Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer

Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer. He created high-quality Art Deco Furniture with heavy French influence. He was born and professionally active in New York. He was one of the few American born designers during the 20s and 30s to achieve success.

Education

He studied architecture, Columbia University, New York, to 1901; Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, under Otto Wagner and others. In Vienna, he met Secessionist architects Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffman, who was also the founder of the Wiener Werkstätte.

Biography

He set up his architecture practice in New York in 1905 and, after visiting the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.‘ He began offering interior design services. In 1931, he became a professor of interior architecture at New York University. He sold his own and imported textiles and furniture and Maurice Heaton’s glassware in the gallery he established.

For several interior schemes, he commissioned Heaton to execute large glass murals, the most impressive The Flight of Amelia Earhart Across the Atlantic in the 1932 interior of RKO Theatre in Rockefeller Center, New York, of which Schoen was the interior designer.

He designed the interiors of numerous apartments, banks, theatres, and department stores in Manhattan and elsewhere, including Dunhill’s interior at Rockefeller Center and Dunhill’s earlier store. His furniture was rendered in neoclassical forms with exotic wood veneers in an odd amalgamation of various contemporary European styles. Some of his furniture, such as the Chinese-influenced pieces for the apartment of lawyer Henry Root Stem in New York, was produced by Schmieg, Hungate, and Kotzian. From the late 1920s, his son Lee was a member of the practice.  

Rare Pull-up Chair by Eugene Schoen United States c. 1934
Rare Pull-up Chair by Eugene Schoen United States c. 1934

Style

Perhaps because his clientele was partial to luxurious French styles, Schoen did not draw upon his urban surroundings for inspiration. Instead, he looked to French furniture designers whose beautiful veneered furniture and costly, inlaid materials exemplified the Art Moderne style.

Eugene Schoen circa 1929 Monel metal, bronze, Bakelite, steel. 22 in. (55.9 cm) high, 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm) diameter
Eugene Schoen circa 1929 Monel metal, bronze, Bakelite, steel. 22 in. (55.9 cm) high, 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm) diameter

By the late 20s when modernism made its forays into the modern American home, Schoen was perfectly placed to capitalise on it. He was even able to display complete room settings in his gallery in 1928 when most of his colleagues were competing for space in department store exhibitions.

Depression

Most of the Schoen’s Art Deco’s works date after the end of the depression. It was at this time that only the wealthy could afford to buy them. Much of his furniture was promoted as one of a kind. In the late 1930s he produced avante-garde pieces made from nickel and glass, however he stopped making furniture at the end of World War 2.

Schoen’s table in the ladies’ powder room in the RKO Roxy Theatre, circa 1932. Photograph by Fay S. Lincoln.
Schoen’s table in the ladies’ powder room in the RKO Roxy Theatre, circa 1932. Photograph by Fay S. Lincoln.

Exhibitions

He designed a room setting at the 1928 ‘Exposition of Art in Industry at Macy’s’ at Macy’s department store in New York. Schoen’s included his show window, child’s nursery, and bedroom in the 1929 (XI) ‘The Architect and the Industrial Arts: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Design’ at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. His dining room was included in the Central Gallery of the 1935 ‘Contemporary American Industrial Art, 1934 at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. He designed an exhibition at New York State Building, 1933-34 Chicago Century of Progress He received a gold medal for crafts from Architectural League of New York for a building, entrance.

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Sources

Art Institute of Chicago. (2001). Shaping the modern: American decorative arts at The Art Institute of Chicago 1917-65.

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Eugene Schoen (1880 – c.1957) – Genealogy. https://www.geni.com/people/Eugene-Schoen/6000000002188115553

Long, C. (2007). Paul T. Frankl and modern American design. Yale University Press. Retrieved from https://amzn.to/3I0iJ8K.

Miller, J. (2016). Miller’s Art Deco: Living with the art deco style. Mitchell Beazley. Retrieved from https://amzn.to/3p8bl2z.

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    Vernon Panton (1926 – 1998) Danish Architect & Designer

    Vernon Panton (1926 – 1998) Danish Architect & Designer. He was a master at transforming flowing forms into gorgeous plastic masterpieces. READ MORERead More →

  • Peter Murdoch (b.1940) British furniture, industrial designer

    Peter Murdoch (b.1940) British furniture, industrial designer

    Peter Murdoch (b.1940) is a British furniture, interior, graphic, and industrial designer.Read More →

  • Francis Jourdain (1876 – 1958) – painter, interior designer, ceramicist

    Francis Jourdain (1876 – 1958) – painter, interior designer, ceramicist

    Francis Jourdain (1876 – 1958), the son of architect Frantz Jourdain, was born on November 2, 1876. His father created the Salon d’Automne collection. He benefited from his parents’ friendships with prominent intellectuals (Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet) and artists of the time (the circle of Alexandre Charpentier). Read More →

  • Osvaldo Borsani (1911 – 1985) Italian furniture designer and architect

    Osvaldo Borsani (1911 – 1985) Italian furniture designer and architect

    Osvaldo Borsani was born in Varedo Switzerland at the crossroads of craft and modern manufacturing. The son of a cabinetmaker, he trained as an architect in Milan in the 1930s, when the city was a centre of technological advancement and flourishing artistry, with the economic momentum to push both at speed.Read More →

  • Kaare Klint (1888 – 1954) Danish furniture designer

    Kaare Klint (1888 – 1954) Danish furniture designer

    Kaare Klint – Danish furniture designer. The Danes were greatly influenced by Germany’s Bauhaus movement in the early part of the twentieth century. Read More →

  • Ernest Race (1913 – 1964) British furniture and industrial designer

    Ernest Race (1913 – 1964) British furniture and industrial designer

    Ernest Race (1913 – 1964) was a British furniture and industrial designer. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Between 1932-35, he studied interior design at the Bartlett School of Architecture of London University and 1937-39, weaving in India. Read More →

  • Carme Pinós spanish architect and designer

    Carme Pinós spanish architect and designer

    After gaining international acclaim for her work with Enric Miralles, Carme Pinós set up her studio in 1991. She has worked on various projects since then, ranging from urban refurbishments and public works to the design of furniture. Read More →

  • Eileen Gray (1879 – 1976) Irish/French Furniture Designer

    Eileen Gray (1879 – 1976) Irish/French Furniture Designer

    Eileen Gray was an French furniture designer and architect. Her work reflected a stylistic pastiche of far eastern and french influences.Read More →

