Wallpaper* Magazine's 'Next Generation' January 2013 issue, showcasing the best and brightest of tomorrow's emerging talent, is on stands today. This issue features the annual Graduate Directory, 'the ones to watch' as outlined by some of Wallpaper's favourite established designers, and a sneak peak at Fernando Botero's Italian studio and residence.
Wallpaper* also previews a few of the 2013 Design Awards shortlisted designers, judges and collections, providing a sneak peek of what is to come.
"Our annual recce of colleges around the world has revealed an exceptional pool of talent in design, fashion, architecture, jewellery, transport, photography, visual communication, travel and packaging," commented Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper. "Remember these names - you saw them here first."
The issue also showcases art icon Fernando Botero's voluptuous forms, reveals Yves Behar's sleek plans for a SodaStream revival and interviews star twin artists, Gert and Uwe Tobias, who designed this month's limited-edition cover. There is also a sneak preview of the 2013 Design Awards, including the announcement of this year's esteemed judging panel and the Judges' Awards nominations for Best City, Designer of the Year, Best New Public Building, Best New Private House, Best New Restaurant, Best Domestic Design, Best New or Renovated Hotel, Best New Men's and Women's Fashion Collections, Best Life-Enhancer of the Year and Best New Grooming Product.