In the modern era of technology gadgets and devices, Yves Behar is in a class of his own. Recognized for his innovative creations and sleek designs, he’s risen from obscure creator to creative leader. This designer extraordinaire was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Behar and began his journey into the design world in Europe before coming to the U.S.
His studies took him to the West Coast, where he studied at the Art Center College of Design in California and began to take the world by storm. His designs and styling have captured the attention and partnership of companies like G.E., PUMA and Prada. Of his many creations, Behar is credited with the “XO,” the world’s first $100 laptop, for millions of children in need around the world. He’s been the topic of conversation in Fast Company and featured on the cover of publications such as TIME and Wired magazine– and a speaker at TED for his work. This year, Behar is releasing an updated, more capable $100 laptop, the OLPC XO 3.0, to a highly anticipating audience. Recently, CNN recognized Behar’s work by selecting him for the “the Next List,” an archive of the world’s most fascinating people. Be sure to check out the clip below.