Peter Behrens (1868–1940) was a German architect and designer, recognized for his pioneering contributions to modern architecture and applied arts. Born in Hamburg, Behrens played a crucial role in the early 20th-century design movement, influencing the trajectory of modernism. He was a founding member of the Deutsche Werkbund and later became the chief architect for the AEG company. Behrens' notable architectural works include the AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin, often considered a landmark in industrial architecture. His holistic approach to design extended to various disciplines, including graphic design, typography, and industrial design. Behrens' cultural impact is evident in his advocacy for the integration of art into everyday life, laying the groundwork for the Bauhaus movement and influencing subsequent generations of architects and designers. His commitment to functionalism and the unity of design elements remains a lasting legacy in the history of modern design.