19 AAPI and Asian-Owned Home Brands Destined to Become New Favorites

updated Jun 1, 2023
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Get ready for an exhilarating spin around the design universe, because just in time for Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month, we’ve rounded up our favorite AAPI and Asian-owned design brands to shop now and forever. There’s dreamy bedding that feels like a cloud, patio must-haves for those breezy evenings, and even an eco-friendly cleaning brand that’ll make you feel good about doing chores. (In other words, there’s something for every room of the house.) Our advice? Bookmark this page, because we know you won’t be able to get enough of these brands.

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The Sill

The Sill has single-handedly made plant parenthood cool. Founder Eliza Blank launched the direct-to-consumer company with the belief that greenery makes people happy. (Spoiler alert: It really does!) Since its founding in 2012, The Sill has expanded to multiple brick-and-mortar stores across the country, as well as an informative blog to keep your plants in tip-top shape. Whether you're testing out your green thumb for the very first time or want to commit to its monthly subscriptions, you'll want to check out The Sill.

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Society Social

Anyone who's digging the grandeur of grand-centric trends (coastal grandmother or grandmillennial, anyone?) will find a lot to love about Society Social. When Roxy Te Owens founded the company in 2011, she offered six beautiful bar carts. A decade later, Society Social has become a one-stop-shop with a bunch of different categories to peruse: dinnerware, pillows, wallpaper, lamps, and more. But, no matter how big Society Social gets, the company stays dedicated to creating high-quality pieces at a fair, affordable price. (Fun fact: Te Owens grew up in her family's furniture factory, so it's safe to say great design is in her DNA.)

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The kitchen may be the heart and stomach of your home, but one that's overflowing with cooking tools is downright stressful. That's where Material comes in. Co-founders Eunice Byun and Dave Nguyen streamlined the kitchen shopping process, creating high-quality essentials. Since debuting with its cooking tool sets, Material has rolled out cutting boards, pans, and dishes.

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Lulu and Georgia

Want to give your space an Insta-worthy edge? Eny Lee Parker has you covered. The Georgia-based designer, who has her own line as well as a new collab with Lulu & Georgia, focuses on creating objects that have a hint of humanity and an element of fun. So, whether you're looking for a squiggly bouclé bench or a simple vase, your space will get transformed with a major "wow" factor.

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Our Place
was $150.00

There’s a lot more to Our Place than its ultra-popular Always Pan. After stints at the Malala Fund and NOW Ventures, co-founder Shiza Shahid wanted to make cookware and dinnerware that people were actually excited to use — and share with their loved ones. Community has always been at the center of Our Place’s ethos, and they regularly team up with local organizations to create system-based changes in their neighborhoods. The fact that its wares are undeniably gorgeous is the cherry on the top.

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Thanks to Sabai, it’s possible to buy beautiful (and sustainable!) furniture for a fair, affordable price. When co-founders Caitlin Ellen and Phantila Phataraprasit founded the direct-to-consumer company a few years ago, they knew that curation was key. Not only did the brand launch with a curated inventory — Sabai currently sells a sectional, sofa, loveseat, and ottoman — but they also selected the finest and most eco-friendly materials. All of this minus the sticker shock? Your wallet and Mother Nature will approve.

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Sunday Club

Burn those Sunday scaries away with a candle from Sunday Club. Founder Alice Chen has a knack for creating gorgeous candles that appeal to all of the senses. Add one to your cart, and be prepared to fall in love with the cool labels, fragrant scents, and wooden wick.

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Whether you're still working remotely or want to zhuzh up your cubicle, Grovemade's office essentials are poised to make your nine to five grind a little more stylish. The brand’s selection of stands, pads, and catchall trays are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. Translation? With the help of these accessories, your desk will be just as special as the work you do there.

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Krane Home

No home is complete without small, thoughtful touches. That's where Krane Home comes in. Sharon Lee, a Korean-American fine artist and interior designer, has reimagined her gorgeous pieces into luxury home accessories. From wallpaper repeats, to fabric swatches, to throw pillows, Lee's wares will add a little extra personality to your space — all while being a total compliment magnet.

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was $7200.00

Summer is right around the corner, so if you haven't already thought about upgrading your outdoor space, now's a good time to do so. Outer founders Jiake Liu and Terry Lin created their patio furniture brand to be smart, stylish, and oh-so cozy. Not only does Outer use weather-resistant materials and memory foam cushioning, but each piece has built-in covers to protect your seat from the elements.

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Stori Modern

Looking for patio furniture that has an interior designer's seal of approval? Meet Stori Modern, which was founded by designer Jean Liu. Equal parts pretty and practical, Liu has dreamt up some gorgeous conversation sets and dining tables made in an assortment of weather-resistant materials. (Think: Sunbrella upholstery, iron, aluminum, and more.) Just imagine enjoying dinner al fresco with this colorful bistro set.

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Life's smallest moments can be packed with color and personality; you just need to know where to look — or rather, where to shop. Husband-wife duo Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung founded Poketo in 2003 to bring some art and design into the everyday. (Fun fact: The name Poketo was inspired by Myung's Korean grandmother.) With groovy desk organizers, smile-inducing coasters, and pigment-packed drinkware, it's safe to say they achieved their goal with flying colors.

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Think of Shane Monson's Onsen as the ultimate melting pot. The brand uses Supima cotton sourced from the United States to create towels, washcloths, and robes that honor Japan's form-meets-function aesthetic. (Case in point: This towel bundle, which has a minimalist waffle weave that provides maximum water absorption.) As a result, that post-shower routine looks and feels so good.

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was $195.00

The average person spends a third of their life in bed, and if you want to make your slumber even better, Elle Liu's Eucalypso has you covered. The magic lies in its TENCEL Lyocell fibers, which are derived from sustainable wood sources including eucalyptus wood pulp. They're silky smooth, ultra-breathable , and temperature-regulating — exactly what sweet dreams should be made of.

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Need some reinforcements to catch some zzz's? Luna makes weighted blankets to recreate the sensation of a warm hug — not to mention helping you fall and stay asleep in the process. By now, many brands make weighted blankets; however, Luna reimagined the sleep essential in everything from a plush sherpa to cooling fibers. (Translation: There's bound to be a weighted blanket to match your needs.)

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Since no bedspread is complete without a good pillow, complete your setup with WAVY's offerings. Simply put, the brand's pillows tick off all the boxes. A mesh layer that's super breathable and machine-washable? Check. Adaptive support that works with your body? Check. In fact, there's even a pillow for side sleepers so you can rest easy.

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Hawkins New York

When you think about ceramics, you probably envision vases and plates. But at SIN Ceramics? Virginia Sin proves that ceramics know no bounds. The Brooklyn-based artist brings her cool touch to everything from mirrors to wall hooks. That said, Sin has certainly mastered the basics — its paper porcelain plates are used at top-of-the-line restaurants like Eleven Madison Park.

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The Container Store

Marie Kondo might be known for her joy-sparking tidying tactics, but it turns out she also has a line of storage bins, baskets, and containers, which you can shop on her site or at The Container Store. So whether you want somewhere to stow almond flour and brown sugar or are looking to make the most of your closet, know that yes, it is possible to stay organize in style.

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Decorating your home is only half the battle; it's important to keep your space clean, too. The good news is that Blueland isn't just about scrubbing away the dirt in your home, but also scrubbing away the plastic waste. Swap your arsenal of plastic cleaning product bottles with the brand's reusable ones, which are filled with powerful cleaners mixed from tiny, planet-friendly tablets. Though Blueland launched with a trio of cleaners, it's since expanded into a bevy of categories such as hand soaps and laundry detergents.