Depending on how the curtain in the living space is configured, it can shade the windows, hide the desk, fully enclose the seating area, and more. “Fabric allows for more flexibility, so a curtain wall does things that a normal wall can’t do,” Kyle points out.
Depending on how the curtain in the living space is configured, it can shade the windows, hide the desk, fully enclose the seating area, and more. “Fabric allows for more flexibility, so a curtain wall does things that a normal wall can’t do,” Kyle points out.
Irene Purasachit uses flowers and other biodegradable materials and strives for her designs to contribute positively to the environment.
Irene Purasachit uses flowers and other biodegradable materials and strives for her designs to contribute positively to the environment.
With her organic glass vessels tinged with Mediterranean motifs, Arbib is sharing a story that spans generations, with the hope that these works will become part of others’ stories, too.
With her organic glass vessels tinged with Mediterranean motifs, Arbib is sharing a story that spans generations, with the hope that these works will become part of others’ stories, too.
Dean Norton's Float collection, a series of crisp, expertly crafted tables constructed entirely from glass, is a product of his newfound creative confidence.
Dean Norton's Float collection, a series of crisp, expertly crafted tables constructed entirely from glass, is a product of his newfound creative confidence.
Once a photography student at NYU, furniture designer Robert Sukrachand now splits his time between Brooklyn and Chiang Mai, Thailand, seeing his work as a conversation between the two cultures.
Once a photography student at NYU, furniture designer Robert Sukrachand now splits his time between Brooklyn and Chiang Mai, Thailand, seeing his work as a conversation between the two cultures.
Francisco Jaramillo, the Colombian designer behind Fango, turns to local materials for his furniture, resulting in pieces that are uniquely Colombian.
Francisco Jaramillo, the Colombian designer behind Fango, turns to local materials for his furniture, resulting in pieces that are uniquely Colombian.
Nifemi Ogunro, who designs functional sculptures, often photographs her body alongside her work as a way to promote visibility and inclusion and to challenge traditional design narratives.
Nifemi Ogunro, who designs functional sculptures, often photographs her body alongside her work as a way to promote visibility and inclusion and to challenge traditional design narratives.
True to its name, UTIL creates practical (and beautiful) metal furniture that's built to last.
True to its name, UTIL creates practical (and beautiful) metal furniture that's built to last.
Driven by a constant desire to create one-of-a-kind pieces, Bienke Domenie and Sara Degenaar of Forever Studio experiment with unconventional materials when designing their lighting.
Driven by a constant desire to create one-of-a-kind pieces, Bienke Domenie and Sara Degenaar of Forever Studio experiment with unconventional materials when designing their lighting.
Sefako Ketosugbo and Tolu Odunfa Dragone's designs are the results of "happy accidents."
Sefako Ketosugbo and Tolu Odunfa Dragone's designs are the results of "happy accidents."
During the pandemic, Namit Khanna launched Nama Home, a design studio specializing in contemporary iterations of popular patio furniture common in Indian homes.
During the pandemic, Namit Khanna launched Nama Home, a design studio specializing in contemporary iterations of popular patio furniture common in Indian homes.
Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera reinterpret traditional wooden furniture with a Surrealist bent.
Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera reinterpret traditional wooden furniture with a Surrealist bent.
Whether designers Nada Borgi and Etienne Bastormagi are working on public projects or producing furniture on a smaller scale, the urban condition of Beirut is at the heart of their process.
Whether designers Nada Borgi and Etienne Bastormagi are working on public projects or producing furniture on a smaller scale, the urban condition of Beirut is at the heart of their process.
Coming from a long line of Diné potters, Jared Tso crafts his vessels primarily by hand but resists conceptions of “authenticity as relying on some re-creation of the past.”
Coming from a long line of Diné potters, Jared Tso crafts his vessels primarily by hand but resists conceptions of “authenticity as relying on some re-creation of the past.”
Zhekai Zhang and Keren Wang, the pair behind Studio Kae, are guided by, but not strictly bound to, tradition in their porcelain, furniture, and other objects.
Zhekai Zhang and Keren Wang, the pair behind Studio Kae, are guided by, but not strictly bound to, tradition in their porcelain, furniture, and other objects.
