Our 2016 Honorees


It’s that time of year again! Today, we’re pleased to announce the honorees of our fourth annual American Design Hot List — an unapologetically subjective editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design. The list acts as Sight Unseen’s guide to those emerging and mid-career talents influencing the design landscape in any given year, whether through standout launches, must-see exhibitions, or just our innate sense that they’re ones to watch. We’ll be devoting the entire upcoming week to interviews with and social media coverage of our 2016 honorees, and e hope you’ll follow along! You can also check out past winners on our brand new American Design Hot List page, which will serve as an ongoing resource for those who want to learn more about the American design scene. We’ll be adding 2016’s honorees throughout the week.

The 2016 American Design Hot List is presented in partnership with Herman Miller, a company known for working with burgeoning design practices to create industrial design classics — they’ve collaborated with everyone from Ray and Charles Eames to Yves Béhar to new talents like Leon Ransmeier and Todd Bracher, in order to explore purposeful solutions for modern living. Herman Miller is supporting the American Design Hot List because they believe that talents such as our honorees provide a new lens through which to view emerging design challenges, and we couldn’t agree more. Be sure to follow Herman Miller on Instagram and stay tuned for additional coverage.

Meanwhile, without further ado, the 2016 honorees are…

Ana Kraš
Bari Ziperstein
Bianco Light & Space
Brendan Timmins
Charlap Hyman & Herrero
Christopher Stuart
Earnest Studio
Fernando Mastrangelo
Jason Miller
Kelly Behun
Rafael de Cardenas / Architecture at Large
Samuel Amoia
Slash Objects
Studio Proba
Wintercheck Factory