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The 2019 American Design Hot List, Part I

Today we announced our seventh annual American Design Hot List, Sight Unseen’s annual editorial award for the 20 names to know now in American design. We’re devoting an entire week to interviews with the honorees — get to know the first four Hot List designers after the jump.
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Week of January 6, 2020

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A hip new hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Maarten Baas does dishware, and a Paul Rudolph original gets reissued in all its overly-elaborate glory (above).
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The Most Epic New Furniture Collection We Spotted At ICFF

If you didn't know that New York designer Anna Karlin had a background in set design, you might have guessed from this latest batch of photographs, showcasing the collection she just launched at ICFF in an appropriately brooding setting. Full of luxurious, sculptural pieces of lighting and furniture, the latest collection showcases Karlin’s interest in constantly tinkering with different mediums, as the pieces move from blown glass and carved marble works to larger endeavors like cast bronze, wooden and metal sculptures that hang suspended off a wall-mounted peg rack.
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Meet Three (More) Rising Stars Defining the Greek Design Scene

To work in Athens in 2020 is to work in a city that is both global — and, as such, ripe with opportunities for cross-border collaborations — but also very particular. Whether focusing on local problems with global impact, like the Greek capital’s distinct lack of recycling facilities, or creating collective arts organizations, making of any kind here is always situated within a local context. To get a glimpse into the growing Greek design scene, we recently caught up with three of the country's most exciting young talents.
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This Athens Studio Is an Imaginative Oasis Full of Light

The workspace of Greek designers Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis — founders of the acclaimed architecture firm LOT and its smaller, experiment-driven sibling studio, Objects of Common Interest — is located in a landmark theater building in the center of Athens. As might be expected of a neoclassical space, the 1,075 square-foot studio has the elegant air of the old-fashioned. But tucked into its molded corners and fastened to its expansive white walls are small, vibrant anomalies.
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Week of December 16, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A new decade may be dawning, but some trends might last all the way 'til the next one, including terrazzo (shown here in new vases), arches (in three different interiors), and a new favorite entrant — recessed shelves!
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Two Berlin Artists, On View at a Café Where Brunch Meets Brutalism

The definition of gallery keeps expanding, and perhaps our favorite new entry is the mezzanine of the year-old café Baldon, located inside architect Arno Brandlhuber’s terraced, brutalist Lobe Block building in the Wedding neighborhood of Berlin. On view until the end of the month is a show that combines two artists of recent interest — Kim Bartelt, whose home and studio we featured here earlier this fall, and Yellow Nose, a Berlin-based studio founded in 2017 by two Taiwanese architects, Hsin-Ying Ho and Kai-Ming Tung.
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Week of December 9, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week, an exemplary #StickofButter interior, marble and travertine porn, a drama-filled office interior (above) and one more — excellent — New York holiday pop-up.
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