Kyle Garner, founder of Brooklyn-based antique gallery Sit And Read, has been scouring flea markets for furniture since childhood. His passion, not surprisingly, has generated an impressive knowledge base and understanding of 20th century design.
To help us get to grips with the world of furniture design, Garner picked the names and designs that everyman should know.
Consider this a primer. A quick and easy list of key designers and the furnishings that have blossomed from simple ideas to international icons.