Based in Brooklyn, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio designs products and spaces imbued with 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.
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.
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.
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 his native 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.