Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2
In our tireless search for what’s modern now, we’ve combed the globe for fresh talent, seeking out design stars in the making—our next generation of Bouroullecs, Jasper Morrisons, and Patricia Urquiolas. These 27 up-and-comers (who we’ve numbered separately from their collections in the pages that follow) are shaping the future of design, creating objects that make our world and our homes more functional, beautiful, and inspiring. We think you’ll see a lot more of them in the years to come.
- John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word “gormless” (meaning stupid or dull).
- Jonas R. Stokke and Øystein Austad met in a portfolio review at the Oslo School of Architecture in 2004 and have worked together ever since.
A favorite find from ICFF was Studio Gorm's Milk Bottle lamps. The Eugene, Oregon-based studio creates the hand-blown pendants with either one shade, or a unique shade-within-a-shade design, some of which have a subtle white 'twisted cane' pattern. We particularly like the pieces with the small wooden accent at their base.