New wave: 10 young designers to keep an eye on
They are not even 30 and they have already collaborated with the best publishing houses and great names of design.
Sometimes still studying, they are not even 30 and they have already collaborated with the best publishing houses and great names of design. Originally from Siberia, France or Netherlands, these young creators who shine by their inventiveness draw the future of design and give an idea of the great trends of tomorrow.
Ferréol Babin, 29 years old
Graduate of the ESAD of Reims in 2010, Ferréol Babin continued to study in France and then at the Nagoya University of Art & Design, in Japan, before integrating into la Fabrica, the Benetton research center in Treviso. Since then, he has designed limited sets and unique pieces while collaborating with Fontana Arte, Moustache or Atipico. Until the 20th of May 2016, the young designer will participate in the collective exhibition SUR organized by the Palazzo Gallery in Brescia, Italy.
Ferréol Babin’s website
Nienke Hoogvliet, 26 years old
The Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet focuses on the respect for environment in her researches by exploring, among others, the multiple possibilities offered by seaweed or fish leather. She thus imagined the very poetic Sea me carpet, entirely hand-knotted, as well as a set of salmon skin furniture pieces, made with food-processing garbage.
Nienke Hoogvliet's website
Dimitri Bahler, 27 years old
In 2011, after his graduation at the ECAL, Dimitri Bähler funded with several designers the La Vague group and, in parallel, developed his own projects. After collaborating with publishing houses like Hay or Moustache, Dimitri recently imagined a virtual reality headset with Oculus for Vacheron Constantin. During the Salone del Mobile, he will present, among others, at the Swiss Institute, his new lamp project designed for Ishinomaki Laboratory.
Dimitri Bahler's website
Anastasiya Koshcheeva, 27 years old
Born in Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia, Anastasiya Koshcheeva has lived and worked in Germany since 2006. Rethinking the ancestral savoir-faire of her native region, this Russian designer decided to explore the numerous possibilities offered by birch bark. She thus imagined a set of minimalist objects and furniture pieces, made with this natural material sewn like a textile.
Anastasiya Koshcheeva's website
Marlo & Isaure, 26 and 28 years old
While following an industrial designer formation at the ECAL, in Lausanne, Isaure Bouyssonie met Marlo Kara. In 2013, they founded their publishing house Marlo & Isaure. After exhibitions at the Design Days in Geneva and later at Maison & Object Paris, their circus coffee table was selected by the Hay Talent Award. Settled in Tunisia since July 2015, the duo, which now publishes the creations of about ten designers, will present their new project at Blickfang Basel and then Wanted New York, from the 13th to 16th of May 2016.
Marlo & Isaure's website
Kneip, 26 and 29 years old
Graduates of the Oslo School of architecture and design, Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud, founders of the Kneip design studio, find inspiration in the surrounding nature. Talents à la Carte in January 2016 at Maison & Objet, the pair will present, at the Structure exhibition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, their latest creations, notably the set of sculptural pieces with organic forms entitled Loen.
Jules Levasseur, 26 years old
Winner of the Rado Jury star Prize in 2015 for his S project developed in partnership with the Petrus firm, Jules Levasseur is testing corrugated iron in a set of innovative furniture pieces. Usually navigating between craft industry and industrial industry, the designer will present from the 2nd to the 5th of June 2016, during the Tuileries’ “Jardins, Jardin”, one of his latest projects, a micro architecture in hemp and thermos-compressed linen.
Jules Levasseur's website
Hannakaisa Pekkala, 21 years old
Still studying at the Design institute of Lahti, in Finland, Hannakaisa Pekkala just won the Northern Lighting Design Award for her geometrical shapes metal lamps project entitled Symmetry. Inspired by art, urban space and Northern Finland’s wild nature, she is currently developing, with a group of students and researchers, a work around composite organic materials and she is preparing a new exhibition for the newt Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Hannakaisa Pekkala's website
Arnout Meijer, 28 years old
After a formation at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Arnout Meijer founded his eponymous studio based in Rotterdam in 2012. Fascinated by all shapes of lights, he imagined innovative lamps and installations, at a crossroads between design, science and new technologies, like his 8-bit Universe project, designed for the November 2015 Glow Eindhoven festival.
Arnout Meijer's website
Egli Studio, 27 years old
Winner of the Swiss Federal Design Award for the Reverso mobile partition, a result of his experimental research around paper, Yann Mathys founded Egli Studio in Geneva in 2014 with his friend Thibault Dussex. After presenting in April 2015 a laminated-glass coffee table with shades changing depending on the lightning, the duo will exhibit its latest project for the I Dream of Luxury
exhibition at the NOV gallery during the Salone del Mobile, from the 12th to the 17th of April, in Milan.
Egli Studio's website
Crédits photo : RADOSTARPRIZE / Jules Levasseur, Julius Schäper / Anastasiya Koshcheeva, DR, D