Spotlight: 6 Asian-Pacific American Creatives Refreshing Interior Design
The world of home goods and design is moved by artisans with standout ideas and unique sensibilities. Amplifying the voices of Asian and Pacific creatives is not just necessary — it’s what moves our industry forward. Here are some amazing artists and designers that we’d like to highlight in our homes.
Started by Eliza Blank, The Sill is your destination for potted plants to beautify your space. Gardening was a way that Blank’s mother maintained a connection to her home in the Philippines, so Blank grew up with a green thumb. The Sill has both an online store and a brick and mortar location in Cow Hollow, so you can head out from The Harrison to select your botanicals in person, or browse foliage online and get it delivered!
Cindy Hsu Zell
Cindy Hsu Zell crafts amazing handmade sculptures with mindfully-sourced natural materials. Each piece of her’s is deeply unique, meticulously combining techniques of carving and hand-spinning rope. Zell also collaborates with Alyson Iwamoto on ceramics. Zell’s individual pieces serve as studies on gesture, curves, depth, and weight — and are readily purchasable online.
Syrette Lew’s Brooklyn-based design studio MOVING MOUNTAINS designs whimsical and minimalist furniture that seamlessly integrate into a high-rise interior. Lew’s pieces are typically made to order, but the artist also collaborates with select clients and retailers such as Colony (founded by Jean Line) on unique commissions.
Eny Lee Parker
Georgia-based designer Eny Lee Parker is an artisan of delightfully playful furniture pieces, ceramics and accessories. Lee Parker’s endlessly creative lighting sculptures in particular make for eye-catching sconces and lamps in a modern urban home, like our residences at The Harrison. All pieces are made to order.
Eunice Byun and Dave Nguyen
This Asian-American power duo founded Material when they saw a gap in the market for the kind of kitchenware they were looking for. Dedicated to stylish and functional cookware, Material curates beautiful designs with a minimalist sensibility. Their products are available online or in stock at retailers such as West Elm, Anthropologie and Verishop.
Image: Cindy Hsu Zell