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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.