Meet Helmut Lang’s creative circle, plus check into this year’s smartest urban hotels

Meet Helmut Lang’s creative circle, plus check into this year’s smartest urban hotels

Our new Next Generation issue is out today! As the year draws to a close, we remain ever forward-looking. Handpicked from every creative field for our Graduate Directory, we shine the spotlight on the tantalising talents all set to change the world. Meanwhile, the fashion team gets inventive with new worlds from our pick of next-generation designers; and we pay house visits to the young architects making the most of their personal spaces.

Buffer than the Oscars, slightly naughtier than the Nobels, next month the Wallpaper* Design Awards will anoint the people, places and particular things of the year. Meanwhile, we divulge the panel and shortlist for our coveted Judges’ Awards (stay tuned for the big reveal of winners on 12 January).

Tasked with whittling down a shortlist of the finest places to stay in the past year, we crown this year’s smartest and most seductive urban hotels, picked by a panel of high-flying judges. Elsewhere, we step inside Helmut Lang’s creative circle, check into Villa La Coste in Provence and get cooking with Conrad Shawcross.

In the run-up to the festive season, we’re all about the detox before the retox (to wit, we line up the perfect beer-drinking companions for our monthly Wine & Design special). Internal workings keep crashing? Our 24-hour wellness plan is just the tonic. Less is definitely better for Picky Nicky, as the quality maniac outlines his decluttering directives for a clearer mind. Or head to Zurich, where the Wallpaper* Composed team has created a wellbeing guest suite for Swissôtel. Happy mending!

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