  • Ron Arad Israeli industrial designer and artist

    Ron Arad Israeli industrial designer and artist

    Ron Arad is an Israeli industrial designer, artist, and architectural designer. He is professionally active in the United Kingdom. Israeli-born Arad studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art in 1971 before moving to London in 1973 to study at the Architectural Association’s School of Architecture. From 1974 to 1979, he was one of Britain’s most globally known and individual designers.Read More →

  • Konstantin Grcic Unveils – CUP Chair For Plank | 🇩🇪 German Design

    Konstantin Grcic Unveils – CUP Chair For Plank | 🇩🇪 German Design

    For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance. Read More →

  • Bruno Mathsson (1907 – 1988) Swedish Designer & Architect

    Bruno Mathsson (1907 – 1988) Swedish Designer & Architect

    Mathsson grew up in the town of Värnamo in Sweden’s Smland region, the son of a master cabinet maker. After a brief period of schooling, he began working in his father’s gallery.Read More →

  • Charles Pfister (1938 – 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer

    Charles Pfister (1938 – 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer

    Charles Pfister (1939 to 1990) was an American interior and furniture designer and architect. He was professionally active in San Francisco.Read More →

  • Rodolfo Dordoni (b.1954) Italian Architect and Designer

    Rodolfo Dordoni (b.1954) Italian Architect and Designer

    he was artistic director of Cappellini International Interiors and in charge of corporate image and communications; from 1982, he was consultant designer for several firms on pavilions, shops, and exhibition stands.Read More →

  • Léon Jallot (1874 – 1967) French designer and artisan.

    Léon Jallot (1874 – 1967) French designer and artisan.

    Léon Jallot (1874­1967), a scion of the French Art Nouveau, stood out within the movement as an ébéniste, or cabinet maker.Read More →

  • Alberto Rosselli (1921-76) Italian architect and industrial designer

    Alberto Rosselli (1921-76) Italian architect and industrial designer

    Alberto Rosselli (1921-76) Italian architect and industrial designer. He was born in Palermo. He was professionally active in Milan. Read More →

  • Helen Abson Australian Architect and Fabric Designer

    Helen Abson Australian Architect and Fabric Designer

    Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

  • Cristian Cirici (b.1941) Spanish Architect and Designer

    Cristian Cirici (b.1941) Spanish Architect and Designer

    Between 1962-65, he worked in the office of architects Frederic Correa and Alfonso Mila and, in 1962, in the office of architects James Cubitt and Partners, London. In 1964 (with Pep Bonet, Lluis Clotet, and Oscar Tusquets Blanca), he founded the Studio PER. Read More →

  • Antti Aarre Nurmesniemi – Finnish Interior & Industrial Designer

    Antti Aarre Nurmesniemi – Finnish Interior & Industrial Designer

    Between 1949-50, he was a furniture designer at the Stockmann design office, Helsinki; 1951—56, he was furniture and interior designer in the Viljo Revell architecture office, HelsinkiRead More →

  • John Makepeace (b.1939) British Furniture Designer

    John Makepeace (b.1939) British Furniture Designer

    He started designing furniture in 1961. In 1964, he set up a workshop in Farnsborough Barn, Banbury, moving in 1976 to Parnham House in Dorset. He established the Parnham Trust and School for Craftsmen in Wood in 1977.Read More →

  • Mario Botta (b.1943) Swiss Architect and Designer

    Mario Botta (b.1943) Swiss Architect and Designer

    While the space arrangements in this structure are inconsistent, its relationship to its site, separation of living from service spaces, and deep window recesses echo his stark, robust and towering style. Read More →

  • Clément Mère (1861 – 1940) French painter, tabletier, designer and furniture maker

    Clément Mère (1861 – 1940) French painter, tabletier, designer and furniture maker

    Clément Mère was born in Bayonne and active in Paris. He was a French painter, table-builder, artist and furniture builder. He studied painting with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.Read More →

  • Paul McCobb (1917 – 1969) American furniture designer

    Paul McCobb (1917 – 1969) American furniture designer

    One of the leading designers of the American design movement from the mid-20th centuryRead More →

  • René-André Coulon (1908 – 1997) furniture with tempered glass

    René-André Coulon (1908 – 1997)  furniture with tempered glass

    René-André Coulon was a furniture designer from France. He did architectural studies until 1937. In his work, Coulon integrated tempered glass, some of which Hagnauer, Vienna, made. He designed the interior furniture of Adnet for Saint-Gobain.Read More →

  • Ray and Charles Eames a partnership

    Ray and Charles Eames a partnership

    They were full collaborators as husband and wife. Design is infrequently a solitary endeavour, and husband-and-wife teams are not uncommon. The collaborative nature of the Eames work, on the other hand, was easily obscured by Charles’s widespread public recognition as an individual designer and thinker.Read More →

  • Daniel Mack ( b.1947) American furniture designer

    Daniel Mack ( b.1947) American furniture designer

    Daniel Mack creates fine custom furniture, architectural detail, and decoration from wood as close to its natural form and texture as possible, frequently incorporating glass, metal, or stone.Read More →

  • Sir Terence Conran (1931 – 2020) British Interior Designer

    Sir Terence Conran (1931 – 2020) British Interior Designer

    From cl950, he worked for Rayon Centre, London, and, 1951— 52, as an interior designer for Dennis Lennon; designed 1955 ‘The Orrery’ coffee-bar, London in the late 1950s, as a freelance designer. Read More →

  • Hélène de Mandrot (1867 – 1948) Swiss Designer and Arts patron

    Hélène de Mandrot (1867 – 1948) Swiss Designer and Arts patron

    She was a wealthy lady with cultural aspirations, who spent her time travelling between the great cultural centres and fashionable holiday resorts of Europe, and who liked to gather artists and authors around her. Read More →

  • Andreas Hansen (b.1936) Danish Furniture Designer

    Andreas Hansen (b.1936) Danish Furniture Designer

    He studied at the Kunsthåndvaerkerskolen, Copenhagen, to 1962 and Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademiets Møbelskole, Copenhagen to 1963.Read More →

  • Jörgen Kastholm (b.1931) Danish Architect and Furniture Designer

    Jörgen Kastholm (b.1931) Danish Architect and Furniture Designer

    Kastholm was apprenticed as a boy to a blacksmith and worked at that trade for five years in the United States before returning to Copenhagen to study design. Between 1954 – 1958 he studied at the Bygingsteknisk Skole, Frederick, under Arne Jacobsen. In 1959 the Grafisk Høskole. After graduation, he practised architecture and furniture design in Beirut.Read More →