Cape Town designer Mlondolozi Hempe interweaves the folklore of his native South Africa for his furniture brand, Umongo.
Cape Town designer Mlondolozi Hempe interweaves the folklore of his native South Africa for his furniture brand, Umongo.
Made with polyester or traditional Japanese materials like washi, silk, and cotton and ranging from pale and semitransparent to color-saturated, Mona Matsui’s ethereal, light filtering textiles create “beautiful experiences.”
Made with polyester or traditional Japanese materials like washi, silk, and cotton and ranging from pale and semitransparent to color-saturated, Mona Matsui’s ethereal, light filtering textiles create “beautiful experiences.”
Argentinian architects and designers Marcos Altgelt and Tasio Picollo, known together as Ries, aim for their work to not only support local manufacturers at risk of dying out in the face of globalization but also increase the appreciation of Argentinian expertise and craft.
Argentinian architects and designers Marcos Altgelt and Tasio Picollo, known together as Ries, aim for their work to not only support local manufacturers at risk of dying out in the face of globalization but also increase the appreciation of Argentinian expertise and craft.
Former patent lawyer Benjamin Gillespie channels his youthful enthusiasm for deconstructing yard-sale lamps into creating sophisticated LED-based fixtures for his studio, Ovuud.
Former patent lawyer Benjamin Gillespie channels his youthful enthusiasm for deconstructing yard-sale lamps into creating sophisticated LED-based fixtures for his studio, Ovuud.
Architect Aranza García and her friends Lorena Madahuar and Natalia Ramirez launched Chuch, a design studio with a playful vibe that honors Mexican culture and everyday life.
Architect Aranza García and her friends Lorena Madahuar and Natalia Ramirez launched Chuch, a design studio with a playful vibe that honors Mexican culture and everyday life.
Based in Hudson, New York, Jennifer June, the designer behind Loose Parts, is committed to reducing waste by sustainably sourcing and fabricating adaptable furniture that people won’t throw out.
Based in Hudson, New York, Jennifer June, the designer behind Loose Parts, is committed to reducing waste by sustainably sourcing and fabricating adaptable furniture that people won’t throw out.
Noémie Vanoli and Karima Weber launched Noka and its line of sculptural candles in Bali, but the duo’s shared Italian roots inspired their first collection—think earthy pink and olive hues in fragrances such as neroli.
Noémie Vanoli and Karima Weber launched Noka and its line of sculptural candles in Bali, but the duo’s shared Italian roots inspired their first collection—think earthy pink and olive hues in fragrances such as neroli.
Tiarra Bell of Bellafonté Studio uses her craft to “translate biblical stories, words, and ideologies into something tangible.”
Tiarra Bell of Bellafonté Studio uses her craft to “translate biblical stories, words, and ideologies into something tangible.”
During the pandemic, Sara Simoska realized that what she loves more than anything are books—so she created Movable Furniture, a collection of oblique wooden shelving units that glide on small wheels.
During the pandemic, Sara Simoska realized that what she loves more than anything are books—so she created Movable Furniture, a collection of oblique wooden shelving units that glide on small wheels.
Natural light entered the original apartment through three sides plus a skylight. A wall that blocked light between the bedroom and main living area was replaced with a custom 10-foot-long barn door, which was outfitted with coat hooks from Design Within Reach that the residents used as pulls. The dining table is from Mohr McPherson.
Natural light entered the original apartment through three sides plus a skylight. A wall that blocked light between the bedroom and main living area was replaced with a custom 10-foot-long barn door, which was outfitted with coat hooks from Design Within Reach that the residents used as pulls. The dining table is from Mohr McPherson.
An angular yellow handrail folds over to meet a pink newel post, joined together by a red circular button. The stair is painted deep blue to accentuate its presence in the room.
An angular yellow handrail folds over to meet a pink newel post, joined together by a red circular button. The stair is painted deep blue to accentuate its presence in the room.
