Raymond Loewy

Raymond Loewy

A French-born designer who began as a fashion illustrator for American Vogue, Raymond Lowey’s meticulous eye for design served him well when, in 1929, he turned to the industrial arts. Whether designing postage stamps or furniture, Lowey’s guiding belief was always that innovation sparked a desire for the familiar. For this reason, Raymond Loewy pieces adhere to a method of streamlining, but no changes of form. His furniture, like that of Florence Knoll, is paired down and purposeful—yet undeniably chic.

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