  • Gordon Russell (1892 – 1980) British furniture maker and designer

    Gordon Russell (1892 – 1980) British furniture maker and designer

    He began working at his father’s modest antiques restoration workshop in 1908, where he learned various crafts and oversaw repairs. In 1910, he began designing furniture. After World War I, he manufactured furniture in the style of Ernest Gimson. Read More →

  • Roberto Pamio (b.1937) Italian Architect and Designer

    Roberto Pamio (b.1937) Italian Architect and Designer

    He became active in 1961 as an architect and furniture and industrial designer; (with Renato Tosso) collaborated on furniture and lighting; had clients including Zanussi-Rex, Peguri, Stilwood, Arclinea, Cidue, FAI, Leucos, and Arflex.Read More →

  • Oscar Tusquets Blanca – Spanish painter, architect and designer

    Oscar Tusquets Blanca – Spanish painter, architect and designer

    Oscar Tusquets Blanca is a Spanish painter, architect and designer. He was born and is professionally active in Barcelona, Spain.Read More →

  • Alison Milner – British Designer in Eclectic Materials

    Alison Milner – British Designer in Eclectic Materials

    Her aesthetic is clean and clear – reducing, simplifying and uncovering underlying patterns. She prefers to inject gentle humour, visual poetry, narrative and a sense of place into her work.Read More →

  • Kisho Kurokawa (b.1934) Japanese Architect and Furniture Designer

    Kisho Kurokawa (b.1934) Japanese Architect and Furniture Designer

    In 1960, at the age of 26, he made his debut into the world as one of the founders of the Metabolism Movement.  Read More →

  • Arne Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) Danish architect and furniture designer

    Arne Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) Danish architect and furniture designer

    In 1927, Jacobsen established his practice in Hellerup. He was Denmark’s first exponent of Functionalism, influenced by Modern architecture of the 1930s, such as Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His first significant assignment was the Bellavista housing complex in Copenhagen, which he completed between 1930 and 1934.Read More →

  • Margareta Aberg (b.1929) Swedish Designer

    Margareta Aberg (b.1929) Swedish Designer

    In 1956, she opened her own architecture studio with her husband Rolf Aberg; designed the Salabim cupboard of 1986 produced by Swedfun (Sweden). She specialized in interior architecture and designed hospitals, hotels, and schools including the Bracke Osterjard Hospital, Gothenburg, for handicapped children.Read More →

  • Kay Bojensen (1886 – 1958) Danish silversmith and toy designer

    Kay Bojensen (1886  – 1958) Danish silversmith and toy designer

    Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) was a Danish silversmith and designer. Most notably, his monkey, displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from the 1950s to the 1960s, is widely accepted as a design classic.Read More →

  • Mart Stam (1899 – 1986) Dutch architect and designer

    Mart Stam (1899 – 1986) Dutch architect and designer

    His design approach has been categorised as New Objectivity, a counter-movement and outgrowth of Expressionism that emerged during the Great Depression in Germany in the 1920s.Read More →

  • Danielle Quarante ( b.1938 ) French Furniture Designer

    Danielle Quarante ( b.1938 ) French Furniture Designer

    She began her professional career as a graphic designer, specialising in exhibition design. In 1966 she worked on product design (children’s furniture, hi-fi systems).Read More →

  • Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900 – 1990) German architect and industrial designer

    Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900 – 1990) German architect and industrial designer

    He was an assistant lecturer at the Bauhaus in Weimar from 1922 to 1929, where he primarily designed lighting fixtures. Read More →

  • Emeco American Designer Furniture

    Emeco American Designer Furniture

    Wilton C. Dinges founded the Electric Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) in 1944 with $300 in savings and a used lathe for machine work. He started bidding on government manufacturing contracts out of a loft in Baltimore, Maryland, beginning with experimental antennas and jet engine parts. Read More →

  • Preben Fabricis (1931 – 1984) Danish furniture and interior designer

    Preben Fabricis (1931 – 1984) Danish furniture and interior designer

    In 1952, he worked as a cabinetmaker for Finn Juhl, designing chairs for the United Nations headquarters in New York. He was a collaborator with Jørgen Kasthol from 1962 to 1970. He taught furniture design at Skolen for Boligindretning since 1967. In 1968, he opened his own officRead More →

  • Johnson Chou Canadian Designer and Architect

    Johnson Chou Canadian Designer and Architect

    It was through the Gallery that Chou’s emerging practise of design developed. For its minimalist style and transformational architectural ideas, his design for the spare, but the multi-functional gallery was recognised. The first projects by Chou were the homes and offices of Archive art patrons.Read More →

  • André Monpoix (1925 – 1976) French Furniture Designer

    André Monpoix (1925 – 1976) French Furniture Designer

    While working for Maxime Old, René Gabriel, and Jacques Dumond, they often collaborated with Alain Richard at Richard et Monpoix, designing furniture produced by Meubles TV.Read More →

  • Lapo Binazzi (b.1943) Italian Designer

    Lapo Binazzi (b.1943) Italian Designer

    Lap Binazzi (b.1943) is an Italian Designer born and professionally active in Florence. Education HeRead More →

  • Federico Carandini – Italian Industrial and furniture designer

    Federico Carandini – Italian Industrial and furniture designer

    Carandini is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the modern furniture industry. He is skilled in Strategy, Branding, Line Development, Design Management, Concept Development and Production Management. Strong arts and design professional with a BFA with university honours focused in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University.Read More →

  • Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) Danish architect and furniture designer

    Nanna Ditzel (1923 – 2005) Danish architect and furniture designer

    Nanna Ditzel, a leading Danish 20th-century designer, had also worked in furniture, textiles and jewellery design for many decades and has been one of the few women designers in the country to achieve celebrity status.Read More →

  • Andrea Branzi (b.1938) Italian furniture designer

    Andrea Branzi (b.1938) Italian furniture designer

    His theoretical furniture is well-known. He formed Archizoom Associati, an avant-garde group in Florence, in 1966 (with Paolo Deganello and others) that brought the irony of 1960s Anti-Design to furniture design.Read More →

  • Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

    Ro Chair designed by Jamie Hayon

    The pressure-cast aluminium legs and the transition to the shell followed the same process to create an elegant and natural unit that ensures that from all angles, Ro is beautiful and elegant. To make the chair more colourful and tactile, a mixture of different textiles were also used in addition to the shell’s form – one for the shell and one for the cushions.Read More →

