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The Eminent Furniture Designers

Follow these links to biographical and design data about some of the individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of furniture and interior design. The amount of information on each one varies from a paragraph to a page to an entire website. Many of these links will take you to the excellent web site, Great Buildings Online.

Individuals

  • Alvar Aalto /1898-1976/ Finnish architect and designer of furniture, lighting, textiles and glass. 
  • Eero Aarnio / 1932- / Finnish interior and industrial designer. 
  • James Adam /1732-1794/ Scottish architect and designer. 
  • Robert Adam /1728-1792/ Scottish architect and designer. 
  • Jacques Adnet /1900-1984/ French architect and decorator. 
  • Jean Adnet / French designer. 
  • André-Leon Arbus /1903-1969/ French architect and decorator 
  • Charles Robert Ashbee /1863-1942/ British architect, furniture, furnishings and jewelry designer 
  • Hugh Mackay Baillie Scott /1865-1945/ British architect and designer. 
  • Harry Bertoia /1915-1978/ Italian furniture and jewelry designer, graphic artist, sculptor and architect. 
  • Marcel Breuer /1902-1981/ Hungarian architect and industrial designer. 
  • Carlo Bugatti /1856-1940/ Italian designer and furniture maker. 
  • Jean Burkhalter /1895-1984/ French designer and decorator.
  • Wendell Castle / 1932- / American furniture designer and maker.
  • Adolphe Chanaux /1887-1965/ French designer and interior decorator. 
  • Pierre Chareau /1883-1950/ French architect and decorator. 
  • Thomas Chippendale /1718-1779/ British designer and cabinetmaker. 
  • Le Corbusier (b. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) /1887-1965/ Swiss architect. 
  • Djo-Bourgeois (b. Édouard-Joseph Bourgeois) /1898- / French architect and interior and furniture designer. 
  • Christopher Dresser/1834-1904/ British industrial designer. 
  • Michel Dufet /1888-1985/ French interior designer. 
  • Maurice Dufrène /1876-1955/ French furniture designer. 
  • Paul Dupré-Lafon /1900-1971/ French interior architect. 
  • Charles Eames /1907-1978/ American architect-designer. 
  • Ray Eames /1912-1988/ American designer. 
  • Charles Locke Eastlake /1836-1906/ British designer and writer. 
  • Jean-Michel Frank /1895-1941/ French furniture designer and interior decorator. 
  • Josef Frank /1885-1967/ Austrian architect, interior, furniture and textile designer. 
  • Frank O. Gehry /1930- / Canadian architect, designer and artist. 
  • Alexander Girard /1907-1993/ American textile, wallpaper, furniture and exhibition designer. 
  • Edward William Godwin /1833-1886/ British architect. 
  • Eileen Gray /1878-1976/ Irish architect and designer 
  • Walter Gropius /1883-1969 German architect. 
  • André Groult /1884-1967/ French furniture, textile and wallpaper designer. 
  • Hector Guimard /1867-1942 French architect and furniture designer. 
  • John Hein /1955- / American furnituremaker  
  • René Herbst /1891-1982/ Architect and designer. 
  • Joseph Hoffmann /1870-1956 Moravian architect and designer. 
  • Victor Horta /1861-1947 Belgian architect and designer. 
  • Pierre Jeanneret /1896-1967/ Swiss architect and designer. 
  • Arne Jacobsen /1902-1971/ Danish designer. 
  • Pierre Jenneret / 1896-1967/ Swiss designer  
  • Donald Judd /1928-1994/  American furniture designer and sculptor.
  • Finn Juhl /1912-1989/ Danish industrial designer and decorator. 
  • Pierre-Emile Legrain /1889-1929/ French designer of furniture and furnishings. 
  • Jules-Émile Leleu /1883-1961/ French sculptor and designer. 
  • Charles Limbert /1854-1923/ American furniture designer. 
  • Raymond Loewy /1893-1986 / American industrial designer. 
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh /1868-1928/ British architect and designer. 
