14 Emerging Designers You Need to Know
Discover the next wave of up-and-comers. We champion talent in all forms at Interior Design, whether the work is by a venerable firm or a recent graduate. We’ve scoured the globe to unearth the bright, young(ish) things shaping contemporary design today.
Adam Frampton, 38, and Karolina Czeczek, 32
Firm: Only If Architecture
Location: New York, New York
Husband-and-wife Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek are the principals of Only If Architecture.
Marta Urtasun, 32, and Pedro Rica, 30
Location: Madrid, Spain
Marta Urtasun and Pedro Rica are the founders of Mecanismo.
Pallavi Dean, 37
Location: Dubai, UAE
Pallavi Dean is the founder of Roar.
Charlotte Kidger, 26
Firm: Charlotte Kidger
Location: London, UK
Charlotte Kidger is an artist who uses secondary raw materials to create new materials and objects.
Edward Tan, 31, and Foo Chit Kyan, 40
Location: Shanghai, China
Edward Tan and Foo Chit Kyan are the co-founders of Spacemen.
Yuko Nishikawa, 42
Firm: Yuko Nishikawa
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Before establishing her eponymous art-and-object studio this year, Yuko Nishikawa dabbled in interiors.
Volodymyr Mints, 27
Firm: Volodymyr Mints
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Feeling creatively stymied after getting his start at some of his country’s top firms, Ukrainian designer Volodymyr Mints decided to open his own eponymous studio last year.
Liz West, 33
Firm: Liz West
Location: United Kingdom
Liz West’s broad body of work encompasses wall-based artwork, sculpture, and site-specific installations.
Lim Seungmo, 35, and Hong Jong Hwa, 38
Firms: Cornerz, SML
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Lim Seungmo is the principal of SML and Hong Jong Hwa is the director of the Cornerz.
Leah Ring, 32
Firm: Another Human
Location: Los Angeles
Leah Ring is the founder of Another Human.