Meet the designers who shape our lives and create our futures.
The most important Finnish architect of the 20th Century and a central figure in international modernism.
(1969– + 1969–)
Design duo behind icons such as The London 2012 Olympic torch, the £2 coin and a fleet of Crossrail trains due to go into service in 2017.
One of the UK’s most active graphic designers pioneering the notion of graphic design with a social conscience.
From furniture at the Bauhaus, to iconic Mid-Century American architecture; Marcel Breuer was a pioneering modernist designer.
An ingenious and prolific engineer who transformed 19th-century Britain.
A visionary fashion designer who's pioneering work crosses anthropology, history, science, philosophy and technology.
A leading British architect with a huge international reputation.
One of the great mavericks of 20th Century design looking to the power of nature for solutions.
Sir Terence Conran has had more impact than any other designer of his generation on everyday life in Britain.
A Dutch designer who's career covers an extraordinary journey from designer, teacher, curator to museum director.
(1915–2010 + 1917–2010)
Britain’s most celebrated designer couple of the post-war era.
(1905 - 1957)
One of the most influential fashion designers of the late 1940s and 1950s
(1907-1978 + 1912-1988)
The original design power couple whose boundless creativity inspires to this day
One of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century.
Defined a radical approach to architecture by creating buildings with multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry.
Senior Vice President, Design at Apple and winner of the Design Museum's Designer of the Year award in 2003.
Enormously influential mid-twentieth century architect.
(1917-1994) + (1936-)
Designers of the modern British road signage system.
Fashion designer behind one of the most successful shoe brands in the world.
(1868 - 1928)
A Scottish architect and designer with extraordinary creativity and originality.
One of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century.
A pivotal figure in graphic design and style culture.
A British fashion designer renowned for achieving both commercial success and critical credibility.
(1928–1993 + 1923–2003)
Among the most influential and controversial British architects of the mid-20th century.
An eclectic architect and industrial designer.
The UK’s most culturally significant fashion designer.
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