Although you probably haven’t heard of these designers before, these three artists across the country create things ranging from upholstered furniture and ceramic decorative objects to shag pillows and woven rugs. Their designs feature interesting shapes, sustainable materials, and they’re unique. You’ll want to start following these three artists.
Elise McMahon of design studio Likeminded Objects is inspired by all things nature. Her colorful designs are inventive and she uses recycled materials such as fast-fashion waste and old car parts. “Caring about the earth should just be a part of, I feel like, every designer’s practice,” she told Clever. Her collection for UO x Clever features chairs upholstered with bleached denim from discarded blue jeans and her pieces move easily with you.
This designer’s work is the definition of fun. After quitting his office job, he decided to open up an independent studio at his friend’s ceramics company. He currently works with ceramics, foam, and fiberglass to make art and home goods that are bright and bold with soft textures. He’s inspired by 70s cookbooks (even the disgusting microwave meals) and construction books.
Katherine Entis of Soft Century creates rugs, throws, and other textiles that look like fine art, but are cozy enough to snuggle up on. She mixes traditional weaving methods with modern design for a trendy product. Influenced by fine art and digital art worlds, her mother is a painter and her father designs video games. For her throws, she works with artisans in Mexico and after visiting their workshops and seeing the tapestries, she created an entire collection inspired by their work.