Modern Furniture Designers

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

Designer Biographies

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charlotte Perriand

Le Corbusier

Frank Lloyd Wright

Modern Furniture Design Timeline

1900 – 1909

1910 – 1919

1920 – 1929

1930 – 1939

1940 – 1949

1950 – 1959

1960 – 1969

1970 – 1979

1980 – 1989

1990 – 1999

A Selection of Classic Furniture Profiles

Classic Furniture

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Eero Saarinen - Womb Chair

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


Arne Jacobsen - Egg Chair

The Egg Chair

By Arne Jacobsen

The Egg Chair is one of the most influential post-war furniture designs. For more information

Gerrit Rietveld - Zig Zag Chair

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

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Alvar Aalto - Paimio Chair

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto’s design concepts were organic and used the human form.

Alvar Aalto Biography


Marcel Breuer - Wassily Chair

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer produced tubular steel chairs that were in tune with the new architecture.

Marcel Breuer Biography


Eero Aarnio - Ball Chair

Eero Aarnio

Eero Aarnio believed that designers should use the most up to date technology possible.

Eero Aarnio Biography


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.

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