Theo Ruth (1915-1971) was a Dutch furniture and industrial designer renowned for his innovative and modern designs, which were influential in the mid-20th century. Ruth started his career in the furniture industry in the Netherlands but later moved to the United States in the 1940s, working for companies like Artifort and Fristho. His designs often featured organic shapes, clean lines, and new materials like fiberglass and foam. Ruth's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and his pieces remain highly coveted by collectors and design enthusiasts. He passed away in 1971, but his legacy as a pioneering designer continues to inspire new generations.