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Ten accessory designers spotlighted at Look Book by WantedDesign

Promotion: as part of Look Book, a networking event that took place at WantedDesign Manhattan, 10 design studios that specialise in homeware and accessories were presented.

Look Book has occurred annually since 2018 and acts as a networking platform for North American designers and design studios to showcase their products to a broad audience of architects and interior designers.

48 studios were presented at this year's event, which took place from 21 to 23 May 2023 at Manhattan's Javits Center in New York.

We've rounded up ten of the accessory and homeware designers that attended, including a studio producing objects made from a blend of ceramics and fibres, and a brand that creates woollen textiles that appear to have been decorated by paintbrushes.

Pale pastel ceramics on concrete floor

Verre d'Onge

Canadian studio Verre d'Onge blends the complexities of working with glass with the desire to explore abstract forms in its lighting fixtures and decorative objects.

The Montreal-based designers manufacture each piece in-house, allowing unique nuances to result from being both designers and hands-on craftspeople.

Rounded woven rugs laid overlapping on living room floor


Based in Durham, North Carolina, design brand CICIL specialises in the creation of bespoke rugs made from fibres sourced from local farmer cooperatives.

Its rugs are 100 per cent natural and are manufactured without the use of toxic chemicals, synthetic dyes or petroleum-based materials.

Glitch-effect concrete planters

Concrete Poetics

Hand-cast in small batches in its studio in Brooklyn, New York City, Concrete Poetics' concrete accessories presents a contrast between the harshness of the material and the softer influence of the natural world.

The studio's planters, vases, candlestick holders, bowls and vessels share distinctively striated, tiered forms as well as rough-hewn finishes.


Californian design brand JG SWITZER's founder Jessica Switzer Green creates textiles with distinct brushstroke-like patterns made from layers of wool.

Over 20 different types of raw fleece are used to create the fabrics, which are left in their undyed, natural state or dyed using pigments from plants.

Vases made from both woven and shiny materials

Karen Gayle Tinney

Karen Gayle Tinney's eponymous design studio creates homewares that sit at the intersection of fibre and ceramic-based art.

Based in Proctorsville, Vermont, the brand's collections contain wall art, mirrors and vessels that are hand-made, often over the span of several months.

Pink coloured geometric patterned fabrics

Tomma Bloom

Multidisciplinary design studio Tomma Bloom is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and designs textiles and surface coverings for use in residential and commercial interior design schemes.

Room dividers, upholstery fabrics, wallpapers and tiles are all decorated with the brand's carefully delineated patterns made up of vivid, bright colours.

Living area with blue wallpaper

Open Hand Design

Working out of Pasadena, California, artist and textile designer Rachel Deitsch's wallpaper design company Open Hand Design produces playful wall coverings that tap into a sense of curiosity.

The designs feature both geometric patterning and motifs from the natural world.

Elizabeth Lyons Glass

Rochester, New York, is the base of Elizabeth Lyons' eponymous glass studio, where she crafts handmade lighting fixtures, objects and sculptures.

Elizabeth Lyons Glass produces these items based on the idea that a material is most aesthetically appealing when it is in a raw, unfinished state.

C. Greene Studio

C. Greene Studio is a New York City-based studio founded by designer Cindy Greene, which specialises in wall coverings and wallpaper.

The brand takes cues from international and intercultural sources, from ancient hieroglyphics and the iconography of secret societies to travel and mythology.

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Design duo and sisters Ayumi and Miya work out of a studio in Providence, Rhode Island, where they create rugs, baskets and other homewares.

Ayumiya's brand values place emphasis on hand-made manufacturing techniques and the use of natural materials, including wool and kozo fibre.

WantedDesign Manhattan + ICFF took place from 21-23 May 2023 in Manhattan, New York. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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