Wurlitzer Most Successful Jukebox Design

Jukebox Designs by Wurlitzer were celebrated for the iconic designs adopting “bubble tubes”, coloured filters and plastics. READ MORERead More →

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Marc Harrison (1936-1998) was an industrial designer from the United States. Harrison sustained a significant brain injury in a sledding accident when he was eleven years old. He had to relearn simple functions like walking and talking as a result of the crash. Harrison gained experience and motivation for his future work as an industrial designer due to this incident and his lengthy recovery.Read More →

Photo of Ray and Charles Eames

Charles Eames and his Wife, Ray best known for their contributions to architecture and furniture design, industrial design. READ MORERead More →

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Do-it-yourself décor inspired by iconic patterns, classic fabrics, sentimental items, and the Americana style.Read More →

George Nelson (1907 – 1986) was an American industrial designer. His Storagewall shelf system, which he made in 1945, changed the way offices worked. The Marshmallow sofa from the 1950s is one of his best-known pieces.Read More →

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Shire was invited to join Ettore Sottsass’s Memphis project in 1981. He produced quirky, geometrically oriented furniture in Pop Art huRead More →

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A beautiful little bird adorns the spout of this kettle and whistles when contents boilRead More →

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Walter Landor (1913 – 1995) was a leading expert in corporate identity and brand design. His clients included Coca-Cola, Fuji Films, Philip Morris, and the World Wildlife Fund. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has dedicated a collection to him.Read More →

Electronics A New Science Herber Bayer

Herbert Bayer was one of the Bauhaus’s most influential students, teachers, and proponents. Most of Bayer’s photographs come from the decade 1928–38, when he was based in Berlin working as a commercial artist. He designed the show Road to Victory (1942), which would set the course for Steichen’s influential approach to photography.Read More →

Dwight Dwiggins

Dwiggins was known for his “Metro” series of typefaces, the first designed specifically for newspaper headlines. He produced that in 1929 when he won the gold medal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.Read More →

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Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-like painting, initially on the black paper used to cover discontinued billboard advertisements in the New York subway. After after a feverish 1980’s style career of surging popular success and grudging critical attention, Haring died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of 31.Read More →

T Chair designed by Douglas Kelley

Douglas Kelley (born 1928) is an American industrial designer best known for creating the T-chair and the Elna Lotus sewing machine.Read More →

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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.Read More →

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Frederick Hurten Rhead was an English-born American potter and ceramic artist. He was born into a family of potters and designers. He received his English pottery training before moving to the United States in 1902. Read More →

Running Water for Rural Electification Commission by Lester Beall

Lester Beall, a renowned graphic designer, was born in Kansas City in 1903 and left an indelible mark on the industry. He studied engineering and art history at the University of Chicago. Beall’s unconventional style, influenced by European artistic developments, was evident in his poster series for the Rural Electrification Administration. He was the first commercial designer to have a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and contributed to corporate identity systems, emphasizing the importance of cohesive visual branding and identity.Read More →

Armchair, 1907 - 1913 designed by Gustav Stickley

His German name, Stoeckel, was anglicised to Stickley by his émigré parents. In Pennsylvania, he worked in his uncle’s chair manufacturing with his brothers. Stickley brothers Gustav, Charles, Albert, Leopold, and John George all worked in the furniture industry.Read More →

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Johanna Grawunder is a renowned artist and designer known for her innovative use of light and color in installations. Born in San Diego, Grawunder’s work blurs the boundaries between art, design, and architecture, incorporating neon and LED lights to create immersive experiences. With clean lines and geometric forms, her installations captivate viewers by transforming spaces through the interplay of light and structure. Grawunder’s collaborations with architects and designers have brought her distinctive vision to public spaces and commercial environments. Through teaching, she inspires emerging artists to push creative boundaries. Discover the transformative power of light and color in Johanna Grawunder’s mesmerizing works.Read More →

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Philco was founded in Philadelphia in 1892. In 1929, using assembly-line techniques, the firm produced the first truly low-priced radios. The firm became a leading manufacturer of audio products, adding domestic stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, and other appliances to its line. In the 1950s, it produced a series of television set housings in historicist cabinets with technologically advanced features and large screens.Read More →

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When the Frank Sinatra film on drug addiction “The Man With The Golden Arm” opened, a Saul Bass poster dominated the cinema billboards. No words, only artwork- a jagged arm.Read More →

Albert Paley (born 1944) is an American modernist metal sculptor. Starting as a jeweller, he has evolved into one of the world’s most renowned and famous metalsmiths. Furniture, gates, railings, and staircases are among his creations. He consults with architects and space planners, and he leads a team of craftspeople in his Rochester, New York, facilities.Read More →