Popular Designers

When it comes to the world of modern furniture and home decor, it seems like new trends in design are appearing every week. However, there are a handful of influential designers who have created furniture that will stay in style regardless of what is fashionable from o­ne season to the next. If you are planning o­n investing in modern furniture that is designed to pass the test of time, it is important to be familiar with the influence o­n modern design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
Fallingwater, F.L. Wright
Of course, no discussion of influential design is ever complete without giving a nod to the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright is the father of organic architecture, a set of design principles that is fundamental to the aesthetics of modern furniture.

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand has worked with the businesses Thonet and Cassina to design furniture that is heavily influence by a mix of modern and Far Eastern design elements. She was o­ne of the first designers in the West to use brushed steel and aluminum as the central materials in furniture.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Ch.R. Mackintosh
Mackintosh was a designer and architect who had a huge impact upon both the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, both of which marked an effort in modern design to sever all ties with traditional furniture design. He is best known for his influence o­n European furniture design.

Cutting Edge Furniture Designers

There are number of lesser known designers out there who are creating cutting edge furniture that is guaranteed to look great in any home that is decorated with modern aesthetics in mind for decades to come. For example, film director David Lynch creates some hauntingly beautiful modern furniture whenever he is not busy filming his latest cinematic masterpiece.