Bring on the next 50 years. We couldn’t be more excited about the next generation of designers in the West—they’re creative, resilient and ready to take on the world. Here are a few favourites you’ll surely be seeing again in our pages to come.
Alkarim and Majida Devani, RNDSQR (Calgary)
This power duo is totally devoted to community: their gorgeous, multi-use inner-city development projects are designed with families and accessibility in mind.
Henry Sun, Henry Sun Studio (Vancouver)
Industrial designer Henry Sun was WL’s One to Watch for furniture design in our 2020 Designers of the Year awards. He’s breaking down the stigma around flat-packing with build-it-yourself furniture that’s stylish and strong.
Amanda Lwanga, Linger Design Studio (Edmonton)
We love this interior designer’s eclectic looks and the way she empowers her clients—many female professionals, like herself—to live their best lives through bold, functional design.
Julia Mior, Julia Mior Rugs (Vancouver)
We’re hooked on Mior’s hand-tufted rugs and her focus on women’s bodies in her designs. Her work challenges tradition while paying homage to the role women historically played in the textile industry.