Henry Dreyfuss, a pioneer of industrial design, revolutionized the field with his focus on designing for people and integrating ergonomic principles. His iconic designs, such as the Bell 300 telephone, transformed industries ranging from aviation to household appliances. Dreyfuss’s emphasis on functionality and user experience continues to shape modern design practices, making him a lasting influence in the field of industrial design.
Feiz’s work has received numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions and publications worldwide. The overriding inspirations for Feiz’s work can be summed up by: Clarity, concept and context. Feiz has developed several project in collaboration with Artifort, including the Extens, Bras and Beso chair family.
Fukasawa is well-known for his designs and design theories, endowed with a quiet strength that represents people’s dreams and expectations. Conveying them using such terms as “design dissolving in behaviour”, “centre of consciousness”, “normality”, “outline”, and “archetype”, he continues to put these philosophies into practice in his designs.
Hasuike founded his firm in Milan after studying architecture and industrial design in Tokyo and working for Seiko for a year. He has designed for various well-known brands, including Gaggia coffee machines, Panasonic electronic items, Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware and tableware, Grand Gourmet kitchen knives (1994), and WMF cookware.
Gerald Abramovitz (b.1928) was a South African architect and industrial designer who studied architecture and design at the University of Pretoria and the Royal College of Art, London. He was a versatile designer who created iconic pieces for Knoll and Hille, such as the Four Seasons armchair and Polyprop chair. He also designed children’s play equipment, prefabricated housing parts, and kitchen appliances. His legacy continues to inspire designers today.
Abdi Abdelkader is an Algerian designer who studied at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He collaborated with Alessandro Mendini, established his design studio, designed furniture collections, and taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
Christian Barman was a key first-generation British industrial designer during the interwar years. He is best known for his 1936 electric iron for HMV, which he started designing in 1933. He studied architecture at Liverpool University and ran his practice until Frank Pick invited him to join London Transport as a Publicity Officer in 1935.
Pascal Mourgue is a French designer and artist. He was professionally active in Paris and the brother of Olivier Mourgue. He considers himself more of an artist than a designer. He is noted for modern yet timeless style. He designs products for both home and the office illustrate his belief that utility and fine art need not be exclusive.
Lisa Krohn studied three-dimensional form with Rowena Reed Kostello, New York, between 1985 and 1986. From 1985 to 1985, she studied art history and visual arts at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1988 to 1988, she was a student at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.