Travelling around the world to discover young talents “on the road” has been a priority for us since the very beginning back in 2002. Japan, India, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, France, United States, Israel, South America, Cuba, the UK…the number of schools we’ve been to is pretty impressive. And we believe it is an essential part of our research, of our way to spot out talents. Because we know that portfolios don’t always tell the whole picture…sometimes bits and pieces are missing because designers take them from granted. By meeting them personally to talk about their work, we are sometimes able to add the missing information the jury does not find when going through their portfolios during the finalists selection.