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

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 1974 Masterpiece Is Put on the Market by a Family Friend of the Late Julius Shulman
Midcentury architect J. Herbert Brownell built a number of organic modern homes in Southern California that are coveted by...
Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
Even without any architectural training, C. Howard Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.
Julius Shulman: 10/10/10
This Sunday, October 10, on the day that would have been architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the MAK...
In Memoriam: Julius Shulman
We here at the Dwell offices were all saddened to learn that architectural photographer Julius Shulman passed away last night at...
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 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 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller's focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
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...
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...
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.
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 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: Oscar Niemeyer
A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.