  • Dakota Jackson (b.1950) American furniture designer

    Dakota Jackson (b.1950) American furniture designer

    Dakota Jackson is an American furniture designer best known for his Dakota Jackson furniture line. He was a magician’s son, and by the time he was six, he became a professional magician. He performed in public until his early 20s.Read More →

  • Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

    Thomas Molesworth (1890 – 1977) an American furniture designer

    Molesworth ranch style furniture has inspired contemporary Western furniture designers such as Jim Covert, Jeff Morris and Marc Tagesger with its large brass pads, Native American motifs and wildfire imagery.Read More →

  • Ennio Lucini (b.1934) Italian, packaging, product, graphic designer

    Ennio Lucini (b.1934) Italian, packaging, product, graphic designer

    He executed small objects for the home in ceramics and glass produced by Gabbianelli and metalware by Barazzoni. He designed the hemispherical Ponte di Brera drinking glasses (from 1965 by Ponte di Brera, 1968—75 by Gabbianelli) and 1968 Tummy range of stainless-steel cookware by Barazoni. Read More →

  • Javier Mariscal (b.1950) Spanish designer and Graphic Artist

    Javier Mariscal (b.1950) Spanish designer and Graphic Artist

    Javier Mariscal is a Spanish designer. He was born in Valencia. He is professionally active in Barcelona. He studied at the Escuela de Grafismo Elisava, Barcelona, to 1971.Read More →

  • Jean-Michel Frank (1895 – 1941) French Interior Designer

    Jean-Michel Frank (1895 – 1941) French Interior Designer

    After World War I, he worked as a cabinetmaker at Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann’s studio in Paris, where he met decorator Adolphe Chanaux, who had collaborated with André Groult and Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann on the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’ Read More →

  • Kwok Hoi Chan (1939 – 1987) Chinese architect and interior designer

    Kwok Hoi Chan  (1939 – 1987) Chinese architect and interior designer

    Interior design projects included furniture for Air India and the IBM offices in Hong Kong. 1966-68, Chan worked in a design studio, London, contributing to the interiors of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II. He subsequently, designed for Spectrum, the Netherlands. Read More →

  • Jean-Maurice Rothschild (1902- 1988) French decorator and designer

    Jean-Maurice Rothschild (1902- 1988) French decorator and designer

    He began working in 1921 for Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann in Paris as a designer and artisan. He participated in the design of Ruhlmann’s ‘Hôtel du collectionneur’ at the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’Read More →

  • Handlebar Table (1982) by Jasper Morrison

    Handlebar Table (1982) by Jasper Morrison

    The Handlebar Table (1982) was a table with aluminium handlebars, chrome steel connectors, beechwood support and plate glass top.Read More →

  • Ray Komai (1918 – 2010 ) American Graphic, Industrial and Interior Designer

    Ray Komai (1918 – 2010 ) American Graphic, Industrial and Interior Designer

    Ray Komai was a Japanese American; he was a graphic, industrial and interior designer. He studied in Los Angeles at the Art Center College. He settled in New York in 1944, where he worked in advertising and set up a graphic design and advertising office (with Carter Winter). J.G. Furniture created Komai’s 1949 moulded plywood chair with a split seat and bent metal legs. They produced his other designs of chairs, tables and upholstered seating as well.Read More →

  • Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer

    Eugene Schoen (1880 – 1957) was an American architect and designer

    He set up his architecture practice in New York in 1905 and, after visiting the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’ He began offering interior design services. In 1931, he became a professor of interior architecture at New York University. He sold his own and imported textiles and furniture and Maurice Heaton’s glassware in the gallery he established.Read More →

  • Eugene Printz (1889 – 1948) French Decorator and furniture designer

    Eugene Printz (1889 – 1948) French Decorator and furniture designer

    He set up his workshop at 12 rue Saint-Bernard in Paris, where he produced cabinets, rugs, drawings, and paintings. In 1930, he rendered the interior scheme of the boudoir of the Princesse de la Tour d’Auvergne in the Château de Grosbois, the private office of Jeanne Lanvin, the reception salon of Field Marshal Lyautey, and the arrangement of the Musée de la France d’Outre-Mer on the occasion of the 1931 Paris ‘Exposition Coloniale. Read More →

  • Vlastislav Hofman (1884- 1964) Czech Architect, Designer and Artist

    Vlastislav Hofman (1884- 1964) Czech Architect, Designer and Artist

    Vlastislav Hofman (1884 – 1964) was a Czech architect, designer and artist. He studied at the Czech Technical University. He worked in the building department of the Prague magistrate. He was a member of the Artel Cooperative and Mánes Association of Plastic Artists. In 1911 he left Mánes and joined the group of plastic artists. He wrote a number of theoretical articles for magazines. In 1912, he left the group and returned to Mánes. Read More →

  • Richard Josef Neutra (1892 – 1970) Austrian American Architect & Designer

    Richard Josef Neutra (1892 – 1970) Austrian American Architect & Designer

    Richard Josef Neutra (1892 – 1970) was an Austrian American artist and designer. He was born in Vienna and lived in Los Angeles and southern California for much of his life.Read More →

  • Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) American Interior and furniture designer

    Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) American Interior and furniture designer

    Jay Spectre (1930 – 1992) was an American Interior and furniture designer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He was professionally active in New York. He began his interior design career in 1951 in Louisville. In 1968, he established the design company Jay Spectre, in New York. He designed interiors for luxury homes, private jet aircraft, yachts, and offices, which showed Art Deco, Asian, and African influences with high-tech and hand-carved elements. Read More →

  • Carlo Bugatti (1855-1940) Italian designer and furniture maker

    Carlo Bugatti (1855-1940) Italian designer and furniture maker

    Carlo Bugatti was a leading figure in Italy’s design and decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bugatti is perhaps best known for his exotic, handmade furniture designs. Many of the 19th century’s progressive developments, notably the British Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau, influenced his work. Read More →

  • Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020 ) Italian architect, designer, design historian

    Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020 ) Italian architect, designer, design historian

    Vittorio Gregotti (1927- 2020) was an important Italian architect, designer, design historian, theorist and critic, Gregotti was the editor of several leading Italian design journals. He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 1952. He spent his lifetime working in the field as a practitioner, academic, and writer.Read More →

  • Eero Aarnio (b. 1932 ) Finnish interior and industrial designer

    Eero Aarnio (b. 1932 ) Finnish interior and industrial designer

    Finnish designer Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) is a great innovator of twentieth-century furniture. His plastic chairs from the 1960s are pop culture icons that continue to be in demand, which is why Aarnio Originals began manufacturing them again in 2017 after launching at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.Read More →

  • Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) outstanding furniture designer

    Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) outstanding furniture designer

    Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann (1879 – 1933) was a French designer who was born and lived in Paris. n 1907, he took over his father’s house painting company in Paris. He first exhibited his work in 1911, with architect Charles Plumet and couturier Jacques Doucet, Frantz Jourdain, and Tony Selmersheim.Read More →

  • Don Albinson (1921- 2008) – American furniture designer

    Don Albinson (1921- 2008) – American furniture designer

    The 1965 stacking Albinson chair produced by Knoll was similar to British Designer’s Robin Day trendy chair for Hille, although Albinson’s was more sophisticated. They stack, hook together side by side and comfortable to sit in. After Knoll he became a consultant designer to Westinghouse on office seating and furniture systems.Read More →

  • Bruno Gecchelin (b.1939) Italian Architect-Designer

    Bruno Gecchelin (b.1939) Italian Architect-Designer

    Beginning his professional career in 1962, he worked for many major firms; designed lighting for O-Luce, furniture for Busnelli and Frau, refrigerators and gas stoves for Indesit, glassware for Venini, items for Skipper and Fratelli Guzzini, 1989 Atelier 75 range of four kitchen utensils, and 1987—88 Shuttle range of track lighting. Read More →

  • Dino Gavina (1922 – 2007) Italian Furniture Entrepreneur

    Dino Gavina (1922 – 2007) Italian Furniture Entrepreneur

    He founded the firm Gavina in Foligno in 1960 as a subsidiary of his Dino Gavina company. Architect-designer Carlo Scarpa was appointed its titular president. The designs of Franco Albini and the earlier 1920s models of Marcel Breuer were reproduced. Breuer’s 1928 B32 chair, renamed Cesca (after Breuer’s daughter Francesca), became highly successful in mass production and was followed by the reissue of the 1925 Wassily chair, 1924 Laccio tables, 1935 bentwood chaise, and 1955 Canaan desk.Read More →

  • Ray Eames an American Designer

    Ray Eames an American Designer

    Ray Eames (b. Bernice Alexandra Kaiser 1912-88) was an American designer. She was born in Sacramento, California. She was the wife of Charles Eames. Read More →

  • Ignazio Gardella (1905 – 1999) Italian Architect-Designer

    Ignazio Gardella (1905 – 1999) Italian Architect-Designer

    Ignazio Gardella began working on architectural projects in Alessandria in 1929, including the Dispensario Antitubercolare (1929-1930), which is regarded as an example of Italian Rationalism, and the Laboratorio Provinciale di Igiene. He was laying the groundwork for his future career as an architect.Read More →

  • Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997) Italian designer and architect

    Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997) Italian designer and architect

    Aldo Rossi (1931 – 1997) was an Italian architect. He was born and professionally active in Milan. He is considered by many to be the greatest Italian architect of the second half of the 20th century. His life as an architect began with Gardella and Zanuso. Read More →

  • Mezzadro Chair – a nod to Italian Agriculture

    Mezzadro Chair – a nod to Italian Agriculture

    Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni were not the first twentieth-century designers to consider the tractor seat in relation to sophisticated furniture production: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used it for the Conchoidal chairs he conceived during the early 1940s. Read More →

  • Black Wire Chair by Oki Sato

    Black Wire Chair by Oki Sato

    Oki Santo designed this chair; it was a part of a series called Thin Black Lines. The series includes a chair and clothes rack intended to appear as sketches in the air or calligraphy symbols. Thin black lines like the traces of sketches drawn in the air made transparent surfaces and volumes appear, which we assigned practical functions. The outlines remained after simplifying paintings of plants and animals. Read More →

  • Konstantin Achkov (b.1973) and ‘tensegrity’ designed furniture

    Konstantin Achkov (b.1973) and ‘tensegrity’ designed furniture

    The form of the chairs is influenced by traditional frame construction, like that of the Eiffel tower. Specific sides form the base, where every element of the furniture puzzle is assembled only using puzzle joints without glue, nails, screws or bolts.Read More →

  • Patrizia Ranzo Italian architect and designer

    Patrizia Ranzo Italian architect and designer

    Patrizia Ranzo is an Italian architect and designer. She was born and active in Naples. She studied architecture in Naples to 1981. Read More →

  • Paul Follot (1877 – 1941) French decorative artist and sculptor

    Paul Follot (1877 – 1941) French decorative artist and sculptor

    His early graphic design reflected a fascination with mediaeval and Pre-Raphaelite art. He joined Julius Meier-shop Graefe’s La Maison Moderne in Paris in 1901. He met Maurice Dufréne and designed bronzes, jewellery, and fabrics.Read More →

  • Cini Boeri Italian Furniture & Industrial Designer

    Cini Boeri Italian Furniture & Industrial Designer

    She worked as an interior and furniture designer in the studio of Marco Zanuso, Milan, 1952—63. In 1963, she set up her studio, specializing in civil and interior architecture and industrial design. She was associated with ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 1979, she formed Cini Boeri Associati, Milan. Read More →

  • Pedro Miralles (1955 – 1993) Spanish architect and designer

    Pedro Miralles (1955 – 1993) Spanish architect and designer

    In Madrid, he encountered people associated with postmodern culture, including architect Rafael Moneo, his university professor, and members of the Madrid movida movement, such as film director Pedro Almodóvar and fashion designer Jess del Well.Read More →

  • Alf Sture (1915 – 2000) One of the Greats of Norwegian Furniture

    Alf Sture (1915 – 2000) One of the Greats of Norwegian Furniture

    Furniture, he said, should work as intended. Seating furniture must be adapted to anatomical requirements. Still, beyond this, they should in their form help to characterize an environment with security and warmth and often appeal to something familiar and dear.Read More →

  • École de Nancy – Art Nouveau artisans and designers

    École de Nancy – Art Nouveau artisans and designers

    Between 1890 and 1914, the École de Nancy, or Nancy School, was a group of Art Nouveau artisans and designers based in Nancy, France. The furniture designer Louis Majorelle, the cabinet maker and glass artist Jacques Grüber, the glass and furniture designer Émile Gallé, and the Daum crystal factory were important contributors.Read More →

  • Ross Franklin Littell (1924 – 2000) American textile and furniture designer

    Ross Franklin Littell (1924 – 2000)  American textile and furniture designer

    Ross Franklin Littell (1924 – 2000) was an American textile and furniture designer known forRead More →

