Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar initially formed their partnership in the late 1950s with the idea of working collaboratively and in a wide range of disciplines. Over the ensuing years, their work has remained consistent not in style but in its approach to design. Accepting the Modernist principle that design is a problem-solving discipline, they have sought to humanize that ideal through humor, artistic invention, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2006, designer Sagi Haviv became the firm's third partner, and in 2013, the firm became known as Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. The timeline linked below highlights many of the outstanding projects achieved in over five decades of activity.