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Founders of TOILET PAPER magazine
Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari - Italie

TOILETPAPER is an artist’s magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. They co-produce design products, work with Kenzo for their advertising campaign, collaborate with Daft Punk, and much more.

Founder & Director of Eye on Design
Perrin Drumm - US

Perrin is a writer and editor, and is the founder and director of Eye on Design, an award-winning independent magazine and website that covers the world’s most exciting graphic designers, and the issues they care about.

Romain Colin
Founder & Creative Director at Fubiz
Romain Colin - France

From the world of the arts and digital design, Romain Colin has been the founder & creative director of the website Fubiz Media for 10 years. Based in Paris since 2005, curating creative content and playlists for a large worldwide community of enthusiasts creators and artists.

Architect & Former Editor of STIRworld
Mrinalini Ghadiok - India

As a trained architect with over a decade of experience in architectural design, research, writing and teaching, Mrinalini has led the STIR-published mondo*arc india journal as the Editor from its inception and is now heading the content team for the digital platform.

Designers at Studio Briand Berthereau
Joran Briand & Arnaud Berthereau - France

Joran and Arnaud created their studio in 2011 and operates in the fields of design and interior. Its philosophy is very simple: make the most possible out of the least possible.

China Editor at Wallpaper* magazine
Yoko Choy - Hong Kong

Yoko is a multilingual writer and editor, who specialises in lifestyle and design publications. She is currently the China editor of Wallpaper* magazine.

Architect, Designer & Craftman
Steven Selby - Spain

Steven is an architectural designer, carpenter and craftsman who mainly focuses on natural and sustainable building.

Founder of Sasha Bikoff Interior Design
Sasha Bikoff - US

Sasha is known for her balanced understanding of design, flawless execution, and technical knowhow sculpted from her vast worldly exploits and experiences. She began her career at Chelsea’s Gagosian Gallery before establishing her own interior design firm, Sasha Bikoff Interior Design.

Ryan McFadyen
Founder of haveyouheard
Ryan McFadyen - South-Africa

Ryan has been at the forefront of influence marketing and marketing innovation for over 15 years. He has been recognised as one of the 30 most innovative business leaders in Africa.

Sustainable architect, designer & artist
Niels Peter Flint - Denmark

Niels is known to be a pragmatic visionary designer within the field of sustainability. He saw more than 25 years ago that sustainability would become not only big in his own field ’design’ but as a global strategic paradigm.

Lead Architect at cmDesign Atelier & Founder of Ilé-Ilà
Tosin Oshinowo - Nigeria

Tosin is the lead Architect at cmDesign Atelier based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder of created Ilé-Ilà, a Lifestyle Furniture line designed and handmade in Lagos. She has her own column on Omneka Online titled the Afromodernist: Identity, Architecture & Sexuality.

Editor in Chief at Chic Haus
Daniela Charles - Mexico

Daniela has been the editor-in-chief of the Mexican publication of Grupo Milenio, CHIC HAUS since 2014. She has also participated as a lecturer and judge of the Mexican furniture contest DIMUEBLE.

Director of Zuzeum Art Centre & Editor of Benji Knewman bookazine
Agnese Kleina - Latvia

Agnese created and self-published the first English/Latvian bookazine Benji Knewman. She is also in the process of building the strategy and program of Zuzeum Art Centre to open in May, 2020, in Riga, Latvia.

Architect, Urbanist & Actress
Shahira Fahmi - Egypt

Shahira is the founder and principal of Shahira Fahmy Architects in Cairo, Egypt. In 2017, she changed her career to be an actress and play in the last Hong Sang Soo movie “Claire’s camera”, alongside Isabelle Huppert and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2017

Artist & Founder of Playtronica studio
Sasha Pas - Russia

Alexander (Sasha) Pas is an artist and founder of Playtronica studio. Pas works with interdisciplinary practices exploring new types of interaction between man and technology with the help of sound as a medium.

Founder, Editor-in-Chief STIR
Amit Gupta - India

Amit is a designer, thinker and conceptualizer for things creative, provocative and challenging. He traversed into promoting design and architecture by establishing the first Indian design management company – vis a vis, in 1997.

Design journalist & Editor of DAMN° magazine
Gabrielle Kennedy - Netherlands

Gabrielle has written about design for The Australian, The Japan Times, Singapore Straits Times, The Economist, POL Oxygen, Dezeen, Wallpaper, and Icon Magazine among others. Now she is the Editor of DAMN° magazine.

Product designer & Founder of SCALE
Erik de Laurens - France

Erik de Laurens is a product designer and expert in materials for architecture.
He founded SCALE and invented the SCALITE® : the first material ever 100% produced with fish scales.

Founder & Landscape designer at FADA studio
Fabien David - France

Fabien David is a landscape designer and has founded F A D A studio in 2009.
He is also a photographer, he published a book “Bâtard” in 2015 and collaborates on various projects being scenographer, draftsman and even director.

Graphic designer & Artist
Na Kim - South Korea

Na Kim is a graphic designer currently based in Seoul and Berlin, as a member of Table Union. She has focused on the visual language on autonomous works as well as various cultural commissioned projects.

Designer & thinker
Mario Gagliardi - Austria

Mario Gagliardi is a postdisciplinary designer and thinker. After a career as chief designer at LG, CEO, professor, and advisor at Samsung, Mario founded penccil, a non-profit social medium for the global creative community.