  • The Oscar Ottoman by Matthew Hilton

    The Oscar Ottoman by Matthew Hilton

    The Oscar Ottoman is created in the United Kingdom from environmentally friendly materials. The Oscar collection is huge in size but light in appearance, striking a nice mix between contemporary and heritage. It’s constructed with a European wooden frame, jute webbing, and hessian straps, and then covered with a blend of natural fibres, animal hair, and wool. The feet are composed of walnut dyed beech that has been turned. Hilton has developed a sculpture that is both reserved and humble by juxtaposing lengthy straight lines with delicate natural curves.Read More →

  • Grant Featherston (1922 – 1995) Australian Designer

    Grant Featherston (1922 – 1995) Australian Designer

    He was born in Geelong, Victoria. In 1965, he married Mary Bronwyn Currey, an English-born interior designer, and the pair worked closely as interior designers for many decades. Between 1938-39, Featherston designed decorative-glass panels for Oliver-Davey Glass, Melbourne, and 1939-40 lighting for Newton and Gray, Melbourne. Read More →

  • Tias Eckhoff (1926 – 2016) Norwegian designer, metalworker, ceramicist

    Tias Eckhoff (1926 – 2016) Norwegian designer, metalworker, ceramicist

    Tias Eckhoff (1926 – 2016) was a well-known industrial designer in Norway. His production was constrained, but many of his products have endured as timeless design classics. In addition to the design of RBM Ana, RBM Bella, and Low-back Bella, he was also responsible for the famous Maya cutlery and Glohane tableware, to name a few of the solid works that are well-established in Norwegian design history.Read More →

  • Le Corbusier Swiss born architect designer and theorist

    Le Corbusier Swiss born architect designer and theorist

    Born Charles Édouard Jeanneret, Swiss-born architect, designer and theorist, Le Corbusier was one of the most influential artistic figures in 20th-century architecture, publisher of the Esprit Nouveau Modernist newspaper in 1920, author of several influential books including Vers une architecture (1923), L’art décoratif d’aujourd’hui (1925) and Les 5 points d (CIAM). He also coined the principle that ‘a machine for living in’ was the modern home.Read More →

  • Marc Newson’s Aluminum Chair for Knoll

    Marc Newson’s Aluminum Chair for Knoll

    Honoring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Newson Aluminum Chair, 90 years later, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.Read More →

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) German architect and designer

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) German architect and designer

    Between 1905 and 1907, he worked as an apprentice to architect and furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin, where he studied wooden furniture design. He created furniture for all of his early homes, including the Werner residence.Read More →

  • Massimo Vignelli designer of subway maps to corporate logos

    Massimo Vignelli designer of subway maps to corporate logos

    Massimo Vignelli and his wife Leila, an architect, were considered a husband and wife team credited with introducing restrained, European fashion and taste in America in the 1970s.Read More →

  • Ola Wihlborg Swedish industrial and product designer

    Ola Wihlborg Swedish industrial and product designer

    He took his first steps towards his career as a designer at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he studied furniture and product design. After graduating in 2004, he began working as a freelance designer.Read More →

  • Sven Markelius (1889 – 1972) – Swedish Architect, Textile Designer

    Sven Markelius (1889 – 1972) – Swedish Architect, Textile Designer

    Sven Markeilus (1889- 1972) was a Swedish Architect, Town Planner and textile designer born in Stockholm. He taught in Stockholm and at Yale University. In the 1950s, Markelius designed simple wooden furniture and printed fabrics with Astrid Sampe, produced by Nordiska in Stockholm.Read More →

  • André Lurçat (1894 – 1970) French Arhitect & Furniture Designer

    André Lurçat (1894 – 1970) French Arhitect & Furniture Designer

    He joined the CIAM (Congres Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne) as a founding member in 1928. Lurcat led the commission on urbanism. His furniture and architecture of the 1920s were geometrical forms influenced by Cubism. Thonet produced his furniture for the Ecole Karl-Marx, which resembled Marcel Breuer’s twisted metal tubular furniture.Read More →

  • Henri Lancel (1912 – 1976) French Decorator & Furniture Designer

    Henri Lancel (1912 – 1976) French Decorator & Furniture Designer

    Jean Dunand, Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, and Pierre Legrain of Groupe des Cinq were among his friends. He travelled to South America and Cuba between 1928 and 1930, working in exotic woods.Read More →

  • Louis Sparre (1866 – 1964) Swedish furniture designer

    Louis Sparre (1866 – 1964) Swedish furniture designer

    He was born in Gravellona Lomellina, Italy. He was the son of Pehr Ambjörn Sparre af Söfdeborg (1828–1921) and Teresita Adèle Josefa Gaetana Barbavara (1844–1867). His father had served as head of the banknote printing company for the Sveriges Riksbank. He spent his early childhood with his mother at Villa Teresita in Gravellona while his father was often on business trips.Read More →

  • Alfredo Simonit (b.1937) – Italian furniture designer

    Alfredo Simonit (b.1937) – Italian furniture designer

    Alfredo Simonit is an Italian designer. He was born in Romans d ‘Isonzo. Professionally active S. Giovanni al Natisone. Read More →

  • Gaetano Pesce (b.1939 ) Italian architect, designer and sculptor

    Gaetano Pesce (b.1939 ) Italian architect, designer and sculptor

    He established an office in Padua, where he became a founding member of Gruppo N in 1959. He experimented with programmed art and collaborated with Gruppo Zero in Germany, Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel in Paris (then known as Motus), and Gruppo T in Milan. Read More →

  • Edward William Godwin (1833 – 1886) British architect & furniture designer

    Edward William Godwin (1833 – 1886) British architect & furniture designer

    He was a city surveyor, architect, and civil engineer who worked for William Armstrong. In 1854 in Bristol, he established his practice with no notable commissions. Consequently, between 1857 and 1859, he lived in Ireland and worked with his engineer brother.Read More →

  • Marcello Minale (1938 – 2000) Italian designer

    Marcello Minale (1938 – 2000) Italian designer

    He worked as a designer at the Finnish advertising agency Taucker and as an art director at Mackkinointi Uiherjuuri. He was the design director at the Young and Rubicam advertising agency in London until 1964. He founded a design firm with Brian Tattersfield in 1964. Read More →

  • Relaunch of Magnus Olesen Series

    Relaunch of Magnus Olesen Series

    The 8000 series chair, designed by Magnus Olsen and first introduced in 1981, is a design classic that, in many people’s opinion, played a crucial role in defining furniture design in the 1980s.Read More →

