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List of Famous Industrial Designers

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List of famous industrial designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top industrial designers in the world? This includes the most prominent industrial designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. Some of these iconic industrial designers have studied at the 30 best design schools in the world or have graduated from the At Center College of Design. This list of notable industrial designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic industrial designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned industrial designers.

The list of the greatest industrial designers below includes Jonathan Ive, Philippe Starck, Adam Savage, and more. Whether they are contemporary product designers or classic industrial designers, this list has them all! 

From reputable, prominent, and well known industrial designers to the lesser known industrial designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the industrial designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous industrial designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous industrial designers?" then you're in the right place. 

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    Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary, Inventor, Designer, + more
    • Schools: Milton Academy, Harvard University, Bates College
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    Adam Whitney Savage is an American industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality, known as one of two co-hosts of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. His model work has appeared in major films, including ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Special Effects Designer, Industrial designer, Television producer, Educator, Actor, + more
    • Schools: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
    • Credits: MythBusters, Night of the Little Dead
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    Sir Jonathan Paul Ive is an English designer and the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. He oversees the Apple Industrial Design Group and also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company. Ive is the designer of many of Apple's products, including the ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Nationality: England
    • Profession: Designer
    • Schools: Northumbria University, Walton High School
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    Lloyd Groff Copeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
    Photo: Kent Copeman/Getty Images/Public Domain

    Lloyd Groff Copeman was a prolific American inventor who devised the first electric stove and the flexible rubber ice cube tray, among other products. Copeman was raised by his Canadian parents on a farm in Hadley Township, Michigan which was later incorporated into Farmer's Creek, Michigan - located ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1881-1956)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Inventor, Engineer
    • Schools: Michigan State University
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    Maarten Baas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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    Maarten Baas is a Dutch designer. more

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    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Arnsberg, Germany
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Designer
    • Schools: Polytechnic University of Milan, Design Academy Eindhoven
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    Marco Zanuso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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    Marco Zanuso was an Italian architect and designer. more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1916-2001)
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Nationality: Italy
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Architect
    • Schools: Polytechnic University of Milan
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    Mario Bellini is an Italian architect and designer. He graduated from the Milan Polytechnic - Faculty of Architecture in 1959 and began working as an architect himself in the early 1960s. He is the winner among others of 8 Compasso d’Oro and prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’Oro ...more

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    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    • Profession: Industrial designer
    • Schools: Polytechnic University of Milan
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    Tom Dixon

    Tom Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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    Tom Dixon, OBE is a self-taught British designer. He is currently the Creative Director of the brand 'Tom Dixon' specialising in Lighting, Furniture and Accessories. His work been acquired by museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and Centre ...more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia
    • Schools: Chelsea College of Art and Design
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