Bauhaus-trained Hungarian Marcel Breuer invented bicycle handlebar-inspired tubular steel furniture as well as designing notable buildings using concrete as a primary medium.
Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, German architect Walter Gropius was the founder of the influential Bauhaus School of design.
His real name was Charles-Édouard Jeanneret. A self-taught architect and designer who became one of the 20th century’s most influential architects, he created the minimalist International style.
CHARLES AND RAY EAMES
Acclaimed American husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames are best known for the coveted Eames Lounge chair and for the Eames house built of prefab steel.
MIES VAN DER ROHE
German architect Mies Van der Rohe, is one of the pioneers of modernist architecture. His much-quoted sayings include “God is in the details” and “Less is more”.
Italian architect-designer Massimo Vignelli used modernist design in all of his work, from packaging to housewares to wayfinding, including the iconic New York City subway signage.