14 innovative Western designers

These visionary designers and craftsmen are bringing an indie spirit to mainstream design

Western design boom
Photo by Coral Von Zumwalt

Western design boom

It’s a golden age of creativity in the West, and design innovation is transforming the way we live. That’s thanks in part to these 14 game changers, who are influencing everything from our furniture and lightbulbs to how we interact with words. And they’re doing it all with an edgy, grassroots spirit. As Trina Turk says of moving to California as a young fashion designer, “There are fewer rules about how things should be done. That’s one reason people have been coming [West] for so long.” So pay attention to these innovators. You’ll be seeing a lot of their work.

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