woodworker
New York's 1950 Gallery showcases rare photos and a posthumous collaboration between George and his daughter Mira.
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: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
Katie la Kapro
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: 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.
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.
Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.
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 Buckminster Fuller
Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon
Zeev Aram‘s Kings Road store introduced modern furniture to London.
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
A Serene Nakashima Bathroom Survives
George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate.