Belgrade Design Week 09 speaker: Tony Chambers from Wallpaper*
During the second day of Belgrade Design Week, on May 29th, one of the speakers within Speed 4 Media category will be Tony Chambers, editor in chief of Wallpaper*. Tony has become Wallpaper’s editor in chief in March 2007. Before that, Tony has been working for Wallpaper as a creative director. Tony’s achievements at Wallpaper* include the introduction of a critically acclaimed new design direction; creating the brand identity of the ground-breaking Wallpaper* City Guides, published by Phaidon; and the design of 2006’s most collectable magazine of the year, Wallpaper’s 10th anniversary issue – a tour-de-force celebrating the most successful year in its history.
Prior to joining Wallpaper* in 2003, Tony spent six years as art director of Condé Nast’s GQ, where he twice won PPA Designer of the Year. He was previously art editor of the Sunday Times Magazine and has won a roll call of design honours. Before he embarked upon his illustrious career, Tony graduated from Central St Martin’s School of Art with a First Class Honours degree.
“Wallpaper* is unquestionably the most influential design magazine in the world and my time as creative director has been absolutely mega. I am delighted to be given this opportunity and to continue working with the most talented and creative team of journalists. Onwards and upwards!”, Tony says about Wallpaper*.
Since its launch in 1996, Wallpaper* has consistently been one of the most influential design magazines, as well as the most beautiful. It is a creator, not a follower, of trends. Few magazines can claim to have changed the world, but whether you are in the coolest bars and restaurants or the hippest hotels, the aesthetic that surrounds you was first championed by Wallpaper*.
Wallpaper* in its eleventh year continues to influence a new generation of sophisticated design-followers looking for a refined individual style. The focus remains on continuing to search the globe for emerging trends and presenting the world’s best new designers and their extraordinary creations in a luxurious format.
Now available in over 70 countries, Wallpaper* is the only magazine to have international appeal, unified by one passion – design.