Designer History

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  • Singer & Sons

    Singer and Sons was a NY based manufacturer of high-end, well made modern pieces post WWII.  Although they are no longer in business, they left a long and lasting impression...

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  • Renzo Rutili

    Lorenzo (Renzo) Rutili was an influential designer that studied in the US and Europe.  He was the lead designer for Johnson Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, MI for over 30...

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  • Michael Taylor

    Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “20 Greatest Designers of all Time”, Michael Taylor was synonymous with California style (light, bright and airy).  He was known for his...

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  • Landstrom Furniture Company

    I remember the first time I came across a piece of Landstrom Furniture.  It was at an estate sale in a suburb south of Chicago. In an upstairs bedroom of...

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  • Gio Ponte

    Gio Ponte is known for the famous buildings he designed, the household products he refined (flatware,lamps, ceramics and glassware) and the furniture he designed. He was one of the most...

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  • Bertha Schaefer

    Bertha Schaefer’s accomplishments were extraordinary, especially for a woman born just before the turn of the century in Mississippi. She’s perhaps the designer I most admire. She studied at Parson’s...

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