Peter Zumthor

How to remain traditional in the 21st century and avoid being labelled as conservative at the same time? Peter Zumthor is one of rare contemporary architects who makes a compromise between the old and the new successfully. He has no web site and his office is not positioned in one of the world’s metropolises. His …

Greta Grossman

At the beginning of the 20th century, mostly men dictated the history of architecture and design. Why not, when they had extraordinary ideas? But immediately after the First World War, one woman found her way towards the design scene, walking the scene bravely. Greta Grossman was a rarity who recognized something that others didn’t, an …

Isamu Noguchi

How to begin a story about a man who had affections for various artistic disciplines? Isamu Noguchi was a sculptor, set designer, painter, furniture designer, landscape architect… His oeuvre was so wide and diverse. We find his work from those miniature ones, like lamps, to gigantic ones, like parks. Where did this diversity come from? …

Jean Prouvé

How to make furniture that is elegant, economic and stable at the same time? Jean Prouvé didn’t know the answer to this question, but still designed items like this easily. How? By always reminding himself of the following: “If people understand, there’s no need to explain. If they don’t there’s no use explaining”. Decoration as …

George Nelson

After more than 50 years of work and experience in the field of design and architecture, George Nelson was justifiably called “the designer of modern design“. He claimed that the career of every successful artist consisted of deadlocks, when a creative blockage and inspiration shortage occurred. Undoubtedly, that was the sign to start researching, reading …