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Artists & Designers

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The Auböck
Design Legacy

The story of Carl Auböck does not concern one man, but four generations of husbands, wives ...

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Ruth Asawa

Famed for her crocheted wire sculptures that bend and balloon, sway and swell, American ...

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Navajo Textiles

For over 300 years, Navajo weaving has been valued for its importance as a vital native art ...

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Milo Baughman

Milo Ray Baughman Jr. (1923-2003) showed a talent for design early on. Growing up, he ...

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Greta Magnusson Grossman

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

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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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