Designers

per page
  • ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI

    « His secret was to place a familiar object in an unexpected place » 

    Achille Castiglioni is an Italian designer/architect who graduated from The Polytechnic School in Milan. After his studies, he joined the studio belonging to his two brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo in Milan. Together, they developed projects to aid with the recovery of Italian manufacturers after the war. 

  • ARNE JACOBSEN

    « Functional Scandinavian design with simple and elegant shapes. »

    Arne Jacobsen is a Danish architect born on the 11 of February 1902.

    After training at the Technical College of Copenhagen, he then attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he studied architecture. In 1930, he created his own agency where he focused on different architecture, decoration, furniture, textile and ceramics projects.

  • BETHAN GRAY

    Bethan Gray, interior designer and furniture designer, was born in 1977 in Cardiff, Wales. After studying at De Montfort University in Leicester, Gray was spotted by Tom Dixon who awarded her the prestigious ‘New Designers Prize’ for furniture that she had exhibited. Following this public recognition, she secured a job at the famous online merchant, Habitat, for whom she quickly became head of design.

  • BKF STORE

    The creative team of BKF Store projects this design’s icon into a modern and metropolitan contest, bringing into a new and original paradigm that make it perfect for any place and life’s moment. Extraordinary customizable without losing the important legacy that the original Austral project left in it.

  • BORGE MOGENSEN

    « Precursor of functionalism »

    Born in 1924, Mogensen started off by training to become a cabinetmaker.

    After studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, he studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He worked in several design studios in the Danish capital. His style profoundly influenced Danish design and allowed him to gain international recognition.

  • CHARLES AND RAY EAMES

    « The revolutionary couple. » 

    Charles Eames was born in 1907. He started his architecture degree in 1925 at the University of Saint Louis in Washington. He stopped his studies 2 years later to work as a worker in a factory that produced furniture.

  • CHARLES EDOUARD LE CORBUSIER

    Le Corbusier was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1887.

    He initially trained as an engraver and turned to architecture in  1904.

    Le Corbusier has had a deep influence on twentieth century architecture and design. With Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto and Theo van Doesburg he personifies the modern movement.

  • CLAUDIO DONDOLI ET MARCO POCCI

    « Creativity, reality, innovation »

    Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci are from Sienna, Italy. They met at the faculty of Architecture in Florence.

    In 1983, Dondoli and Pocci created a ‘study of architecture and industrial projects’ that was called Archirivolto.

  • DANTE DONEGANI ET GIOVANNI LAUDA

    Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda are architecture graduates from the University of Florence and the University of Naples. Donegani worked at Olivetti’s from 1987 to 1991.

    In 1992, both architects came together to open the “Studio D&L” which focused on architecture and interior design.

  • EERO AARNIO

    « Original shapes and materials! »

    Born in 1932 in Helsinki, Eero Aarnio, was a leading figure in Finnish design during the 60’s.

  • EERO SAARINEN

    « A revolutionary vision for designing chairs. » 

    Eero Saarinen was an American with Finnish origins. He was born in 1910, his mother was an artist and his father was a well renowned finish architect.

  • EILEEN GRAY

    « Lacquered furniture and tubular steel furniture. »

    Eileen Gray was born in Ireland in 1878. In 1901, she studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Julian and Colarossi Academy in Paris. She moved to Paris in 1907 and learnt about lacquer work with Seizo Sugawara, a Japanese artist.

  • FINN JUHL

    A true revolutionary of Danish design in the middle of the 20th century, Finn Juhl was born in 1912 in Denmark. Architect, industrial designer and interior designer, he is best known for his furniture design and as a protagonist of ‘Danish Design’ style, a style which he introduced to America in the 1940s.

  • FLORENCE KNOLL

    Born in 1917 in Michigan, Florence Knoll Bassett, studied architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art alongside important names of the Bauhaus. She was also Mies van der Rohe’s student. In 1941, she met Hans Knoll.

  • GEORGE NELSON

    « Creator of beautiful and practical things »

    Born in 1908 in Connecticut, George Nelson was with Charles & Ray Eames one of the founders of American modernism.

  • GINO SARFATTI

    « Innovative solutions for lighting ! » 

    The eldest of three brothers, Gino Sarfatti,  is a famous italian designer born in Venice in 1912.

  • GRANT FEATHERSTON

    Born in Geelong, Australia in 1922, Grant Featherston is known as one of the pioneers of Australian furniture design in the second half of the 20th century. 

  • HARRY BERTOIA

    « Furniture inspired by metalworking.  »

    Arieto Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915 and moved to the United States in the 1930s.
  • ISAMU NOGUCHI

    « The search of the organic form »

    Isamu Noguchi is a Japanese-American artist, designer and sculptor born in Los Angeles in 1904.

  • JAIME HAYÓN

    « I focus on techniques. It may seem simple but it’s actually very complex. » 

    Jaime Hayon studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris.  After his studies, he entered the Fabrica group (the research center of the Benetton group) as a designer and quickly became head of the design department.  

  • JEAN PROUVE

    Jean Prouvé, son of the sculptor and painter Victor Prouvé, was born in Paris in 1901. He is internationally renowned for being one of the most important designers and architects of his time, despite his training in ironwork.

  • JEAN RISOM

    Born in Denmark in 1916, Jens Risom, son of the famous architect Sven Risom, is considered to be the first designer to have brought the Scandinavian style to the United States in the 1940s.

  • JORGE PENSI

    « Creator of avant-garde and innovative designs »

    Jorge Pensi is of Argentinian origin and studied architecture in Buenos Aires. He finished his studies in 1971 and left his country to move to Spain.

Haut de la page