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Pierre Chareau was a French architect and designer.
Chareau designed the first house in France made of steel and glass, the Maison de Verre.
Chareau was a member of Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne.
Claude Lalanne is a French artist, sculptor and ceramicist known for her chimerical sculptures. Since the 1960s, she has worked as a couple with her husband François-Xavier Lalanne.
Axel Johannes Salto was an internationally renowned Danish ceramic artist. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1909 to 1914.
Throughout the 1920s his artistic focus shifted from painting to ceramics, and between 1923 and 1950 he created around 3,000 different ceramic pieces.
From the mid-1930s he worked mainly at the Royal Porcelain Factory in Copenhagen. Here Salto developed his ceramics, experimenting with unusually rich glazes and organic shapes.
Barbara Hepworth was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in the colony of artists who resided in St Ives during the Second World War.