Fuel your imagination with our fortnightly edit of creatives and photographers who take Instagram to a whole new level, curated by writer Marcia Veiga. From interior stylists and architects to visionary image-makers, we bring you a curation of global talent that will elevate your feed and inspire your own creative output.

Serban Lonescu, inventor and product designer

 

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Brooklyn-based Romanian artist Serban Lonescu prides himself in blurring the boundary between sculpture and design by creating work that stems from the act of automatic drawing, e.g. doodling. His distinctive style and use of instinct-based gestures create cartoonish shelves, benches and limbs that when pasted together leave Playdoh lovers in awe over their dream furniture.

 

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Lane Walkup, artist

 

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From one cartoonist to another, Lane Walkup manipulates metal wire to weld playful illustrative sculptures that remind us all to have fun. The vibrant creations – constructed at Portland studio – are displayed on her account, and range from ornamental objects to a caricature living room. All give a nod to childhood nostalgia.

 

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Mark Grattan, creative director

 

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After studying at the Pratt Institute – known for its architecture, interior and industrial design programs – fledgeling designer  Mark Grattan settled down in Brooklyn’s Industry City and established VIDIVIXI’s inaugural collection. Grattan named his business after the Latin phrase ‘Vidi Vixi’ meaning, “I saw, I’ve lived”.

 

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Ok Kim, Ottchil furniture designer

 

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Seoul-based artist Ok Kim specialises in sculptural furniture finished with the century-old Korean technique ‘Ottchil’, which utilises sap that seeps out of lacquer trees through cuts to its bark. Kim experiments with painting approaches and storing them in optimal humidity before sanding down to reveal something resembling an abstract impressionist painting. And spending three years learning the practice, she’s proudly keeping her traditions alive with her own range of furniture and objects.

 

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Katie Stout, furniture creator

 

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Seven years out from studying furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design, Katie Stout creates works that she describes as ‘Naive Pop’. Her digital exhibition encourages onlookers to consider how deranged and demented everyday life is – for instance, her coveted series, Girl Lamps, displays the wonders of different body physiques. It conveys a dark irony while having a childlike innocence to its design.

 

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