Design's Next Wave: 8 New Brands to Know
With breakout collections ranging from high-end furniture to handmade office supplies, these forward-looking firms from around the globe are reinventing more than just your home decor. Plus: Check out the best design books of the year.
Noble & Wood
This modernist furniture line from British designer Paul Blease, launched in September, is inspired by (and named after) his grandfather, K. Wood, a former cabinetmaker. After working for major kitchen-design companies like Green and Fay, Blease began developing his own line of walnut stools, copper hooks, mirrors, and magazine racks that combine elemental materials like marble and leather with sophisticated, high-gloss production values.