Henry Glogau

Henry Glogau

The Lexus Design Awards have always been shaped by the company principles of ‘anticipate, innovate, and captivate’, and the 2021 winner, Henry Glogau has ticked all the boxes.

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Adri Rachelle, Activist

Adri Rachelle, Activist

From an early age Adri has been providing homes for animals in need. Pigs, horses, reptiles, goats, dogs, all creatures big and small are welcome at Wild Things Sanctuary, her non-profit animal rescue organisation.

Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Through her series of striking illustrations, 25-year-old Zoe Stromberg unapologetically highlights the continued issue of sexual harassment. Her Instagram handle @cutecatcalls is a safe space full of anonymous pieces.

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira went viral on TikTok this year with a video of her unboxing her new ballet pointe shoes, highlighting problems of representation and diversity that go largely unnoticed. Her TikTok video now has over 1.4 million views.

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

At just 17, Krystyna Paszko has dedicated her burgeoning career to helping victims of domestic violence. Her covert support page 'Comomiles and Pansies' provides sufferers with a safe way of bringing their abusers to justice.

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in US history, having been named the first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017.

Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist

Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist

At just 18, activist Quannah Chasinghorse has dedicated her life to protecting the indigenous people of her native Alaska from two main adversaries, the gas industry and climate change.

Marc Keiser, Designer

Marc Keiser, Designer

One-half of cult fashion label Keiser Clark, Marc Keiser is using his platform to raise awareness about the importance of voting and encourage young people to register across the US.

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Lavinya Stennett, Activist

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

At only 23-years-old, Lavinya Stennett is the CEO of The Black Curriculum, a new initiative that’s fighting to improve teaching of Black history and culture across the UK.

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

One young woman who won't be silenced by lawmakers, Australian climate activist Daisy Jeffrey organised school strikes in 2019, and has published her own book on climate action.

Mabdulle, Photographer

Mabdulle, Photographer

A member of the Take More Photos community, Mabdulle is a rising London photographer who has an elite talent for capturing street art and city aesthetics.

Nyome Nicholas-Williams

Nyome Nicholas-Williams

Meet Nyome, the incredible model whose campaigning helped change Insta's algorithms to celebrate black and plus-sized bodies.

Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

Harry is one of the biggest names in venture capital at age 23. He created 'The Twenty Minute VC' podcast and co-founded Stride.VC, a venture capital firm making waves across the industry.

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Steve Bartlett founded digital media companies Social Chain & Media Chain - at the age of 22. Today, his content reaches over 1.8 billion people.

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

On his way to being the next king of streetwear, Millinsky is a new age fashion/music/art phenomenon who curated his own brand NASASEASONS at just 18.

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Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

President of the NUS, Ibrahim is fighting for liberation and against injustice. Bringing communities together to foster inclusivity and respect is at the heart of her work.

Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz is a producer, songwriter, and record label founder, who started the collective Internet Money. He's part of the Gen Z SoundCloud trap movement that's taking over the charts.

Ellen Jones, Activist

Ellen Jones, Activist

Ellen Jones is a prolific campaigner for LGBTQ+ causes, who discusses mental health, autism, and gender. She won the MTV EMA Generation Change award in 2018.

Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

This Sierra Leonean innovator taught himself engineering when he was 13, proving that resources aren't a barrier and that all you need to get started is ambition, creativity, and curiosity.

Bimini Love, Activist

Bimini Love, Activist

The UK parliament is taking period poverty seriously thanks to this activist and her peers. Founder of Street Cramps, Bimini Love spends her spare time fighting menstrual inequality.

Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

A genius teen entrepreneur focused on harnessing tech to better people's lives. At just 15 she designed a cane equipped with GPS and proximity sensors to help the visually impaired.

Jenna Raine, Musician

Jenna Raine, Musician

Rising Gen Z talent Jenna Raine is an American singer/songwriter with an infectious energy that she transmits through her insightful lyrics fused together with an organic, beat-driven sound.

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Hunter Schafer, Actor

Hunter Schafer, Actor

If you didn't know who Hunter Schafer was, you will soon. The breakout star of Euphoria, this amazing LGBT+ activist is redefining style and trans acceptance before our very eyes.

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

As Gen Z entrepreneurs go, Joe Franklin (17) is top tier. His rare sneaker empire 5upplied started with a single pair and his clientele includes AJ Tracey & Dizzie Rascal.

Tiffany Zhong, Entrepreneur

Tiffany Zhong, Entrepreneur

After a stint at uni, Tiffany Zhong thought a successful Gen Z insights company, Zebra IQ, was more her style. She's has worked with brands like Snapchat and Levi Strauss.

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

How to make waves in the LDN's theatre scene? Call your provocative first drama 'Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner'. This brilliant playwright is adding a fresh voice to enduring literature.

Akshay Ruparelia, Entrepreneur

Akshay Ruparelia, Entrepreneur

Fancy starting a million dollar property empire from your bedroom at just 17? Well you won't be the first, Akshay Ruarelia started his company Doorsteps after selling his family home online.

Marsai Martin, Actor & Producer

Marsai Martin, Actor & Producer

A starring role in ABC's hit show Blackish was clearly not enough for Marsai Martin, who has a producer credit for the 2019 movie Little, which she also starred in. BTW, this girl is 15.

Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Only the best could win nearly $7million USD by gaming. This Danish Dota player, who goes by N0tail, is the highest earning pro gamer in the world.

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Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Ever wanted to win $3 million USD playing Fortnite? That's reality for Kyle Giersdorf, one of the world's best gamers, who won the Fornite World Cup in 2019 at just 16.

Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

On her quest to end all child marriages in her home country of Pakistan and beyond, the inspirational Hadiqa Bashir has saved countless young girls from persecution.

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal is a skate wunderkind from the Philippines who clinched the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Oh, and she's only 21.

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Part of @Team_Enough, a youth-led initiative to end gun violence, this whirl-wind of positive social change has engaged thousands with her message of peace.

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

The Gen Zer making waves in menswear, Reese Cooper was 1st runner-up 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. His americana-inspired label sells out in department stores everywhere.

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse founded her groundbreaking company, Zolli Candy, when she was just 12 years old. She now runs a candy empire selling millions of Zollipops that clean your teeth!

Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists

Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists

Melati and Isabel Wisjen are two amazing sisters from Bali who, while campaigning to ban all plastic bags on their island, kickstarted an international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and global waste reduction.

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Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Up-and-coming Gen Z filmmaker and content creator Quantay Peoples was chosen by Kanye West himself to work on the 'Jesus is King' documentary. Check out his Youtube.

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

A politician at just 22, the incredible Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui is fighting for justice as Minister of State for Youth Affairs (youngest in the world) in the United Arab Emirates.

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Londoner Freddy Coomes began amassing his own one-of-a-kind clothing collection at just 16 and is now at the helm of a successful Instagram and Depop vintage fashion empire.  

Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Author

Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Author

Yara Rodrigues Fowler's first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was published in 2019 and got her shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019! Watch this space.

Ady Suleiman, Musician

Ady Suleiman, Musician

This half Tanzanian, half English breakout star rose to notoriety after being selected as ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Awards. Check out his soulful EPs here.

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Eponymous Gen Z business visionary Sean Kelly heads the company Jersey Champs, which is partnering with celebs and athletes to create incredibly unique jersey designs.

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

Virang Dal is the brains behind EconplusDal, a fab viral YouTube channel providing students from all over the globe with entertaining and informative Economics tutorial videos.

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