Influenced by the German Bauhaus school, Danish designers and architects are known for treasuring the concepts of minimalism and functionality. London-based modern-furniture store Aram sent us this infographic that explains the influence of Danish design throughout its history.

Making use of natural materials such as wood, granite and leather, the projects envisioned by Danish designers commonly aim to make a powerful visual impact. However, aesthetics must always follow function, as architect Gustav Friedrich (von) Hetsch stated.

After a short introduction, the graphic below pays tribute to some of the most influential figures in Danish design. Arne Jacobsen is known for his massive contribution to Functionalism and his simple but effective chairs. When you think of vibrant and exotic colors, the name Verner Panton comes to mind, one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers.

Hans J. Wegner played with “organic functionality,” designing more than 500 different chairs. Over 100 of them were put into mass production, further becoming recognizable design icons. Børge Mogensen and Poul Kjærholm are the two other designers honored here.

Read through this infographic in detail and be reminded of some great creative minds and their works.