American Design Hot List 2023
In Common With
New York, incommonwith.com
Since In Common With made our Hot List back in 2018, some things have not changed, like the fact that founders Felicia Hung and Nick Ozemba still make modular, customizable light fixtures in partnership with glassblowers, ceramicists, and metalsmiths that often emphasize the textures of handicraft. What has changed is their roster, which since grew to encompass two incredible ceramic lighting collaborations with Danny Kaplan, in 2020 and 2022, and a floral-inspired glass fixture collection developed with Sophie Lou Jacobsen that, when it launched last year, blew minds everywhere.
What is American design to you, and what excites you about it?
American design is ever-evolving. It doesn’t have a defined aesthetic; it has an attitude, energy, and heart. It’s autonomous and ambitious.
What are your plans and highlights for the upcoming year?
We’re finishing the final construction phase for our Gowanus studio, adding another 1,000 square feet of space and growing our team. On the design side of things, we’ll be releasing new product lines in the spring and fall, ranging from outdoor lighting, workplace, and our first line of furniture.
What inspires or informs your work in general?
Materials and production techniques. The history of interior, furniture, and lighting design. Collaboration. Kindness. Problem solving.
PHOTOS BY WILLIAM JESS LAIRD, CLEMENT PASCAL, AND MAX BURKHALTER