Keep your finger on the pulse with these up-and-coming design studios that push the boundaries of materials and craftsmanship. All are exhibiting at , a platform for emerging independent designers, at the , open at Pier 94 in New York City through March 25, 2018.
Founded by Arielle Assouline-Lichten, pairs an industrial material made of 100% post-consumer recycled rubber with brass, marble, and concrete to rethink how objects take shape.
Quincy Ellis, formerly of , and artist Shoba co-founded to create artful furnishings made of poured resin that experiment with various levels of opacity.
The draws inspiration from the vast landscapes and wooded environs around his secluded studio in southern Quebec.
Fueled by a love of artisanal craft, husband-and-wife duo fabricate sophisticated yet simple lighting fixtures in thick gauge brass, solid American hardwoods, and hand-blown glass.
Detroit duo creates experimental domestic objects defined by irregular forms and materials. An example is the sculptural Lawless chair, featuring foam ribbons covered in Neoprene that are interwoven through a blackened metal frame.
After working in his grandfather’s furniture factory, third generation designer now produces upholstered pieces by hand in Southern California. His was recently featured in “Special Editions: Art + Furniture Show” curated by Lauren Geremia at FOG Design+Art in San Francisco.
Based in Omaha and represented by , industrial designer pushes material boundaries with furniture made of wrinkled metallics such as copper, brass, and iridescent zinc nickel.
fascination with Brutalism, Southern California deserts, and Finnish patterns inform a ceramic housewares line consisting of totemic vases and beaded jewelry.
Exploring the intersection of art and design, Brooklyn atelier creates evocative furnishings such as the , which mix warm walnut with LEDs that glow through voids of tough hand-cast concrete.
Aptly described as founder Brecht Gander’s “debris,” leads a research-driven practice that draws on exploration of aesthetic play.