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.
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.
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.
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.
Aaltos design forms were organic and created with the end user in mind.
A versatile designer covering the fields of architecture, interiors, furniture, ceramics and textile design in his career.
Used the most up to date technology to create sculptural forms of furniture.
Function, structure and being part of our time.
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.
Designer of the red blue chair, zig zag chair and end table, he was one of the first members of the de stijl movement.