Today’s Top Designer Product Launches Are All About Collaboration


From rugs to furniture to lighting, these designer-driven collections set the bar high for the year ahead.


NeKeia “Keia” McSwain is making waves both in interiors and product design. The Denver-based designer teamed up with Ngala Trading—the largest importer of sustainably and ethically sourced home-related offerings from across Africa—on a capsule collection of hand-cut leather lighting designs. The NeKeia Chandelier and the Nairobi Pendants, surrounding McSwain, are all made by artisans in South Africa and offered in 14 different colors.


With notable product collections peppered into their nearly 20 years at the helm of Carrier and Company, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller’s much-anticipated debut with Loloi rugs is off to a strong start. Three distinct collections make up the line, including the handsome Harrison Collection, shown here. The high/low pile dimension and wool-blend texture add interest to the Swedish weave-inspired designs that have universal appeal.


As longtime clients of Colony, a co-op showroom of independent makers, it only made sense for WorkShop/APD principles Matt Berman (seated) and Andrew Kotchen to collaborate with the collective on a series of five stately furniture pieces, including this upholstered Lounge Chair, wood Dining Table and wood-and-leather Dining Chair. With ‘livable modernity’ in mind, the pieces elevate the everyday.


For her first-ever furniture collection, Los Angeles-based interior designer Brigette Romanek joined forces with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for a line of upholstered pieces that check the boxes of function, comfort and high style. The Lucy Sofa and Lucy Daybed, shown here, possess an Art Deco air, while their distinct tube-like cushioning make them particular standouts. The furnishings are all made in North Carolina; both the upholstery and wood finish are customizable.