Modern Designers 101

Modern Designers 101

Rebecca Orlov
Aug 12, 2008

If you've ever wondered about the creative minds behind such popular furniture pieces as the Eames Lounge Chair, Saarinen table and Arco Floor lamp then you are in luck. Modern design studio - Design Within Reach - has a thorough collection of over 50 classic Designer Biographies listed right on their site.

  • Did you know that Charles and Ray Eames created more then just furniture? They made films, invented toys and even stereo equipment.

  • That Frank Gehry initially created furniture but retracted his designs because he wanted to keep his reputation as an architect in tact?

  • Arne Jacobsen bought a plywood chair designed by Charles Eames and installed it in his own studio, where it inspired one of the most commercially successful chair models in design history. The Ant Chair.

Click here to check out this wonderful collection and to find out more fun facts and interesting information.

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