Max Lipsey (2012)
The American who worked for Maarten Baas has had a furious rise to the top of the young designer scene in the past several years, mixing industrial processes with an artful application of color and material detail. Case in point: 2014's Accacio lounge for Cappellini, which was introduced at the 2014 Milan furniture fair.
Philippe Malouin (2013)
Canadian Malouin, who attended Design Academy Eindhoven and later worked for Hermès, has produced lighting, a gridded series of gold cages, for Roll & Hill, an overstuffed foam chair for Established & Sons (shown), and pieces for Umbra Shift.
Simon Key Bertman (2014)
Stockholm-based textile designer Simon Key Bertman is known for his chunky woven patterns inspired by optical patterns. His Loom Throw knit blankets were recently picked up by Muuto for their expanded range of homewares.
The three-person Barcelona design studio has maintained its own practice while contributing a series of pieces to American mass retailer CB2.
Vera & Kyte (2014)
The Memphis-inspired due behind Bergen-based Vera & Kyte brought their steel-frame daybed, bright and geometric accessories, and showstopping garment rack to Salone Satellite in Milan, and later, Sight Unseen Offsite during New York City's ICFF.
Pauline Deltour (2013)
The French Konstantin Grcic-protegée broke onto the scene with several seemingly simple industrial design products for the likes of Alessi and Discipline. In 2014 her line of sterling accessories for French luxury purveyor Puiforcat was released (catch it in Dwell's fall 2014 special issue).
Jonah Takagi (2011)
In addition to work-for-hire for Matter Made and Roll & Hill (how many Bluff City pendant lights have you seen in the past four years?), Takagi has struck out on his own with a label called Field that supplies well-crafted for the modern fellow—think streamlined desk accessories and a Japanese toolbox.
Brooklyn design-build firm MADE was founded by three Yale architecture grads. Since they were profiled in Dwell in 2011, the firm has restructured under original partner Ben Bischoff as principal, rebuilt their Red Hook office following Hurricane Sandy, and built and renovated a host of projects around New York City (including one we featured in Dwell's October 2013 issue).
Pia Wüstenberg (2012)
If you haven't seen some iteration of the German-Finnish designer's Stacking Vessel series, upon which she's elaborated using wood, ceramic, glass, and ____, check out the next design fair, local showroom, or Pinterest page—they're everywhere.