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Jan Tschichold

Designer Biography

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

Peter Behrens

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...
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...Mies van der Rohe was an influential architect and designer who dominated much of the twentieth century and is often known purely as “Mies.” Born in Aachen Germany, Mies served his apprenticeship in the studios of furniture maker/designer...

Richard Riemerschmid

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...Riemerschmid was an influential German furniture designer and architect. He studied fine art at the Munich Art Academy from 1888 until 1890 before working as a freelance painter. He wrote for the periodical Jugend and in 1898...

Wilhelm Wagenfeld

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...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...

Bruno Paul

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...Born in the Lausitz region of Germany in 1874, Paul was an influential architect, furniture designer, and cartoonist. Trained from 1886 in the Kunstgewerbeschule in Dresden, he moved to the Munich Art Academy in 1892 to complete his...

Henry Van de Velde

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design...

Walter Gropius

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...One of twentieth century’s most influential architects and design educators, Gropius studied architecture in Munich from 1903 and moved to Berlin in 1905, working in the office of the architect and designer Peter Behrens from 1908. In 1910,...

Wolfgang Weingart

Designer Biography

...Wolfgang Weingart is a German typographer and design educator, who worked in Basel. Wolfgang Weingart’s typography of the late 1960s and 1970s marks a key early reference point in the development of postmodern graphic design. He developed...

Hella Jongerius

Designer Biography

...Hella Jongerius (1963- ) is a Dutch industrial and conceptual designer who has specialized in innovative designs for textiles, glassware, furniture, and interiors. Jongerius trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven, graduating in 1993. She...