Back in January we asked you, our readers, to get in touch if you thought you had what it takes to get involved with Wallpaper* video. Wallpaper’s cross-continental appeal was made more than apparent when applications began to fly in from across the globe, from Bosnia to Brazil to Bogota.
We condensed the weird and wonderful ideas we received down to a top five – and with talented amateurs and seasoned professionals among the applicants it was no easy task. These five were then commissioned by us, and their labours have been rolled out on’s video channel, in association with Tudor, over the last few months.
In June we kicked off with the work of David Usui and Ben Wu, New York-based film makers who spent time with the architects and developers of the renowned New York High Line park project.
Watch the first of our commissions from our global talent search: The High Line, by David Usui and Ben Wu
We then headed to Design Miami/Basel, where Swiss film makers Philippe Calame and Maria Nicollier of Recproduction documented the Designers of the Future Award, complete with interviews with the designers and shots of their installations.
Watch Recproduction’s film about the Designers of the Future Award at this year’s Design Miami/Basel fair
Next up was Spanish born, London-based Rafael Pavon, who gave us Fresh Masters 09 - a documentary that followed three art students (in fashion, illustration and photography) as they prepared for their graduate shows.
Watch Rafael Pavon’s documentary about three graduates preparing for their degree shows
Our journey took us next to India, where journalist and film producer Priya Krishnamoorthy has created a short film looking at the sustainable design techniques used at India’s Pearl Academy of Fashion in Jaipur.
Watch Priya Krishnamoorthy’s film which looks at the sustainable design techniques used at India’s Pearl Academy of Fashion
While still in the pipeline is TV creative Marc Swadel’s film about the innovative architecture of a golf pavillion in Queenstown, New Zealand, scheduled to be shown on in early September.