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Camila Alves
(Brazilian Model, Designer and Wife of American Actor Matthew McConaughey)
Camila Alves
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Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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David Bromstad
(Designer, TV Personality and Winner of the 1st Season of the Reality Show 'HGTV Design Star')
David Bromstad
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Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cokato, Minnesota, United States
David Bromstad is an American television personality and designer who won the first season of the popular reality competition TV show HGTV Design Star in 2006. After winning the show, he landed an opportunity to host his own television shows on HGTV. He also has a line of accessories and home furniture available through Grandin Road.
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Ai Weiwei
(Artistic Consultant for Design of the Beijing National Stadium)
Ai Weiwei
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Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Named Art Review’s most powerful artist in 2011, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of resilience against the authoritarian Chinese government. Jailed and banned from leaving the country once, he is known for using various media, such as sculpture, photos, and documentaries, to reflect Chinese human-rights abuses.
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Paul Teutul Jr.
(Motorcycle designer and builder)
Paul Teutul Jr.
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Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States of America
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Edwin Schlossberg
(American Designer, Author, and Artist Who Specializes in Designing Interactive Experiences)
Edwin Schlossberg
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Birthdate: July 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Artist and interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg is the husband of John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy. Apart from designing structures such as Terrell Place, He has also authored several books, including Interactive Excellence and Einstein and Beckett. He has been part of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, too.
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Bo Welch
(Production Designer)
Bo Welch
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Birthdate: November 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

Production designer Bo Welch is best known for his BAFTA-winning work in Edward Scissorhands. He has also earned Academy Award nominations for his designing work for films such as Men in Black, The Birdcage, and A Little Princess. He has been a production designer for many of Tim Burton’s films.

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Eric Carle
(Author)
Eric Carle
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Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 2021
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Chip Foose
(American Automobile Designer and Artist)
Chip Foose
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Birthdate: October 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Filippo Brunelleschi
(One of the Pioneers of Early Renaissance Architecture in Italy)
Filippo Brunelleschi
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Birthdate: 1377 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 15, 1446

Filippo Brunelleschi was an Italian architect, sculptor, and designer. Regarded as Renaissance architecture's founding father, Brunelleschi is hailed as the first modern engineer. Among his famous accomplishments is the design of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. He is also credited with inventing hydraulic machinery and designing machinery that was used in churches to re-enact Biblical stories through theatrical performances.

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Jack Fisk
(Film director, Production designer)
Jack Fisk
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Birthdate: December 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canton, Illinois, United States
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Joe Gebbia
(Internet entrepreneur)
Joe Gebbia
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Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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Dieter Rams
(German Industrial Designer and Educator Who Believed in the "Less but Better" Approach)
Dieter Rams
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Birthdate: May 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

German industrial designer and educator Dieter Rams became one of the first designers to focus on environment-friendly design. He headed design at Braun and designed a furniture collection for Vitsœ. Associated with the functionalist school of design, he believed in "Less, but Better," which was also the name of his 1995 book.

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Giorgetto Giugiaro
(Automobile Designer)
Giorgetto Giugiaro
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Birthdate: August 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garessio, Piedmont, Italy
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Catherine FitzGerald
(Landscape architect)
Catherine FitzGerald
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Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Ecco2K
(Singer)
Ecco2K
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Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Ecco2K is a British-Swedish model, singer, designer, and director. He is best known for his innovative and experimental songwriting. Ecco2K is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched his own product line called g'LOSS.

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Salvatore Ferragamo
(Italian Shoe Designer and the Founder of Luxury Goods Company 'Salvatore Ferragamo S.P.A')
Salvatore Ferragamo
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Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: August 7, 1960

Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. An innovative designer, Ferragamo is remembered for inventing the Cage heel. Also a pioneering shoe designer, Ferragamo experimented with materials including fish, crocodile, and kangaroo skin. He is also credited with founding the popular luxury goods company, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Today, his company has extended its operations to include a ready-to-wear clothing line.

