Meet some of the 20th century´s most notable furniture designers / by Brendhan Stowe

Milo Baughman 

Milo Baughman (1923-2003), was an American furniture designer who designed avant-garde furniture for several companies beginning in the 1940s.  His instrumental pieces are collected, restored and relished by collectors around the world to this day. 

"When I left Art Center, I thought Modern design would change the world. Now, I no longer have such lofty hopes, but perhaps the world is just a bit better off because of it. In any event, good Modern has already proven to be the most enduring, timeless and classic of all design movements" -Milo Baughman

Finn Juhl 

Copenhagen-born designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989) helped modernize traditional Danish design. His work continues to demonstrate the ingenuity and quality that made Denmark a stand out in home furnishings during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. 

“One shouldn’t despair over the fact that some of the developments one has hoped for were never produced but only became a beginning. Perhaps they will be revived some day in the future if necessary or reasonable, when the time is ripe” - Finn Juhl

Jean Prouvé 

Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) was a 20th-century designer at the forefront of innovative furniture production and avant-garde architecture. He worked with the best architects and left his mark on some of the most famous twentieth-century buildings, some of which are now historical monuments.

“If people understand, there’s no need to explain. If they don’t, there’s no use explaining.”     -Jean Prouvé

Edward Wormley

Born in Chicago in 1907, Edward Wormley designed timeless and elegant furniture that was commercialized during the 40s, 50s and 60s. His designs were popular with the well-to-do, conservative crowd who had not quite caught on to the modernism movement of the time.

 "Modernism means freedom -- the freedom to mix, to choose, to change, to embrace the new butto hold fast to what is good." - Edward Wormley

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames (1907-1978) and his wife, Ray (1912-1988), best known for their pioneering contributions to architecture and furniture design,  have created some of the most notable examples of 20th-century furniture. Their work includes well-known pieces such as the lounge chair, la chaise and the wire Mesh Side Chair

“Eventually everything connects — people, ideas, objects...the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se...I don't believe in this 'gifted few' concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is.” - Charles Eames