20th CENTURY DESIGNERS

They are American, Italian, Scandinavian or French. Real icones of design in the 1950’s to the 1970’s, fourty of the greatest artists of the 20th century are displayed on our site. Among them, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Marco Zanuso, Franco Albini, Osvaldo Borsani, ou encore les Français Pierre Guariche, André Sornay, Bernard Albin Gras, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Paulin and Pierre Chapo. Discover her their biographies, their inspirations, some stories and anecdotes about their greatest successes.

Find out who is the first women to have been awarded the Industrial Arts Medal or again which designers founded the Atelier de Recherche Plastique (ARP)? Who’s at the origin of the colored shell-chairs of the Parisian metro? Which famous French architect contributed to the sucess of the Gras lamp?

At Galerie 44, you buy an item also for its history.