Taking cues from Ambiente, one of our favorite international trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, we’ve rounded up a must list of both established and up-and-coming lifestyle brands from around the globe. These visionary companies offer a diverse and boundlessly creative approach to everyday living, the sort of stuff that makes art out of function. Keep scrolling to shop our picks from the brands that will be all the rage this year.
Established by designer Mia Dela in 2004, Danish design store Sebra produces furniture, bedding, and accessories for kids. From chic cribs to ombré crochet home goods, the selection features soft, ethereal colors and clean silhouettes in beautiful pastel hues.
Family-owned company Zanat has maintained a history of Bosnian Konjic–style woodcarving since 1927, turning out cultured pieces for generations. Its designs echo both a modern design and a rich tradition and seamlessly join impeccable craftsmanship with a spirited contemporary voice.
The lifestyle spinoff Umbra Shift collaborates with both established and up-and-coming artists to produce passionately designed, personal objects for the home. You’ll find elevated basics with an impeccably streamlined, forward-thinking aesthetic. It’s perfect gift fodder for the artists in your life.
Located in Eindhoven, Netherlands, distinctive studio Studio Floris Wubben creates beautiful works of art with a natural theme. Often using organic materials reimagined into functional objects, the workshop creates both cutting-edge products and sculptural works of art. When the two modalities dovetail, it’s a seamless expression of form and function.
Studio Foris Wubben Globe Pendant Lamp (price upon request)
Studio Floris Wubben Hammered Bowl (price upon request)
Studio Floris Wubben Pressed Ceramic Vases (price upon request)
On our radar for unique gifts, Menu consistently collaborates with innovative designers to create simple, ingenious objects. The self-described “crisp Scandinavian” aesthetic features consistently chic silhouettes with high functionality and minimal fuss.
Started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, the brand Iittala has diversified to produce a line of creative, beautiful objects for the home. You’ll find everything from furniture to tableware designed with a clean and transitional voice that is equal parts timeless and progressive.
Moroso and Diesel teamed up to create a laid-back, modern furniture collection full of soulful, original detail and distinctive designs. Featuring army-green canvas chairs and leather strap detailing, the lifestyle pieces embody the same easygoing sense of cool that’s signature to the label.
Diesel Living With Moroso Strapped Chair (price upon request)
Diesel Living With Moroso My Moon My Mirror Table (price upon request)
Based in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, Dana Bechert designs and creates unique ceramic pieces from tabletop items to planters, all embellished with whimsical handwrought detail and hand-painted geometric prints. Her clever juxtaposition of raw, organic form with sharp line work is effortlessly chic in all its masculine/feminine tension.
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