Dylan Davis and Jean Lee founded their Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio in 2010. Though their products encompass everything from furniture and decorative objects to jewelry and lighting, every piece is conceived via curiosity and exploration. I’m wild about their current collection—the Maru/Mirage Series—though it’s hard not to be enamored with each and every piece they create be it a super streamlined copper, wood, and felt chair or a wind chime made of metal tubes and broken ceramics.
The duo aim to pair materiality with function and do so through experimentation. They studied Industrial Design at the University of Washington, and both worked as designers and engineers before the inception of their company. L&G’s products are thought-out and serve their purpose, of course, but they’re also spare in design and aesthetically pleasing. They make the type of home objects that will undoubtedly beg the question, “Where did you get that?” Thus, I’m decreeing them one of the most exciting new product and furniture design companies around. Check out more of their work here.