5 Black Designers That Should Be On Your Radar
In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating the work of black designers, architects and artisans who are shaping their industries. Read on to learn more about some of the most inspiring black designers working today.
Maggie Holladay founded Claude Home after her experience working in the fashion industry. The born collector arrived in New York City at 18 years old to find her path. Soon after, she was organically inspired to create her IG-based vintage furniture company, Claude Home, as friends and collectors began asking to procure her finds.
Dissatisfied with her experiences buying paint while working as a designer, Gibbons took matters into her own hands last year, launching Clare, a direct-to-consumer startup that puts a user friendly spin on buying paint. As a result, Gibbons has mostly traded in her design schemes for business plans, though her creative eye still goes to good use overseeing styling and branding for Clare.
Founded her New York-based architecture firm and named it Studio 397 after her accomplishment at becoming the 397th black female to achieve licensure in architecture.
Her brand that is Tactile Matter, is a combination of ceramics, illustration, textiles and fun. Full of coastal vibes and color, Kenesha’s work spans many mediums and collaborations.
Founder of High Desert Studio, color and texture are Nicole’s day-long obsessions and what inspires her work as both an artist and interior designer.