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Paul Smith is a British fashion designer, best known for his menswear.
Shunji Yamanaka is the founder and president of Leading Edge Design in Tokyo.
Professor Shin-ichi Takemura from Japan is a cultural anthropologist and media producer known for his innovative IT-driven social activities.
Paul D Miller
Paul D Miller is a New York-based musician, conceptual artist and writer best known by his stage name DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid.
Oscar E Peña
Lifestyle, senior creative director at Philips Design, Oscar E Peña has been involved in the design of numerous consumer products.
South African-born Oona Scheepers has established herself as a prolific designer in the automotive industry.
Nkhensani Nkosi is the founder of the South African fashion label Stoned Cherrie.
Bosnian national, Mirko Ilić illustrated and art directed posters, record covers and comics in Europe before moving to the United States in 1986.
Mike Schalit began his career by failing as a rock musician. In 1982 he tried again at TBWA Hunt Lascaris and emerged as John Hunt's deputy in 1991.
A graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Maxim Velčovský focuses on the design of products and their context.
Mark Dytham graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and established architectural firm Klein Dytham in Tokyo with Astrid Klein in 1991.
Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang is the world's first-ever eating designer.
Laetitia Wolff is the founding director of futureflair, a creative conduit through which she consults on design, culture and design trends.
Karlssonwilker inc. is a design studio located in the heart of Manhattan, founded by Icelander Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker from Germany.
Trained as an architect at Oxford Brookes, Bruges brings environmental awareness and technical skill to his creative projects.
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Swedish self-taught designer Jakob Trollbäck leads the innovative and highly successful Trollbäck + Company.
Ilse Crawford's Studioilse creates the big idea behind a brand through its emotional values, and then makes them visible and tangible through design.
Hideki Inaba has distinguished himself by following his instincts and expressing a personal sense of "now".
Doshi Levien is a London-based design partnership led by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi.
After completing his at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and the Royal College of Art in London, Gert Dumbar opened the now prolific Studio Dumbar.
Gavin Rajah Atelier design and manufacture high-end luxury garments and accessories, specialising in ready-to-wear and couture.
Although Gerry Human is a 20-year veteran of the advertising industry, he claims to have the mind of a 12-year-old and the body of... yes, well.
Christoph Zellweger is one of the most thought provoking contemporary jewellery designers in Europe.
A prolific designer, illustrator and collage artist, Ivan Chermayeff's lyrical, expressive style has resulted in iconic images for literally hundreds of clients
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