The Top 10 Designs and Products of 2017

From Florence Knoll–inspired textiles to innovative 3D-printed objects, this year demonstrated the breadth and depth of contemporary design.
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Objects of Common Interest Debuts Its New Josef Albers–Inspired Collection: Dubbed “Relativity of Color,” the tableware collection goes on view at the studio’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Click for more.

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at this year’s biggest and best stories: from new buildings to controversies, interiors, products, and beyond. Enjoy the list below, but be sure to find our other “Top 10” lists here as they come online running up to December 31, 2017.


In 2017, design seemed to look forward without forgetting its history, as the presence of Josef Albers and Florence Knoll on our list attests. Moreover, great design happened at all scales of production, with giants like Adidas and small start-ups like Detroit-based Floyd producing exciting new designs.

Categories: Design, Furniture, Industrial Design, Lighting, Makers, Textiles