Collection by Patrick Cain

Los Angeles Designers You Should Know

The City Of Angeles is, among many other things, a city of great design. If these eight L.A.-based designers aren't already on your radar, it's time to get to know them.

Scout Regalia

Design duo Scout Regalia, comprised of Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, has a California-meets-Brooklyn design aesthetic that favors functional, pleasing objects. The brightly colored Wall Hooks, made of powder coated steel, embody that in their utilitarian function and small size.
Scout Regalia Design duo Scout Regalia, comprised of Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, has a California-meets-Brooklyn design aesthetic that favors functional, pleasing objects. The brightly colored Wall Hooks, made of powder coated steel, embody that in their utilitarian function and small size.
100xbtr

100xbtr produces L.A.-made goods that are timeless in look, yet modern in execution. The firm uses 3-D printers to create the mold that is used for the slip casting of their ceramic mugs.
100xbtr 100xbtr produces L.A.-made goods that are timeless in look, yet modern in execution. The firm uses 3-D printers to create the mold that is used for the slip casting of their ceramic mugs.
Wrk-Shp

“Part of our ethos is that we are not fashion designers. We aren’t furniture designers. We aren’t architects. We are designers, and we can apply our vision to any medium and put our spin on it,” says Wrk-Shp co-founder Airi Isoda. Demonstrating that flexibility, this simple concrete planter can lie flush against the wall, hang independently, or be dropped into a table.
Wrk-Shp “Part of our ethos is that we are not fashion designers. We aren’t furniture designers. We aren’t architects. We are designers, and we can apply our vision to any medium and put our spin on it,” says Wrk-Shp co-founder Airi Isoda. Demonstrating that flexibility, this simple concrete planter can lie flush against the wall, hang independently, or be dropped into a table.
Tanya Aguiñiga

When Tanya Aguiñiga let herself step away from function and focus more on her message, she and her design firm made a critical evolution. “The issues that I deal with in my work vary from the personal to larger issues of globalization and the needs of marginalized communities. Sometimes these solutions take form in the creation of physical objects and other times they are community actions or ephemeral pieces,” she says.

She recently displayed her textured, handmade works at Mothering the Form at Volume Gallery in Chicago.
Tanya Aguiñiga When Tanya Aguiñiga let herself step away from function and focus more on her message, she and her design firm made a critical evolution. “The issues that I deal with in my work vary from the personal to larger issues of globalization and the needs of marginalized communities. Sometimes these solutions take form in the creation of physical objects and other times they are community actions or ephemeral pieces,” she says. She recently displayed her textured, handmade works at Mothering the Form at Volume Gallery in Chicago.
Wolfum

The L.A.-based design shop led by Annabel Inganni sets itself apart with a combination of materials and textiles. Its serving tray exemplifies Wolfum’s infatuation with patterns in a simple form created from Baltic Birch plywood.
Wolfum The L.A.-based design shop led by Annabel Inganni sets itself apart with a combination of materials and textiles. Its serving tray exemplifies Wolfum’s infatuation with patterns in a simple form created from Baltic Birch plywood.
Chris Earl

Part Danish, part Papua New Guinean, Chris Earl believes his background translates into what make his work unique. His walnut Bar Cart showcases his simple, refined aesthetic.
Chris Earl Part Danish, part Papua New Guinean, Chris Earl believes his background translates into what make his work unique. His walnut Bar Cart showcases his simple, refined aesthetic.
Eric Trine

Eric Trine's passion for minimalism is apparent in his Rod and Weave Chair, a piece he created while in grad school and has been evolving ever since.
Eric Trine Eric Trine's passion for minimalism is apparent in his Rod and Weave Chair, a piece he created while in grad school and has been evolving ever since.
Brendan Ravenhill Studio

Brendan Ravenhill Studio strips away excess and ornamentation in favor of physics. His creativity is on display in his Double Pivot Chandelier, promoted as a Buckminster Fuller-ian “tensegrity structure” that is just under 10 feet long.
Brendan Ravenhill Studio Brendan Ravenhill Studio strips away excess and ornamentation in favor of physics. His creativity is on display in his Double Pivot Chandelier, promoted as a Buckminster Fuller-ian “tensegrity structure” that is just under 10 feet long.