Flexing on the streets is one thing, but your mom wasn’t wrong when she told you it’s what’s on the inside that counts. How you personalize your space says just as much about you as the sneakers on your feet, and with the line between fashion and decor increasingly being crossed, homeware has never looked so slick.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the interiors brands that should definitely be on your radar, including everything from stylish design juggernauts such as Vitra. and Rick Owens to slick, boutique newcomers such from Tokyo, New York, and even Marrakech.
Whether you’re buying for yourself or seeking the perfect housewarming gift for a design snob, scroll down for some major interior inspiration.
When you think about Morrocan rugs you think ornate patterns and intense bargaining in the Marrakech souks. Founded by Belgian Laurence Leenaert, this Marrakech-based enterprise is a far cry from what you think you know — using North African production and craftsmanship with eye-catching but minimalist designs at extremely reasonable price points.
We’ve been harking on about Bodega Rose’s steezy planters for a minute. The New York City brand is the project of landsape architecture student Olivia Rose, who uses basketballs and iconic sneaker silhouettes as inspiration for concrete and resin plant pots. The brand offers major crossover appeal for the sneakerhead, baller, and botanist within.
There’s a bunch of reasons you’ll know about Vitra. already. From its iconic Swiss campus, it acts as something of an agency for iconic designers — perhaps most notably introducing Charles Eames’ icoinc plastic chair and house bird ornament to the world. Some of our favorite pieces from Vitra. right now, however, are its desktop wooden dolls by Alexander Girard, each hand-painted on solid fir wood carvings.
Rove Concepts is a minimailists dream. Its interiors pieces are about more than just well-designed furniture, but takes into account how it influences our lives day-to-day. Inspired by contemporary Italian and Scandinavian designs, Rove Concepts is commited to long-lasting and exquisite pieces using environmentally-conscious materials of the highest possible grade.
With the aim of redefining what many might consider a “folksy” medium, Bon Ceramics champions modern adaptations of traditional craftsmanship. The relatively new Berlin-based online store offers carefully curated ceramic objects from the best new designers in this field around the world, leading the way in small-scale sustainable production and shipping worldwide using climate-neutral services.
Fashion’s dark lord and his muse wife Michele Lamy are acclaimed for their furniture collections, which debuted in Paris in 2007. The interior accessories are avante-garde and minimalist in dark grey, black and brown hues, much like the designer’s clothing. Coming with the expected high-end price tag, some of the line’s most iconic pieces have used unorthodox materials such as petrified wood and even bone.
At the forefront of Danish minimalism, HAY create’s contemporary furniture, desk accessories and homewares in an instantly recognizable palette. Founded in 2002, its designs are straightforward, functional, and super sleek, offering everything from tonal stackable boxes, egg-timers, and stationery, to tables and chairs.
This made-in-California brand has been on our radar for a hot minute, first catching our eye through their dope sneaker bags made from repurposed U.S. Air Force military parachutes. Focussing on premium artifacts, the brand now creates household items from basketball nets to understated leather floor pillows and elegant valet trays for your nightstand.
With Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL* at its helm, Concrete Objects is a co-project with Jobe Burns exploring brutalist forms through simple but impactful everyday objects. A multifaceted collision of fashion and interiors, you may have even caught the brand’s collaboration with Suicoke on the perfect pair of slides. Its latest drop of resin incense holders, cups, and figures swiftly sold out, but its concrete structures can currently be copped on sale.
Kinto is all about slowing down and finding joy in the home design items you buy. Its Japan-inspired tablewear aims to connect and enrich your life with products that excel both in functionality and aesthetics. The design label is a must for those well-travelled, embracing diverse cultures and lifestyles.
Launched in the UK, Soho Home is the interiors offshoot of exclusive members’ club Soho House, offering boujie homewares to replicate the experience in your own home. Just launched to the U.S. market, the collections comprise everything from super cozy bedframes and linens to one-of-a-kind vintage drinks trolleys, crystal glassware and other key components of a Soho House stay.
The word Tiipoi comes from tiinpai, a three-legged stool which has roots in British colonialism in late 1800s India. Based in London, the interiors label focuses on quality materials, taking everyday items such as vases and glasses and combining them with lesser-known designs from the Indian peninsula. Our favorites include their brutalist concrete tower planters.
Headquartered in Tokyo, MUJI is the Japanese high-street retailer that can streamline pretty much every element of your home life. Its designs are characteristically minimalist and its products have eco-consciousness front-of-mind. Starting with just 40 products in the 1980s, MUJI now sells bed linens, kitchen appliances, and customizable shelving units, as well as cold brew teas and candles.
British designer Tom Dixon specializes in copper, marble and wood home accessories. From metal-cased candle holders to copper-plated modernist cafetieres, sleek glassware, and brushed silver desk accessories, every design is an uncompromisingly stylish addition to your bachelor pad aesthetic.
Do you really need us to give you a background on IKEA? Monopolizing the bed frames and sofas of almost every apartment share, more recently the Swedish interiors juggernaut announced collaborations with LEGO, NASA, luxury fragrance house Byredo, and even OFF-WHITE. Design head Marcus Engman continues to keep the brand relevant, and even after 75 years in the biz, its homewares remain functional, affordable, and dope.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews