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Famous designers can help influence your designs and provide you with inspiration for your ideas. You need to analyse, research and investigate at least two past or present designers.

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Norman Foster

  • Norman Foster is s a famous architect who designed the ‘Gherkin’ building in London.
  • This building uses less energy than buildings of a similar size and is well recognised around the world.
  • Lord Norman Foster also designed Wembley Stadium, the Millennium Bridge and City Hall in London.
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Marcel Breuer

  • Was the head cabinet maker at the Bauhaus and is famous for the Wassily Chair.
  • This was the first chair to be made from tubular steel and leather, which was influenced by bicycle handlebars.
  • Bauhaus design movement is based on simplicity and geometrics.
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Aldo Rossi

  • Was an Italian designer who was famous for his drawing and design theory.
  • His architectural design influenced the post modern movement, which was about designs not following normal rules.
  • Furniture could look quite bizarre, very colourful and use different materials.

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