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Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer, Founder and Proprietor of the Automobile Manufacturing Company ‘Automobiles E. Bugatti’)
Ettore Bugatti
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Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 21, 1947

Ettore Bugatti was an automobile designer and manufacturer. He is credited with founding the popular car manufacturer Automobiles E. Bugatti, which gained prominence as the maker of some of the fastest and technologically advanced cars of its day. In 2000, Ettore Bugatti was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Philippe Starck
(French Industrial Architect and Designer)
Philippe Starck
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Birthdate: January 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Bud Luckey
(Animator)
Bud Luckey
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Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Billings, Montana, USA
Died: February 24, 2018
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Storm Thorgerson
(Graphic designer)
Storm Thorgerson
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Birthdate: February 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Potters Bar, England
Died: April 18, 2013
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R. J. Mitchell
(British Aircraft Designer Known for Designing the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Used in WWII)
R. J. Mitchell
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Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: June 11, 1937

Aeronautical designer R. J. Mitchell joined Supermarine at age 21 and worked for them throughout his life. Remembered for designing sea planes, he was also the man behind the fighter aircraft Spitfire, which was used extensively during World War II. The film The First of the Few chronicled his life.

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Duncan Grant
(Painter)
Duncan Grant
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Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Died: May 8, 1978
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Richard Rogers
(British-Italian Architect Known for His Modernist and Constructivist Designs)
Richard Rogers
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Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: December 18, 2021

Richard Rogers is an Italian-British architect best known for his functionalist and modernist designs in high-tech architecture. Rogers is recognized for his work on popular buildings like Lloyd's building in London, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the building of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Thomas Jefferson Medal. 

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Manila Luzon
(Drag queen)
Manila Luzon
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Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States of America U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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László Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)
László Moholy-Nagy
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Birthdate: July 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bácsborsód
Died: November 24, 1946

Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy was known for his non-representational art and his love for constructivism. Though he initially studied law, he later experimented with many forms of art, such as painting, sculpting, and photography. He also taught at the Bauhaus school of avant-garde design and co-edited the Bauhausbook series.

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp
(Swiss Artist, Textile Designer, and Sculptor Whose Multimedia Works Bridged the Gap Between Fine and Applied Arts)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1943

Swiss-French artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp initially studied textile design and later began creating multimedia art called Duo-Collages, along with her husband, German-French abstract artist Jean Arp. Apart from teaching at an art and craft school, the Dadaist had also used dance, painting, and sculpture to showcase her artistic talent.

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Eiko Ishioka
(Art Director)
Eiko Ishioka
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Birthdate: July 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 21, 2012
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Colin Chapman
(English Design Engineer & Founder of the Popular British Automotive Company, 'Lotus Cars')
Colin Chapman
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Birthdate: May 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England
Died: December 16, 1982

Colin Chapman was an English inventor, design engineer, and builder in the automotive industry. He is credited with founding the popular British automotive company, Lotus Cars. Chapman is best remembered for achieving major automotive technical advances through his sports car company Lotus Cars. Under Colin Chapman’s leadership, Team Lotus won six F1 Drivers' Championships and seven Formula One Constructors' titles.

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Neil Druckmann
(Best known for his work on the Uncharted and The Last of Us video game franchises)
Neil Druckmann
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Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Israel
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Jonathan Ive
(Industrial designer)
Jonathan Ive
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Birthdate: February 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chingford

Jonathan Ive is a British-American product, industrial, and architectural designer. The former Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple Inc., Ive played a major role in the designs of several Apple products, such as the iPhone, MacBook, iMac, iPad, and iPod. He also played an important role in the designs of Apple's architectural projects, such as Apple Stores and Apple Park.

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Gorō Miyazaki
(Japanese Director)
Gorō Miyazaki
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Birthdate: January 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Gorō Miyazaki is a Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter. The son of a prominent animator, he consciously decided not to follow in his father’s footsteps and became a landscape architect. Later on, he did enter the film business with the anime epic fantasy film, Tales from Earthsea, his directorial debut. He also served as the screenwriter on this project. 

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Thomas Chippendale
(Cabinet maker)
Thomas Chippendale
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Birthdate: June 5, 1718
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Otley, England
Died: October 31, 1779
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Robert Stephenson
(English Civil Engineer and Designer of Locomotives)
Robert Stephenson
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Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay, Northumberland, England
Died: October 12, 1859
English civil engineer and locomotive designer Robert Stephenson is remembered for his railroad bridges, the most notable of them being the Britannia Bridge. He was the only son of rail transport pioneer George Stephenson. He had also been a mining engineer in Colombia and was knighted in Belgium, France, and Norway.
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Terence Conran
(English Designer, Restaurateur and Founder of 'Design Museum')
Terence Conran
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Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: September 12, 2020

Best known as the founder of the Design Museum in London, British designer and restaurateur Terence Conran had begun a furniture studio while still a student. He later launched popular interior and furniture design firms such as the Conran Design Group and Habitat. He has also penned several books.

