Modern Furniture Designers of the 20th Century
The 20th Century provided us with a great range of modern new furniture created by innovative and forward thinking designers and architects.
With the introduction of new materials, chrome, PVC, plastic, and exploring the use of existing furniture materials, laminating timber and steam bending timber lead to a very broad range of exciting new styles of chairs, tables and sofas never seen or thought of before.
These designers revolutionized the world of interior design and furniture and as a society, we have not looked back. Many of these classic furniture designs have stood the test of time and are still being specified for our homes and offices today. Charles and Ray Eames were pioneers of 20th Century Furniture Design ….for more information. Below we have a selection of classic furniture profiles and furniture designer profiles, so take a look on this page or use the side navigation bar or the search function to find what you are looking for.
New Designer Biographies
Modern Furniture Design Timeline
A Selection of Classic Furniture Profiles
The Womb Chair
By Eero Saarinen
The Womb Chair envelops the person and creates a safe and comfortable place to curl up and relax. For more information
The Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
The Egg Chair is one of the most influential post-war furniture designs. For more information
The Zig Zag Chair
By Gerrit Rietveld
Even though it’s visual effect is simple its design and construction are complex. For more information
A Selection of Furniture Designer Profiles
Alvar Aalto’s design concepts were organic and used the human form.
Marcel Breuer produced tubular steel chairs that were in tune with the new architecture.
Eero Aarnio believed that designers should use the most up to date technology possible.
This site has a vast amount of information covering modern furniture designers and their famous designs, so take your time and peruse the pages, bookmark us for the future as we are a great reference site and we also have numerous other interior design and decorating websites available for free to you. So have fun and we will keep adding new designers periodically.