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Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

“I tend to prefer brands who have always had a bit of culture and heritage central to what they do – like Hermès who have always championed craftsmanship.” Mark Mark is...

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

“I am constantly inspired by all of the talented people that we are fortunate to collaborate with and how many of them are trying to make positive impact on community.” Jonathan...

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

“There’s no future for us hoteliers if we don’t engage with businesses and the culture of our neighbourhood.” Loh Lik Peng Hotelier and restaurateur, Loh Lik Peng was born in...

Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

“I don’t think you can inject culture into a ‘brand’. Either you are and have something authentic in yourself and your product – or you are simply trying to fake it.” Kurt Kurt R....

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

“If I’m going to consume something, I’d prefer if it was created with honesty and great intention.” Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight Suraj has long been fascinated by good, pragmatic design...
Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

Mark Hooper, Hole & Corner

“I tend to prefer brands who have always had a bit of culture and heritage central to what they do – like Hermès who have always championed craftsmanship.” Mark Mark is an award-winning editor and journalist. He has edited Hole & Corner...

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy

“I am constantly inspired by all of the talented people that we are fortunate to collaborate with and how many of them are trying to make positive impact on community.” Jonathan Plutzik Jonathan Plutzik retired as a Vice-Chairman of Credit Suisse...

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

Loh Lik Peng, Unlisted Collection

“There’s no future for us hoteliers if we don’t engage with businesses and the culture of our neighbourhood.” Loh Lik Peng Hotelier and restaurateur, Loh Lik Peng was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 4, 1974 to Singapore parents who were practicing...

Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

Kurt R. Bredenbeck, Green Rooms

“I don’t think you can inject culture into a ‘brand’. Either you are and have something authentic in yourself and your product – or you are simply trying to fake it.” Kurt Kurt R. Bredenbeck is the founder, creator and former owner of The Hoxton...

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight

“If I’m going to consume something, I’d prefer if it was created with honesty and great intention.” Suraj Melwani, Bisma Eight Suraj has long been fascinated by good, pragmatic design having spent time in New York City at Parsons School of Design. From...

Herbert & Forster

Herbert & Forster

“70s muscle cars – they need to be driven and beg to be photographed.” Katinka Herbert Katinka Herbert lives in London and has established herself as a leading portrait and commercial photographer. Katinka has photographed a vast range of...

Tom Bartlett, Waldo Works

Tom Bartlett, Waldo Works

“I love the way Selfridges opens itself to a wider culture outside of retail.” Tom Bartlett Tom Bartlett, an architectural designer, founded Waldo Works over ten years ago and works with partners Sasha von Meister, Andrew Treverton and team across a wide...

Lee Broom

Lee Broom

“I don’t like to try and do something bigger and bigger every single year, I like the idea of creating something large one year, and then creating something more boutique the next.” Lee Broom Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product &...

Bwoy Wonder

Bwoy Wonder

“I see my space evolving into other creative fields.” Bwoy Wonder Bwoy Wonder is the 2014 winner of Creative Pioneers run in conjunction with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and endorsed by Metro newspaper, and creative agencies such as...

Agenda, Visual Marvelry

Agenda, Visual Marvelry

“I ventured into the world of photography by instinct.” Agenda AGENDA of Visual Marvelry is a winner of the Canon photography award for his portrait work. A former graphic designer,  who has worked with The Times and The Economist....

Joshua Katz, Proper Hospitality

Joshua Katz, Proper Hospitality

“There is nothing more inspiring than people that love what they do and are damn good at it.” Joshua Katz, Proper Hospitality As Creative Director, Joshua Katz is responsible for developing, managing and growing the Proper Hospitality brands. He...

Paul Ayre, 14:59

Paul Ayre, 14:59

“Prince epitomizes what a creative is, he does everything – well.” Paul Ayre Paul Ayre is an art director, designer, director, author and lecturer. With an extensive career spanning over 25 years, which has included working for some of television’s most...

Romee de Goriainoff, Experimental Group

Romee de Goriainoff, Experimental Group

“We wanted the bar and the public spaces to be open to the locals so the guests would never feel like “tourists” but would mingle with real Parisians while in Paris” Romee de Goriainoff To meet Romée de Goriainoff, it is best to be in the right...

Matthew Grzywinski, Grzywinski + Pons

Matthew Grzywinski, Grzywinski + Pons

“I think a few fashion brands have done a good job indirectly promoting their ethos and style without succumbing to the temptation of directly pitching their wares.” Matthew Grzywinski  Matthew Grzywinski grew up in Connecticut and studied at Brown...

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