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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …