Find the most influential people in the design industry in the ‘AD: 200’ list!In order to celebrate AD’s 200th issue, the magazine released a list of the 200 most influential people in the design and art world right now. AD: 200, as it is called, the list contains names such as Kelly Wearstler, Karl Lagerfeld, and Wes Anderson. However, many other famous names can be found in this exclusive list of designers and influencers who have been daring enough to reshape our world as we know it. Take a look at the list below!
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Virgil Abloh Lindsey Adelman David Adjaye Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit John Akomfrah Michael Anastassiades
Wes Anderson and Juman MaloufTogether, Wes Anderson and his partner, author and illustrator Juman Malouf curated their first exhibition for Kunsthistorisches Museum. From November 2018 until the end of April 2019, a series of 400 objects were on display in eight small, color-coded rooms, making visitors reliving a series of first loves, “mixing fastidiousness with kitsch”. This, along with Anderson’s extraordinary work in film directing and Malouf’s outstanding work as a published author and illustrator makes them a must in the AD: 200 influencers list. apparatus Omer Arbel The Archers Ini Archibong Bernard Arnault Sophie Ashby Assemble Atelier Biagetti Ed Atkins Melissa Avila Azuma Makoto Barber & Osgerby Patrick Batek Hannah Beacher Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos Tatiana Bilbao Signe Bindslev Henriksen Derek Blasberg Jinny Blom Dirk Boll Gilles Bonan Arno Brandlhuber Ester Bruzkus Uwe Brückner Tyler Brûlé Giorgio Busnelli Campbell-Rey Amy Cappellazzo Anna Carnick and Wava Carpenter Cristina Celestino David Chipperfield Jorge Coll Serena Confalonieri
Ilse CrawfordRecipient of the award of Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet in September 2016, Ilse Crawford’s Studioilse has been getting wider worldwide recognition ever since. It is, nowadays, one of the most famous names in the interior design field and couldn’t be missing from the ‘AD: 200′ list of the most important designers. Vincent Darré David / Nicolas Vincenzo De Cotiis Christophe Delcourt and Jérôme Aumont It’s Devlin Stefan Diez Dimore Studio Joseph Dirand Diandra Donecker and Micaela Kapitzky Rodolfo Dordoni
Emily HendersonA wonderful and skilled designer with a very unique sense of style, Emily Henderson is one of those obvious names that had to be listed among the AD: 200 influencers. Henderson has not only affirmed herself as a great interior designer, but she has also succeeded as a digital influencer across multiple social platforms. Farah Ebrahimi and Philipp Mainzer Jörg Ehrlich and Otto Drögsler Olafur Eliasson Khaled El Mays Eoos Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio Alexis Fabry and Charlotte Macaux Perelman Nora Fehlbaum Delia Fischer Forensic Architecture Formafantasma Larry Gagosian Family Galimberti GamFratesi Kersten Geers and David Van Severen Pierre Marie Giraud Luciano Giubbilei Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase Timon and Melchior Gray Konstantin Grcic Marva Griffin Wilshire Luca Guadagnino Luke Edward Hall Gesa Hansen Mette Hay Jaime Hayon Hansjörg Helweg Yasmin and Christian Hemmerle
Sebastian HerknerAnother outstanding designer that has been the recipient the Designer of the Year award at Maison & Objet (in January, 2019), Sebastian Herkner has a well-deserved spot on the ‘AD: 200’ list! Before starting his own practice in 2006, the furniture designer worked with Fontana Arte, Gubi, Linteloo, Moroso, Pulpo, Rosenthal, amongst others. Duke & de Meuron Sophie Hicks Markus Hilzinger Maja Hoffmann Max Hollein Adrian van Hooydonk House of Hackney Stefan Höglmaier Humbert & Poyet Gary Hustwit
Bjarke IngelsOne of the most exciting architects of contemporary times, Bjarke Ingels boasts an avant-garde sense of style with a sustainability aim behind his creations. Always thinking ahead, the architect and his firm have designed iconic buildings all around the globe. Definitely, a name that couldn’t be missing from this list. Simon Porte Jacquemus Johanna Jaskowska Jan Kath Hankook Kim Robert Klanten Harumi Klossowska de Rola Joerg and Maria Koch Thomas Kröger Clémence and Didier Krzentowski
Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld was one of the biggest names the fashion industry has known in the last century. The late head-designer of the high-fashion Chanel house, Karl Lagerfeld went on to have its own namesake brand and conquer the fashion world. Sarah Lavoine Lecoadic-Scotto Mathieu Lehanneur Piero Lissoni Birgit Lohmann Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard Fiona Lynch Nicole Maalouf and Daniel Eichhorn
India MahdaviTrained as an architect, India Mahdavi is nowadays based in Paris and has been best known for her daring mix of materials and textures, creating playful and bold interiors. One of her most famous works is a must-visit when you’re in London: Sketch! Tara Mangini and Percy Bright Marcante Testa Sabine Marcelis Valerio and Monica Mazzei Wickie Meier Engström Dorothée Meilichzon Mike and Marc Meiré Axel Meise Frauke Meyer Alessandro Michele Roberto Minotti Giulia Molteni Martina Mondadori Annika Murjahn Andreas Murkudis Pascale Mussard Philippe Nigro Note Design Studio Oitoemponto Jacob Gubi Olsen
Rossana OrlandiWithout a doubt, one of the most important gallerists and names of the design world of the last century, Rossana Orlandi is well-known all across the globe. The apparently eccentric designer has gained and kept a reputation as one of the most respected names in her industry. Orlandi has also recently created an award that credits recycled products, the Ro Plastic Prize competition, which she has given out earlier this year, in April. Massimo Orsini Stéphane Parmentier John Pawson Ben Pentreath and Charlie McCormick Susanne pepper Pierre Frey Pierre Marie François Pinault Gisbert Pöppler Sandy Powell Miuccia Prad Dieter Rams Leonid, Johannes and Andreas Rath Andrés Reisinger Roman and Williams Thaddaeus Ropac Johann Rupert and Franco Cologni Marta Sala Elena Salmistraro Ralf and Axel Schmitz Scholten & Baijings Tina silk thread Busck Annabelle Selldorf Tekla Evelina Severin
SigmarFounded in 2005, in London, by Ebba Thott and Nina Hertig, Sigmar has since become a world-renowned multidisciplinary interior design company that works with historical design and interiors. The design duo has established a name for themselves, earning their spot on the AD: 200 influencers list to commemorate its 200th issue. Raf Simons Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov Maria Speake Marc Spiegler Cousins Spinelli and Anzani Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers Gerhard Steidl Hito Steyerl Alice Stori Liechtenstein Julia Stoschek Niels Strøyer Christophersen Tom Stuart-Smith Studiopepe Studio job Studio KO Studio Peregalli Studio Shamshiri Marlene bags Charlotte Taylor Henry Taylor David Thulstrup Dana Tomic Hughes Faye Toogood Thorsten Traber Kjetil Trædal Thorsen Rose Uniacke
Patricia UrquiolaThe Milan-based architect has been one of the most influential names in the architecture and design worlds for many years now, so it is only natural to see her make an appearance in AD’s 200 influencers list. Gloria Laura Vanderbilt Hervé Van der Straeten Vincent Van Duysen Giovanni del Vecchio Axel Vervoordt Virginie Viard Jules Villbrandt
Kelly WearstlerAnother giant name and one of the big 2019 influencers in the interior design field list, Kelly Wearstler is a big fan favorite. Wearstler and her team design bold and rich interiors everyone would love to have in their homes. Her eclectic signature look is filled with bright colors, rich textures and lines no one can stay indifferent to. Hanne Willmann Ivan and Manuela Wirth Bethan Laura Wood Hanya Yanagihara Nina Yashar Pierre Yovanovitch Charles Zana David Zwirner
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