Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign, are thrilled to announce Arielle Assouline-Lichten, founder of Slash Objects as the 2019 recipient of the American Design Honors, an exclusive WantedDesign program, presented with Bernhardt Design.
Launched in 2015, American Design Honors was created by WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, and Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design, to recognize up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. For consideration, candidates must possess a solid body of work, express a unique design language and offer a pioneering new design business model.
Arielle Assouline-Lichten is the founder of Slash Projects, a multidisciplinary design firm in New York whose work spans from digital to physical. Her line of furniture and products, Slash Objects, explores the intersection of materials and form. Using unexpected juxtapositions and thoughtful design, the studio strives to create beautiful pieces with impact. Arielle is interested in design as a way to transform the way people experience the world - by creating tactile stories that reframe our understanding of materials, to the way we conceptualize the space around us. The objects are made using sustainable and long lasting materials, creating chic homewares from raw parts that have been re-worked to achieve a new effect. Slash is rooted in the belief that thoughtful design leads to a better world.