Data Shows Black Furniture Designers Are Responsible for Only 0.32% of Top Brands’ Collaborations The research is by World Bank data scientist and Black Artists + Designers Guild … This is a list of notable people whose primary occupation is furniture design A. Eero Aarnio (born 1932) Robert Adam (1728-1792) Thomas … For Black History Month, ED invited a few of our favorite Black designers to share their best career advice. Steve Proehl/Getty Images (cropped) Norma Merrick Sklarek was the first Black woman to become a licensed architect in both New York (1954) and California (1962). Jump to navigation Jump to search. She was also the first Black … From generating multiple revenue streams to learning from failures, their career … The Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California. Along with Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and Wendell Castle, Nakashima was an artisan who disdained industrial methods and materials in favor of a personal, craft-based approach to the design… Thomas Day (1801-1861) was a free Black furniture craftsman and cabinetmaker in Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina. List of furniture designers. Born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Day moved to Milton in 1817 and became a … A master woodworker and M.I.T.-trained architect, George Nakashima was the leading light of the American Studio furniture movement.