Eero Aarnio, Finnish, is one of my favorite furniture designers. Aarnio is well known for his plastic and fiberglass furniture designs in the 1960s. He is among few of the masters still alive today. His style is lively and he uses vividcolors in most of his furniture designs. I like theBall Chair, which is a hollow sphere on a stand and open on one side to allow a person to sit in it. His other works alsoincludecandychair(Pastil Chair)and Tomato Chair. These chairs also present pop style furniture. If you ever get a chance to take a look at his website, he has some more interesting designs.
Starck is a French product designer. His designs range from interior design to mass produced consumer goods.Hiswork is full ofcreative ideasandplayfulsense of humor. They include table lamp such as Miss K, Miss Sissi, and Rosy. I also like his Bubble Club Armchair series, which is made out of polyethylene. It shows soft lines on the These furniture are perfect for furnishing communal spaces, waiting rooms and public places.
Born inHungary, Breuergraduated from theGermanBauhaus School. He eventually moved tothe United States andtaught atHarvard University. His design is inherited by the modernBauhausstyle. His work islight andelegant. It emphasizes the structureof pureformand tidiness. He designed the Wassily Chair (also known as Model B3 Chair), which is made with leather. Despite the fact that this chair is made with leather, it looks uncomfortable. However, I do like the shape and its clean lines.
Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) is known as one of the most famous Danish architects and designers. He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture inCopenhagen. He made prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper, silverware, and etc. He is remembered for developing the 'Danish Modern' style. Here are some of his most famous pieces..
His designs are simple and elegant, but what's most important is the effectiveness of the design. The simplicity and material used for the chairs is sufficient enough to form a sophisticated look. I'm most inspired by the curves of the chairs. There are no straight lines and that's what makes it innovative.
When I first googled Verner Panton, he looks like a fisherman to me. Surprisingly, he is world's renowned Danish furniture and interior designer. Earlier in his life, he also worked in Arne Jacobsen's workshop. He created brightcolors in his designs by using a variety of newmaterials, mostly plastics. TheS-shaped PantonChair(Panton Chair)is one of hismost famousworks. I am intrigued by the shape/curve of the chair. What's interesting is that the S-shaped Panton Chair not only looks extravagant , it was the first chair in the history of furniture design made entirely out of plastic.
Charles and Ray Eames are America's most famousarchitecture andfurniture designers as well ashusband and wife team. They were good atdevelopinglow-costmaterial as well as comfort andfine furniture(but when I looked up the prices of the furniture, they'renot cheap at all... -_-)They alsowrote books,shootvideo, playedphotography, and designedtoys. They're theleadingmid-twentieth centurydesigners.My personalfavorites are theLounge Chair & Ottoman and Organic Armchair.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German American architect. He believes pure and simple design is best for a building. The Barcelona Chair is one of his accomplishment. It was exclusively designed in 1929 for the German Pavilion, that country's entry for the International Exposition of 1929 and it was hosted by Barcelona, Spain. The chair defines modernism and was inspired by the folding chairs of ancient time. The chair was made of stainless steel and pigskin. It's simple, neutral, and comfortable. It is definitely the perfect bench for a minimal and modern interior.
George Nelson is America's most influentialarchitects, furnituredesigners, andproduct designer. We can say that he is one of the founding fathers of American modernism. Nelson studied architecture at Yale University and graduated in 1928. He had served as the furniture companyHerman Miller's design directorfor 20 years in collaboration with Ray and Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia, Richard Schultz, Donald Knorr and Isamu Noguchi.His mostfamous works, the 'Marshmallow'sofaand the Ball Clock areascolorfulascandy. Both designs arerepresentative ofthe earlyworks ofpopstyle furniture.
Noguchi, was a Japanese American artist. He designed furniturethat looks likesculpture and the materials used are handmadepaperfrom Japan. The"Akari"seriesof paperlamps arehis most famous works. The lamps are created by handmade paper and bamboo ribbing, supported by thin metal frame. The lamps give a blend of Japanese handcraft and modern look, which can be used in modern home space.