Leave it to designers – of products, interiors, furniture and graphics – to transform a social media platform into a home for beautifully curated mood boards. For a more inspiring feed, follow these designers on Instagram.
1 Jimenez Lai
The Bureau Spectacular founder provides inside looks at the firm’s work, alongside snaps of art exhibits, friends and expressions of genuine, youthful excitement about new projects and opportunities.
2 Jaime Hayon
The tone of the prolific designer’s Instagram account is as playful as his work. Emojis and exclamation marks abound.
The Toronto design duo share just as many project updates as they do sources of design inspiration, providing an interesting look at their tastes and interests.
4 Patricia Urquiola
Live vicariously through Urquiola with her casual, personable snapshots of a life well-travelled. In one image, she’s admiring grafitti in Portland; a few shots later, she’s at a dinner celebrating the reopening of London’s Design Museum.
5 Yinka Ilori
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Ilori, a young London artist who specializes in upcycled chairs inspired by Nigerian traditions. Follow along for fresh perspectives and palpable optimism.
6 Joyce Wang Studio
The luxury interior design firm is new to Instagram but already, their feed is a gorgeous set of 30 or so vignettes, featuring material samples, behind-the-scenes looks at assembly and mood boards.
7 Matali Crasset
The French designer’s work eschews labels and convention; expect her Instagram photos to be similarly and wonderfully diverse.
8 Yves Behar
The Swiss designer and entrepreneur seems to have a hand in dozens of wildly different projects at any given time – as proven by his personal Instagram account, which recaps everything from robotic cribs to co-working spaces to colourful personal storage drives.
9 Sebastian Herkner
Herkner, one of Germany’s most exciting design exports, posts frequently. We love his captures of architectural landmarks and new product teasers.
10 Bruce Mau Design
The internationally renowned design studio shows off its incredibly diversified portfolio, including amazing works from its huge archive.