10 Emerging Design Studios to Follow on Instagram

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.


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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. 


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Quincy Ellis, formerly of , and artist Shoba co-founded to create artful furnishings made of poured resin that experiment with various levels of opacity.


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The  draws inspiration from the vast landscapes and wooded environs around his secluded studio in southern Quebec.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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fascination with Brutalism, Southern California deserts, and Finnish patterns inform a ceramic housewares line consisting of totemic vases and beaded jewelry.


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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.


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Aptly described as founder Brecht Gander’s “debris,” leads a research-driven practice that draws on exploration of aesthetic play.