The designers come from all across the world—the UK, France, Japan, Sweden, Finland, and Italy—and range from established names to lesser knowns, including Max Lamb, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Luca Nichetto, Ichiro Iwasaki, and Ding 3000. The line will feature materials like wood, cork, bamboo, glass, and leather. "Beautifully designed and consciously made" is their ethos and the line of products will include furniture, accessories (glassware, candleholders, vases, etc.) and lightning. I've only seen photographs of a few things (and renderings of others), but were I going to Salone this year, this would definitely be on my list of must-sees. Check out some of the wares below and be sure to visit the company's Tumblr, too.
A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com