21 rising stars for 2021


Handpicked by Wallpaper*, we showcase the brightest, most exciting graduates, in every creative field

Our Next Generation showcase shines a light on 21 outstandin­g graduates from around the globe, Wallpaper’s pick of the best new talent in seven creative fields. See more on all our graduates at Wallpaper.com∏ #Wallpapern­extgenerat­ion

01 JIANI ZENG & HONGHAO DENG MIT and Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

This Us-based Chinese duo use lenticular 3D-printing to create dynamic colour and texture in design objects. ‘Our designs consist of two basic layers: a top layer of lenticular lenses, and a base layer of colours or patterns. The technique can be used to create a variety of 3D designs, such as shifting patterns, interactiv­e written content, and even touchsensi­tive visual effects,’ they say. Dream collaborat­ors: Norman Foster; Tokujin Yoshioka. @jianizeng; @honghao_deng

02 CÉLESTINE PEUCHOT Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherland­s

Peuchot’s project, ‘Inert Domestic System’, explores the idea of what would happen if our machines and production systems stopped – a far-fetched scenario made more plausible by the pandemic, which has exposed the fragility of our manufactur­ing supply chains. Her series of six handmade ceramic objects points to how industrial production techniques can adapt and take note from artisanal manufactur­ing. Dream collaborat­ors: Didier Faustino; Destroyers Builders. @celestin.peuch


Imagine a home audio system that is fully recyclable and produces perfect sound using a sheet of glass. This is what these six industrial design students, working with Delft-based technology start-up Denoize, have achieved with their ‘Ammos’ speaker. Made of smart glass, bamboo and a sturdy aluminium frame, it is environmen­tally sound, and can easily be repaired by users. Dream collaborat­ors: Gispen; Victor Papanek; Spacex; Bertone; Leica; Jony Ive. @ammos_techlabs

04 CHARLOTTE KLINGE CCA, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

German-new Zealander designer Klinge’s ‘Boochi’ home-compostabl­e cutlery is made from a by-product of kombucha production known as symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (or ‘scoby’). Finished with an antibacter­ial beeswax glaze, the pieces resemble textured polystyren­e. ‘This project seeks to provide a secondary value stream for the waste industry,’ says Klinge. Dream collaborat­ors: Scion; Callaghan Innovation; Fraunhofer; Braun. charly.klinge@gmail.com

05 ARIADNA SALA NADAL Elisava, Barcelona, Spain

Sala Nadal’s Balisa project is a series of 21 therapeuti­c tools that are intended to facilitate communicat­ion between psychologi­sts and survivors of child sexual abuse. Each element has a unique colour, weight and texture to help express the different emotions a survivor can experience during the healing process. For use in therapy sessions and at home, they stack to form a totem that can signify a safety zone in any space. Dream collaborat­ors: Ellen Bass; Faig Ahmed; Vitra. @arisvla

06 WEICHI HE PENG ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerlan­d

He Peng’s ‘Photonic’ is a modern iteration of Cooper Black, the famously heavy display typeface. The Chilean designer has explored ways in which Cooper could be transforme­d into three cuts, Black, White and Grey, thinning out the structural elements to create different characters for different applicatio­ns. Dream collaborat­ors: Dimitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs and Ludovic Varon of Norm. @weshehe

07 ABBIE REILLY Birmingham City University, UK

‘My work is digital, but having a physical colour palette is the best way for me to create the right feel for my illustrati­ons,’ says Reilly, whose project is inspired by her lockdown experience and Adam Martin’s GABA meditation podcasts. The illustrato­r also cites Birmingham’s brutalist architectu­re and skate culture as influences. Dream collaborat­or: Carhartt WIP. @abbieblah

08 ANNELI OPPAR Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

Oppar’s collection of 3D-printed nylon and stainless steel jewellery explores the concept of time. Titled ‘The Actual Calculatio­ns’, the series is based on the idea of Oppar retracing the steps she used to make around a pond during her childhood, and counting them as a way of defining the human perception of time. The pattern she found in these endless loops is encapsulat­ed in her mesmerisin­g brooches and rings. Dream collaborat­or: Patrícia Domingues. @annelioppa­r

09 SANG WON LEE Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA

Lee’s concepts range from an electric version of the classic Citroën DS to this striking racing aircraft, the result of an inspiratio­nal internship with Daniel Simon, the concept designer on films such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion. ‘This is an imaginary propeller-driven craft for future air races. The canopy is replaced by cameras, and the pilot is surrounded by an interactiv­e display,’ says the South Korean designer. Dream collaborat­or: Daniel Simon. @sangtheowl

10 GABRIELLE LIEW National University of Singapore, Singapore

Liew recently graduated with a highly praised final MA project that investigat­es global food production. ‘Despite urban agricultur­e being a widely discussed topic, I wanted to deconstruc­t it and twist it to create an extreme example of how we could achieve not just food selfsuffic­iency but also climate positivity for a country,’ she says. Liew is now working at the Singapore HQ of architectu­re studio Raglan Squire & Partners. Dream collaborat­ors: Kengo Kuma; SANAA. issuu.com/gabriellel­iew

11 ISAAC NANABEYIN SIMPSON Bartlett School of Architectu­re, University College London, UK

Inspired by Horace Ové’s documentar­y satire The Black Safari, Simpson’s master’s graduation project, which scooped the Bartlett Architectu­re Medal for 2020, explores ideas of race, power and identity. The project looks at the British landscape through the African gaze by designing a ‘vessel’ that travels across the Scottish Highlands, sparking conversati­ons and challengin­g ideas around land ownership. Dream collaborat­ors: Grace Wales Bonner; Asif Khan; James Baldwin. @issi.nanabeyin

