Disruptive thinking and dynamic design in our Next Generation issue
Welcome to our Next Generation and Graduate Directory issue, our annual scan and swoop for tomorrow’s headline acts, the emerging stars in the Wallpaper* universe. From a young architect reimagining Hong Kong and the duo designing sustainable uniforms for the world’s more responsible restaurants to designers de-gendering gym equipment and bringing parent and child closer together in doctors’ waiting rooms.
It is, then, an apt time to announce an exciting new Wallpaper* venture. As we turn the page on one year and stare optimistically ahead, thoughts of self-improvement are never far away. Physical wellbeing is usually paramount and gym membership cards (unused since last January?) will be rescued from the back of a drawer. But what about the mind? What about education? There’s always room for improvement there too. That’s why we have partnered with London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) to offer a series of design masterclasses to share our insight, expertise and hard-earned know-how.
We are never quick to blow our own trumpets, but team Wallpaper* boasts the sharpest minds and keenest eyes covering the fields of interior design, product design, architecture, fashion, graphics, travel, beauty and lifestyle and beyond. Add to this the enviable list of design and architecture heavyweights we have on speed dial and the potential for a 21st century Bauhaus is there to see.
The first masterclass is in March and will be held in the hallowed halls of the RCA’s Kensington Gore studios. A combination of A-list speakers, workshops, creative dialogue and convivial card-swapping – plus fine food and wine of course – the two-day course will offer the perfect introduction to how design and design thinking is shaping our world and will give those who attend a thorough grounding in how to be a part of it. Sign up now and we expect to see you in the pages of Wallpaper’s 2019 Next Generation issue.
Tony Chambers, Brand & Content Director
As originally featured in the January 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*226)