Objects of Common Interest is a research and design studio based in New York and Athens led by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis. OoCI is frequently commissioned to develop objects, installations and spaces expressing the studio’s signature focus on simplicity, illusion and momentary beauty. Clients include design brands such as Matter Made and Kvadrat.
In 2010, designer Ellen Van Dusen launched Dusen Dusen, a womenswear line known for its bold, original prints on versatile, wearable silhouettes. The Dusen Dusen collection is inspired by fine art, commercial and naïve design, as well as the brain’s reaction to color, movement and contrast. In 2015, the brand expanded with the launch of Dusen Dusen Home, a textile and home goods line that includes bedding, throws, pillows and towels.
Jonah Takagi and Hallgeir Homstvedt are good friends who often work together across an ocean: Takagi is based in Chicago and Homstvedt’s studio is in Oslo. They first collaborated in 2016 as part of an exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Norway and curated by Sight Unseen. Since then, Takagi Homstvedt has been commissioned to design furniture and lighting for clients like Design Within Reach, Le Klint and Roll & Hill.
Based in Brooklyn, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio designs products and spaces characterized by warm minimalism and simple sophistication. Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, the studio has quietly won acclaim for its multidisciplinary work and collaborated with brands like MUJI and Roll & Hill.
The brainchild of Jonathan Sabine and Jessica Nakanishi, MSDS Studio is a Toronto-based design studio known for distinctive yet minimal products that synthesize the duo’s Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities.
A native of Norway, Stine Aas has always had a close relationship with nature. The precocious designer is making a name for herself with sophisticated, character-driven work influenced by the organic shapes of her surroundings.
Seoul-based Studio Word was founded by Kyuhyung Cho and Jungyou Choi. With clients across Europe and Asia, the multitalented studio works in product, graphic and spatial design, and has collaborated with Menu, Iittala and Hermès.
Founded by Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab, NYC-based Visibility has designed objects and spaces for clients such as Matter Made, Away and Normann Copenhagen. The duo’s work has earned honors including Forbes’ 30 under 30 and a Wallpaper* Design award.
Kenyon Yeh has spent nearly a decade working with some of Europe’s most renowned furniture brands from the small island of Taiwan. He believes the art of creating simple objects is complex, and that it’s the things he takes away that make his designs truly something.
Born in England, John Astbury was a boat builder, musician and graphic designer before studying industrial design in Stockholm. Since then, he has collaborated with design brands such as Muuto, &Tradition and Skagerak. His work has been recognized by Residence, Elle and Bo Bedre Awards.
Educated in Seoul and Stockholm, Kyuhyung Cho belongs to that rare breed of designers who can build a successful body of work across a range of media. Now focused on furniture, he takes inspiration from a melange of East Asian and Scandinavian design.
An alum of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio (the designers of our Composed collection) and the cofounder of Studio Sayso, Sophie has gained a cult following for distinctive style and innovative glassware. Having split her time between New York, London and Paris over the last decade, Sophie also works in creative direction and graphic design under the name Our Studio with partner Adrian Harwood.
A graduate of the prestigious ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Jun Yasumoto began his career collaborating with Jasper Morrison, one of the most influential product designers of our time. While spending the better part of two decades working with Morrison on furniture, product, lighting and tableware design projects, Yasumoto quietly developed his own practice, designing for the likes of Colos, Fucina and Ligne Roset.
Shannon Maldonado’s winding journey through fashion, art, interior design and, now, furniture design has enriched an insatiably creative mind from the leading edge of Philadelphia’s design scene. A self-educated designer armed with encyclopedic knowledge of ’80s and ’90s design and architecture, Maldonado displays the hardhat mentality of a newcomer determined to make a splash.
Only a year after founding the Tokyo studio, Design for Industry, Daisuke Kitagawa was selected by The New York Times as one of the most exciting new designers at the annual Salone Del Mobile in Milan. He has since received a bevy of awards, including a Red Dot Design Award, and gained international recognition for his pure, scrupulously executed work.
Upon graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Christian Heikoop cut his teeth in the employ of world-renowned Dutch design studio Scholten & Baijings. From the outset of his young career, Heikoop’s independent work has caused a stir by eschewing traditional values and cross-pollinating influences from fashion, graphic and interior design.
Based in Rotterdam, Tijmen Smeulders is a breakout Dutch designer who prides himself on work that is intensively researched and conscientiously produced. Described by Wallpaper* Magazine as “sinuous and abstract,” his highly sculptural designs belie their inherent logic, driven by deep technical exploration of materials and methods.
Alex Proba‘s work across mediums, from large murals and multimedia experiences to home goods, is distinguished by its lively embrace of color and pattern. In her words, it strives for a “positive stimulation of the senses,” and has garnered her work with blue-chip clients from AIGA to Vogue Italia. Proba was born in Germany, studied in Hamburg and Eindhoven, and now maintains a multidisciplinary studio between Portland, Oregon and New York City.
soft-geometry is a design studio creating collectible furniture and home objects around a central theme of softness. Inspired by the rich, diverse object culture and craft traditions of India, their objects are predominantly handmade, bridging traditional and modern ways of making and seeing.
Sara Ekua Todd is a ceramic artist raised in Belgium and now based in Los Angeles. Her functional clayware exhibits a reverence for shape and surface — and is often bursting with juicy color. Her work has been exhibited at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles and stocked in stores including Dover Street Market, Clare V and Yowie.
Columbus, Ohio-based Lalese Stamps, the founder of Lolly Lolly Ceramics, produces functional clayware that doesn’t skimp on personality. In 2019, the ceramicist embarked on a challenge: creating a mug with a different handle every day for 100 days — a project that gave birth to the mugs she now offers at Dims.
Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 1999 and founded his own design studio in Tokyo in 2008. His studio emphasizes a trial-and-error-based development process, where functions and structures are tested directly in handmade models.