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“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand
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: Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
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: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
Even without any architectural training, C. Howard Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.
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: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller's focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
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.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
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...
Less Is More: 10 Buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's International Style was the impetus for the midcentury modernism we know today.
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...
Design Icon: 8 Avant-Garde Buildings by Ricardo Bofill
A new monograph by gestalten shines a light on the visionary works of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, whose bold forms often...
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...
8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs, California
With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a...
Queen of the Curve: 18 Influential Works by Zaha Hadid
When Zaha Hadid passed away in March 2016, she left the world of architecture with an irreplaceable legacy.
There's No Shortage of Glass in These 7 Homes Designed by Philip Johnson
It's safe to say that Philip Johnson was one of the most famous and influential American architects of the 20th century.
Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
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...
Here’s Your Chance to Own an Iconic Home Designed by Marcel Breuer
This December, Marcel Breuer’s Stillman Cottage will be listed for auction at an estimated $2–$2.5 million.
Design Icons: 24 Modern Architects and Designers That Have Shaped Our World
Brush up on the work and legacies of these iconic architects and designers whose influence on modern design is hard to overstate.
Airstream: Re-designing an American icon
Mobile + Home: what is so fascinating about the juxtaposition of these two seemingly irreconcilable words?
7 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an...
10 Ways to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday
Frank Lloyd Wright was without a doubt, one of the most iconic and prolific architects of the 20th century.
A Closer Look at the Iconic Bubble Lamp
Industrial designer George Nelson was one of the founding fathers of American modernism.
Transformers of the Modern House: Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi at the Palm Springs Art Museum
An exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum presents a refreshing look at the modern home through the lens of Italian-Brazilian...
An Iconic Modernist Villa in Finland Is Painstakingly Restored
Studio Petra Majantie and Oopeaa left no stone unturned in updating architect Aarne Ervi’s classic lakeside design.
Iconic Perspectives: Harry Gesner’s Sandcastle
The entire lineup of this year's Los Angeles Iconic Houses tours was filled with irreplaceable works of architecture, but the...
Own an Iconic Midcentury in New Canaan For $1.55M
Just 45 miles from Manhattan, the midcentury enclave of New Canaan, Connecticut, includes Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, as...
Own This Iconic Midcentury by Charles Haertling For $5.75M
Embedded into a dramatic rock outcropping, this midcentury-modern masterpiece is one of the most recognizable homes in Boulder.
The Iconic Home That Still Looks as Good as New
Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...