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.

Reflector lamp

Designed in 1962 by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the famous Taccia lamp is the most iconic table lamp for indirect lighting.

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.

Light switch

Founded in 1909 by Adolf Feller, Feller SA is a manufacturer of electrical installation products and market leader in Switzerland.

Smoke detector

Founded in 1967 in Aurora, Illinois, BRK Electronics is a leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of a line of home safety products under the First Alert brand name.

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.


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.

Telescopic lamp

Designed in 1965 by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce, the Pipistrello has become one of the classic icons of 20th century design.

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.

Vase (glass)

Designed in 1936 by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto as an entry in a design competition for the Karhula-Iittala glassworks factory, the iconic Alvar Aalto Vase is one of the most famous glass pieces in history.

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.


Founded in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest wax-producing factory in the world. It was the provider of the royal court of Louis XIV.

Paper lamp

Inspired by these traditional lanterns, artist Isamu Noguchi, designed a series of light sculptures in 1951, which he named Akari, meaning light in Japanese.

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.


Founded in 1906 by Mark Honeywell, Honeywell International, Inc. is a multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products.

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.