Leading independent designers, studios, and brands from around the world.
Louis FilosaAward Winner
Brooklyn, New York
Louis Filosa is an industrial design studio based in San Francisco that focuses on simplicity with a soul. Inspired by the blurring lines of gender and the rejection that minimalism has to be cold, Louis approaches design with a quest to create pieces that blend function with fun – products he feels are missing from the market.
Muka Design LabAward Winner
Muka Design Lab is an award-winning industrial design studio from the Basque region of Northern Spain. The designers are devotees of the Slow Design movement, specializing in sustainable, locally-sourced art designed to help people stay centered in a frenetic, overstimulated world. From sustainable furniture to unique home appliances to industrial design, Muka continually advances the idea that every great design begins with a story that gives life to each piece. They work with talented local artisans and craftsmen to turn those stories into everyday objects people love. Muka’s work has been featured in Architectural Design, Fast Company, Archi Expo, De zeen, Design Milk, El Pais, Diseño Interior and awarded at international design expos from Milan to Los Angeles.
San Francisco, California
Ammunition is a studio dedicated to putting design talent at the center of imagining, creating, and operating new product and service ventures. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, California and Brooklyn, New York, the studio is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Ammunition places entrepreneurs in close contact with a forty-person team of designers with expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging. Winner of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Product Design, the studio has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Design” five times.
Heitor Lobo CamposAward Winner
Heitor is a product designer from Brasília. He has worked on a variety of projects—bikes, watches, washing machines, lights, and more—and his designs often reflect a sense of whimsy or and joy. He is a believer in beauty. “I try to make product as pretty as it is functional,” he says. “Of course, we should try to make things as functional as possible, but that's no excuse for a bland design.”
Carlos Jimenez Design
Introducing Granada - a brand new collection from designer Carlos Jiménez. Taking its name from the city Carlos spent part of his childhood, Granada still inspires him after all these years. This design was inspired by the artisanal lights that line the streets of Granada - paying homage to the historic art of lamp making. Granada Wall Light hangs down from its base giving your entryways and bedsides a welcome glow. Each diffuser can be placed upside down or right side up, giving you two designs in one light. When lit, a ribbed pattern is revealed, similar to an iconic paper lantern.
San Francisco, CA, California
noun studio is an industrial design studio based out of San Francisco founded by Elvin Chu. Chu created noun studio as an outlet for creative experimentation outside of his day-to-day work. Driven by curiosity of the ordinary and timeless details, noun studio strives to evoke emotional connections among people, objects, and their environments through meaningful design.
San Francisco, California
Reach is a new lighting concept that strives to create organic, human-centric lighting designs that elevate our daily at-home experiences. The brand was established by Gantri on a fundamentally new premise - that our home is our way of life. It's our refuge, our workspace and our living space. We believe that lighting can not only transform our home, but also the lives we live inside it. Reach lights are designed for the full range of experiences at home: work, play, rest, think, create and connect. We concentrate on crafting beautiful, elegant designs that will imbue a calm, mindful environment to support your wellbeing. You’ll sense the difference right away in your space, your mood and your focus. You'll feel more uplifted and at ease. This is the Reach difference, creating lights that live with you and feel like home.
Studio ElkAward Winner
London, United Kingdom
Studio Elk aspires to make change beautiful. Headed by Tony Elkington, the studio works with partners who challenge the norm to transform behaviors and perceptions. With a focus on people and planet, their design philosophy is rooted in achieving a simple lifestyle - an enriched home experience with technology that works in harmony with your daily rhythms.
Smart DesignAward Winner
New York, New York
Smart Design is a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter. We launch innovation platforms, redefine customer journeys, and create entirely new revenue streams. No matter how technology evolves, our fundamental goal remains the same: make experiences more intuitive, enjoyable, and relevant.
Bradley L Bowers
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans based designer, Bradley Bowers refuses to fear the future. Instead, he stays optimistic about what lies ahead and believes that an idea worth having should be ahead of its time. Always reaching for a science journal over a design magazine, Bradley strives to push his own envelope by considering creations that wouldn’t be possible 100 years ago. While many artists reject the assistance of technology, Bradley embraces the possibilities that come with it – bringing designs to life in his studio of innovative software and 3D printers. In Bradley’s world, if everyone likes his idea, he just hasn’t pushed it far enough. When Bradley arrived at Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue his education, he had no idea how many disciplines there were available to explore. With an open mind, he decided to try everything. Since then, he has never been interested in boxing himself into a particular medium or style. Instead, Bradley lets his ideas guide him to whatever form they require and lets his audience find him. From jewelry and ceramics to furniture and lighting – Bradley simply believes in creating what he feels needs to be created.
Karim RashidAward Winner
New York, New York
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His award-winning designs include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can, interiors like the Morimoto restaurant and noteworthy designs for clients Method, Pepsi and Veuve Clicquot.
San Sebastián, Spain
Silvia Ceñal has always approached her design work led by a fascination with “life materials.” Surrounded by nature for most of her life, Silvia is drawn to natural textures like wood and fabrics. Collaborating with Gantri and our plant-based materials was a logical next step. Inspired by the comfort of earth’s greatest gifts, Silvia’s work reflects the places she has been from the sea to the forest. Since she was a child, Silvia has held a voracious curiosity for colors and their ability to inspire optimism. As a little girl, she once marveled at a collection of hairpins in a store window and wondered how their beautiful colors were chosen. It was then she decided she wanted a chance to choose her own colors and channel her sunny disposition into design. Since then, Silvia has established her studio in the seaside town of San Sebastián – designing furniture, lighting and accessories with a decidedly fun disposition.