  • Louis Majorelle /1859-1926/ French designer and cabinetmaker. 
  • John Makepeace /1939- / British furniture designer and maker. 
  • Robert Mallet-Stevens /1886-1945/ French architect and designer. 
  • Carl Malmsten /1888-1972/ Swedish furniture and textile designer and maker. 
  • Sam Maloof /1916- /American furniture designer and maker. 
  • André Mare /1887-1932 / French furniture designer and decorator. 
  • Bruno Mathsson /1907- / Swedish designer and architect. 
  • Borge Mogensen /1914-1972/ Danish furniture designer. 
  • Pierre-Paul Montagnac / 1883-1961/ French decorator and furniture designer. 
  • William Morris /1834-1896/ British writer, poet and designer. 
  • Koloman Moser /1868-1918/ Austrian painter, designer, metalworker and graphic artist. 
  • Friedrich Eckart Muthesius /1904-1989/ German designer and architect. 
  • George Nakashima /1905-1990/ American furniture designer and craftsman. 
  • George Nelson /1907-1986/ American industrial designer. 
  • Isamu Noguchi /1904-1988/ American sculptor and designer. 
  • Verner Panton /1926- / Danish architect and designer. 
  • Charlotte Perriand /1903- / French designer. 
  • Gio Ponti /1891-1979/ Italian architect and designer. 
  • Eugéne Printz /1889-1948/ French furniture designer and decorator. 
  • René Prou /1889-1947/ French decorator and furniture designer. 
  • Jean Prouvé /1901-1984 French metalworker and furniture designer 
  • Otto Prutscher /1990-1949/ Austrian architect and furniture designer. 
  • A.W.N. Pugin /1812-1852/ British architect and designer. 
  • Ernest Race /1913-1964/ British furniture and industrial designer. 
  • Richard Riemerschmid /1868-1957/ German architect and designer. 
  • Gerrit Thomas Rietveld /1888-1964/ Dutch architect and furniture maker and designer. 
  • Jens Risom /1916- / Danish furniture designer. 
  • Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings /1905-1976/ British interior and furniture designer. 
  • David Roentgen 1743-1807 German designer and cabinetmaker. 
  • Gilbert Rohde /1884-1944/ American industrial designer. 
  • Clément Rousseau /1872-1950/ French industrial designer. 
  • Jean Royère /1902-1981/ French decoration and furniture designer. 
  • Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann /1879-1933/ French designer and decorator. 
  • Gordon Russell /1892-1980/ British furniture maker and designer. 
  • R.D. Russell /1903-1981/ British architect, furniture and industrial designer. 
  • Eero Saarinen /1910-1961/ Finnish architect. 
  • Eliel Saarinen /1873-1950/ Finnish architect and designer. 
  • Gustave Serrurier-Bovy /1858-1910/ Belgian architect and designer 
  • Thomas Sheraton /1751-1856/ British designer. 
  • Louis Sognot /1892-1970/ French designer and architect. 
  • Mart Stam (b. Martinus Adrianus Stam) /1899-1986/ Dutch designer. 
  • Philippe Starck /1949- / French product, furniture and interior designer. 
  • Gustav Stickley /1858-1942/ American craftsman, furniture designer and manufacturer. 
  • Louis Süe /1875-1968 / French architect and decorator. 
  • Giuseppe Terragni /1904-1943 Italian architect. 
  • Michael Thonet /1796-1871/ German entrepreneur. 
  • Henry Van de Velde /1863-1957/ Belgian architect and industrial designer. 
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe/1886-1969 German architect and designer. 
  • Otto Wagner /1841-1918/ Austrian architect and designer. 
  • Kem Weber (b. Karl Emanuel Martin Weber) /1889-1963/ German designer. 
  • Hans J. Wegner /1914- /Danish designer. 
  • Edward Wormley / 1907- / American furniture designer.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright /1867-1959/ American architect, designer and theorist.  
Source of names for this list:
Byars, Mel. The Design Encyclopedia. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. 



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