Oki Sato

Japanese designer Oki Sato went from architecture graduate at a top Tokyo university, to founding his design studio Nendo and being included in “the Top 100 Small Japanese Companies” in just five years. Another five years later, his infectious designs and personality had gained international traction and had him on multiple “Designer of the Year” …

Hella Jongerius

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has been fusing “opposites” in her work for almost three decades: traditional and contemporary, craftsmanship and industry, age-old techniques and new technologies. Along the way, she is starting a color revolution, after dedicating the past fifteen years of her life to researching colours and materials. She uses her innovative, fusion approach …

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh is the embodiment of a new generation of interdisciplinary designers occupying the throne of social media. He gives voice to his vision through his successful luxury streetwear brand, Off-White™, building his reputation on dada and pop-inspired irony and witticism. Since the rise of his brand, he has collaborated with graphic and fashion designers, …

Ernő Goldfinger

“There are good and bad architects. I’m a good architect.” The words Ernő Goldfinger used to describe himself speak volumes of his character, strong-willed and uncompromising. It therefore comes as no surprise that a degree of notoriety and controversy followed the Hungarian-born architect and designer throughout his lifetime, due in part to his work, but …

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been bringing a fresh perspective to their designs for over two decades with their innovative approach. They are said to be successors to the French design throne held by Philippe Starck, though they prefer to remain elusive on the matter. The duo approaches design with a similar attitude. Their work is …

SANAA

Established by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 1995, Japanese firm SANAA has since become a leading force of the twenty first century architectural scene. It is with a quiet confidence that the duo has swept the world off its feet with their distinctly minimalist, highly sensitive and thoughtful designs. SANAA’s extensive portfolio includes the …

David Adjaye

In 2007, David Adjaye received an OBE for services to British architecture. In 2013, he topped the Powerlist as Britain’s Most Influential Black Person, while in 2017 he was the only architect to make Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. Adjaye’s career to date has escalated beyond the realm of design, making an impact …