  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) British painter and poet

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) British painter and poet

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a British painter and poet. He was born in London. He studied drawing with Cotman and, in 1848, with Holman Hunt. Read More →

  • Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999) French designer and architect

    Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999) French designer and architect

    Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999) was a designer and architect from France. Perriand’s designs are most commonly associated with furniture created in the 1920s in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Still, her contribution to design was much more critical.Read More →

  • Grethe Meyer (1918 – 2008) Danish architect, & designer of furniture & glassware

    Grethe Meyer (1918 – 2008) Danish architect, & designer of furniture & glassware

    She worked on the editorial staff of The Building Manual from 1944 to 1955. She was a crucial figure in Borge Mogensen’s research on the standardisation of consumer product sizes, and she collaborated with him frequently. They created the Boligens Byggeskabe (BB) and resund cabinet-storage systems in 1957.Read More →

  • Alfons Bach (1904 – 1999) German Industrial Designer

    Alfons Bach (1904 – 1999) German Industrial Designer

    In New York City, Bach planned the remodelling of Sach’s and the Seneca Textile Building. His work was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in early contemporary industrial art shows. In Stamford, Connecticut, he created his own home in 1938. He oversaw the construction of the Ridgeway Center, one of the country’s earliest shopping malls. In the 1930s, Bach designed tubular steel furniture for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company. Until 1947, they continued to produce his works. These tubular objects are seen to constitute a link between Bauhaus and contemporary design. In 1959, he relocated to Florida. In Delray Beach, he designed the Palm Trail Plaza and the Palm Trail Yacht Club. In 1969, he was the curator of the United States display at the International Industrial Design Exhibition. He created designs for GE, Keystone Silver, Pacific Mills, and Bigelow-Samford. He was the American Designers Institute’s president.Read More →

  • Minimalist Faceted Voxel Chair By Karim Rashid

    Minimalist Faceted Voxel Chair By Karim Rashid

    The Voxel Chair is the perfect piece of architectural design for any space. Based on the Vertex Chair, a former Vondom piece. It presents a unique structural shape, angular and faceted, which can only be produced by injection moulding. Due to its smartly designed shape, its weight is distributed in a balanced way. Its lightweight body makes it easy to move and arrange.Read More →

  • Dansk International – Mid Century Scandinavian Design

    Dansk International – Mid Century Scandinavian Design

    Dansk quickly gained a reputation for well-designed dinnerware that embodied the sophisticated postwar Scandinavian aesthetic of combining artisan traditions with industrial production. Read More →

  • Óscar & Sergi Devesa Spanish industrial designers

    Óscar & Sergi Devesa Spanish industrial designers

    In 1987 Oscar and Sergi Devesa founded D&D Design to work together in product design for national and international companies such as Metalarte, Disform, Blauet, Supergrif, Oken, Grober, Dessiè, Grupo Líneas TC, Seiak, Vibia, Bike-Romanes, Arkos Light, Forma 5, Ferfor and Exit Seating Barcelona.Read More →

  • Christopher Dresser (1834 – 1904) – British Industrial Designer

    Christopher Dresser (1834 – 1904) – British Industrial Designer

    Dresser was a one-of-a-kind designer in the nineteenth century. He is regarded as a forerunner of modern industrial design, creating simple, practical things for mass production when colleagues like William Morris and John Ruskin advocated a return to craft production based on the mediaeval guild model.Read More →

  • Flemming Lassen (1902 – 1984) Modernist Danish Designer

    Flemming Lassen (1902 – 1984) Modernist Danish Designer

    Flemming Lassen was born on February 23, 1902, in Copenhagen, to a family of artists. His mother, Ingeborg Winding, was a painter, and his father, Hans Vilhelm Lassen, was a decorative painter. Before completing his study at the Technical School, he worked as a mason. Read More →

  • Hannes Wettstein (1958 – 2008) Swiss Furniture Designer

    Hannes Wettstein (1958 – 2008) Swiss Furniture Designer

    He started to work for Cassina in 1994 with his Juno bed, and some more recent projects were presented in 2003. Since 1991 he also taught; he was a lecturer at the ETH of Zurich and taught at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.Read More →

  • Jordi Veciana Spanish Industrial Designer

    Jordi Veciana Spanish Industrial Designer

    He worked for eleven years creating product, furniture, and store interiors, first at Vignelli Associates and then at Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1998, he returned to Spain and began working as a creative director for Grupo Inditex, developing new concepts for the Zara Group’s distinctive retail environments. In 2003, Veciana formed Castel Veciana Arquitectura in collaboration with architect Jordi Castel. He began working with Metalarte shortly after that.Read More →

  • Michael Thonet (1796 – 1871) German-Austrian cabinet maker

    Michael Thonet (1796 – 1871) German-Austrian cabinet maker

    Thonet was born just a few miles up the Rhine River from the workshop of renowned cabinetmaker David Roentgen. Count Metternich, Austria’s chancellor, invited him to Vienna in 1841 after seeing Thonet’s furniture on tour to Germany. He marketed his furniture to the imperial court and the nobility. Still, his main ambition was to reach a larger market with mass manufacture.Read More →

  • Martin Szekely (b.1956) French furniture designer

    Martin Szekely (b.1956) French furniture designer

    He started his career as a copper-plate engraver. In 1977— 1978, he designed furniture, notably the Ar stool, and VIA sponsored many of his early works. His first major triumph was a 25-piece furniture collection for the Sauvagnat firm, which he displayed at the 1979 Salon du Meuble in Paris. Read More →

  • Richard Schultz (1930 – 2021) American sculptor and furniture designer

    Richard Schultz (1930 – 2021) American sculptor and furniture designer

    In 1951, he became a member of Knoll’s design development group. Initially, he collaborated on the wire Diamond sitting collection with Harry Bertoia. Schultz designed the Petal table in 1960, steel-wire lounge chairs in 1961, and outdoor Leisure Collection seating and tables in 1966 for Knoll. He designed a 1981 collection of outdoor furniture while pursuing his passion for the outdoors.Read More →

  • Tony Selmersheim (1871 – 1971) French architect and decorator

    Tony Selmersheim (1871 – 1971) French architect and decorator

    Initially, he collaborated with architect Charles Plumet. Tony and Pierre Selmersheim worked together on furniture, furnishings, lighting, and the interior design of various structures.Read More →