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Raymond Loewy
(Former industrial designer)
Raymond Loewy
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Birthdate: November 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 14, 1986
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jamie Durie
(Australian Horticulturalist and Landscape Designer)
Jamie Durie
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Apart from being an award-winning horticulturalist and landscape designer, Jamie Durie has also proved himself to be a skilled TV host. He also owns the architecture company Patio, later renamed Durie Design, and has gained fame for his shows such as The Outdoor Room and HGTV Showdown.

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Carroll Shelby
(Automotive Designer & Racing Driver)
Carroll Shelby
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Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10, 2012

An automobile designer known for his involvement with the AC Shelby Cobra and Ford Mustang, Carroll Shelby was also a well-known racing driver, and a successful entrepreneur, who established Shelby American after a heart ailment put an end to his racing career.  Meanwhile, he also ran a a high-performance driving school and published a memoir entitled The Carroll Shelby Story.

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Melissa Gorga
(Television personality)
Melissa Gorga
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Birthdate: March 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montville, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Billy Name
(Lighting designer, Photographer, Director)
Billy Name
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Birthdate: February 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: July 18, 2016
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Augustus Pugin
(English Architect and Designer Known for His Pioneering Role in the Gothic Revival Style of Architecture)
Augustus Pugin
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Birthdate: March 1, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London, England
Died: September 14, 1852

Augustus Pugin was an English designer, architect, artist, and critic. He is best remembered for his contribution to the Gothic Revival style of architecture. He is credited with designing the interior of the popular Palace of Westminster in London as well as the palace's iconic clock tower. Augustus Pugin also designed the Alton Castle in Staffordshire.

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Robert Adam
(British Neoclassical Architect, Interior Designer and Furniture Designer)
Robert Adam
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Birthdate: July 3, 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: March 3, 1792
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Eileen Gray
(Architect)
Eileen Gray
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Birthdate: August 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
Died: October 31, 1976
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Anthony Fokker
(Aviation Entrepreneur & Aircraft Designer Who Pproduced Fighter Aircraft in Germany During WW I)
Anthony Fokker
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Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blitar, Indonesia
Died: December 23, 1939

Though a high-school drop-out, Dutch aviation designer and entrepreneur Anthony Fokker showed his interest in mechanics quite early. He designed over 40 types of fighter aircrafts for the Germans during World War I. The aircraft that completed the first nonstop flight across the U.S. was also made by him.

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Frank Gehry
(Architect and Designer Whose Works are Considered Among the Most Important of Contemporary Architecture)
Frank Gehry
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Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry is best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in France, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, U.S. He has won countless awards, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Praemium Imperiale.
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Natasha Law
(Painter)
Natasha Law
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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Alexandra von Furstenberg
(Entrepreneur)
Alexandra von Furstenberg
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Birthdate: October 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
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Moki Cherry
(Artist, Designer)
Moki Cherry
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Birthdate: February 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koler, Sweden
Died: August 29, 2009

For Moki Cherry, there was no strict boundary between design, art, drama and music. An interdisciplinary artist, she worked in all kinds of mediums, including textiles, woodworks, painting, and ceramics and at the same time excelled in set and costume designs, creatively collaborating with her husband, jazz musician Don Cherry, drawing inspiration from Indian, Tibetan as well as folk arts.

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Ira von Fürstenberg
(Actress)
Ira von Fürstenberg
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Birthdate: April 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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El Lissitzky
(An Important Figure of the Russian Avant-garde Who Helped Develop the Art Movement 'Suprematism')
El Lissitzky
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Birthdate: November 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pochinok, Russia
Died: December 30, 1941

El Lissitzky remains to be one of the greatest figures of the Russian avant-garde movement. Apart from excelling as a painter, an architect, and a photographer, he also pioneered 20th-century nonrepresentational art. He was also part of the De Stijl and had taught at the Bauhaus, too.

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Frank Stephenson
(Designer ||| Automotive designer ||| Car designer)
Frank Stephenson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco