A country as vast as the United States is bound to offer a wide array of interior design brands and, with the country becoming an increasingly well-respected authority, the industry’s attention is turning to the names making noise across the Atlantic. Whilst its accessories brands have been a favourite for many years, nowadays even its furniture brands are now gaining traction – showing promise of being some of the most exciting in the business. Here’s our round up of 10 of the names you need to be aware of.

AERIN

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Would you expect anything less of Estée Lauder’s granddaughter, New York socialite and longtime cosmetics businesswoman, than a lifestyle brand with more class than you can shake a stick at?

Aerin Lauder fills the collections of her eponymous brand – founded in 2012 – with pretty accessories inspired by childhood years in Vienna, her love of art and a chic style sensibility.

Tried and true vases, jewellery boxes, trays and photo frames designs are reimagined each season in beautiful new finishes and hues. Shagreen in pastel hues complements tortoiseshell lighting and everything is gold-rimmed harking back to Estée’s belief that gold was the perfect “modern neutral”.

Autumn/Winter 2016 sees the introduction of delicate crystal lighting and a timeless grey colour palette.

Read the full brand story here.

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Michael Aram

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Artist-maker Michael Aram might base his luxury homeware brand out of New York’s trendy Chelsea district but his brand is all soul. Having worked (and lived part-time) in India for the better part of three decades, Michael has successfully tapped into the country’s rich craftsmanship heritage, keeping it alive and well for the modern interior design enthusiast.

One end of the spectrum, there are handcrafted metal serveware, covered with pretty butterfly-like ginkgo leaves, and bathroom trinkets with woven palm motifs; on the other, there are moody Joshua tree inspired vases and stylised rock finishes.

Not only are Michael’s wares special but his business ethic is admirable. He directly employs 230 craftspeople in his own workshop in India. The personal touch is so much of what makes this brand tick.

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Jonathan Adler

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Starting as a pottery brand, Jonathan Adler’s fame might seem surprising to some but a humble ceramic brand this is not. A major Barneys buyout in 1993 put Jonathan Adler on the map as home owners went wild for its zany patterns, unique silhouettes and irreverent colour combinations.

Nowadays the brand also offers furniture, cushions, lighting and dining.

His iconic all white, matte pottery has become a favourite amongst interior designers for its quirky minimalism. Subjects range from stylised menagerie animals to multi-faced Picasso-like and risqué body parts. Carnival tent stripes and hypnotic malachite patterns bedeck other pieces. Cushions revive embroidery from the 1970s and lighting follows suit with countless Space Age references.

Acrylic furniture, 1960s shapes and Chinoiserie designs – with equal doses of Hollywood Regency and Mid-century modern style – make up the brand’s furniture collection.

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Arteriors

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Speaking of designer favourites, Arteriors is a regular in the little black books of the industry’s best and the world’s top celebrities. (One might spot a few key pieces from the brand’s catalogue in the homes of A-listers Jessica Alba, Kendall Jenner and Ivanka Trump.)

What’s its USP? Sculptural lighting which ranges from industrial chic to marine inspired, tables which take their style aesthetic from iconic twentieth century designs and Brutalist wall sculptures à la Mark Weinstein and Curtis Jere.

For a personal look, curate an edit of the brand’s unique decor pieces and layer in a shelving unit with a selection of your favourite books and mementoes. Or go all out with one of its eye-catching sputnik lights.

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L’Objet

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Any luxury interior worth its salt will have at least one piece (if not several pieces) from L’Objet’s extensive catalogue.

Vibrant cobalt blue porcelain is enhanced by delicate gold flecks, encrusted table jewels come in the shape of charming turtles and pine cones and tableware is elevated a thousand times, making laying the table an event as important as the dinner itself.

Beauty and innovation aside, the quality of the brand’s products speak for themselves with flawless finishes and gift worthy packaging.

Founder and interior designer Elad Yifrach created the brand back in 2004 “in order to pursue [his] passion for beautiful things”, he sold his first collection to Bergdorf Goodmans and the rest is history.

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Calvin Klein Rugs

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Not an unfamiliar name in the sartorial world and an equally worthy one in the interiors, Calvin Klein’s understanding of materials, colours and textures translates well to its rug collection which are renowned for their relaxed but luxurious beauty.

Visual textures (artistic watercolours and smart geometrics to name a few) and actual textures such as cowhides and distressed finishes set the collection apart as does its earthy colour palettes which speaks of low-key sophistication.

The designs impress with their ultra-luxe silken feel created through combining Luxcelle with superior New Zealand wool.

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RabLabs

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Capitalising on the design world’s love of agate and other organic minerals, New York-based designer Anna Rabinowicz’s catalogue wows thanks to the inherent natural beauty of her raw material.

Utilising sometime imperfect, always beautiful semiprecious gems, Anna champions one of life’s rarely remembered truths – that there is beauty in imperfection.

RabLabs’ collection of no-two-alike designs – from coasters to serving trays and cheese plates to objets – is colourful (but in a captivating way), intriguing and fun.

Palettes range from pastels to jewel tones and slicks of gold and silver trim the edges of most designs giving them a luxe finish.


 

Visual Comfort

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Easily one of the most featured lighting brands in the interior industry, Visual Comfort specialises in a classic contemporary aesthetic which suits elegant interiors.

Its wide offering spans ceramic gourds, aged iron cages, crystal obelisks and alabaster ceiling pendants.

Making the case for flush ceiling mounts and tiered crystal chandeliers, the brand’s core designs skew classical in their styling but recent collaborations with forward-thinking designers have resulted in some of the market’s most exciting light designs.

Collaborations with designers Kelly Wearstler, Michael S. Smith, Alexa Hampton and Barbara Barry as well as brands Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade secure its place as one of the most reputable lighting brands around.

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Kelly Wearstler

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The Maximalist gods shouted for joy when interior designer Kelly Wearstler went into the production business.

For years, her unabashedly eccentric furniture designs characterised her interior projects. Stools embellished with randomly scattered, coloured minerals, armchairs covered in long goat hair and fractured glass tables are the essential Kelly Wearstler arsenal.

Now her style is available to buy in the form of striped marble and perforated metal furniture, monolithic heads and heavily patterned tableware.

A new lighting range for Visual Comfort is set to arrive at LuxDeco.com Autumn/Winter 2016 featuring all of Kelly’s trademarks – mounted crystals, modern marble and geometric forms.


 

John-Richard

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The best for grown up accessorising, John-Richard’s catalogue is replete with designs from classic sources. Delicate intaglios, reactive glaze vases and delicate coral sculptures designed make any space instantly more sophisticated are just a few of the looks offers by this Mississippi-based company.

In its three decades of experience, the brand has turned to the aesthetics of renowned design styles like Art Deco, Greek Revival and ancient Chinese dynasties to build up a repertoire of subtly inspired pieces. Greek obelisks materialise in glamorous crystal, lacquered boxes are adorned with rock crystals and gestural swirls are fashioned into striking sculptures.

The original company was founded to supplement its retail furniture operations – at the time, one of the largest in its area – but it has proven itself worthy in all respects.

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