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Artists & Designers

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Greta Magnusson Grossman

“[Modern design] is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions” ...

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Sign Painting

Looking out the Kaufmann Mercantile studios and across the street toward a former factory ...

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Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick’s famous 1931 Fischer Corner desk is no ordinary workstation ...

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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray designed E.1027 for herself and her then lover, art critic Jean Badovici ...

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Dieter Rams

Industrial designer Dieter Rams, born in Germany in 1932 (and still alive) ...

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Clock of the Long Now

In this modern era, where the mantra of the zeitgeist is “better, faster, cheaper” ...

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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was a designer of everything. A trained architect he designed ...

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John James Audubon

The pioneering conservationist and naturalist, whose tender portraits of birds canonized ...

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Alexandre Noll

Alexandre Noll wanted “to make of wood all that could be made out of wood” ...

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Ben Jackel

Activist art often conjures associations of hyper-political, in-your-face images and guerrilla ...

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Gino Sarfatti

Gino Sarfatti was in awe of light, but obsessed with the light bulb. Through the designer’s ...

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Alexander Calder

By the end of his nearly century-spanning career, Alexander Calder had worked ...

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Tapio Wirkkala

Alvar Aalto earned his title of “father of modern Finnish design” but Tapio Wirkkala ...

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Giò Ponti

It’s hard to believe that an architecture style can be dominant for 100s of years ...

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Johannes Itten

It is taken for granted today that the design of everyday objects is an art form ...

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Now Haus

In the late 1990s, one of modernism’s great works of architecture was discovered ...

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Isabel Antonia Giampietro

Like many glassware designers, Isabel Antonia Giampietro is not very well known outside ...

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George Nelson Flip Clock

The great designer who helped chart the course of American Modernism towards ...

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