1 MAISON ARABELLA
WHO? Interior designfirm headed up byArabella Bassadone.London-based but withglobal ambitions and aninternational client base.
WE LOVE The studio’sdebut Objet collection.Think, sleek, standoutpieces – from furniture through to softfurnishings – with a focus on craftsmanship and function. A two-part coffee table in resin and solid brass and the small but perfectly formed Stool Objet have shotto the top of ourSS20 wishlist.
2 CHILD STUDIO
WHO? With the nowInsta-famous interior ofthe Humble Pizza café inChelsea to their name,Taiwanese furnituredesigner Chieh Huang andRussian architect AlexeyKostikov of Child Studio may need no introduction.The duo work across spatial design, furniture, photography and video
WE LOVE Their nostalgic approach; the Millennial-pink Humble Pizza took its cue from Fifties Formica-clad diners. We expect a rug collection, dropping in 2020, to be just as good.
3 KIN & COMPANY
WHO? Launched in 2017, cousins Joseph Vidich and Kira de Paola have become regulars on ‘ones to watch’ lists, with the Brooklyn-based furniture designers receiving a nomination for Maison & Objet’s prestigious Rising Talent award in 2019 – a reliable indicator that big things are yet to come.
WE LOVE Their playful sense of shape, usingthe overlapping circles, arcs and planes of Russian Constructivism to surprise and subvert on coffee tables, shelves, mirrors and mobiles.
WHO? Take Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, co-founders of Yabu Pushelberg – the design agency behind some of New York’s most prestigious hotels – add in Yuichiro Hori, founder of furniture label Stellar Works, and you get Departo, a new lifestyle and accessories brand causing waves from across the pond.
WE LOVE Its pursuitof truly timeless design, creating ‘essential’ pieces (think folding chairs, trestle tables, linen place mats and glasses) in a perennially popular palette of soft greys, khaki and cream. Stay tuned for the UK launch later in the year.
WHO? Having honed his eye during stints designing for Bethan Laura Wood and Faye Toogood, this Central Saint Martins alumni is putting agricultural waste materials firmlyin the style spotlight.
WE LOVE His distinctive Totomoxtle material – a veneer made using the husks of endangered heirloom corn fromhis native Mexico.Easy on the eye thanks to a marquetry-effect surface and dappled purples and creams, this forward-thinking material also helpsto generate incomefor local farmers and preserve biodiversity, meaning that there’s both brains andbeauty at work here.
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