Shelving system

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

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.


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.


Florence Knoll Bassett (born May 24, 1917) is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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.

Sofa (daybed)

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was a German-American architect and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern architecture.

Sofa (lounge)

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

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.


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

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.

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.