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Hans Wegner

Hans J.Wegner (1914 – ) Hans Wegner’s world wide known designs are characterized by a dedication to functionality and comfort. He demonstrates a deep understanding of furniture as a tool for everyday life. His work is poetic and beautiful and like no one else he has succeeded in eliminating the antithesis between the two worlds of useful and artistic. Hans Wegners stoler på danish...

Philippe Patrick Starck

Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French product designer and probably the best known in the New Design style. His designs range from iinterior designs to mass produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses. He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and in 1968, he founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects. In 1969, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin....

Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray, irsk arkitekt og formgiver. Virket det meste av sitt liv i Frankrike. Mest kjent for sine enkle, funksjonalistiske møbler fra 1920- og 1930-årene, gjerne av stål og glass. Hennes karakteristiske bord, E-1027, som består av en rund glasskive på kromfot, har vært svært populært siden det ble designet i 1920-årene. Flere av hennes andre møbler produseres også...

Verner Panton

Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. He was the most remarkable innovative talent of 20th Century design and architecture. Verner Panton’s design was consistently brilliant. Verner Panton was first to create inflatable furniture, pioneered with the much acclaimed single molded plastic Panton chair and refused to accept gravity by creating the Flying Chair. Verner Panton envisioned a colorful and happy future. The career of Verner Panton was highlighted by the Fantasy landscapes he created for Bayer in 1968 and 1970 (Dralon & Visiona II) that have now achieved cult status. Verner Panton was not obstructed by limitations that adults incur throughout life. Instead, he thought and created with the imaginary vision of a child, in bold beautiful colors and shapes. Verner Panton was blessed with his beautiful wife Marianne, daughter Carin and their dog «Happy» (the name says it all)! He departed this world way too early in 1998 but his dreams live on in thousands & thousands of people and an entire new generation is still discovering his magical world every day. På norsk fra wikipedia: Verner Panton (13. februar 1926–5. september 1998) var ein dansk møbelformgjevar og interiørarkitekt. Han laga nyskapande og futuristisk formgjeving i sterke fargar og i ulike materiale, særleg i plast. Formgjevinga hans vert ofte opplevd som svært «60-tal» med samband til optisk kunst og pop-kunst. Fleire av dei mest kjende møblane han formgav er framleis i produksjon i dag. Panton var fødd i Gentofte. Han vart utdanna ingeniør i Odense, deretter studerte han ved Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi i København. Dei første to åra av...

Ray Eames

Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames (December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988) was an American artist, designer, and filmmaker who, together with her husband Charles, is responsible for many classic, iconic designs of the 20th century. She was born in Sacramento, California to Alexander and Edna Burr Kaiser, and had a brother named Maurice. After having lived in a number of cities during her youth, in 1933 she graduated from Bennett Women’s College in Millbrook, New York, and moved to New York, where she studied abstract expressionist painting with Hans Hofmann. She was a founder of the American Abstract Artists group in 1936 and displayed paintings in their first show a year later at Riverside Museum in Manhattan. One of her paintings is in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art. In September 1940, she began studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She met Charles Eames while preparing drawings and models for the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition and they were married the following year.[5] Settling in Los Angeles, California, Charles and Ray Eames would lead an outstanding career in design and architecture. In 1943, 1944, and 1947, Ray Eames designed several covers for the landmark magazine, Arts & Architecture. In the late 1940s, Ray Eames created several textile designs, two of which, Crosspatch and Sea Things, were produced by Schiffer Prints, a company that also produced textiles by Salvador Dalí and Frank Lloyd Wright. Original examples of Ray Eames textiles can be found in many art museum collections. The Ray Eames textiles have been re-issued by Maharam as part of...

Charles Eames

Charles Eames, Jr (June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Charles was the nephew of St. Louis architect William S. Eames. By the time he was 14 years old, while attending high school, Charles worked at the Laclede Steel Company as a part-time laborer, where he learned about engineering, drawing, and architecture (and also first entertained the idea of one day becoming an architect). Charles briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis on an architecture scholarship. After two years of study, he left the university. Many sources claim that he was dismissed for his advocacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and his interest in modern architects. He was reportedly dismissed from the university because his views were «too modern.» Other sources, less frequently cited, note that while a student, Charles Eames also was employed as an architect at the firm of Trueblood and Graf. The demands on his time from this employment and from his classes, led to sleep-deprivation and diminished performance at the university. While at Washington University, he met his first wife, Catherine Woermann, whom he married in 1929. A year later, they had a daughter, Lucia. In 1930, Charles began his own architectural practice in St. Louis with partner Charles Gray. They were later joined by a third partner, Walter Pauley. eames2Charles Eames was greatly influenced by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen (whose son Eero, also an architect, would become a partner and friend). At the elder Saarinen’s invitation, Charles moved in 1938 with his wife Catherine and daughter Lucia to Michigan, to further study architecture at the Cranbrook...

Alf Sture

Alf Sture, født i Sarpsborg, norsk interiørarkitekt, møbeltegner og brukskunstner. Utdannet ved Statens håndverks- og kunstindustriskole. Arbeidet vesentlig med møbelforming, først i et funksjonalistisk formspråk tilpasset masseproduksjon, men siden med mer bruk av tradisjonelle norske materialer som furu og ull. Han var en av frontfigurene i bevegelsen Scandinavian Design i 1950- og 1960-årene. Sture hadde mange offentlige innredningsoppgaver, bl.a. på Kongeskipet Norge og i Regjeringsbygningen (1958). Representert i kunstindustrimuseene i Oslo og Trondheim. Tildelt møbelbransjens kolleksjonspris...