I love always searching for designers who try to go outside the norm, by using different materials, creating products that are multifunctional, or taking their creations a step further than what is expected. I think they are just very inspirational. For example, the designs by Eunsuk Hur are amazing, they can be fashion pieces that can be worn or be used for interior design. They are just so beautiful and unique!!! For this collection called Nomadic Wonderland, Eunsuk Hur used wood, wool felt, and leather. Also, the user has the choice of color, shape and textiles that can be altered as many times as they want, so creating a sustainable product (http://www.eunsukhur.com). Another interesting artist is Maurizio Anzeri who stitches thread into discarded family photographs to create art pieces. I would have never thought of using thread, what a great idea! (http://www.maurizio-anzeri.co.uk).
Also, the designer Deborah Sommers has turned outdoor textiles into something really fun. Her textile banners really change the feeling of an outdoor patio or area making it more alive and creating a certain mood (http://www.dgardencollection.com). And another artist that I really love is Lindsey Adelman, who designs light fixtures. The collection shown here is called the Knotty Bubbles Collection for The Future Perfect Editions. It is a collection of one-off hand-blown glass light fixtures bound and tethered with intricately knotted rope. The barnacle-like forms are rolled in 23k gold. I really the combination of materials used, it looks elegant and modern, but at the same time, she used rope to knot the fixtures together. I just can’t wait to see what new designs these artists will do next year!