Werner Aisslinger, Tyskland. Født i 1964, du finner mer informasjon på nettsiden.
Ron Arad, Israel. Ron Arad (1951) studied at the Art Academy of Jerusalem from 1971-73, before moving to London to continue his studies until 1979 at the renowned Architectural Association. He gave the name “One Off Ltd.” to his first design shop, which opened in London in 1981.
Alvar Aalto, Finland. Hans egentlige navn er Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto. Born in the small village of Kuortane in western Finland. His father was a Finnish-speaking surveyor and his mother a Swedish-speaking postal clerk, so they were educated people.
Eero Aarnio, Finland. Født i 1932. Skaffet seg raskt internasjonal berømmelse i 60-årene da han lanserte Ball Chair. Den digre plastkula i sterke farger appelerte til datidens pop-strømninger, og stolen ble en gjenganger i science-fiction-filmer.
Berg, Gerard van den
From the very beginning people have been inclined towards innovation and sensitive to change. For the Dutch designer Gerard van den Berg (1947) this has been an important motivation to shape his creative ideas and to show them.
Harry Bertoia, attractive in the art-market because of the vast amount of energy that man put into fine and refined monoprints, jewelry, table-sculptures and monumental outdoor metal sculptures. In the beginning, it used to be Val Bertoia from Harry’s and Brigitta Bertoia point of view. Now there’s a balance to the trade.
Tord Boontje, Nederland. Participates in the Great Brits exhibition organised by the Design Museum and British Council at the 2003 Milan Furniture Fair; launches the Inflorescence project in collaboration with Andrew Shoben and Andrew Allenson; shortlisted for the Design Museumís Designer of the Year award. 2004 Works with Moroso on the “Happy Ever After” exhibition in Milan. Develops the Midsummer Light and Until Dawn with Artecnica.
Bouvrie, Jan des
Het Arsenaal. In Het Arsenaal te Naarden Vesting is de Ontwerpstudio Jan des Bouvrie gevestigd. Hier werkt een enthousiast team, bestaande uit tien bouwkundige architecten, binnenhuisarchitecten en industriëel ontwerpers, onder leiding van Jan des Bouvrie, aan diverse grootschalige en kleinschalige projecten…
Marcel Lajos Breuer, Ungarn. Lajkó to his friends – born on 1902 in the provincial city of Pecs, Hungary. His early study and teaching at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau in the twenties introduced the wunderkind to the older giants of the era of whom three – Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius – were to have life-long influence upon his professional life.
Antonio Citterio, Italia. Born in Meda (Milan) in 1950. He completed his studies in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, and since 1972 he has worked with Italian and international companies such as Ansorg, Arclinea, Artemide, B&B Italia, JCDecaux, Flexform, Flos, Fusital, Hackman-Iittala, Hansgrohe, Inda, Kartell, Maxalto, Pozzi-Ginori, Tre Più, Tisettanta, Vitra and Wall as a product and industrial designer.
Tom Dixon, Tunisia. Born in Sfax 1959, to a French/ Latvian mother and an English father, Dixon moved to England aged four and spent his school years in London. Attending Chelsea Art School for a brief six-month period, a motorbike accident curtailed any artistic ambition. Having dropped out of Art school, Dixon spent two years as a musician, playing bass guitar in a disco band until another motorcycle accident left him unable to play for a period. He is one of the most talked-about avant-garde designers.
Born in 1953. After his studies at the department of Architecture on the former Polytechnic of Delft, Rob Eckhardt settled as an independent architect in 1980. Soon he met a few persons who were rebuilding and decoration of several cafës in Amsterdam. Through these channels he obtained the assignment to design a compact chair for a Disco.
Eames, Charles and Ray
Ray og Charles Eames var et par forent av design og ønsket om å skape det nye, grensesprengende og det vakre. Eames satte preg på flere tiårs møbelutrykk fra 1940 til -70 årene.
Sverre Fehn. Norge. Født i Kongsberg i 1924, utdannet arkitekt ved Statens arkitektkurs i Oslo i 1949. Han har sin arkitektpraksis i Oslo og har vært professor ved Arkitekthøgskolen i Oslo fra 1971 til han gikk av med pensjon i 1995.
Foster and Partners is an international studio for architecture, planning and design led by Norman Foster and a group of Senior Partners. Norman Foster’s philosophy of integration can be seen in the way the practice’s London design studio works; it is essentially one large open space, shared equally by everyone, and free of subdivisions to encourage good communication between the many people who come together there.
Michael Graves & Associates, established by the internationally renowned architect Michael Graves, has been at the forefront of architectural and interior design for over 30 years and has received more than 160 design awards.
Eileen Gray, Frankrike. Paris, in the early part of the 20th Century, provided a fertile ground for artists of all media and genres in visual arts as well as literary and scientific fields. Laying at rest in a quiet corner of the famous Pere Lachaise cemetry among such notables as Oscar Wilde and James Morrisson you will find the name of Eileen Gray; a woman who by virtue of her gender, personality, or social constraints of her times, has never received the acknowledgement and credit she deserves.
