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 AblohLindsey AdelmanDavid AdjayeWerner Aisslinger and Tina BunyaprasitJohn AkomfrahMichael 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. apparatusOmer ArbelThe ArchersIni ArchibongBernard ArnaultSophie AshbyAssembleAtelier BiagettiEd AtkinsMelissa AvilaAzuma MakotoBarber & OsgerbyPatrick BatekHannah BeacherBen van Berkel and Caroline BosTatiana BilbaoSigne Bindslev HenriksenDerek BlasbergJinny BlomDirk BollGilles BonanArno BrandlhuberEster BruzkusUwe BrücknerTyler BrûléGiorgio BusnelliCampbell-ReyAmy CappellazzoAnna Carnick and Wava CarpenterCristina CelestinoDavid ChipperfieldJorge CollSerena 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 DarréDavid / NicolasVincenzo De CotiisChristophe Delcourt and Jérôme AumontIt’s DevlinStefan DiezDimore StudioJoseph DirandDiandra Donecker and Micaela KapitzkyRodolfo 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 MainzerJörg Ehrlich and Otto DrögslerOlafur EliassonKhaled El MaysEoosCaterina and Raffaele FabrizioAlexis Fabry and Charlotte Macaux PerelmanNora FehlbaumDelia FischerForensic ArchitectureFormafantasmaLarry GagosianFamily GalimbertiGamFratesiKersten Geers and David Van SeverenPierre Marie GiraudLuciano GiubbileiPierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith HaaseTimon and Melchior GrayKonstantin GrcicMarva Griffin WilshireLuca GuadagninoLuke Edward HallGesa HansenMette HayJaime HayonHansjörg HelwegYasmin 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 MeuronSophie HicksMarkus HilzingerMaja HoffmannMax HolleinAdrian van HooydonkHouse of HackneyStefan HöglmaierHumbert & PoyetGary 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 JacquemusJohanna JaskowskaJan KathHankook KimRobert KlantenHarumi Klossowska de RolaJoerg and Maria KochThomas KrögerClémence 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 LavoineLecoadic-ScottoMathieu LehanneurPiero LissoniBirgit LohmannJulien Lombrail and Loïc Le GaillardFiona LynchNicole 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 BrightMarcante TestaSabine MarcelisValerio and Monica MazzeiWickie Meier EngströmDorothée MeilichzonMike and Marc MeiréAxel MeiseFrauke MeyerAlessandro MicheleRoberto MinottiGiulia MolteniMartina MondadoriAnnika MurjahnAndreas MurkudisPascale MussardPhilippe NigroNote Design StudioOitoempontoJacob 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 OrsiniStéphane ParmentierJohn PawsonBen Pentreath and Charlie McCormickSusanne pepperPierre FreyPierre MarieFrançois PinaultGisbert PöpplerSandy PowellMiuccia PradDieter RamsLeonid, Johannes and Andreas RathAndrés ReisingerRoman and WilliamsThaddaeus RopacJohann Rupert and Franco CologniMarta SalaElena SalmistraroRalf and Axel SchmitzScholten & BaijingsTina silk thread BusckAnnabelle SelldorfTekla 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 SimonsJill Singer and Monica KhemsurovMaria SpeakeMarc SpieglerCousins Spinelli and AnzaniMonika Sprüth and Philomene MagersGerhard SteidlHito SteyerlAlice Stori LiechtensteinJulia StoschekNiels Strøyer ChristophersenTom Stuart-SmithStudiopepeStudio jobStudio KOStudio PeregalliStudio ShamshiriMarlene bagsCharlotte TaylorHenry TaylorDavid ThulstrupDana Tomic HughesFaye ToogoodThorsten TraberKjetil Trædal ThorsenRose 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 VanderbiltHervé Van der StraetenVincent Van DuysenGiovanni del VecchioAxel VervoordtVirginie ViardJules 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 WillmannIvan and Manuela WirthBethan Laura WoodHanya YanagiharaNina YasharPierre YovanovitchCharles ZanaDavid Zwirner
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