Apartment Therapy Announces First Ever Design Changemakers List

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Apartment Therapy teamed up with Samsung to recognize 20 people shaping the design industry.

The leading independent home site Apartment Therapy is excited to announce the company’s first-ever Class of 2020: Design Changemakers to Know In 2020, which recognizes 20 people who are shaping the industry. Apartment Therapy is a go-to destination for tips for real people looking for real-life decor solutions.

According to a recent study, 83% of Apartment Therapy users are constantly looking for design inspiration and the team at Apartment Therapy wanted to highlight people shaping the design world heading into 2020. This curated list ranges from designers to YouTubers, architects to entrepreneurs and more.

The list of 20 design innovators were nominated by various industry veterans such as Jonathan Adler and Emily Henderson, along with the Apartment Therapy team who partnered with Samsung, a brand known for creating smart designs that will continue to drive innovation and help bring the future of design to the forefront. “Superior design is at the core of all innovation at Samsung, so we’re beyond thrilled to partner with Apartment Therapy and its inaugural class of design change-makers,” said Elina Vives, Vice President of Marketing, Home Appliance at Samsung Electronics America. “We’re always looking for unique ways to connect the next generation of emerging designers with Samsung’s design capabilities and product functionality, and with this partnership, these up-and-coming change-makers can reach people who are looking for something fresh and exciting.”

New changemakers have been released daily on the Apartment Therapy website, featuring in-depth profiles, bringing recognition to the innovator and why they received this honor. Key winners included Luke Edward Hall, an artist and designer nominated by Jonathan Adler who stated he is “a once in a generation talent, who has style, skill, and savoir faire.” Apartment Therapy founder, Maxwell Ryan nominated YouTuber, Alexandra Gater, who proves that there isn’t a one size fits all approach to design: “Her YouTube channel gives consumers a no nonsense, direct and easygoing approach to transforming rooms via smart snappy video that sets her apart. She is Apartment Therapy for a new generation.”

The final honoree, Medina Grillo, who is a design blogger and author, rounds out the 20-person list, allowing consumers to be a part of where they see the future of design. “We loved working with other members of the design community to put the class together, but what’s even more exciting is that our Apartment Therapy readers, important tastemakers in their own right, submitted the 20th and final honoree” said Editor in Chief, Laura Schocker.

To get inspired and to check out the full list of the 20 people who are going to change the future of design, visit ApartmentTherapy.com.

About Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy is the leading independent home site, designed to inspire anyone to live a more beautiful and happy life at home. Launched in 2001 by interior designer Maxwell Ryan (nicknamed "the apartment therapist") as a weekly newsletter for clients, Apartment Therapy officially became a media company in 2004 and grew to become a top source for design inspiration, real-life solutions and an inside look at how people live at home. Apartment Therapy's content currently spans across house tours, home projects, organizing & cleaning, real estate, wellness and home buying. The company also hosts Bazaar, a peer-to-peer furniture and decor marketplace. Apartment Therapy is a Webby-award winning brand that lives across multiple platforms, attracting a monthly global audience of 15MM and 275MM impressions.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit http://www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

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