AD: 200 Designers and influencers you must know in 2019!
AD Magazine is celebrating its 200th issue! To properly celebrate, the design-themed magazine has released a list of the 200 most influential designers in the world. Names such as Kelly Wearstler, Karl Lagerfeld, and India Mahdavi are obviously listed amongst the AD: 200, but many others appear on the list, asserting their strength and influence in the contemporary design world.
Take a look at the list with us and let us know who are your current favorite designers and influencers.
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Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit
Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
One of our absolute favorite movie directors of all times, Wes Anderson and his partner, author, and illustrator Juman Malouf have paired to curate their first exhibition for Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna’s legendary Kunstkammer. A series of 400 objects were paired in eight small, color-coded rooms, reliving a series of first loves, mixing fastidiousness with kitsch. The exhibition was on display for 6 months, from November 2018 until the 28th of April, 2019.
Barber & Osgerby
“I design shops, homes, furniture – I do it all. That’s one part of my everyday life.” India Mahdavi
Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos
Signe Bindslev Henriksen
Anna Carnick and Wava Carpenter
One of the names that has been given the award of Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet (back 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.
David / Nicolas
Vincenzo De Cotiis
Christophe Delcourt and Jérôme Aumont
Diandra Donecker and Micaela Kapitzky
A wonderful and skilled interior designer with a very personal sense of style, Emily Henderson would obviously be expected to appear on the AD: 200 influencers list. 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
Khaled El Mays
Caterina and Raffaele Fabrizio
Alexis Fabry and Charlotte Macaux Perelman
Kersten Geers and David Van Severen
Pierre Marie Giraud
Pierre Jorge Gonzalez and Judith Haase
Timon and Melchior Gray
Marva Griffin Wilshire
Luke Edward Hall
Yasmin and Christian Hemmerle
Another great designer that has been given the Designer of the Year award at Maison & Objet (in January, 2019), Sebastian Herkner surely 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
Adrian van Hooydonk
House of Hackney
Humbert & Poyet
One of the most exciting architects of contemporary times, Bjarke Ingels has proved himself to have an avant-garde sense of style. Always thinking ahead, the architect and his firm have created iconic buildings all around the globe. Definitely one of those names that couldn’t be missing from this list.
Simon Porte Jacquemus
Harumi Klossowska de Rola
Joerg and Maria Koch
Clémence and Didier Krzentowski
A fashion genius with a mind like no other. Karl Lagerfeld was probably one of the biggest names the fashion industry has known in the last century. The late head designer of the Chanel house, Karl Lagerfeld went on to have its own namesake brand and conquer the fashion world.
Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard
Nicole Maalouf and Daniel Eichhorn
Trained as an architect, India Mahdavi is probably best known for taking multiple materials and textures, combining them into playful interiors. The Paris-based designer builds intense and bold interiors, with Sketch in London being one of her most famous works.
Tara Mangini and Percy Bright
Valerio and Monica Mazzei
Wickie Meier Engström
Mike and Marc Meiré
Note Design Studio
Jacob Gubi Olsen
Without a doubt, one of the best known and most important gallerists and names of the design world of the last century, Rossana Orlandi is known all across the globe. The apparently eccentric designer has gained and kept a reputation as one of the most respected names of her industry.
Rossana Orlandi has also recently created an award for recycled products, the Ro Plastic Prize competition, which she has given out earlier this year, in April.
Ben Pentreath and Charlie McCormick
Leonid, Johannes and Andreas Rath
Roman and Williams
Johann Rupert and Franco Cologni
Ralf and Axel Schmitz
Scholten & Baijings
Tina silk thread Busck
Tekla Evelina Severin
Founded 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 worldwide. The design duo has established a name for themselves, earning their spot on the AD: 200 influencers list to commemorate its 200th issue.
Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov
Cousins Spinelli and Anzani
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers
Alice Stori Liechtenstein
Niels Strøyer Christophersen
“There is a sensitivity and identity to my work that emphasizes the function, the material, and the detail.” Sebastian Herkner
Dana Tomic Hughes
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
The 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 it featured in AD’s 200 influencers list. However, there will never be enough said about Patricia Urquiola and her practice, so make sure to read about one of her projects in Singapore here.
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt
Hervé Van der Straeten
Vincent Van Duysen
Giovanni del Vecchio
Another giant name on the AD: 200 influencers list, Kelly Wearstler is a big fan favorite. Wearstler and her team design the interiors everyone wants. Her eclectic signature look is filled with bright colors, rich textures and lines we can’t stay indifferent to.
Ivan and Manuela Wirth
Bethan Laura Wood
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