Stars of the Contemporary Design Scene
Whether gradually coming into focus, or arriving in a blinding flash, the designers featured on this page have carved out a singular place for themselves on the contemporary design landscape. Fueled by innate talent and burning desire, creative consciousness and unbridled passion, they've applied formal training and personal experience, lofty ideals and humble goals towards creating products with lasting resonance. Whether beguiling us with a single object or winning us over with an exceptional body of work, these contemporary designers force us to sit up and take notice.
Block Party: Artek Armchair 401 by Hella Jongerius
A modern classic, designed in 1933, is given a contemporary makeover via color blocked textiles and darker wood finishes that add "depth and warmth."
Imperfectly New: Scrapwood Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek
"Basically, it was my reaction against the prevalent craving for flawlessness. I wanted to show that products that aren’t perfect can still appeal to our sense of aesthetics and functionality."
Perfect Cut: LC Shutters Pendant by Louise Campbell
Simple structure and playful detailing are arrived at via state-of-the-art laser cutting, manufactured by Louis Poulsen in three easy steps.