“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.
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
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.
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...
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.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Louis Penfield House in Ohio Is For Sale For $1.3M
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1955, this 1,730-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-bathroom residence in Lake County,...
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
Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
The Original Homeowners of a Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed House Ask $1.4 Million
It’s a rare occasion when a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright goes on the market.
The Remarkable Home of Modernist Designer Russel Wright
While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...
Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Iconic Perspectives: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
At this day and age, the name Frank Lloyd Wright is virtually inseparable from the topic of American architecture.
Travel by Design: Rent a Wright
We’re familiar with Fallingwater. We’ve heard tales of Taliesin.
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...
A Home on a Private Island That's Based on a Frank Lloyd Wright Design Is on the Market For $14.9M
Located just 47 miles from New York City, Petra Island is a 10-acre private island in the middle of Lake Mahopac that's shaped...
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...

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