Furniture designer

designs items of furniture and related items for the mass market, in small batches or as once-off items. Furniture designers design furniture and related products for industrial, commercial and domestic clients balancing innovation, aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Half and Half Chair

Germanaz designed the Half and Half seat (1964), it was manufactured by Airborne in 1968. This consisted of two identical plastic shapes clamped together to form a bench.Read More →

Dovetail joinery term

Dovetail is the name for a shape that looks like a dove’s tail and is used in woodworking. Joints are made up of tabs in the shape of a dovetail that fit into holes in the other part. Dovetails are often used to join the corners of cabinet drawers and box shapes.Read More →

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

Lobby, Grand Hotel, Washington DC 1987. Charles Pfister

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

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

Jasper Morrison Cork Furniture

Morrison produced quirky, satiric, understated furniture. His 1986 South Kensington flat was widely published in design magazines. He designed 1988ย Door handles I and II, and a 1989 range of aluminium handles produced by FSB in Germany.ย 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 →

A pair of lounge chairs ca.1975 by Jay Spectre

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 →

Oscar Onken

Oscar Onken (1858 – 1948) was an American entrepreneur. He was professionally active in Ohio. Onken was a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Impressed with the Gustav Stickley and Austrian stands at the 1904 St. Louis ‘Louisiana Purchase Exposition,’ he founded The Shop of the Crafts in Cincinnati in 1904. Read More →

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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 →

Willow Tea Room - Armchair

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is Scotland’s most celebrated architect and designer of the 20th century, and his work is celebrated worldwide. READ 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 →

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

Francis H Bacon Chair

He was a designer for furniture maker Herter Brothers, commissioned by the company to furnish the New York William H. Vanderbilt House, 1881-83. LEARN MORERead More →

Sofa and lounge chairs model 865 by Ico Parisi made for Cassina (1955)

Ico Parisi was an Italian architect and designer of the modernist style who worked with Luisa Aiani and opened La Ruota in 1947. LEARN MORERead More →

Lluiฬs Clotet

Lluรญs Clotet (B.1941) is a Spanish architect and furniture designer. Born in Barcelona in 1941. TELL ME MORERead More →