13 Millennial-Founded Design Brands We Can’t Get Enough Of

published Aug 7, 2018
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Millennials get a bad rap for being lousy guests, awful neighbors, and incapable of doing anything beyond taking a selfie or making avocado toast. But in reality? They’re not as bad as they’re cracked up to be—and happen to know a thing or two about design.

Over the past few years, millennials have been launching design brands that are affordable, transparent, and ridiculously stylish. From candles to bedding and everything in between, here are 13 brands we love, all founded by millennials.

Wife duo Jocelyn and Alaina Young Drew sell beautiful candles for under $30. Best of all, each scent is named after Old Hollywood starlets like Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland.

You can never have too many candles in your life, which is why you’ll also love Otherland. Founder Abigail Cook Stone’s summer collection is giving us major Memphis Design vibes.

Interior designer Nicole Gibbons is bringing her millennial touch to the paint industry. Clare has peel-and-stick swatches and a special algorithm to help you find the perfect shade. Genius!

From $59 per room. (Image credit: Modsy)

Want to hit the refresh button on your space? Modsy makes 3D layouts of your room with pieces from West Elm, CB2, Wayfair, and more.

Gorgeous, handmade rugs at a fair, transparent price? Revival Rugs has “millennial” written all over it.

Founder Christina Bryant works with artisans from all around the world to bring a slice of wanderlust to your space.

If Rauschenbergs and Rembrants are out of your price range, check out Absolut Art, which features a curated collection of emerging (and affordable!) artists.

Made of Indian linen, this geometric pillow will add a stylish flair to any couch.

At In The Pursuit, former design editors Cara Gibbs and Jesse Bratter use their discerning eye to shine the spotlight on talented artisans. Expect to find artisanal snacks, cool tabletop accessories, and more.

Quality furniture shouldn’t have to cost you a small fortune. Thanks to Campaign, it doesn’t have to.

Organization has never looked so good.

Did you know 40 percent of Americans prefer to sleep without a top sheet? At Parachute, you can buy sheet bundles with or without one.

Whether wallpaper or bedding, Brooklyn-based Rebecca Atwood is a complete pattern pro.