Konstantin Grcic, Tyskland. Born in Munic, germany in 1965. After training as a cabinet maker at Parnham College in Enland he studied design at the Royal College of Art in London from 1988-1990. Since then he has set up is own practice.
Alfredo Häberli, Sveits. Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1964. Today, he is an internationally established designer based in Zurich. He manages to unite tradition with innovation, joy and energy in his designs. The result are works with companies such as Alias, Iittala, Luceplan, Moroso and Volvo.
Richard Hutten graduated at the Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own designstudio, working on a variety of projects such as: furniture-, product-, interior- and exhibition design. He developed his ‘No sign of design’ and ‘Table upon table’ concepts.
Studio James Irvine is situated in Milan where James has been living for 20 years. With the help of two assistants he develops projects in all the diverse areas of furniture, industrial and installation design.
Dansk arkitekt. Arne Jacobsen, en av dette århundrets fremste designere.
Dansk møbeldesigner. Finn Juhl var utdannet arkitekt. Han la selv vekt på dette når han presenterte seg som autodidakt på industri-designens område.
Poul Kjærholm, Danmark. Studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, where he taught from 1952 to 1956. From 1955 to 1976, he also taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen. He has worked independently, designing for, among others, Fritz Hansen and E. Kold Christensen. He was awarded a Grand Prix at both the 1957 and 1960 Milan Triennales and a Lunning Prize in 1958.
Florence Schust met Hans Knoll in 1941. Knoll had established the Hans G. Knoll Furniture Company in New York, producing a range of modern furniture designed by Jens Risom. Florence was an architect who had studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, at the Architectural Association, London and under Mies van der Rohe at the Armory Institute, Chicago. Florence Schust had also worked for Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius.
Arne Korsmo, Norge. Korsmo er en av de mest betydningsfulle arkitektene i Norge. Villa Stenersen i Tuengen alle 10c i Oslo er tegnet av arkitekt Arne Korsmo og ble bygget i 1937-39 for finansmannen, kunstsamleren og forfatteren Rolf Stenersen og hans familie. Dersom du ikke har anledning til å besøke villaen, se miljøbilder lagt ut på nettet.
Shiro Kuramata. 1934 Born in Tokyo 1956 Graduated from Kuwasawa Institute of design 1965. Established Kuramata Design Office 1972.
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) Franske Charles- Édouard Jeanneret, den moderne tids mest anerkjente og viktigste arkitekt.
Ross Lovegrove, Wales. Born 1958, and graduated from manchester polytechnic in 1980, master of design of royal college of art, London in 1983. In the early 80’s worked as a designer for frog design in West Germany on projects such as walkmans for sony, computers for apple computers, later moved to paris as a consultant to knoll international.
Lucchi, Michele De
Born in 1951 at Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence.During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed products for Artemide, Dada Cucine, Kartell, Matsushita, Mauser, Poltrona Frau and Olivetti, for whom he has been Director of Design since 1992.
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie
Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Architect, designer and artist is celebrated around the world as one of the most significant Art Nouveau artists of the 20th century. Mackintosh’s contribution to modern architecture and design is unquestioned. This site allows you to experience his creative genius and takes you on a tour of Glasgow, where most of his surviving work can be found.
Massaud, Jean Marie
Jean Marie Massaud, Frankrike. Born in 1966 in Toulouse, France, he graduated in 1990 form Les Ateliers, Ecole Nationalle Superieure de Creation Industrielle.
Bruno Mathsson, Sverige. Had his international breakthrough as a furniture designer at the World Fair in Paris 1937. His furniture excited great enthusiasm and admiration and were in great demand all over the world. He was represented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York when it opened in 1939 and at the fair in San Fransisco the same year.
Alessandro Medini, Italia. A prominent protagonist of Postmodernism, the Italian designer, architect, and publicist Mendini (1931) was a pioneer. Following architectural studies at the Polytechnicum of Milan, he worked for several years at an architectural firm. From 1970 to 1976 he was chief editor of the periodical Casabella.
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig
Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Tyskalnd. Born in Aachen, Germany, he moved to Berlin and joined the office of Bruno Paul. He entered the studio of Peter Behrens in 1908 and remained until 1912. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was one of the main protagonists of classic modernism and, along with Le Corbusier, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. In 1905, after completing an apprenticeship as a stonemason in his home city of Aachen, he moved to Berlin. Started his own business in 1913.
Jasper Morrison, England. Born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School, London (1979-82 BA(Des.) ) and The Royal College of Art for Post Graduate studies (1982-85 MA(Des.) RCA). In 1984 he studied at Berlin’s HdK on a Scholarship. In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London.
Marc Newson, Australia. Newson is one of the most accomplished and influential designers of his generation. At 40, he has already worked across a wide range of disciplines to create everything from chairs, household objects, a bicycle and a concept car to restaurants, a recording studio and interiors of private and commercial jets. Born in Sydney, Australia.
Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1907. He graduated from the Escola Nacional de Belas Artas in Rio de Janeiro in 1934, at which time he joined a team of Brazilian architects collaborating with Le Corbusier on a new Ministry of Education and Health in Rio de Janeiro. This proved a formative experience for Niemeyer.
Verner Panton. Danmark. Panton describes as the most remarkable and innovative talent of 20th Century design and architecture. his design was consistently brilliant. he was first to create inflatable furniture, pioneered with the much acclaimed single molded plastic chair and refused to accept gravity by creating the Flying Chair.
Pierre Paulin, Frankrike. Born in Paris, 1927, studied sculpture at the Camondo school in Paris. 1954 first furniture designs for Thonet chairs, 1958 for Artifort. He created 1960-68 different famous chairs in new materials, the legendary mushroom, the tongue, the little tulip the ribbon chair, etc. produced by Artifort and Mobilier National, as well as a seating carpet. 1968 he created furnitures for the Louvre.
John Pawson was born in 1949 in Halifax, Yorkshire. After a period in the family textile business he moved to Japan, where he spent several years working as a teacher and visiting the studio of Japanese architect and designer Shiro Kuramata. On his return to England, Pawson enrolled at the Architecture Association in London, leaving after only a brief period of study to establish his own practice in 1981.
Gaetano Pesce. An architect-artisk designer based in New York City, has undertaken deiverse commisions in architecture, urban planning, interior and exhibition design and industrial design.
Gio Ponti, Italia. Born in Milan, 1891. Ponti did military service during the First World War in the Pontonier Corps with the rank of captain, from 1916 to 1918, receiving the Bronze Medal and Miliitary Cross. Ponti graduated with a degree in architecture in 1921 from the Milan Polytechnic, and set up a studio with the architects Mino Fiocchi and Emilio Lancia in Milan.
Andree Putman, Frankrike. Born in 1925, one of the contemporary world’s leading interior designers, with an eclectic background. She began to work in the 1960s as a journalist for the design magazine ‘l’oeil’ (eye) and to write the column ‘decoration’ in the ‘les cahiers de elle’ and had a career as a marketing consultant in the fashion world.
Karim Rashid, Egypt. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960; half-English, half Egyptian and raised mostly in Canada. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Naples, Italy, then moved to Milan for one year at the Rodolfo Bonetto Studio. Karim Rashid shop
Defining New Forms in Wood. Born in Utrecht, 1888, Netherlands and lived and worked there all his life. Gerrit learned first cabinet making from his father. After leaving the family workshop in 1911, he trained as an architectural draftsman, before he became finally an architect in 1919. Rietveld’s most important architectural work, is the Schroder House in Utrecht (1924).
Thomas Sandell, Sverige, är född 1959, arkitekt SIR och SAR. Ordförande i SAR Svenska Arkitekters Riksförbund. Färdig arkitekt 1985 efter studier på KTH. Därefter anställd bla på Jan Henrikssons Arkitektkontor. Från 1990 egen verksamhet, arkitektkontor.
Richard Schultz, Our company’s rich history began with Richard Schultz’s long involvement in modern furniture design, sculpture and art. All of our furniture relates to this deep interest in sculptural form and its relation to nature and man.
Philippe Starck, Frankrike. Born in Paris in 1949, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time, and has obtained many important acknowledgements. He considers himself as “a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer”.
Eero Saarinen, Finland. Architect, born in Kirkkonummi, Finland in 1910. Studied in Paris and at Yale University, after which he joined his father’s practice. Eero initially pursued sculpture as his art of choice. After a year in art school, he decided to become an architect instead. Much of his work shows a relation to sculpture.
He earned a place in the history of design as the inventor of the bentwood technique and as a pioneer of industrial furniture production. Following an apprenticeship as a carpenter and cabinet-maker, Thonet opened his own workshop in Boppard, his hometown, in 1819. As early as 1830 he began to experiment with laminated wood.
Patricia Urquiola, Spania.
Marcel Wanders, Nederland. Born in Boxtel, south of Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1963. After graduating from the hogeschool voor de kunsten , in arnhem, he started to work for landmark design & consults. He was among the generation of designers and artists that during the 1990s formed the droog collective of dutch conceptual designers. He designs for companies like: Boffi, Cappellini, Flos, Mandarina Duck, Cassina, Magis and moooi.
Wright, Frank Lloyd
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, established in 1940 as the repository of the life work of Frank Lloyd Wright. headquarters at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, committed to advancing the ideas and principles of organic architecture, organic education, and conservation of the natural environment.
Michael Graves & Associates, established by the internationally renowned architect Michael Graves, has been at the forefront of architectural and interior design for over 30 years and has received more than 160 design awards. Michael Graves was awarded the 2001 AIA Gold Medal and the 1999 National Medal of Arts.