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Furniture designers of note, from throughout history, ranked by home decor experts and fans. These are the top designers of home furnishings, chosen from throughout the world and contemporary history as the best designers in their field. Most of the significant brands and design houses in contemporary decor have been directly influenced, inspired or have worked with these furniture icons.

The furniture designers here have worked in nearly every category of home decor and design, creating unique chairs, tables, sofas, beds, desks and other accoutrements of the modern home. Be sure to improve the list by voting for your favorite designers, giving them a chance to move up.

Furniture is typical thought of as a functional part of the home with a directly practical purpose - the dining room table, for example, or the recliner. However, these designers have elevated the development of home furnishings into a respected art form, bringing a sense of style to otherwise utilitarian pieces. Many of them use unconventional materials, or integrate unexpected features into their designs, to make their creations stand out. This list attempts to collect the most influential, important, visionary furniture designers into a single, helpful reference guide.
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Alvar Aalto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Furniture Designers
Alvar Aalto Died at 78 (1898-1976)

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Eero Aarnio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Furniture Designers
Eero Aarnio age 83

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Robert Adam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Furniture Designers
Robert Adam Died at 64 (1728-1792)

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Thomas Affleck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Furniture Designers
Thomas Affleck Died at 50 (1745-1795)

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Davis Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Furniture Designers
Davis Allen Died at 83 (1916-1999)

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Jean Avisse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Furniture Designers
Jean Avisse Died at 73 (1723-1796)

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Maarten Baas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Furniture Designers
Maarten Baas age 37

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Fred Baier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Furniture Designers
Fred Baier age 68

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Milo Baughman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Furniture Designers
Milo Baughman Died at 80 (1923-2003)

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Peter Behrens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Furniture Designers
Peter Behrens Died at 72 (1868-1940)

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Mario Bellini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Furniture Designers
Mario Bellini age 80

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Harry Bertoia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Furniture Designers
Harry Bertoia Died at 63 (1915-1978)

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Edgar Blazona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Furniture Designers
Edgar Blazona age 44

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Mario Botta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Furniture Designers
Mario Botta age 74

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André Charles Boulle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Furniture Designers
André Charles Boulle Died at 90 (1642-1732)

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Marcel Breuer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Furniture Designers
Marcel Breuer Died at 79 (1902-1981)

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Jeremy Broun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Furniture Designers

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Louise Campbell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Furniture Designers
Louise Campbell age 47

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Achille Castiglioni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Furniture Designers
Achille Castiglioni Died at 84 (1918-2002)

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William Chambers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Furniture Designers
William Chambers Died at 83 (1800-1883)

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Eliphalet Chapin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Furniture Designers
Eliphalet Chapin Died at 66 (1741-1807)

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Thomas Chippendale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Furniture Designers
Thomas Chippendale Died at 61 (1718-1779)

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Thomas Chippendale, the younge... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Furniture Designers
Thomas Chippendale, the younger Died at 73 (1749-1822)

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Antonio Citterio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Furniture Designers

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John Cobb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Furniture Designers
John Cobb age 65

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Kenneth Cobonpue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Furniture Designers

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Joe Cesare Colombo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Furniture Designers
Joe Cesare Colombo Died at 41 (1930-1971)

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Terence Conran is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Furniture Designers

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Henry Copeland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Furniture Designers

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Le Corbusier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Furniture Designers
Le Corbusier Died at 78 (1887-1965)

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Charles Cressent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Furniture Designers
Charles Cressent Died at 83 (1685-1768)

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Robin Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Furniture Designers

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Nanna Ditzel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Furniture Designers
Nanna Ditzel Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Tom Dixon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Furniture Designers
Tom Dixon age 61

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Joe Doucet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Furniture Designers
Joe Doucet age 45

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Ray and Charles Eames is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Furniture Designers
Ray and Charles Eames

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Charles Eastlake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Furniture Designers
Charles Eastlake Died at 70 (1836-1906)

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Olav Eldøy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Furniture Designers
Olav Eldøy age 67

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Paul Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Furniture Designers
Paul Evans age 41

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Pierre-François-Léonard Fontai... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Furniture Designers
Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine Died at 91 (1762-1853)

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Paul T. Frankl is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Furniture Designers
Paul T. Frankl Died at 72 (1886-1958)

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Norman Foster is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Furniture Designers
Norman Foster Died at 73 (1903-1976)

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Peter Ghyczy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Furniture Designers
Peter Ghyczy age 75

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T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Furniture Designers
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Died at 71 (1905-1976)

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Grinling Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Furniture Designers
Grinling Gibbons Died at 73 (1648-1721)

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Jean Gillon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Furniture Designers
Jean Gillon Died at 88 (1919-2007)

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Ernest Gimson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Furniture Designers
Ernest Gimson Died at 55 (1864-1919)

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Eileen Gray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Furniture Designers
Eileen Gray Died at 98 (1878-1976)

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Walter Gropius is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Furniture Designers
Walter Gropius Died at 86 (1883-1969)

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Hector Guimard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Furniture Designers
Hector Guimard Died at 75 (1867-1942)