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, …

Alvar Aalto: Monumental artist

Alvar Aalto, Architect and Monumental Artist – that was the name of the first studio which Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto opened in 1923, while he was still studying at Helsinki University of Technology. Before that he already had an experience of designing his parents’ entire house. Since then his professional, successful career growth …

Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is considered to be one of the pioneers of Danish minimalist style and modern furniture design. Design and Architecture were his two huge loves and he developed and applied his skills carefully in everything he did. His refined sense for proportion and form was what made him famous. As …

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 …

Verner Panton: Visionary, Futurist, Innovator

Verner Panton was Danish architect and designer. One of the most innovative designers of the second half of the 20th century. He was the first one to design inflatable furniture. He designed the chair cast out of plastic in one single piece which still decorates numerous homes and was also the first to experiment with …

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 …

Herman Miller: At the Forefront of Modern Design

For almost a century, the Herman Miller brand has been at the forefront of the Modern Design, steadily maintaining its status as a household name in the design industry. The past hundred years of the brand have been marked by groundbreaking innovations and some of the most iconic designs of modernity, brought to life through …

Charles and Ray Eames: The Most Famous Couple of Industrial Design

Charles being an extrovert, charismatic, was always ready for public appearance. Ray being more recluse and modest preferred to be behind the scenes. Together, Charles and Ray Eames were a perfect couple. In life and work. Together in ideas, sketching, design, art, materials, production, experimenting, development, new ideas… They are Charles and Ray Eames, the …