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Kazuyo Sejima

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...Kazuyo Sejima received a degree in architecture at the Japan Women’s University. In 1987 she opened her own studio in Tokyo. She is renowned for creating buildings and museums across Japan, Europe and North America with spacious modernist...

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 Opsvik

Designer Biography

...Peter Opsvik is a Norwegian industrial designer and director of the design studio Peter Opsvik AS. Educated at the Bergen College of Art and the Norwegian State College of Applied Art in Oslo, Opsvik’s work aims to incorporate traditional...

Peter Behrens

Designer Biography

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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...

Marcel Breuer

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...Hungarian-born furniture and interior designer, architect, and educator of the Modern Movement, Breuer is best known for his development of tubular steel furniture in 1925, when he, having previously trained at the Bauhaus from 1920...

Alexander Girard

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...

Frank Pick

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...Frank Pick was a British design manager born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London. Pick initially worked for the North Eastern Railway. He is best known for his role as the vice chairman of the London Passenger Transport...
...Japanese product and interior designer, Kenmochi graduated from the Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Technology and entered the National Research Institute of Industrial Arts (NRIIA) in Sendai in 1932. At NRIIA, he worked for a study group...

Josef Albers

Designer Biography

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Antoni Gaudí

Designer Biography

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...A Catalan architect and designer most well known for his remarkable designs created in and around Barcelona, Gaudí was initially influenced by the work of Viollet-le-Duc and the geometry of the Gothic, and had developed a respect for crafts...