Mid-century Modern Architects

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List of famous architects & designers who work in the mid-century modern style or movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. If you're an aspiring architect or designer, these popular mid-century modern architects should be looked upon for inspiration. You can find bits of information about these renowned mid-century modern designers, such as when they were born and what their nationalities are. List items include Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen and many additional items as well. This list answers the question, "Who are the most famous mid-century modern architects?"
Alvar Aalto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mid-century Modern Architects
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Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gullichsen family. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. His furniture designs were ...more on Wikipedia

Place of Birth: Kuortane, Finland

Nationality: Finland

Style: Mid-Century modern, Modern architecture

Structures: Säynätsalo Town Hall, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, PK2 Summa Mill Building, Villa Mairea, Mount Angel Abbey, + more

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Angelo Mangiarotti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mid-century Modern Architects
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Angelo Mangiarotti

Angelo Mangiarotti was an Italian architect and industrial designer with a reputation built on "never forgetting the real needs of users". He mainly focused on the industrial process for buildings and design production. The main concept in Mangiarotti's architecture was established through the correct use of matter and technique. ...more on Wikipedia

Place of Birth: Milan, Italy

Arne Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mid-century Modern Architects
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Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs. ...more on Wikipedia

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nationality: Denmark

Style: Mid-Century modern

Structures: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Carl Graffunder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mid-century Modern Architects
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Carl Graffunder was a mid-century modernist architect whose influence from European modernism, Frank Lloyd Wright and Antonin Raymond manifested in many residential and commercial structures mostly in Minnesota. He was born in Rock Island, Illinois and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota in 1942 and Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1948. Graffunder was the chief draftsman for Antonin Raymond in New York City from 1946 to 1947. Graffunder taught for the University of Minnesota School of Architecture from 1948 until his retirement in the 1980s. His commercial building projects include: Normandale Lutheran ...more on Wikipedia

Place of Birth: Rock Island, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Style: Mid-Century modern