Oki Sato

Japanese designer Oki Sato went from architecture graduate at a top Tokyo university, to founding his design studio Nendo and being included in “the Top 100 Small Japanese Companies” in just five years. Another five years later, his infectious designs and personality had gained international traction and had him on multiple “Designer of the Year” …

David Chipperfield

Impostor syndrome is a phenomenon that occurs in people who doubt their own achievements. No matter how successful they are, for them it’s just luck. Among those people is one globally recognized architect, David Chipperfield. We easily find the answer to the question how much did he achieve. Along his full name, Sir David Alan …

Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is one of the rare architects of today who is equally responsible to nature and humans. His words and deeds truly speak the same language. Crucial moment in his career happened in 2014, when he got the Pritzker’s Prize. Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, who won this award one year before, described Shigeru in …

Konstantin Grcic

Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has left no area of design untouched. He has designed everything from glasses to clothes, watches and even bottle openers, but it is his chairs that have brought him the most recognition to date. Konstantin Grcic has been a consistent name on all the lists of hottest designers in the past …

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? …

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 …

Tom Dixon

Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon rose to fame with his innovative welded designs made from salvaged steel in the eighties. Ever since, he has been a leading figure in the design industry, focusing mainly on furniture and lighting. Recognizable for his unconventionality, Tom Dixon strives to surprise. Receiving an OBE for his services to British …

Artemide

“We don’t design lamps, we design light in space. We push the limits, we go beyond the idea of object design and focus on creating interactive systems as variable elements in space”, Ernesto Gismondi, the founder of Artemide Company briefly explained the company’s philosophy in Lighting Fields publication. As one of the most famous Italian companies …

Verner Panton

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 …