Someone whose work I have long enjoyed but who is not terribly well-known: Alison Van Pelt:
People whose work my wife, I, or both of us (we don't always agree on these things) enjoy enough to have in our home:
Martin Kersels (this is the actual piece we own):
A few others but I'm tired of posting for the moment. I've also seen photographs over the 'net of designprofessor's work, and it's pretty cool.