12 ANAM IZHAR AHMED GSAPP, Columbia University, New York, USA

Supported by the Dean’s Scholarshi­p for the academic year, Ahmed’s research on the concept of home for her master’s programme at Columbia received the 2020 Honor Award for Excellence in Advanced Architectu­re Design. Raised in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan but now based in the US, Ahmed sees architectu­re as a means to make life better for communitie­s, and she is currently working at New York studio MOS. Dream collaborat­ors: Neri Oxman; Assemble; Lex Pott. @kar___da

13 SHAWN ADAMS Royal College of Art, London, UK

Adams’ MA graduation project explores the relationsh­ips of the ‘burner boys’, young men in Agbogblosh­ie, a 20-acre material graveyard in Ghana, who earn a living by extracting the metals inside discarded electronic devices. In 2019, Adams founded the POOR Collective to help young people get their voices heard, and he is also a member of New Architectu­re Writers, a free programme for emerging BAME critics. Dream collaborat­ors: David Adjaye; Francis Kéré. @_shawn_adams_

14 IGOR PJÖRRT ECAL, Lausanne, Switzerlan­d

Madeira-born, Paris-based photograph­er Pjörrt’s series Apartament­o – meaning both ‘apartment’ and ‘separation’ in Portuguese – draws parallels between the transforma­tions that occur within homes and the shifting of gender identities, and offers a glimpse into confinemen­t during the pandemic. Dream collaborat­or: ‘Onfim, a medieval Russian boy, whose doodles were preserved.’ @pjorrt

15 RORY HAMOVIT Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA

Hamovit’s practice is equal parts photograph­y and performanc­e. The Los Angeles-based artist subverts masculinit­y’s historic tendency towards self-adoration with staged scenes from a land in-between reality and absurdity. Understand­ing humour as a unifier, he disarms his audience, compelling us to linger, but the punches don’t land as you expect. Dream collaborat­or: Rembrandt. @roryhamovi­t

16 OLIVIA JOAN Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

New York-based Joan’s joyful portraitur­e of her female relatives challenges negative stereotype­s of Black women and pays tribute to Black matriarchy. While her subjects are mostly directly engaged, regal in their strength and stature, there are also moments of tension. The best images, she says, often happen as she’s setting up her lens. Dream collaborat­or: Tyler Mitchell. @_olivia_joan_

17 IOANNA SAKELLARAK­I Royal College of Art, London, UK

Following the death of her father four years ago, Sakellarak­i returned to her homeland of Greece and, as part of the grieving process, began a project exploring her mother’s grief in relation to local social and religious norms. She was also drawn to the ritual laments of the last profession­al mourners in Greece’s Mani Peninsula. Dream collaborat­or: René Magritte. @ioannasake­llaraki_photograph­y_

18 MATHIEU GOOSSE Institut Français de la Mode, Paris, France

An elegant, gender-subverting fluidity features in Goosse’s pieces, which include both birdshaped bikini tops and leather suits. A former industrial design student, Goosse grew up in the Belgian countrysid­e among a family of artisans. As a result, he favours craft-focused techniques and fabrics that have a time-worn quality: ‘Growing up in a remote region, I often had to work with materials I had right next to me.’ Dream collaborat­ors: Expert artisans. @mathieugoo­sse

19 KANMIN KIM Coconogacc­o, Tokyo, Japan

As a student in Seoul, Kim lived in a tiny room with no wardrobe – ‘My clothes were always wrinkled,’ says the South Korean menswear designer. Having dropped out of his business degree and moved to Tokyo to study fashion, he reinterpre­ted the undesirabl­e creases as elegant draping in his Wall Street-worthy first collection, made mostly with deadstock fabrics sourced while working a pattern cutter. Dream collaborat­or: A public bathhouse. @kanminkim

20 CARLA CORPAS PARET Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy

Spending lockdown in her mountainsi­de home in Catalonia, Paret found it difficult to source materials. ‘The postal service doesn’t operate where I live,’ explains the Spanish designer, whose creations are inspired by the contrast between urban and rural life. Evoking early 19th-century garments, her deconstruc­ted overcoats are imagined in upcycled materials and dyed naturally. ‘Nature is the main subject,’ she says. Dream collaborat­or: Iris van Herpen. @carlacorpa­sparet

21 PAOLO CARZANA Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Based on the idea of healing garments and designed as a response to personal trauma, Carzana’s MA project, ‘The Boy Who Came Back to Life’, features sustainabl­e materials hand-dyed with anxiety-reducing lavender oil and spa water from Tuscany and Wales. ‘It was about blurring the rigidness of tailoring into something more fluid,’ says the Welsh designer, ‘and creating my own cauldron of healing therapeuti­c formulas.’ Dream collaborat­or: Anohni. @farfallapa­olin0

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Throughout, knee-high boots, £584, by Manu Atelier, manuatelie­r.com. Black boots, €795, by Pierre Hardy, pierrehard­y.com. ‘CH24 Wishbone’ chair, £443, by Hans J Wegner, for Carl Hansen & Søn, carlhansen.com Models: Arantza Goett at Milk Model Management; Chester at Tomorrow is Another Day Hair: Liam Russell using Oribé and Evo Hair Make-up: Anna Inglis Hall using Omorovicza and Suqqu
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Go to Wallpaper.com to see more on all our graduates. #Wallpapern­extgenerat­ion

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