Archive for June, 2012

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove was born in Wales in 1959. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic where he graduated in 1980. Lovegrove received his Master of Design at the Royal College of Art in London in 1983. His design experience expands well beyond the realm of furniture. Following his training in London, Lovegrove worked for design consultancy Frog Design in West Germany, where he collaborated on many projects including the design of the READ MORE >>

Antenna Workspaces

From New York City subway cars to JetBlue check-in kiosks, Antenna’s design concepts of functional simplicity span a wide range of industries and uses. Founded in 1997 by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna’s mission is to make the experience of technology and environments more meaningful and exciting. In the furniture spectrum, Antenna Workspaces reflect Udagawa and Moeslinger’s interest in functional simplicity and their experience in using design as a READ MORE >>

Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915. At the age of 15, Bertoia traveled to Detroit to visit his brother, and decided to stay in Detroit to study. After high school, the sculptor, university lecturer and furniture designer was educated at Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he later taught metal crafts. Harry Bertoia opened his own metal workshop in 1939 where he READ MORE >>

Eero Saarinen

Designer of symbolic American landmarks like the St. Louis Gateway Arch, it goes without saying that Eero Saarinen played an important role in the shaping of modern architecture. Eero Saarinen, born in Finland in 1910 to the internationally famous architect Eliel Saarinen, was a celebrated architect of his time, both for his innovation and the controversy surrounding his work. Criticized for inventing a new style for every job, Saarinen was READ MORE >>