Boris Berlin, Denmark
"movement within mobility"
Michael Young, Hong Kong
“Design isn’t about it marketing,” says Young. “It’s about industrialization.”
Martino Gamper, Italy
The 100 Chairs project has been described by Gamper as "3D Drawing", and is typical of Gamper's practice in that it shows disregard for the historic design standards of harmony and symmetry. Gamper has stated "There is no perfect chair".
He is also a tutor at the Royal College of Art in London.
Thomas Heatherwick, Britain
I’m really interested in how you think strategically—do large-scale planning but also stay sensitized to ambience and creating spaces that human beings feel comfortable in.
Greg Lynn, USA
Greg Lynn's innovations in form and structure, which flirt with the possibilities opened by digital technology and envisage ideas of science-fiction, have made stunning breakthroughs in their increased ability to sustain the building's weight. The structures Greg Lynn has created; both by himself and with the other architects in his design firm; push towards the unknown in their irregular geometry and biomorphic shapes. He is very candid about his refusal of any nostalgia for a past which is inaccessible. At the same time, his work is unusually daring, and seems as though it would not be out of place in a science-fiction film.
Drawing much of his inspiration from mathematics, philosophy, and postmodern theory and in particular the work of Gilles Deleuze, Luce Irigaray, Sanford Kwinter, Ilya Prigogine and others. Greg Lynn develops his architectural projects utilizing the concepts of high theory. Computers are a principal element in Greg Lynn's design process, which he believes can be used to integrate calculus into the design of new architectural forms.
Greg Lynn earned combined BA degrees in philosophy and architecture from Miami University of Ohio, and he received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University.
Jerszy Seymour, Britain
Even the Bonnie and Clyde sofa is an example of material reinvention: its expanded polyurethane foam is usually used in the construction industry. "A car already has human dimensions," continued Seymour’s email to Teruo Kurosaki of Sputnik. "Put inside, it creates a connection between architecture and furniture. It responds to the fact that more people want to live in open ex-industrial spaces like a kind of way of being compatible with spaces not meant for living or creating spaces in huge modern restaurants not meant to be impersonal. The car is a romantic symbol of freedom and, maybe now, true luxury is freedom."
He studied engineering design at South Bank University followed by an MA in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. After graduating from there in 1994, he went to Milan and collaborated for a time with the Italian designer, Stefano Giovanonni.
Jaime Hayon, Spain
" I always focus on techniques. It looks really simple, but it’s really complex."
Ricardo Antonio, Brazil
The curve that I come across in the mountains of my country, in my favourite woman, in the clouds of the sky and in the waves of the sea. The universe is made of curves.
He graduated from the ' Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1989, began his professional life in the 80s at Form, a magazine of art and architecture by architect Oscar Niemeyer Brazilian direct, with which establishes a lasting partnership and friendship.
Pierre Paulin, France
Naoto Fukasawa, Japan
"is that people think that design is something that appeals to their emotions, but in fact people are linked to things every day in their environments, unconsciously, without even being aware of it. This 'unthinking' state makes actions smooth. Whereas, if we think closely about what we're doing, our actions become awkward or wooden. Designs that make us feel this kind of simplicity don't stand out, but entwine with people's actions and with the environment, too."
In recent years, he has released a host of new works with Italian companies B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese and Boffi, as well as in Germany and Northern Europe, and they have garnered a great deal of attention. In the past, he has won over fifty awards, including the American IDEA Gold Award, the German if Gold Award, the British D&AD Gold Award, the Mainichi Design Award and the 5th Oribe Award.