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I was once told that the best way to be productive is by way of bundling — pairing the exciting, fun tasks (finding a new chair) with less enticing chores (cleaning the kitchen). As it so happens, the bundling concept comes in handy when rounding up the latest names in home and lifestyle, too. 

Innovators and creators are making new tools and masterpieces all the time — from artful benches to whimsical ceramics. While the everyday objects are the bare necessities, these designers are bringing an element of wonder to the otherwise mundane. Click ahead to fully appreciate the functional beauty in these rising designers' unique works.