Identifying promising young and emerging designers is always a challenge. The designers we’ve selected here—whether architects, interior designers, or decorators—reflect the diversity of current practice. Some are up-and-comers, like Alexia Kondylis and Brian Callahan in New York, or Melissa Kleve, with the Eva Maddox office in Chicago. Others are developing a mature body of work. Take a look at the tropical modernism of Luis Pons, Icrave’s latest club in New York, or the teamwork of L.A.-based Commune. This fresh crop of talent has distinctive traits, but all have one thing in common: they see no boundaries or limitations.
Thanks to Brooke Hodge, Lovejoy Duryea, Shashi Caan, and Betsy S. Gabb for nominating candidates.