The arched motif was repeated in the new cabinet pulls, designed by Brit and fabricated by Derek out of white oak ($179). The counters are a terrazzo lookalike, the Blanco Terrazzo Solid Surfacing countertops from Formica, that the couple templated and installed themselves ($2,110). "I love the look of the solid surface countertops because I really wanted terrazzo, but it was just not in the budget to go that route," says Brit.
The arched motif was repeated in the new cabinet pulls, designed by Brit and fabricated by Derek out of white oak ($179). The counters are a terrazzo lookalike, the Blanco Terrazzo Solid Surfacing countertops from Formica, that the couple templated and installed themselves ($2,110). "I love the look of the solid surface countertops because I really wanted terrazzo, but it was just not in the budget to go that route," says Brit.
All cabinets have been designed with a pull-out function that utilizes the full depth of the furniture. A ladder has been added to the the cabinets on each side of the wall that lead the children into their own private sleeping cabinet.
All cabinets have been designed with a pull-out function that utilizes the full depth of the furniture. A ladder has been added to the the cabinets on each side of the wall that lead the children into their own private sleeping cabinet.
The Bishop Credenza’s strong form and striking color finds balance with its gently rounded corners. “The idea was to take a common form and soften the edges,” says Fenning of the design. “We like playing with this idea of hard edges and soft edges.”
The Bishop Credenza’s strong form and striking color finds balance with its gently rounded corners. “The idea was to take a common form and soften the edges,” says Fenning of the design. “We like playing with this idea of hard edges and soft edges.”
Custom design extends to the smallest of details in this home, including the pulls on custom built-ins designed by Loft Kolasiński and created by local craftsman.
Custom design extends to the smallest of details in this home, including the pulls on custom built-ins designed by Loft Kolasiński and created by local craftsman.
Throughout the kitchen and dining spaces, the ceiling is painted in Dulux Wellbeing green. This continues along the underside of the staircase to help accentuate its form. The cupboards beneath the stair are painted in a deep blue, with circular red finger pulls. The couple’s son, Mo, uses the small cupboard as a hiding spot. “You spend so much time thinking about people and how people will use the space,” says architect Catrina Stewart. “It’s amazing to walk in and often be surprised at how pieces are evolving as the kids grow up.”
Throughout the kitchen and dining spaces, the ceiling is painted in Dulux Wellbeing green. This continues along the underside of the staircase to help accentuate its form. The cupboards beneath the stair are painted in a deep blue, with circular red finger pulls. The couple’s son, Mo, uses the small cupboard as a hiding spot. “You spend so much time thinking about people and how people will use the space,” says architect Catrina Stewart. “It’s amazing to walk in and often be surprised at how pieces are evolving as the kids grow up.”
The bathroom vanity, with a countertop made of Pacifica millennial pink retro mix terrazzo from Concrete Collaborative, was one of the most complex parts of the project. “Curved forms are a lot of work,” Ash says. The designer’s inspiration for the curved motif and color palette came from an antique stained glass window.
The bathroom vanity, with a countertop made of Pacifica millennial pink retro mix terrazzo from Concrete Collaborative, was one of the most complex parts of the project. “Curved forms are a lot of work,” Ash says. The designer’s inspiration for the curved motif and color palette came from an antique stained glass window.
The main living space was previously two separate volumes with different floor and ceiling heights. To make the queen-size Murphy bed clear the kitchen cabinets, Ash had to cut a curve into the corner of the mattress.
The main living space was previously two separate volumes with different floor and ceiling heights. To make the queen-size Murphy bed clear the kitchen cabinets, Ash had to cut a curve into the corner of the mattress.
A curved slot above the living room is designed to grab the northern light and pull it all the way down through the home. The arched shape references the original shape of the hallway walls. "We used this form in a few areas: bathroom enclosures, bathroom windows, and this skylight," explains Ben Peake, an associate at the firm. "The concave [scalloped] form is also seen in the wainscotting, and the dining room table and the coffee table legs."
A curved slot above the living room is designed to grab the northern light and pull it all the way down through the home. The arched shape references the original shape of the hallway walls. "We used this form in a few areas: bathroom enclosures, bathroom windows, and this skylight," explains Ben Peake, an associate at the firm. "The concave [scalloped] form is also seen in the wainscotting, and the dining room table and the coffee table legs."

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