Even if we live in the era of modernism, midcentury furniture designers still remain among the most requested in the world. In fact, while design trends come and go, midcentury modern design seems to be forever. But who are the designers who made a difference during that period? Here’s a description of the most famous ones.
In 1890 in Michigan Baker founded a company destined to become among the best one in its industry. In particular, he created traditional wooden pieces, like ribbon-back Chippendale-style chairs and rosewood art deco dining furniture.
Famous for their neo-futuristic pieces of furnitures, Eero Saarinen and its team co-develop the first designs for furniture made of molded laminated wood. Their work features clean lines, bold colors, and are focused on comfort.
Wormley is known for its furnitures with European and Scandinavian details, blended with elements of classical, historical designs. Unique pieces of great design!
Knoll associations was founded in 1946 from an idea of Florence Schust and her husband Hans Knoll. Since then, they created unimitable pieces of design, all made with a majestic sense of rhythm and proportion.
The Danish designer Hans Wegner has created more than 500 chairs during his career, using mixed materials such as wood, upholstery, caning, and papercord. All of them are focused on functionality.
He has invented the first functional seating (1940). Probber is known for its exotic woods, hand-rubbed finishes and expensive upholstery fabrics.
The German designer Springer worked especially with exotic materials, turning classical shapes into contemporary furniture, light fixtures or Venetian-glass objects.
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