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Charles and Ray Eames

19 Apr 2013 11:19:23

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames were a powerhouse design team that made an extraordinary, lasting impression on the fields of modern architecture and furniture. Also working in the fields of industrial and graphic design, as well as fine art and film, it seems a conversation about mid-century design cannot realistically omit the Eames and their continuously influential vision.

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames

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Greta M. Grossman

2 Apr 2013 16:59:00

In an era when women were often seen and not heard, let alone noted for design talents, Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) sustained an inexhaustible forty-year career on two continents, Europe and North America, enjoying achievements in industrial design, interior design and architecture before dropping off the design radar in the 1960s.

Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999)

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Niels O. Møller

14 Mar 2013 10:25:35

Best known for his elegant furniture in teak and rosewood, Danish designer and cabinetmaker Niels O. Møller (1920-1982) is one of the strongest representatives for Danish post-war furniture design, operating during a time with high demands on materials and craft skills.

Niels O. Møller (1920-1982)

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Jens Risom

7 Mar 2013 09:32:35

Jens Risom is considered an exemplar of mid-century modern design and is credited with being one of the first designers to introduce Scandinavian craftsmanship to the post-war United States.

Jens Risom (1916-????)

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Danish designers Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) worked together between 1944 and 1975, founding the firm Hvidt & Mølgaard, which still exists to this day.During their collaborative years, they developed pioneering furniture sets and embarked on architectural projects which still define Scandinavian furniture stylings and Nordic design know-how into the present day.

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993)

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Børge Mogensen

2 Aug 2012 14:48:09

Børge Mogensen is remembered as one of the most important among a generation of visionary furniture designers who helped further the now-renowned concept of Danish design internationally. Alongside colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Mogensen nurtured international respect for Danish furniture craftsmanship, and his simple and functional designs have enjoyed worldwide demand for more than half a century.

Børge Mogensen (1914-1972)

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Warren Platner

6 Jul 2012 16:16:06

Architect, interior designer and planner, Warren Platner produced a furniture collection that has proved to be a continuing icon of 1960s Modernism. He is also famed with designing several prominent interiors in New York, including headquarter offices for the Ford Foundation building and the original Windows on the World restaurant, atop the World Trade Centre.

Warren Platner (1919-2006)

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Pierre Cardin

29 Jun 2012 09:46:12

Pierre Cardin has been among the five best known Frenchmen in the world since 1960. Born Pietro Cardin to French parents on 7 July, 1922 at San Biagio di Callalta, Venice, he is best known for his avant-garde style and Space-Age designs, preferring geometric shapes and ignoring the constraints of form and surroundings.

Pierre Cardin (1922-????)

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Willy Rizzo

18 Jun 2012 09:18:12

Imagination and necessity launched the already successful photographer, Willy Rizzo, into the world of furniture design. As a photographer of playboys and starlets, he had a ready-made customer base eager to build their living quarters around an ultra-modern Rizzo piece and items that remain as timeless as his images.

Willy Rizzo (1928-2013)

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George Nelson

25 May 2012 15:56:01

Born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut, industrial designer, architect and journalist, George Nelson was one of the founding fathers of American Modernism. While Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company between 1945 and 1972, Nelson, and his design studio, George Nelson Associates, Inc., designed much of the 20th century’s most iconic modernist furniture.

George Nelson (1908-1986)

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