W Hotels Designers of the Future
Born in 1983, Bethan Laura Wood completed her degree from the Royal College of Art in 2009, where she studied under Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper in the Design Product department. Bethan set up her own studio, WOOD London, that same year, and showcases her limited edition lighting and furniture ranges with Nilufar Gallery in Milan.
Born in 1984, Canadian-Dutch designer Jon Stam studied design at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, before moving to the Netherlands to study under Aldo Bakker, Jan Boelen and Ilse Crawford at the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2008 he graduated cum laude, and set up his own studio in 2010 in Amsterdam.
Born 1978, Seung-Yong Song attended École Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Reims and received his BFA, MFA in France. He has worked with Claudio Colucci, Jean Marc Gady, Patric Nadeau and Matt Sindall, and opened his own studio in 2011 in Korea.
Markus Kayser was born near Hannover, Germany in 1983. He studied 3-D Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and continued graduate work in Product Design at the Royal College of Art, where he earned his Master in Arts and Design in 2011. That same year, he founded Markus Kayser Studio, with workspaces in both London and Germany. Experimentation and storytelling play a big part in Markus’s designs, striking a balance between accessibility and deep content. The aim of the newly formed studio is to investigate opportunities in design production for new as well as forgotten technologies.
Born in 1982 in Quebec, Canada, Philippe Malouin completed Industrial Design studies at the University of Montreal, the ENSCI in Paris and the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2009, he set up his own studio in London, where he has been able to develop an approach to design that is both experimental and pragmatic. Philippe has been heavily influenced by 50’s modernism and 60’s brutalism and minimalism. His studio continuously experiments with materials and manufacturing techniques, always keeping process at the center of the work.
Born 1981, Tom Foulsham received his MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Arts in 2009, after graduating with a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett, UCL in 2004. His studio is based in London.