Jewellery by Sarah Angold Studio
Materials alchemists, designers, artists, dancers and even Sherlock Holmes numbered among this year's hClub 100 list of some of the most inspiring figures in the creative industries
Each year private members' club the Hospital Club invites groups of industry judges, along with the voting public, to nominate inspirational figures across the creative industries, including theatre, TV, advertising, design, fashion and art. This year's group was announced last night.
Kristjana S Williams at last night's hClub 100 event
Creative Review was media partner for the Art and Design category where the final ten was as follows:
Ed Atkins, Artist
Hurvin Anderson, Artist
Joe Scotland, Director, Studio Voltaire
Kristjana S Williams, Artist
Laura Pannack, Photographer
Matt Pyke, Artist, Universal Everything
Noma Bar, Designer/Illustrator
Phyllida Barlow, Artist
Tom Evans, Founder, BleepBleeps
Pascal Bronner & Thomas Hillier, Artists, FleaFollyArchitects (people's choice winner, elected by public vote)
Photographer Laura Pannack
The 100 includes the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch along with musician Jon Hopkins, directors Ben Wheatley and Ringan Ledwidge, producer Juliette Larthe of Pretty Bird, Nils Leonard of Grey, Fi Scott of Make Works, Penny Martin of The Gentlewoman and Syd Lawrence and Tom Gibby of We Make Awesome Shit.
Also featured is Sarah Angold (above, as chosen in the Fashion category sponsored by CR's sister brand Fashion Monitor) whose studio combines extraordinary jewellery and lighting design with installations for the likes of the Design Museum and Tate Modern.
And, with surely one of the most unusual stories of the 100, self-styled Materials Alchemist Lauren Bowker (above) who invented the carbon emission sensing ink PdCl2 while still a teenager, went to study textiles at the RCA and now leads consultancy The Unseen "with material science, knowledge and visions infused by Magick".
The Unseen's projects include materials which change colour in response to their environment such as THEUNSEENAIR, a wind-reactive ink
See the full list of inspiring individuals here