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Vellem began dancing at an early age inspired by his parents who were ballroom dancers.
Hannah Dalrot wants to create products that clearly demonstrate its handicraft
Johanna Jelinek designs products for function, honesty and longevity.
IKEA’s in-house designer Iina Vuorivirta has learned to challenge briefs and make use of waste materials.
Mikael has been part of IKEA's design team for the past five years.
Reform is an award-winning design studio based in Cairo, Egypt.
Bibi Seck is the co-founder of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck.
Studio Propolis is a Nairobi-based design workshop set up by husband and wife team, Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner.
The author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays.
The Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense
The contemporary artist and cyborg activist
Ellie recognised the power of meaningful design and intentional presentation of data.
Kacper is a graduate of the Design and Engineering Master's programme at Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
A South African architect and designer who believes in a human-first approach to design.
A designer who works closely with researchers and designers to inquire upon the relationships of real and virtual, analog and digital.
His work combines sound and music with visual media to tell stories of mass incarceration and reconciliation within urban communities.
“Food is fascinating because it is an ever evolving substance where development will never stop.”
Mirjam de Bruijn
Mirjam de Bruijn's work questions the way we use our everyday products.
Leta & Wade
They combine traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, and styling to create utterly unique pieces.
An internationally recognized domain expert and thought leader.
Shaina Garfield’s creative interests are at the intersection of environmentalism, disability studies, and food equality.
Pascale Theron was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, but recently graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Nicole Nomsa Moyo
Nicole Nomsa Moyo is a Zimbabwean born, South African citizen, living and working as an Urban Designer in the city of Toronto.
Freyja Sewell is a designer who creates for the mind.
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