Take note, because we’re about to give you a design resource hack. European design has been famous now for decades for their craftsmanship and innovation – the truth is that their industry is at the forefront of contemporary design, leading the way for other markets because they do something crucial: bigger companies invest in independent product designers to create pieces that feel fresh, that push the boundaries, and that are also reverent to the work of the classic modernists of our time. There are exciting things happening across the Atlantic, but most of us can’t head over there seasonally. That’s why for those of us based in the US Rouse Home is a godsend.

One of the best online destinations for top European brands as well as pieces from some of the hippest local and independent designers in the US, Rouse Home is a great resource to find designer furniture and décor. Their buyers travel extensively to not only find home furnishings that have cutting-edge style but also high-quality craftsmanship. It’s a great resource for homeowners looking for a sculptural table lamp, as well as for designers: they offer a designer program with a dedicated trade account specialists, project management support, and most importantly discounts for bulk orders.

Perhaps it’s best to see for yourself a small selection of the brands they carry and some of our favorite finds in our slideshow! And as an added bonus, Rue readers get an exclusive 15% off!