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#6: Verner Panton

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On February 29th

Verner Panton - Heart Chair

Danish designer, Verner Panton, was a visionary. Born in 1926, he is a quality brand in Danish instrumental furniture design, interior design, and architecture. Panton’s furniture and lamp creations are extremely innovative, and make use of unusual and creative materials.

The Panton Chair was the first example of single-formed injection molded plastic seating. With this design, Panton succeeded in creating one of the most daring and famous chair designs of the twentieth century.

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#5: George Nelson

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On February 15th

George Nelson - Coconut Chair


George Nelson is an iconic American designer, who was an extremely influential figure in the later half of the 20th Century. George was a widely respected architect, designer, journalist, lecturer, curator, photographer, and teacher. He attended Yale University from 1928-1931, where he received both a BA and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Following that, Nelson studied at the American Academy in Rome, and returned to the U.S. in 1935 to pursue a career as an editor and journalist for “Architectural Forum” journal and “Pencil Point” magazine. George took this opportunity to introduce American readers to the European avant-garde.

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#4: Isamu Noguchi

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On February 1st

Meet Isamu Noguchi, 1904-1988. Noguchi is a Japanese-American designer who had a vision of making sculpture useful in our everyday life. He was quoted as saying: Read the rest of this entry »