Eileen Gray

The most recent attempts to shed light on an often overlooked, but greatly important pioneer of the Modern movement have brought Eileen Gray back to the spotlight. A 2014 documentary “Gray Matters” tastefully focuses on the career and legacy of the architect and designer. The 2015 film “The Price of Desire” dramatizes her private life …

Hans Wegner

For the 110th anniversary of renowned furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn, eight new colors of the Wishbone Chair were released. It was for good reason this particular chair was chosen to represent the brand on this commemorative event. It was one of its most successful pieces, created by one of its most revered designers …

Marcel Breuer

One of the most significant figures to emerge from the Bauhaus, the architect and designer Marcel Breuer had a pivotal role in bringing the revered art school’s modernist visions to life. From his beginnings as a bright student to his expanding career as a young master at the school, his designs remain a celebrated symbol …

Gio Ponti

Architect, designer, writer, editor – Gio Ponti has been called the “Godfather” of Italian design. With his prolific and extraordinarily diverse oeuvre he left a lasting mark on the development of twentieth century architecture and design. Primarily in his homeland and later, the world.  Gio Ponti’s Beginning Gio Ponti was born in 1891 in Milan, …

Gerrit Rietveld

Gerrit Rietveld was the Dutch designer and architect whose work was the paragon of the key avant-garde movement of the inter-war period of the 20th century. He is widely considered one of the greatest of his time. His association with the De Stijl movement offset his career, and his opus defined the course of architecture …

Le Corbusier

India’s first Prime Minister once made a comment about Le Corbusier’s design for Chandigarh – the symbol of a new India following their independence: “The most important thing about Chandigarh is not whether you like it or not but that it hits you on your head and makes you think.”  The same can be said …

B&B Italia

Company was founded as C&B in 1966 by Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, alongside Cesare Cassina, the owner of furniture company Cassina. The first decade of its existence brought a series of exciting innovations which would fundamentally ingrain the enterprise into the international contemporary design scene. The riveting success of the business is illustrated by the fact …

Walter Knoll

A few years ago Walter Knoll celebrated 150 years of its prolific existence. 150 years marked by excellent craftsmanship and a mind for the avant-garde. Few furniture manufacturers have been around for such a length of time. Even less managed to maintain the level of quality and success that Walter Knoll has achieved. But in …

Walter Gropius

“…the final goal of art: the creative conception of the cathedral of the future, which will once more encompass everything in one form – architecture and sculpture and painting.” – Walter Gropius, 1919 In his own words, his philosophy of total design, around the time of the establishment of the Bauhaus.  It has been exactly …

Vitra

Weil am Rhein – home to the Vitra Campus, where one can spend the day browsing through the Vitra Design Museum. It’s an extensive collection of major pieces of design objects, encompassing an array of styles from the nineteenth century onward. Starting out as the private collection of Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum, it now contains around …