Maarten Van Severen

Maarten Van Severen designed furniture by asking clear questions. How do I sit? Where do I need a table and how do I sit at it? Where do I store utensils? The goals of successful people mostly come down to basic principles. No matter how obvious it seems, among rare ones are those who resist …

Philippe Starck

Iconic French designer Philippe Starck’s career kicked off in 1969 with a range of inflatable furniture. Fifty years and 10,000 designs later, Starck continues to create – tirelessly and, seemingly, effortlessly. But behind the world-renowned brand stands a man in contrast to his – at times – pretentious reputation. Behind the celebrity stands a lone …

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 …

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 …

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 …