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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 (born July 15, 1967) is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host (with Jamie ...more
Jonathan Ive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Sir Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive, (born 27 February 1967) is a British industrial designer who is the outgoing Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple and the serving Chancellor of the Royal ...more
Lloyd Groff Copeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Lloyd Groff Copeman (December 28, 1881 – July 5, 1956) was an American inventor who devised the first electric stove and the flexible rubber ice cube tray, among other products. He had nearly ...more
Maarten Baas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Maarten Baas (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːrtən baːs]; born 19 February 1978) is a Dutch furniture 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 (born 21 May 1959 in Sfax, Tunisia) is a self-taught British designer. He is currently the Creative Director of the brand 'Tom Dixon' specialising in Lighting, Furniture and ...more
Nolen Niu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Nolen Niu (born 1975) is an American Industrial Designer who received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. His ...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 ( LOH-ee, French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ levi] November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) was a French-born American industrial designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design ...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 Tremezzina, in the Italian province of Como in 1945. He graduated with a laurea in mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in ...more
Marc Newson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Marc Andrew Newson CBE (born 20 October 1963) is an industrial designer who works in aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewellery, and clothing. His style uses smooth geometric ...more
Marcel Wanders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Marcel Wanders (2 July 1963) is a Dutch designer, and art director in the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam, who designs architectural, interior and industrial projects. He became internationally ...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 (born 2 May 1947) is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder and chief executive of Dyson Ltd. Traditionally, he is best known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone ...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 (30 July 1930 – 30 July 1971) was an Italian industrial designer.
Antonio Citterio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Antonio Citterio (born 1950, in Meda) is an Italian architect, furniture designer and industrial designer who lives and works in Milan.From 1987 to 1996, he worked in association with Terry ...more
Dieter Rams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Dieter Rams (born 20 May 1932 in Wiesbaden, Hessen) is a German industrial designer and retired academic closely associated with the consumer products company Braun, the furniture company Vitsœ, ...more
Karim Rashid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Industrial Designers
Karim Rashid (1960) is an Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time ...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