Furniture

Chair (cardboard)

Designed in 1972 by architect Frank Gehry as part of the Easy Edges furniture series, the Wiggle Side Chair is the most iconic cardboard chair.

Armchair (wire)

Designed in 1966 by Warren Platner and originally introduced by Knoll International, the Platner wire series are icons of modern furniture.

Chair (concrete)

Born in 1965 and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Konstantin Grcic is a contemporary industrial designer who has developed furniture, products and lighting for leading companies.

Sofa (lounge)

Founded in 1959 by brothers Romeo, Pietro and Agostino Galimberti, Flexform SpA designs, produces and markets furniture and furnishing accessories.

Chair (steel)

Based in Autun, Burgundy, Xavier Pauchard (1880-1948) was a pioneer of galvanization in France. After World War I, he began to manufacture housewares from galvanized sheet-metal.

Armchair (swivel)

Introduced in 1958 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), the Swan chair is one of his most iconic pieces of furniture.

Armchair (fiberglass)

Designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, the iconic fiberglass chair was intentionally an entry for the ‘International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design’.

Armchair (asymmetrical)

Mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a leading designer of tubular steel furniture designs.

Chair (object)

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888–1964) was a Dutch architect, furniture designer and one of the principal members of the artistic movement De Stijl.

Stool

Sori Yanagi (1915–2011) was a famous Japanese product designer, who updated traditional Japanese forms for the modern age.

Coat rack

Charles (1907–1978) and Ray Eames (1912–1988) were American designers who made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture.

Chair (café)

Designed in 1898 by Adolf Loos to furnish the famous Café Museum in Vienna, the Museum Chair is the most iconic café chair.

Chair (elastic)

René Herbst (1891-1982) was one of the first designers in France to experiment with tubular steel for furniture. For his most iconic designs Herbst also used elastic rubber stretcher belts.

Chair (director’s)

Founded in 1892, the Gold Medal Camp Furniture company designed the original director’s chair: a lightweight wooden chair, with canvas seat and backrest.

Chair (butterfly)

Designed in 1938 by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, the Butterfy Chair is arguably one of the most well-known chairs in the world.

Chair (upholstered)

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) was the son of famous architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art Director Eliel Saarinen. After studying sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale, Saarinen returned to Cranbrook.

Bookcase (room divider)

Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) was a French architect and designer, mostly known for the furniture designs she created with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.

Dining table (round)

Eero Saarinen (1910–1961), son of influential architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Eliel Saarinen, was a famous architect and industrial designer known for his neofuturistic style.

Chair (rope)

Marcel Wanders is a Dutch product- and interior designer who designed for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Armchair (inflatable)

Designed in 1967 by Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Carla Scolari, Blow is the first piece of inflatable living room furniture to be mass-produced.

Chair (kitchen)

Designed in 1955 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), the iconic Model 3107 chair is arguably the most well-known chair in the world.

Sideboard

Finn Juhl (1912–1989) was a pioneer within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement. He was well known outside of Denmark early on.

Side table

Mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a leading designer of tubular steel furniture designs.

Chair (spoke)

Yrjö Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was a Finnish designer noted for his furnishings and textiles. Designed in 1956, the Mademoiselle chair is a true Finnish design classic.

Wood stove (small)

Founded in 1853 by Oluf Onsum as Kværner Jernstøberi (Kværner Foundry), Jøtul AS is a Norwegian limited company that manufactures cast iron stoves and fireplaces.

Chair (cane)

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) was a famous Danish furniture designer, who contributed to the popularity of mid-century Danish design.

Chair (fiberglass)

Designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, the iconic fiberglass chair was intentionally an entry for the ‘International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design’.

Coffee table

Designed in 1939 artist and industrial designer Isamu Noguchi, the Noguchi table is an icon of modernist furniture.

Sofa (asymmetrical)

Designed in 2005 by Hella Jongerius, the Polder Sofa is the most iconic asymmetrical sofa, mainly because of its unusual mix of fabrics, colours, industrial elements and craft details.

Shelving system

Designed in 1948 by Danish interior architect Poul Cadovius, the Royal System is considered the world’s first wall-mounted shelving system.

Chair (foldable)

Giancarlo Piretti (1940) studied at the Instituto Statale d’ Arte in Bologna and worked as an interior designer for Castelli. During his twelve years with Castelli, he developed countless innovative furniture designs primarily in the field of seating.

Chair (bentwood)

Founded in 1853 by Michael Thonet as ‘Gebrüder Thonet’, Thonet is a European furniture manufacturer, particularly known for their bentwood furniture made with a unique steam-bending technology.

Sofa (sofabed)

Founded in 1941, Spectrum is one of the oldest Dutch furniture companies still existing. The collection includes design classics from Martin Visser, Gerrit Rietveld and Constant Nieuwenhuijs, all from around 1960, and some newer items by Dutch designers.

Chair (stackable)

Graduated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, David Lincoln Rowland (1924-2010) was an American industrial designer mostly famous for his 40/4 chair.

Umbrella stand

Founded in 1949 by chemical engineer Giulio Castelli, Kartell has always been specialized in making articles of plastic (see also the product category ‘night stand’ on Wikiconic), and is still a leading design firm working with this material.