Hans Wegner (1914-2007)
Hans Wegner ranks with designers Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Poul Kjærholm and Verner Panton as a master of 20th-century Danish Modernism.
Gustav Stickley (1858-1942)
Gio Ponti (1891-1979)
Gio Ponti played many roles in his long career: architect, industrial designer, craftsman, poet, painter, journalist and, above all, advocate for excellence in design. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential Italian architects and designers of the 20th century, whose Pirelli Tower still soars above his native Milan.
George Ohr (1857-1918)
George Nakashima (1905-1990)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Georg Jensen (1866 - 1935)
Paul Evans (1931 – 1987)
Paul Evans is internationally recognized as a great studio furniture maker of the 20th century. In his finest work, such as Argente and Sculpted Front, he deploys his training in welding, metallurgy, and jewelry design to sculpt brutal and beautiful furniture in metal – work that prefigured the art furniture movement today.
Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)
Wharton Esherick was an artist whose talent for functional sculpture led him to bridge the gap between craft and fine art in the 20th century. He is considered the father of modern American studio furniture.
Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976)
Alexander Calder was born in 1898. His father was the sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder and his mother a painter. Calder was encouraged to create, and from the age of eight he always had his own workshop wherever the family lived. For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his first sculptures.