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Designers

Arne Jacobsen  

Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971) 

  The influence of this Danish architect on modern classics is still noticeable, especially with his famous Egg chair, designed originally for the SAS Royal Hotel of Copenhagen. The Swan chair responds to the same style, but an even more successful feature is the Ant chair, designed in 1952 and sold at more than five million pieces! With a simple outline (with plywood and tubular stainless steel legs) making all it’s lightness and success. 
See Arne Jacobsen inspirations
 
Borge Mogensen
 

Børge Mogensen

  One of the founding fathers of Danish design together with Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner. He has worked on the development of several everyday objects. In 1945, he designed a partially removable leather chair that was seen as a model for the chairs in the future. 
See Børge Mogensen inspirations

 
 
Charles Le Corbusier
 

Charles Le Corbusier (1887 – 1965)

  Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, best known as Le Corbusier, was born in Switzerland before moving to France. He was an urban architect above all but also furniture designer at times. He’s one of the founding fathers of the Modernist current, together with L. Mies van der Rohe, well distinguished in the history of art and conceptions.  He also founded a workshop with fellow architect Charlotte Perriand, responsible for a few great icons of furniture design. The LC series – among which the lounge chair and other armchairs and sofas made of tubular steel and leather – is a worldwide success.
See Le Corbusier inspirations
 
 
Eero Aarnio
 

Eero Aarnio 

  Another famous designer, from Finland this time. It’s the Ball chair that propelled him to the rank of a pop star. After working with woven materials, fiberglass and moulding techniques became his core materials. He’s also a graphic designer and photographer.  
See Eero Aarnio inspirations 
 
Eero Saarinen
 

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961)

  Considered as one of Finland’s most famous architects. The Tulip chairs and tables, edited with Knoll in 1956 with the purpose to delete every possible material in order to increase freedom of movement, are among his career highlights. It’s a masterpiece in the designer world. 
See Eero Saarinen inspirations 
 
Erik Buck
 

Erik Buck

  A member of the Scandinavian designer elite, known especially for his OD61 barstool.
See Erik Buck inspirations 
 
Finn Juhl
 

Finn Juhl (1912-1989)

  His organic style led him to push to the limits what could be done with wood. His favourite material was teak and other exotic solid woods. His chairs were also influenced by tribal art. 
See Finn Juhl inspirations 
 
Florence Knoll
 

Florence Knoll 

  The wife of Hans Knoll, who founded one of the fastest growing companies in furniture design in 1939 that produced many great names. Much into minimalism, she began making offices and cabinets with sliding doors. Eventually she developed a range of seats – the Lounge Series – along with her famous daybench.
See Florence Knoll inspirations 
 
Friso Kramer
 

Friso Kramer 

  Friso is a native of the Netherlands and is recognized for the street lamps he created for the city of The Hague. Subsequently, the industrial engineer has focused on creating chairs. 
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Grant Featherston
 

Grant Featherston (1922-1995)

  Especially known for his upholstered lounge chair, also known called Contour chair. This Australian designer also created lamps and glassware.
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George Nelson  

George Nelson (1908-1986)

  Made several booths for the International Fair of New York in 1964, after having studied at the Yale University. He’s worked with Ray and Charles Eames and Herman Miller. His Marshmallow seat is made of eighteen round cushions such as those that are used for barstools, announcing the Pop movement. One of his still very popular designs is the Coconut chair, with a new-age shape, offering a great freedom of movement thanks to a large backseat. 
See George Nelson inspirations
 
 
Hans J. Wegner  

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007)

  A Danish designer who’s worked with Arne Jacobsen. It’s not until 1943 that he opened his workshop, where the purpose was to rework old models of chairs to simplify them and to bring new outlines. The PP503 Kennedy chair is one of his best-known creations. An anecdote: John F. Kennedy asked to sit on that chair during his television debate with Richard Nixon in 1960, as he had to cope with problems in the back. Wegner created around five hundred chairs during his career.
See Hans Wegner inspirations
 
Harry Bertoia  

Harry Bertoia (1915-1978)

  This Italian university teacher moved to the USA in 1930 where he worked with the Eames couple to experiment on moulded plywood. It’s in 1952 that he presented his Diamond chair at Knoll International. After earning enough royalties on his creations, he dedicated the rest of his life to sculpture. 
See Harry Bertoia inspirations 
 
Isamu Noguchi  

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

  Noguchi was born in Los Angeles from an American writer mother and a Japanese poet father. He’s served as a botanical architect for many projects in cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo. The shapes of his creations are very sculptural, with a preference on curvy outlines, for example on the Freeform sofa.  
See Isamu Noguchi inspirations 
 
Jean Prouve  

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984)

  A famous, self-taught Frenchman. It’s the famous architect Robert Mallet-Stevens who gave him his first assignment: an entrance gate to a Parisian villa. He’s one of the most valued designers, author of a Kangaroo chair sold in auction at 152.449€ and some credenzas that could be worth up to 160.000€. It’s also a famous architect to whom we owe, among others, the Nobel tower in Paris and the Paris-Bercy sports palace. 
See Jean Prouvé inspirations 
 
