Ukrainian designer Kateryna Sokolova and manufacturing expert Arkady Vartanov teamed up in 2017 to create Noom, a design brand which combines traditional and modern metalwork techniques to create highly sculptural interior objects.
Balance and harmony are the orders of the day with the Coexist collection of furniture, winner of the prestigious top prize at the NYCxDESIGN awards. Brainchild of architect and designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten of Slash Objects, the collection includes product which are all about the juxtaposition of contrasting materials.
The starting point of Canadian designer Jamie Wolfond's designs are often mundane everyday objects or standard industrial processes. The end products, however, are far from ordinary.
Sao Paolo based architect Ricardo Innecco and product designer Mariana Ramos work together as RAIN, where they have created a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories which showcase the striking beauty of minimalist sculptural shapes.
Hamburg based designers Marcel Besau and Eva Marguerre have designed a beautifully poetic porcelain side table for Germany tableware brand Furstenberg.
The elegant and minimalist furniture by Belgian designer Casimir is not only beautiful: by stripping his designs to their core, the designer often reveals thought-provoking questions and also a hint of subversion.
The Design Academy in Eindhoven has a well-earned reputation for nurturing future design stars. It should therefore come as no surprise that their graduation show is full of delightful and thought-provoking design ideas.
Miist is a new furniture brand founded by designer Alex Baser featuring sleek, minimalist lines with a dash of design flair, imbuing the products with a sense of refinement and warmth.
Lisbon-based design brand Dooq has steered away from traditional Portuguese furniture design by creating a collection of furniture that thrives on unexpected contrasts in styles, shapes and materials.
Those of a certain age, swept up in a nostalgic wave for the 1980s and 1990s, would do well to collect the remarkable ceramic objects created by Osaka-based Toshiya Masuda.