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Bill Moggridge is a cofounder of IDEO, a firm that helps companies innovate through the design of products, services, environments and digital experiences.
Anya van der Merwe Miszewski
Anya van der Merwe Miszewski is a director of Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects Pty Ltd and a professor at the University of Cape Town School of Architecture.
Amanda Laird Cherry
Amanda Laird Cherry is one of South Africa's most established fashion designers and one who has fused the development of her clothes with that of the country.
Abbott Miller is a graphic designer, writer and partner at Pentagram New York.
Airside Design Studio
Airside is a cross-platform design agency that works in moving image, illustration, graphic design, digital and real world interaction.
W+K Delhi is a Delhi-based creative agency headed by managing director Mohit Jayal and executive creative director V Sunil.
With Readymade Projects Stephen, Burks has been responsible for creative design direction on projects from retail interiors and events to packaging.
Rick Valicenti is founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design firm devoted to art, function and real human presence.
There’s very little Patricia Urquiola hasn’t turned tried in design. Her prolific output has found markets through brands such as De Padova, B&B and Alessi.
Nobumichi Tosa is a Japanese artist and founder of Maywa Denki, a design firm meets performance art collective.
Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer who has been lauded by the The New York Times as the "Lady Gaga of the design world".
Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka founded media company AdamsMorioka in Beverly Hills in 1994.
Marian Bantjes has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist and writer.
Architect Luyanda Mpahlwa is principal and director of MMA Architects in Cape Town.
Li Edelkoort is a trend forecaster, educator, curator and publisher of international repute.
Keith Helfet is recognised for his work on the XJ-220, XK-180 and the F-Type under Jaguar Cars.
Frank Tjepkema is the founder of Tjep. design studio in Amsterdam whose expertise includes interior, architectural, product, visual and jewellery design.
Ferran Adrià is the famed head chef of elBulli in Spain, the 3-Michelin-star restaurant that was ranked the best in the world from 2006 to 2009.
Dunne & Raby
Dunne & Raby is a London-based design studio established in 1994.
Dai Fujiwara is the former Creative Director of Miyake Design Studio, the Japanese high-end producer of women's fashion.
David Boira and Zoë Coombes are two architecturally trained furniture designers who work together under the studio name Commonwealth, based in New York.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous design studio BarberOsgerby in 1996.
5.5 designers is a design studio started up in 2003 by Vincent Baranger, Jean-Sébastien Blanc, Anthony Lebossé and Claire Renard.
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