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Leading independent designers, studios, and brands from around the world.

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Louis Filosa

Award Winner

San Francisco, California

Louis Filosa is an industrial design studio based in San Francisco that focuses on simplicity with a soul. Inspired by the blurring lines of gender and the rejection that minimalism has to be cold, Louis approaches design with a quest to create pieces that blend function with fun – products he feels are missing from the market.

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Muka Design Lab

Award Winner

Bilbao, Spain

Muka Design Lab is an award-winning industrial design studio from the Basque region of Northern Spain. The designers are devotees of the Slow Design movement, specializing in sustainable, locally-sourced art designed to help people stay centered in a frenetic, overstimulated world. From sustainable furniture to unique home appliances to industrial design, Muka continually advances the idea that every great design begins with a story that gives life to each piece. They work with talented local artisans and craftsmen to turn those stories into everyday objects people love. Muka’s work has been featured in Architectural Design, Fast Company, Archi Expo, De zeen, Design Milk, El Pais, Diseño Interior and awarded at international design expos from Milan to Los Angeles.

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Reach

San Francisco, California

Reach is a new lighting concept that strives to create organic, human-centric lighting designs that elevate our daily at-home experiences. The brand was established by Gantri on a fundamentally new premise - that our home is our way of life. It's our refuge, our workspace and our living space. We believe that lighting can not only transform our home, but also the lives we live inside it. Reach lights are designed for the full range of experiences at home: work, play, rest, think, create and connect. We concentrate on crafting beautiful, elegant designs that will imbue a calm, mindful environment to support your wellbeing. You’ll sense the difference right away in your space, your mood and your focus. You'll feel more uplifted and at ease. This is the Reach difference, creating lights that live with you and feel like home.

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Ammunition

Award Winner

San Francisco, California

Ammunition is a studio dedicated to putting design talent at the center of imagining, creating, and operating new product and service ventures. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, California and Brooklyn, New York, the studio is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Ammunition places entrepreneurs in close contact with a forty-person team of designers with expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging. Winner of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Product Design, the studio has been named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in Design” five times.

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Studio Elk

Award Winner

London, United Kingdom

Studio Elk aspires to make change beautiful. Headed by Tony Elkington, the studio works with partners who challenge the norm to transform behaviors and perceptions. With a focus on people and planet, their design philosophy is rooted in achieving a simple lifestyle - an enriched home experience with technology that works in harmony with your daily rhythms.

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Artifox

St. Louis, Missouri

Artifox was founded by Dan and Sarah Mirth and guided by the notion of “less but better”. By valuing simple, high quality artifacts that last a lifetime Artifox focuses on what people really need. Every artifact is designed with quality materials that sustain their beauty and the environment.

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noun studio

San Francisco, CA, California

noun studio is an industrial design studio based out of San Francisco founded by Elvin Chu. Chu created noun studio as an outlet for creative experimentation outside of his day-to-day work. Driven by curiosity of the ordinary and timeless details, noun studio strives to evoke emotional connections among people, objects, and their environments through meaningful design.

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Heitor Lobo Campos

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Brasília, Brazil

Heitor is a product designer from Brasília. He has worked on a variety of projects—bikes, watches, washing machines, lights, and more—and his designs often reflect a sense of whimsy or and joy. He is a believer in beauty. “I try to make product as pretty as it is functional,” he says. “Of course, we should try to make things as functional as possible, but that's no excuse for a bland design.”

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Smart Design

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New York, New York

Smart Design is a strategic design company that helps people live better and work smarter. We launch innovation platforms, redefine customer journeys, and create entirely new revenue streams. No matter how technology evolves, our fundamental goal remains the same: make experiences more intuitive, enjoyable, and relevant.

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Silvon

Austin, Texas

Founded in 2015, Silvon is a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand that elevates ordinary home essentials to serve a higher functionality. Following the success of its Kickstarter, which was funded by 2700%, the brand became known for its clinically-proven bedding, bath towels, and face masks that are woven with pure silver to naturally inhibit bacterial growth, a technology that is also used by NASA. In 2021, Silvon expanded its offering to home decor with TRAY Table Light, a product that was developed in partnership with respected lighting design house Gantri. As the brand continues to rapidly grow, it aims to elevate the everyday home experience through innovative yet functional designs.

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Karim Rashid

Award Winner

New York, New York

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. His award-winning designs include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can, interiors like the Morimoto restaurant and noteworthy designs for clients Method, Pepsi and Veuve Clicquot.

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SPRK

San Francisco, California

SPRK believes home is the most intimate and special place. Founded in San Francisco by creative director Nate Sprecher, SPRK designs modern, considered lighting to help set the perfect mood. Whether relaxed, comfortable, or sensual - the warm glow of SPRK lights help create the perfect setting.