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Reggie Watts has thrilled audiences across the world with his unique brand of improvised comedy, boggling both comedy and music fans alike.
UK artist Paul Davis enjoys commenting on politics, society’s nuances, sex and human behaviour through his work.
Prof Neil Gershenfeld is the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Centre for Bits and Atoms.
Nathan Reddy is the Digital and Communications curator for Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Massimo and Lella Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli (1931 to 2014) and his wife and partner Lella cofounded Vignelli Associates, and Vignelli Center for Design Studies.
Martin Lambie-Nairn started his career in the world of television in the 1960s when he joined the BBC as a “temporary holiday relief assistant graphic artist”.
Undertaking projects of different sizes and scales the design firm has worked in environments as diverse as Alaska, New York, the Okavango Delta and Singapore.
Jurgen Bey is a Dutch product, furniture, interior and public space designer.
Jo Noero is principal at Noero Architects and a tenured professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Jasper Morrison is a British product and furniture designer born in London.
Madrid-based Jaime Hayón is an artist-designer known for the bold-yet-whimsical look and feel he brings to his work.
Hella Jongerius is an internationally celebrated contemporary product designer, born in the Netherlands.
Haldane Martin is a Cape Town-based designer known for his iconic furniture and interior designs for his eponymous company.
Georgianna Stout is founding partner and creative director at 2x4, leading projects that range from extensive website and identity projects.
Trained as a sculptor and musician, Watkins took up jewellery design in the early 70s, and has sustained an international recognition for his work ever since.
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and 'chief eternal optimist' (CEO) for Architecture for Humanity.
Brian Eno is an iconic figure within international contemporary culture.
Born in Poland but raised in England, Barbara Hulanicki began her career in fashion in the early 1960s working as a freelance fashion illustrator.
Studying at Leeds and the Royal College of Art, London, Andy Stevens is one of the founding members of Graphic Thought Facility.
Alistair King is co-founder of the Cape Town-based advertising agency King James.
“Alex Steffen, a designing optimist, lays out the blueprint for a successful century.” – The New York Times
Wendy Ramshaw was given Commander of the British Empire status by The Queen for her service to the Arts and is recognised as one of the world's finest jewellers
BusinessWeek's "guru", overachiever Tucker Viemeister also founded Smart Design and is a fellow of Industrial Designers Society of America.
Kita has created anything from furniture, household goods and appliances to LCD TVs and robots for clients including Cassina, Moroso, Sharp and Stokke.
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