Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top 5 International Furniture Designers

Custom interiors affect your state of mind and reflect the level of trust in your life’s direction. We can all appreciate and benefit from the aesthetic glory of custom designed furniture, but most people don’t know its history. Below is our list of the top 5 International custom furniture designers of the last two centuries. Their masterful techniques will continue to influence furniture design throughout the world for years to come.

1. Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933)
French furniture and interior designer, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, was among the pioneers and the loudest promoters of Art Deco furniture design. His ability to introduce the aristocratic, classical style of the past into the modern context was his greatest achievement.

2. Karl Springer (1914-1991)
Karl Springer (1930-1991) was a German born, French educated, New York City based designer and manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories.  He established his first workshop in the early 1960s and began concentrating on furniture design in 1965.  He is known for his lavish interpretations of Art Deco lines and the use of exotic skins and materials.

3. Jean Michel Frank (1895-1941)
Jean-Michel Frank was a French interior designer known for minimalist interiors decorated with plain-lined but sumptuous furniture made of luxury materials, such as shagreen, mica, and intricate straw marquetry.

4. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)
Mies was a German-American most known for his minimalist architectural achievements. He designed two of the most iconic seating pieces of the 20th Century, the Barcelona Chair and the Brno Chair.

5. Jean Dunand (1877-1942)
Jean Dunand was a French lacquer, sculptor and interior designer. He is considered the greatest lacquer artist of the Art Deco period. At the age of fourteen, he began studying sculpture at the Geneva School of Industrial Arts.

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Visionary artist and furniture designer Jaime Perczek ASFD has been a professional member of the American Society of Furniture Designers since 1987. Perczek's signature Neo Deco furniture design conveys form and artistic value beyond the ordinary, retaining classical meaning while displaying a fresh free flowing approach to contemporary interiors. Visit www.perczek.com or call (954) 925-0701 for more information.

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