  • Maurice Matet (b.1903) French Decorator and furniture designer

    Maurice Matet (b.1903) French Decorator and furniture designer

    eginning in 1923. He occasionally cooperated with Etienne Kohlmann and Dubard. He became a professor at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris in c1930. After WWII, he continued to design furniture, creating models in metal and glass and silver tableware, with radically Modern lines.Read More →

  • Gaston Eysselinck (1907 – 1953) Belgian architect and furniture designer

    Gaston Eysselinck (1907 – 1953) Belgian architect and furniture designer

    Both his parents came from Ninove; father Eysselinck had ended up in Tienen as an employee at the railway company. Gaston Eysselinck was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he was taught by Geo Henderick, among others. Eysselinck was able to interpret foreign influences in a personal way in a short period. Read More →

  • Wharton Esherick (1887 – 1970) American Sculptor and Furniture Designer

    Wharton Esherick (1887 – 1970) American Sculptor and Furniture Designer

    As a result, his sculptural furniture and furnishings are his most well-known works. For his leadership in designing non-traditional designs and supporting and inspiring artists/craftspeople by example, Esherick was dubbed the “dean of American artisans” by his peers during his lifetime. Esherick’s impact can still be apparent in contemporary artisans’ work, especially in the Studio Craft Movement.Read More →

  • Flavio Conti Italian architect and designer

    Flavio Conti Italian architect and designer

    Flavio Conti is an Italian architect and designer; born Legnago, Verona; active Milan.  He studiedRead More →

  • Hans & Lise Isbrand Danish furniture designers

    Hans & Lise Isbrand Danish furniture designers

    Lise and Hans Isbrand have shown up at the SE shows multiple times with intriguing and experimental prototypes. Their work, on the other hand, tends to be more focused on ordinary life. As a result, they are responsible for various fascinating workplace furniture, inventive culinary utensils, and other items.Read More →

  • Matthew Hilton (b.1957) British furniture & product designer

    Matthew Hilton (b.1957) British furniture & product designer

    Hilton graduated from Kingston Polytechnic in 1979 after attending Portsmouth College of Art and then Kingston Polytechnic. He worked as an industrial designer and model maker till 1984 after graduating.Read More →

  • Luigi Massoni (b.1930) Italian Industrial Designer

    Luigi Massoni (b.1930) Italian Industrial Designer

    After a period of training at the Collettivo di Architettura in Milan and his first professional experiences between 1953 and 1955, he began his design career by making the cocktail shaker (1957, with Carlo Mazzeri) and the Serie 5 containers, which are still in production, for AlessiRead More →

  • Ini Archibong’s debut collection for Sé explores delicacy and strength

    Ini Archibong’s debut collection for Sé explores delicacy and strength

    The series, also known as Collection IV by the brand, was released over a two-year period. It is the Nigerian American designer’s first collaboration with Sé and his most extensive furniture collection to date.Read More →

  • Ronald-Cecil Sportes – French architect and designer

    Ronald-Cecil Sportes – French architect and designer

    Ronald-Cecil Sportes is a French architect and designer. He was born Orleanville (Algeria) and professionally active in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Appliques et des Metiers d’Arts, Paris. Read More →

  • Donald Deskey (1894 – 1989) an American industrial, furniture and interior designer

    Donald Deskey (1894 – 1989) an American industrial, furniture and interior designer

    Donald Deskey was an American industrial, furniture, and interior designer. He was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was professionally active in New York. He may have lacked the European sophistication and architectural training of his friend Paul Frankl. However, he created a uniquely American modern style that combined streamlining with French Art Deco taste.Read More →

  • Leolux LX Armchair of High Comfort

    Leolux LX  Armchair of High Comfort

    and comfortable armchair. The walnut or oak wooden plywood shell, upholstered in fabric or leather, is the focal point. Customization is also possible with the aluminium swivel base. For that ultimate touch, this can be completed in polished aluminium or an Epoxy colour.Read More →

  • Bern Chandley Australian Furniture Designer ♡

    Bern Chandley Australian Furniture Designer ♡

    Windsor chairs feature incredibly robust construction that allows them to withstand years of abuse. Numerous original chairs date back approximately 300 years. All Windsor chairs have sturdy hand-carved seats with round tenons on all parts. The mortices, which are drilled through the seat and then reamed at 6 degrees, match the leg tenons’ taper of 6 degrees. A wedge is hammered into the top of the leg after it is cemented in place, creating a solid and durable joint.Read More →

  • The Sofa: A Brief History 📖

    The Sofa: A Brief History 📖

    The Sofa is without a doubt the most noticeable piece of furniture in the living room, and its reign as the centrepiece has long been unchallenged. This furniture standard may appear to have been around for a long time, yet it was once just a notion in someone’s head before it gained popularity and international recognition. Read More →

  • Shimmer Side Table designed by Patricia Urquiola

    Shimmer Side Table designed by Patricia Urquiola

    The superb iridescent multichromatic finish, a characteristic of the Shimmer line, was achieved by enhanced processing procedures, a deteriorating shaded silvering mix, and the magnificent iridescent multichromatic finish.Read More →

  • PLUMY sofa by Annie Hiéronimus ⚜️

    PLUMY sofa by Annie Hiéronimus ⚜️

    The Plumy line was inspired by the 1980s and is a revival of the famous model that first debuted over 35 years ago. Plumy’s enveloping design is the ultimate of comfort and relaxation, made entirely of bonded blocks of polyether and Bultex polyurethane foams of various densities.Read More →

  • Luca Erba (b. 1984) Italian Designer & Architect

    Luca Erba (b. 1984) Italian Designer & Architect

    He creates projects spanning architecture to decor, interior design, and bespoke collections using thorough territorial, material, and formal research as the cornerstones of his creative process.Read More →

  • Echoes Chaise Longue by Christophe Pillet

    Echoes Chaise Longue by Christophe Pillet

    The Echoes S.H. chaise longue expresses a different stylistic interpretation by combining metal framework with cowhide: a traditional, eye-catching combination that, thanks to the ergonomic curves of the seat and backrest, also provides the utmost in comfort.Read More →

  • Grogan Sofa for Moroso by Patricia Urquiola

    Grogan Sofa for Moroso by Patricia Urquiola

    The name and inspiration for Moroso’s Gogan sofa come from Japanese culture. The shape of the sofa is reminiscent of flat stones moulded by natural elements that safeguard and adorn river and lake borders. Solid, yet not so smooth that they may be stacked on top of one another.Read More →

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