We're happy to report that mind-blowing, youthful furniture design is alive and well in the States. This year, so many studios and solo artists have introduced pieces in new materials (think coffee and Himalayan salt) and out-of-the-box forms (basketball hoop lights) that could just be tomorrow's trends — and wind up in your own apartment.
Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov are two design experts that know this beat better than anyone. (So much so that we asked them to write for us regularly.) Their website, Sight Unseen, recently released (along with Design Within Reach) a list of the 25 must-watch emerging designers. It's completely subjective and — in our humble opinion — totally, 100% accurate. The list includes makers of everything from lighting to accessories to chairs. Ahead, six of our favorites that we spotted earlier this year and can't get enough of, either. Make notes, and then click over to Sight Unseen for exclusive interviews with the key players.