Jens Risom  

Jens Risom 

  A Danish designer who moved to the USA in 1939, best known for his Risom chair edited by Knoll, of which he was co-founder in 1942. It’s on one of those chairs that Lyndon B. Johnson used to sit every day at the White House.
See Jens Risom inspirations 
 
Jorgen Moller  

Jørgen Møller 

  A Danish designer who used to work with Arne Jacobsen. Like many of his peers, his specialty was architecture. He created many small range items such as kitchen utensils as well as his famous M-stool, made of a single piece of plywood.
See Jørgen Møller inspirations 
 
Josef Hoffman  

Josef Hoffman (1870-1956)

  This Austrian architect is the hyphen between Art Nouveau and Art Déco. The shapes of his work are very geometric. His Kubus sofa is a good example hereof. He’s also worked with Thonet and certainly helped pushing the German style.
See Josef Hoffman inspirations 
 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe  

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) 

  Ludwig Mies by his real name, it’s a German architect who moved to the USA to become a milestone of the Bauhaus style. His leitmotiv "less is more" has become a vast statement. He’s had a particular architect’s point of view on the inner and outer spaces theme, of which he believed the outer space was to be an extension of the inner space.  His creative way of working puts an accent on simplicity and clarity, as shows the Barcelona chair, made for the German booth of the universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1929. After more than eighty years later, these chair series haven’t gotten any older. 
See Mies van der Rohe inspirations 
 
Marcel Breuer  

Marcel Breuer (1902-1981)

  Marcel Breuer was born in Hungary under the sign of Modernism, which he will defend trough a work on the simplicity of the outlines. He’s the author of the first tubular steel chair, in 1925 with the B3, commonly known as the Wassily chair: an association of synthetic materials wrapped around a polished stainless steel frame. 
See Marcel Breuer inspirations 
 
Mart Stam
 

Mart Stam (1899-1986)

  Urban architect originally from the Netherlands. He’s famous for his Cantilever chair, made of chrome plated tubular steel, available in different variations. 
See Mart Stam inspirations 
 
Norman Cherner
 

Norman Cherner

  An American creative talent with multiple resources: furniture design, graphic design, glasswork, and lightning. The work of this architect responds to the Bauhaus style, while he’s had a particular attention on low-cost accommodations and how to furnish these places. He’s best known for his work on moulded plywood that helped him conceive the desired chairs.
See Norman Cherner inspirations 
 
Pierre Paulin  

Pierre Paulin (1927-2009)

  Paulin’s work is very recognizable regarding the materials and colours, mainly foam injected upholstery and jersey fabric. Inspired by the work of Eames and Florence Knoll, it’s the Thonet house that took his work for edition. He’s the author of the interior design at François Mitterand’s office, the former French Premier.
See Pierre Paulin inspirations 
 
Poul Kjaerholm  

Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980)

 

Kjærholm is a Danish and the majority of his work relies on moulded plywood. We particularly like the PK24, also called Hammock chair. 
See Poul Kjærholm inspirations

 
Poul Volther  

Poul Volther (1923-2001)

  A Danish designer especially known for his mythical Corona chair. The concept uses several cushions interrupted by empty spaces. In 1964 he launched a new model that didn’t get the expected success. It’s only 20 years later that sales started to increase, at a point that his seat was used during the Summit in Copenhagen in 2002.
See Poul Volther inspirations
 
Ray and Charles Eames
 

Ray and Charles Eames (1907 -1978) 

  The work of the American couple was certainly influenced by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Charles Le Corbusier – while the Eames’s where aficionados of mass-production. They’ve also worked with Eero Saarinen on different projects. But it’s the famous Lounge chair, created in 1956, that knows the greatest success. Its beautiful plywood shell revolutionized the relaxation century. It’s been edited at more than six million pieces worldwide. Whoever has the chance to sit in one easily understands the admiration one can show regarding such great comfort.
See Ray and Charles Eames inspirations 
 
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Sori Yanagi (1915)

  A Japanese designer who used to be Charlotte Perriand’s assistant before founding the Yanagi Industrial Institute. Much into clean lines and zen attitude, he has reflected this spirit in a famous wooden chair-stool.
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Verner Panton  

Verner Panton (1926 - 1998) 

 

This Danish designer with an innovative and futurist vision is one of the world’s most famous. Like Hemingway, he waded trough Europe in his camper van. He’s worked with Arne Jacobsen, another great contemporary designer. It’s in 1960 that he created the Panton chair in moulded fiberglass, using a newly developed engineering technique. An S-shape creation at the dawn of the psychedelic current. 
See Verner Panton inspirations 

 
 Yvonne Potter  

Yvonne Potter 

Yvonne Potter has founded her own studion in Canada. For the past ten years, she has been developing her own collection, including our selection of barstools with very elegant outlines, built with raw materials such as steel and plywood. 
See Yvonne Potter creations 

 

   

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