Fashion 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. 

Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or ...more

Adam Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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 ...more

Jonathan Ive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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 ...more

Lloyd Groff Copeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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 ...more

Maarten Baas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Maarten Baas is a Dutch designer.

Marco Zanuso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Marco Zanuso was an Italian architect and designer.

Mario Bellini is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
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 ...more

Tom Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Tom Dixon 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 ...more

Nolen Niu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Nolen Niu is an American Industrial Designer who received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. His company, Nolen ...more

Philippe Starck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Philippe Starck is a French designer who has become widely known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design work.

Ettore Sottsass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design.

Raymond Loewy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Raymond Loewy was a French-born American industrial designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design efforts across a variety of industries. He was recognized for this by Time magazine ...more

Peter Behrens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Peter Behrens was a German architect and designer. He was important for the modernist movement, and several of the movement's leading names in earlier stages of their careers.

Alberto Meda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Alberto Meda Alberto Meda is an engineer focusing on design, born in Lenno, in the Italian province of Como in 1945. He graduated with a laurea in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1969. ...more

Marc Newson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Marc Andrew Newson CBE is an industrial designer who works in aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewellery, and clothing. He incorporates a design style known as biomorphism to ...more

Marcel Wanders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer, and art director in the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam, who designs architectural, interior and industrial projects. He became internationally known by his ...more

Gerrit Rietveld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair ...more

James Dyson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Sir James Dyson, CBE, FREng is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder of the Dyson company. He is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works ...more

Takeo Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Takeo Kikuchi is a famous Japanese industrial and fashion designer. He designs such things as spectacle frames and chronographs in addition to clothing. In 2004 he bowed out from designing his ...more

Marc Audibet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers

Joe Cesare Colombo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Joe Cesare Colombo Joe Colombo, born Cesare Colombo was an Italian industrial designer.

Antonio Citterio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Antonio Citterio is an Italian architect, furniture designer and industrial designer who lives and works in Milan. Citterio graduated in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and since 1972 ...more

Dieter Rams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. His unobtrusive approach and belief in ...more

Karim Rashid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Karim Rashid is an industrial designer and interior architect. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time magazine has described ...more

E. Fay Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Euine Fay Jones was an American architect and designer. He was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. Jones is also the only one of Wright's disciples to have received the AIA Gold Medal, the ...more

Massimo Vignelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Massimo Vignelli was an Italian designer who worked in a number of areas ranging from package design through houseware design and furniture design to public signage and showroom design. He was ...more

Norman Bel Geddes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Norman Melancton Bel Geddes was an American theatrical and industrial designer who focused on aerodynamics.

Charles Eames is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers

Ron Arad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Ron Arad is an Israeli industrial designer, artist, and architect.

Tom Barker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Tom Barker is a British designer and academic. He is the chair of the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University. Previously, he was a Professor of Architecture, Design and Innovation at the ...more

Naoto Fukasawa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Naoto Fukasawa is a Japanese industrial designer, born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. After having acted as the head of the American company ...more

Bruno Munari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Bruno Munari was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non visual arts with his ...more

Paul Schuitema is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Geert Paul Hendrikus Schuitema was a Dutch graphic artist. He also designed furniture and expositions and worked as photographer, film director, painter and teacher for publicity design at the ...more

Andrea Branzi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Andrea Branzi is an Italian architect and designer.

Piet Zwart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Piet Zwart was a Dutch photographer, typographer, and industrial designer.

Luigi Colani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Luigi Colani, is a German industrial designer. His long career began in the 1950s when he designed cars for companies such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Volkswagen, and BMW. In 1957, he dropped ...more

Matteo Thun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Matteo Thun, born in 1952 in Bolzano, Italy, is an architect and designer.

Sigvard Bernadotte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Sigvard Oscar Fredrik Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a Swedish industrial designer. He was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife, Margaret, Duchess of Scania, and ...more

Deutscher Werkbund is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
The Deutscher Werkbund was a German association of artists, architects, designers, and industrialists. The Werkbund was to become an important event in the development of modern architecture and ...more

Viktor Schreckengost is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Viktor Schreckengost was an American industrial designer as well as a teacher, sculptor, and artist. His wide-ranging work included noted pottery designs, industrial design, bicycle design and ...more

John Vassos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
John Vassos was a noted American industrial designer and graphic designer. Vassos was born in Romania to Greek parents, and moved when young to Istanbul, Turkey, where he drew political cartoons ...more

Franco Albini is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Franco Albini was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect and designer. A native of Robbiate, near Milan, Albini obtained his degree in architecture at Politecnico di Milano University in 1929 and ...more

Maurice Ascalon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Maurice Ascalon was an Israeli designer and sculptor. He was, by some accounts, considered the father of the modern Israeli decorative arts movement. Maurice Ascalon was born as Moshe Klein in ...more

Walter Dorwin Teague is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Walter Dorwin Teague was an American industrial designer, architect, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, and entrepreneur. Often referred to as the "Dean of Industrial Design", ...more

David Ogle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
David Ogle MBE, DSC was a British industrial designer and car designer. He founded the design consultancy company Ogle Design in 1954. He was educated at Rugby School and briefly studied Law at ...more

David Mellor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
David Rogerson Mellor,CBE, FCSD, RDI was an English designer, manufacturer, craftsman and retailer. Regarded as one of the best-known designers in Britain, Mellor specialised in metalwork and ...more

Giò Ponti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Giovanni Ponti, usually called Giò Ponti, was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the twentieth century.

Wilhelm Wagenfeld is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Wilhelm Wagenfeld was an important German industrial designer of the 20th Century, disciple of Bauhaus. He designed glass and metal works for the Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen., the ...more

Neil Poulton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Neil Poulton is a Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France. He specialises in the design of 'deceptively simple-looking mass-produced objects' and has won numerous international design ...more

Dave Nutting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
David Judd Nutting is an industrial design engineer who played a role in the early video game industry. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute with a degree in industrial design. After leaving ...more