In a recent interview with Wired Magazine, design-legend Hartmut Esslinger said, “Today is what’s thought about long ago. Now today we have to we have to project, think, experiment, prototype the future.” This forward-gazing mantra describes the 25 people included in this feature on those shaping the future of design. This compilation of creatives involves a diverse group of professionals in various points in their career, working in different disciplines, with a range of cultural reaches and impacts. From recent graduates to influential educators to Pritzker Architecture Prize winners to controversial practitioners, each person included works in a future-minded manner, pioneering a new frontier in the world of design. Here's 25 People Shaping the Future of Design.

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