Since the 2008 recession, we’ve seen an increase in artisan work, pushed on by the DIY movement and sites like Etsy that provide a platform for makers. Although the conomy has since bounced back, we aren’t seeing a move away from artisan work. It
makes sense: Artisans provide us with unique products that are individualistic. “One size fits all”
is no longer ideal. Instead, clients want to showcase their unique personalities and locales.
Manufacturers are taking notice. In a competitive industry, they look to push themselves
over the edge with new and innovative design thinking. And sometimes that means looking
outside of traditional markets, as is the case of Wolf-Gordon’s newest collection, SO GOOD,
with design studio Me and General (Product Collaboration, p. 56). The wallcovering and
textile company teamed up with the multidisciplinary design studio to push itself toward new
themes within the wallcovering world, the result being bold, yet refreshingly simple. Trust me,
you’re going to love what they’ve come up with.
We’re also excited to potentially introduce you to new-to-you designers. Here at
interiors+sources, we pride ourselves in seeking out those you may not have heard of before,
as seen with our Maker Monday series online.
Such is the case with Atlanta-based furniture manufacturer Skylar Morgan, who creates
beautiful handcrafted furnishings (Product Q+A, p. 50). The studio’s sophistication and stature
are ideal for hospitality or office spaces looking for something new.
Peg Woodworking is another I hope you love (Product Inspiration, p. 60). I first came
across Kate Casey during Brooklyn Designs in 2016, and I’ve been following her work ever
since. Her designs are fun and sculptural, and her Instagram account has just a hint of
sarcasm (and cats), which I adore.
With our Artisan Issue, I hope every page offers you new information and inspiring
designs that you can put to use when creating unique interiors.
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editorial | By Kadie Yale