WGSN + Arts Thread: Future Creator Award Winner 2017

The Future Creator Award is part of WGSN and ARTS THREAD‘s strategy to celebrate one creative future thinker in each of the six cities that form part of WGSN’s Futures Summit schedule for 2017. Each contest open to emerging talent from the region of the summit, the six winners will represent the finest emerging talent from around the world.

The winner from this year’s London edition is Vaclav Mlynar, with his innovative game called Koski, a mixed reality board game that brings the digital world into reality in a new and playful way. It’s a combination of real wooden blocks and a virtual app which evokes digital-physical interactive game play. Watch how the blocks come alive with the help of a tablet or smartphone:


The other shortlisted candidates are below. To see their full ideas and portfolios, check ARTS THREAD‘s website. Want to be the new Future Creator Award winner? Entries are now open for Futures Hong Kong.



Julie Van Den Boorn
Specialism:Sustainable/Eco Fashion & Textiles Industrial / Product / Interiors Design

Ping – Guidance for your shared home

Kristian Knobloch
Specialism:Design and Technology Product Design Web / Digital Design



Coline Mauroy

Surface Awareness

Liselotte Hornstrup
Specialism:Fashion Textiles Womenswear


Outi Silvola
Specialism:Fashion Fashion Technology

BEnd it

Sophia Moeschlin
Specialism:Industrial / Product / Interiors Product Design Furniture

get kicks! sneakers in year 2030 – a futures study

Salla-maaria Syvänen
Specialism:Footwear Fashion Forecasting – Trends Textile Innovation/Textile Art


The F_t_r
Specialism:Design and Technology Product Design Textile Innovation/Textile Art

Rising from its Ashes

Anne Fischer
Specialism:Design Ceramics Product Design


Elizabeth Jane Winstanley
Specialism:Set Design – Stage Screen Dance Film Interactive / Motion


Jessica Friedling
Specialism:Interactive Media Game Arts


Thomas Missé
Specialism:Product Design Lighting Design and Technology

Pulse – Design for social Impact

Annapurna Dave
Specialism:Graphic Design Illustration Web / Digital Design

Liquid – future of work

Kristi Hodak
Specialism:Service Design Web / Digital Design Mixed Specialisms



Mano Kalamenios
Specialism:Ceramics Ceramics Metals Glass



Kate Morris
Specialism:Sustainable/Eco Fashion & Textiles Fashion Textiles – Knit





Horizone and I

Maya Schossberger


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