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Modern Furniture Designer Resources

We provide you with some history and background on the modern furniture designers and their creations of chairs, tables, sofas and accessories. Obviously each designer has achieved fame for their furniture.

We have given you the basics, if you find a designer or piece of modern furniture history that you find interesting and want to persue it further, then here we have some related books or web sites that will interest you.

Browse through the designers we have selected for you below.

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames, husband and wife, were most famous for their innovation of bending plywood. They wanted to make the world a better place through design, and they well and truly succeeded.

Resources on Charles and Ray Eames

George Nelson

George Nelson was a man thinking ahead of his time, his conceptual thinking became reality as he conceived the first shopping mall concept and the first modular office desk and storage systems.

Resources on George Nelson

Jean Prouve

Jean Prouve, with a background in engineering, designed furniture with efficiency in mind in relation to materials, production and construction. This efficiency resulted in classic forms like the Anthony Chair and the Standard Chair.

Resources on Jean Prouve

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer was the innovator or tubular metal design in furniture. His technology break though into cantilevered chairs was a novel yet successful concept that achieved commercial success.

Resources on Marcel Breuer

Alvar Aalto

Aaltos design forms were organic and created with the end user in mind.

Resources on Avar Aalto

Arne Jacobsen

A versatile designer covering the fields of architecture, interiors, furniture, ceramics and textile design in his career.

Resources on Arne Jacobsen

Eero Aarnio

Used the most up to date technology to create sculptural forms of furniture.

Resources on Eero Aarnio

Eero Saarinen

Function, structure and being part of our time.

Resources on Eero Saarinen

Eileen Gray

A creative architect, artist and interior designer, her designs are slowly being found and starting to be appreciated for their exceptional quality and depth of design.

Resources on Eileen Gray

Gerrit Rietveld

Designer of the red blue chair, zig zag chair and end table, he was one of the first members of the de stijl movement.

Resources on Gerrit Rietveld

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