The Independent Design Guide

Laura Houseley

The availability of high design at affordable prices has created a new generation of consumers who are looking for unusual and one-of-a-kind objects.

A growing collector’s market has fueled the interest in young, emerging designers, whose work has become highly sought after, and galleries are opening everywhere to help meet this new demand. This is the first publication to present these recently discovered talents and their creations. The focus is on pieces that are produced locally or by designer-makers who do not yet have international distribution.


A comprehensive review of innovative emerging design trends.

— Reference and Research Book News

Original, unusual, contemporary, deconstructive, and functional. Will inspire creativity and motivate readers to expand their imagination

— School Arts Magazine


Laura Houseley


A former senior editor at Wallpaper* magazine, Laura Houseley contributes to Tank, The Financial Times, Arena Homme, and other publications. She lives in England.