One of the 20th century’s most important modernist designers, George Nelson is known for his Bubble Lamp, Marshmallow Sofa and signature benches.
Austrian architect Richard Neutra who made Southern California his home is celebrated for his geometric airy structures, a West Coast variation on mid-century modernism.
French architect and designer Jean Prouvé was dubbed a “constructeur” by Le Corbusier for his ability to blend architecture and engineering without sacrificing aesthetic appeal.
Among Italian-American designer Harry Bertoia’s most famous works was the Diamond chair, a fluid sculptural form made of a welded steel latticework.
Noted Japanese American sculptor and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi approached design as “shaping space”. He created the iconic Noguchi coffee table.
Danish architect Arne Jacobsen is best known for his elegantly whimsical Egg Chair, first displayed in Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel and now a sought-after piece of furniture.
Noted for his neofuturistic architecture such as the TWA Flight Centre, Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen is also known for his design of the iconic Tulip chair.
Bauhaus-trained German artist and designer Marianne Brandt is famous for her modernist designs of metal household items including tea and coffee services, ashtrays and lamps.
After being rejected by his studio, persistent Charlotte Perriand was finally hired by Le Corbusier and got her start co-designing three chairs. Her furniture was coveted by 20th century French collectors.