The Essence of the 21st Century
For the past few months Wallpaper* and superior cognac house Courvoisier, have been working in tandem to determine the ten most important creative figures working in the world today.
In a nod to Courvoisier’s Napoleonic heritage – after Bonaparte himself bestowed ten signet rings to his top commanders – each of our figureheads have received a Baccarat decanter of L’Essence de Courvoisier, the recently launched grand cru cognac which has taken place as the jewel in Courvoisier’s crown.
Our Panel of cross-disciplinary judges included Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan; Soho House entrepreneur Nick Jones; President of Lane Crawford, Jennifer Woo; Industrial designers Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd of PearsonLloyd; Wallpaper* Editor-at-Large Suzanne Trocmé and our very own Editor-in-Chief, Tony Chambers. We’ve listed their chosen winners below, so just click on their names to find out more.
Beijing-based architect Pei Zhu
Artist-cum-architect, Jason Bruges
British found object designer Stuart Haygarth
Japanese architectural studio, SANAA
Facebook entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg
London fashion darling, Gareth Pugh
Intuitive interior designer Tokujin Yoshioka
Chinese photographic artist Li Wei
Young British designer Christopher Kane
Swiss Photographer Joel Tettamanti