30. Antoni Gaudí

Medium: Architecture, Furniture, Interior Design etc.

Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí's magnum opus is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia is probably a singularly unique structure: part Neo-Gothic, part Naturalistic, part hallucinatory dream. It is mind blowing that Gaudí was thinking of and designing spaces such as these so early in the 20th century, markedly different from the architecture of Victor Horta's Art Nouveau influence. Gaudí also designed interior spaces, doors, and furniture that look as though they are a part of the bizarrely seductive universe that his architecture hails from. He even created pieces like a Gossip Chair, which is a series of seats conjoined at the armrests.

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