Furniture Design

Designing furniture is a specialised field where function and style meet. Many people who work in interior design think that furniture is one of the most important parts of a room.
Cabinet attributed to Daniel Pabst featured image

Daniel Pabst (1826โ€“1910) was a German American furniture designer and cabinetmaker, best known for his work in the modern Gothic style. He studied at the technical high school in Hesse-Darmstadt and was one of the hundreds of German craftsmen and furniture workers who settled in Philadelphia in the mid-19th century. He opened his own workshop in 1854 and made highly carved furniture in the style of the Renaissance revival for Bullitt, Disston, Furness, Ingersoll, Newbold, McKean, Parry, Wistar, and Wyeth. Read More →

Marcel Bruer Cantilever Chair

Marcel Breuer’s Bauhaus minimalism redefined a household basic, making chairs light, strong, and simple by bending metal and combining it with canvas, caning, or leather. He was one of the first people to make chairs out of tubular steel, and his B5 chair is one of two groundbreaking Breuer chairs that were a big change from the overstuffed chairs of the Edwardian era and helped start a new way of looking at furniture. Read More →

Antonia Astori featured image

Antonia Astori co-founded Driade with her brother Enrico and Adelaide Acerbi in 1968. She was able to create a unique network of furniture designers, galleries, and shops.Read More →

Table designed by Isaac Scott

Isaac Elwood Scott (1845 – 1920) was an American furniture designer, woodcarver, and ceramicist, active in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and Boston. He founded Scott and Copeland, Designers, Carvers, and Art Wood Workers, and collaborated with Henry S. Jaffray to create the interiors and design of Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner’s new Chicago headquarters. Read More →

Ambrose Heal - featured image

Ambrose Heal (1872โ€“1959) was a British furniture designer known for his simple and functional designs inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and was a member of the Art-Workers’ Guild. He adopted the more fashionable Modern approach to furniture, following the style of his designers J.F. Johnson and Arthur Greenwood.Read More →

Reuben Cary featured image

Cary’s father moved to the Adirondacks area of New York State in the year 1845. In 1874, Brandreth asked Cary to make him 24 chairs with slatted backs, plain turned legs, and splint seats in a traditional style. Cary may have made some of the rustic furniture in the cottages at Brandreth Park.Read More →

Open Plan Office

Open-plan offices did not work out as well as their utopian creators had hoped, leading to the shift back to cubicles or pods to increase employee productivity and well-being. READ MORERead More →

Peter Murdoch featured image

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

Lampshade 1 by Sebastian Bergne

The phrase ‘less is more’ perfectly encapsulates the core of these works, the quality of which can only be attained by a proper understanding of form.Read More →

Harry Bertoia featured image

Harry Bertoia was a sculptor, printmaker, jeweller, and furniture designer. He was born in San Lorenzo, Udine, and worked in the United States professionally. During World War Two he worked with Ray and Charles Eames on moulded-plywood technology. He worked primarily as a sculptor from the mid-1950s onwards. His sculpture was prominently featured in many of Eero Saarinen’s buildings.Read More →

Modern Plastic Furniture

The Origin of Plastic Furniture – most household items were not made of plastic until the 1920s and 1930s. LEARN MORERead More →

Poul Kjรฆrholm (1929 -1980) Danish designer

He was a Danish designer who worked for his friend Ejvind Kold Christiansen and created an extensive range of furniture. He received international recognition for his contributions to the ‘Formes Scandinaves’ exhibition in Paris and the legendary ‘Lunning Prize’ for his PK22 chair. LEARN MORERead More →

John Mascheroni featured image

John Mascheroni has been designing furniture for his entire career, recognized for his design acuity and modernism. LEARN MORERead More →

Cassina display by Patricia Urquiola

Its early pieces were based on historicist models from the 19th century. In the 1930s, it made armchairs and dining room sets for Milan’s Rinascente and Mobilificio di Fogliano. After World War II, Cassina changed the way it made and sold its products. The new generation of designers pushed the company to the forefront of Modern design.Read More →

Vico Magistretti featured image

In 1920 Vico Magistretti was born in Milan, Italy. First recognition of his work came in 1948, at the 8th Triennale. He started designing for Cassina in 1960, and from that date on his signature is to be found on many products.Read More →

Otto Wagner featured image

Architect Otto Wagner was one of the leading figures in the Vienna Secession. After studying architecture at the Vienna Technical High School (1857โ€“1860) and the Vienna Academy (1861โ€“183), he worked in various historical styles for many years until he joined the Secession.Read More →

Ola Wihlborg iKea

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 →

Antonio Citterio 3 chairs

Antonio Citterio is a leading Italian architect and interior designer, furniture and industrial designer. Citterio explored the possibilities of new materials and technologies rather than aligning himself with New Design’s more fashionable aesthetics.Read More →

Michael Taylor Interior Design

Michael Taylor (1927 – 1986) was an American interior and furniture designer. He was known for the “California Style” and made his homes showplaces of the unexpected.Read More →

Suzanne Guiguichon

Suzanne Guiguichon was a French furniture designer and decorator. She was born and worked in Paris. Since 1929 she worked as a designer with Maurice Dufrene at the Galeries Lafayette design studio La Maitrise in Paris. Most of the furniture, clocks, lighting, fabrics, rugs, accessories Guiguichon designed anonymously.Read More →