The American Design Hot List with DWR, 2014

First launched in 2013, Sight Unseen’s annual American Design Hot List is an unapologetically subjective editorial award for the 20 names to know in American design. The award acts as Sight Unseen’s guide to the emerging and mid-career talents influencing the American design landscape in any given year — past honorees have included Fort Standard, hOme, RO/LU, and Bec Brittain — and serves as a critical resource for industry professionals and enthusiasts. In 2014, Design Within Reach recognized the relevance of the Hot List’s mission to its own, and signed on as a partner, allowing Sight Unseen to devote a full week’s worth of coverage to that year’s winners.