Emerging Design


“Design is an art of situations. Designers respond to a need, a problem, a circumstance, that arises in the world. The best work is produced in relation to interesting situations – an open-minded client, a good cause, or great content.”—Ellen Lupton

Emerging designers—those who are up-and-coming and have been changing the face of design since the year 2000—work in a variety of media and methodologies. With a practice spanning ceramics, furniture, and lighting, the Haas Brothers create biomorphic forms while manipulating diverse materials to meet their imagination. Studio Swine travels the globe, developing designs responding to questions of environmental and social sustainability and capturing their process on film. Their work continues to propel the design field forward, sometimes by harnessing the power of new technologies, such as computer-aided manufacturing, or by modernizing studio craft techniques to bolster new experiments in material or process.