Leading independent designers and studios from around the world.
Brooklyn, New York
Louis Filosa is an industrial design studio based in New York 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-winning
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.
Raised at the foot of the Italian Alps, where the tradition of woodworking is rich and vast, Filippo Mambretti was born into a family of furniture makers spanning generations. While he eventually received a masters in furniture design from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he first discovered his love for design during a chance encounter with iconic Italian artist, Bruno Munari, on a high school field trip. Since then, he has evolved his passions by founding Mambrò Design Studio and working with Italian manufacturers to rediscover and reinterpret design traditions for contemporary living. Filippo believes that that design is a mirror of society's desires and by choosing to create contemporary pieces, he can anticipate the needs of the future. While he appreciates and learns from the classics, Filippo chooses revision and revival to deliver aesthetic and functional products for a new age. Echoing his first collaboration with Gantri, Fillippo’s work continues to embody modern design through a careful mix of storytelling, technology, and emotion.
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.
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.
Long Beach, California
Chris Granneberg found design when he needed it the most. After an arduous adolescence spent winding darker paths, he took a promising right turn when he remembered his long lost love for the arts. Dabbling in graphic design, Chris developed a portfolio that landed him at Pratt with a roommate who introduced him to Industrial Design. Post graduation, Chris joined Karim Rashid's studio in NYC where he went from unpaid intern to Studio Director in just four years. In 2016, after a decade of the NYC grind, Chris set off for Los Angeles to start a family and launch his own studio, soon becoming an early Gantri collaborator. Always approaching design with optimism, he chooses to create the joy he lacked within his darkest days. Chris believes it is his duty as a designer to deliver joyful experiences in everyday products and refuses to settle for the mundane. Life is simply too short.
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.
Hailing from Milan, the heart of Italian design, Viviana Degrandi has always felt a calling to make her creative ideas a reality. Growing up surrounded by classic architecture gave her a sense of responsibility to approach her work with a careful, studied hand. Inspired by 1950s design from Jean Prouve to Charles Eames, Viviana’s work tends to combine classic forms with a modern sensibility. Since childhood, Viviana has felt a strong connection to nature – spending her free time studying earth sciences and behaviorism. Throughout her work the goal has remained the same: innovate without compromising the spirit of the material. Passionate about protecting our world, Viviana has dedicated herself to designing homewares to create well-designed, responsible pieces for everyday life.
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.
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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.”
Since 2016, YOWIE has been a curated lifestyle shop and design studio, with a focus on work by independent labels, artists, and designers. Named "The Coolest Shop in Philadelphia" by Bon Appétit in 2019, the YOWIE brand has extended its outreach to include interactive design workshops, creative/art direction, and interior design consulting for hospitality clients that include Ethel's Club in Brooklyn, NY and The Deacon in Philadelphia and Dye House in Providence, RI.
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.