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Muka Design Lab

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Bilbao, Spain

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.

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Louis Filosa

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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.

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Filippo Mambretti

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Chiasso, Switzerland

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.

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noun studio

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.

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Viviana Degrandi

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Milano, Italy

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.

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Ammunition

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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.

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Studio Elk

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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.

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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.

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Smart Design

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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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Andrew Ferrier

Montreal, Canada

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Andrew Ferrier spent his early days surrounded by craftsmanship. Shadowing his father, a cabinetry man, he assembled furniture and learned from a young age to appreciate materials and products made to last. With an eye for customization and a true-to-Canada love for the outdoors, Andrew made his hobbies his own by tinkering with guitars, bikes, and snowboards. After an adolescence of various artistic pursuits, he stumbled into the world of design in school and never looked back. Today, Andrew Ferrier is an award-winning industrial designer dedicated to creating human-centered products with thoughtful materials. After years of traveling and studying techniques in Germany, London, San Francisco, and Mexico City he settled in Montreal where he designs furniture, homewares and consumer electronics.

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Heitor Lobo Campos

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Brasília, Brazil

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.”

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Chris Granneberg

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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.