#1: Hozan Zangana
At the age of fifteen, Hozan Zangana and his parents fled Iraq and went to The Netherlands. This sudden move had a massive impact on Hozan. In The Netherlands, Hozan has completed his education as a whitesmith. Subsequently, he managed to graduate as a multimedia engineer. After a period of digital designing he wanted more and decided to follow an orientation course at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Despite his love for art, he quickly found out that he was very passionate about design. He decided to follow his heart and applied for the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 2013, Hozan graduated in the Man & Well Being Department of the Design Academy. Hozan’s mixed inheritance and his continuous search for new forms are the force behind his revealing and inspiring designs. Hozan describes his creative process as “creating forms by letting my heart guide my hands while silencing my mind”.