Creative Minds

This dynamic group dreams big, dares greatly, and, as a result, inspires us to do so ourselves. Representing a variety of fields—from fashion to furniture design, architecture to artisan crafts—these extraordinary talents offer a creative vision that pushes boundaries, crosses mediums, and belies traditional concepts.

Alex Poots

The Shed’s artistic director is known for his mash-ups of avant-garde music, visual arts, and pop culture

Ana Khouri

The Brazilian-born jeweler’s dazzling creations are a form of wearable art

Brodie Neill

The Made in Ratio creative director is no stranger to turning discarded materials into sculptural furnishings

Cindy Chao

The Art Jewel founder is heralded for her dramatic, gem-encrusted floral fantasies

David Wiseman

His work bridges art and design with his nature-inspired oeuvre of screens, chandeliers, and inlay furniture

Derek Fordjour

The rising-star artist uses imagery of carnivals, sporting contests, casinos, and games to grapple with complex issues

Jaimal Odedra

The master craftsman's handmade pieces are rooted in Moroccan tradition, and no two are alike

Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley

Ahead of this year's Whitney Biennial the curatorial duo discuss how the 79th iteration stands apart

Jessica Goldman Srebnick

The Goldman Properties’ CEO celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Wynwood Walls

JR

The elusive French artist and activist is working on a new project at the Louvre

Ken Fulk

The dapper designer’s creations help turn the real into the surreal

Klaus Biesenbach

The new director of MOCA in L.A. is known for bringing underrepresented voices to center stage

Kulapat Yantrasast

The peripatetic principal of architecture firm wHY is putting his stamp on major cultural institutions

Lewis Miller

The New York floral designer is behind the joyful Flower Flashes that have been popping up around the city

Marcel Wanders

The prolific designer infuses myriad brands with warmth, humor, and an uplifting quality

Maxence Dulou

The winemaker is behind a collectible new bottling made in the foothills of the Himalayas

Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich

The husband-and-wife architecture duo create forward-thinking spaces for cultural clients

Olafur Eliasson

The Icelandic artist's works bring natural phenomena into unusual settings

Rafael de Cárdenas

No two projects have been the same for the Architecture at Large founder

Rexhep Rexhepi

The 31-year-old founder of watchmaking atelier AkriviA is a rising star in the rarefied world of haute horologie

Roya Sachs

The curator is becoming well-regarded for her cross-disciplinary productions that leave audiences giddy

Ryan Korban

This breakout design talent artfully mixes uptown glam with downtown swagger

Sander Lak

Sies Marjan’s designer finds inspiration in a savvy mash-up of pop culture and academic references

Sasha Sykes

The Irish artist conjures otherworldly pieces that meld furniture and sculpture

Shohei Shigematsu

Lead architect on a host of dazzling projects, including Faena Forum and a glass pavilion for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts

Silvia Furmanovich

Her jewelry, handbags, and decorative accessories have been described as “unconventional” and “visionary”

Simon Porte Jacquemus

He’s become known for conceptual yet wearable designs and theatrical runway shows

Theaster Gates

The Chicago-based talent combines art and activism to powerful effect

Thomas Woltz

The landscape architect has perfected the art of telling stories that quite literally spring from the earth

Vincenzo de Cotiis

The architect and artist pairs salvaged materials to make beautifully imperfect creations

West 8

The environmental experts replenished Madrid's riverbanks and are now reimagining Houston Botanic Garden

Yann Nury

For the New York chef, catering is not one size fits all

Yasmin and Christian Hemmerle

The storied jewelry house is renowned for challenging the conventions of luxury

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