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The Inaugural CH25 Draws to a Close


The Inaugural CH25 Draws to a Close

After a search for and celebration of the next generation of future-makers, our program with Cadillac ends for 2015

by CH Editors
on 31 August 2015

Back in May this year, we joined forces with Cadillac and embarked on a search for emerging talent—individuals who are shaping and informing the future. From designers of super-smart wearable tech to founders whose businesses empower people in developing countries, and gender-fluid fashion to remarkable ways of experiencing live music, our CH25 honorees are inventive, thoughtful and nothing if not forward-thinking.

From hundreds of nominations, our panel of experts—along with Cool Hunting's editorial team—hand-picked the 25 individuals. Thank you to
Jessica Banks: founder of Rock, Paper, Robot
Eric Demby: co-founder of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg
John Maeda: graphic designer, computer scientist, academic and author
Andrew Smith: executive director of global design, Cadillac
Piera Gelardi: executive creative director, Refinery29 for helping us research countless projects, businesses, organizations, and pitches.

And now, for one final time, we'd like to honor our CH25, thank them and wish them all the best for their upcoming adventures and endeavors. We'll, no doubt, see a lot more from them in the future.


Alex Kalman, Mmuseumm
Dan Barasch + James Ramsey, The Lowline
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Photographer
Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes, [Dis]abled Inside Out
Kathleen Supové, Pianist


Jonathan Sparks, Artist
Joshua Harker, Artist
Lulu Mickelson, Women Entrepreneurs NYC
Marcus Weller, Skully

Food + Drink

Corinne Joachim Sanon, Askanya
Eelke Plasmeijer + Ray Adriansyah, Restaurant Locavore
Justin Guilbert + Douglas Riboud, Harmless Harvest
Melissa Kushner, Goods for Good
Tarren Wolfe, Urban Cultivator


Kegan Schouwenburg, SOLS
Vanessa Newman, Butchbaby & Co.
Pauline van Dongen, Fashion Designer
Roxie Darling, Hairstory
Sabine Seymour, SoftSpot


Cynthia Breazeal, Jibo
George Arriola, Monohm
Matt Kenyon, Artist
Meredith Perry, UBeam
Sarah Kunst, Partner at Future Perfect Ventures
Tal Danino, Bioengineer

Images by Cool Hunting

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