Charles and Ray Eames
The power couple of modern design. Anyone who thinks style and comfort are mutually exclusive has clearly never sat in an Eames lounger.
As the acclaimed head designer for Braun for 30 years, Rams has created everything from coffee makers to chronograph watches. His motto? “Less, but better.”
The Italian architect/designer was a key member of the Memphis Group, whose colorful and ironic designs exemplified ‘80s Post-modernism.
Over 15 of Sapper’s industrial designs now reside in the MoMA’s permanent collection. His “Tizio” lamp was the first of it kind to use halogen bulbs with conducting arms to eliminate the need for wires, and remains one of the best selling lamps ever produced.
A self-proclaimed “maker of useful things,” Ziesel’s curvaceous works—mostly ceramics and wooden furniture—were largely inspired by nature.
Ive serves as the lead product designer for this little mom-and-pop electronics company called Apple. You might have heard of it?
The award-winning German designer is known for his unique blend of rigorous precision and light-hearted playfulness.
The young Australian has crafted everything from concept cars and boats to furniture and jewelry. His famous Lockheed Lounge chair sold at auction for a record-breaking $968,000 in 2006.
The first designer to grace the cover of Time magazine, Loewy is considered by many to be the father of industrial design. His seven-decade career included Coca-Cola vending machines, Greyhound buses, and locomotives.