As Dieter Rams once said, "Good design is as little design as possible." Which, at first reads as a paradox, but in truth, Rams is absolutely right. These designers have forged products that have been seamlessly integrated into our lives. Their objects and images have become so much a part of our visual vocabulary that we forget that there was once someone there to plan, edit and create them. The innumerable logos, book covers, typefaces, chairs, buildings, shoes, and furniture featured in this list have gone on to not only outlive their creators, but take on a personality and life of their own.
These influential makers and their designs structure the way we experience the world we live in. They affect the way we navigate, survive, and enjoy everything from work to play. Get to know the top people in the industry with The 30 Most Influential Designers of All Time.
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