The awards ceremony took place last week UK comtemorary furniture show interiors 2011, spotlighting winners in five categories.
Peg Leg by Benjamin Boyce in the Furniture category; The Clusters by Elaine Ng Yan Ling for Surface Coverings; Buildings in Cross by Henoc Maketo for Textiles; Iris lamp pendants by Alex MacMaster in Accessories; and Coming Home to Roost by Jessica Penrose in Flooring.
The jury panel included representatives from ACID, Evening Standard, Fromental and Willis & Gambier.
“The fantastic quality of the shortlisted entries, and a great passion behind the designs, gives us confidence about the bright future of the interiors industry,” said Phil Hunter, interiors brand director.
Among the competition prizes were an annual ACID membership and internships with Barjis, Ercol, Fromental, Mark Hutchinson Furniture and Marks & Spencer.
“The New Design Britain competition is a great opportunity for all the finalists to present their work to the top industry professionals who visit interiors," said Boyce. "The show’s been great for us and it’s the best place to make new contacts with both fellow designers and people from big companies who are interested in our projects.”
The New Design Britain competition ran alongside interiors 2011. Call for entries opens in May 2011 for the 2012 competition.
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