As founder of Field + Supply, a modern-day spin on the fairs he loved growing up, designer Brad Ford showcases innovative makers, studios and workshops. “Arts and crafts fairs were my first exposure to design,” says Ford. “I’ve always liked including handmade pieces in my own work. It brings a certain level of soul into the space and adds interest to the narrative.” With his expertise, who better to turn to for a roundup of emerging artisans? Here, Ford shares three artists who should be on your radar.
1. Two Tree Studios | @allisonsamuels
Based in Brooklyn, the studio makes minimalist furniture and decorative objects with a focus on sustainability. In 2020, founder Allison Samuels, launched The Level Up Project, a community resource initiative for those who want to develop skills and professional networks within physical skills-based industries.
2. Johanna Howard Home | @johannahowardhome
Inspired by her native Sweden, Johanna Howard has a beautiful line of home textiles, featuring many colorful geometric designs and gorgeous dip-dyed throws and pillows handcrafted by artisans from around the world.
3. Dzierlenga F+U | @dzierlenga
This female-owned woodshop builds heirloom pieces made by hand predominantly from wood sourced within the Hudson Valley.