New Design Britain Awards 2015 Announces Winners

Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015

awardA celebration of innovative students and recent graduates from British design schools, the twelfth annual New Design Britain Awards (NDBA) revealed its roll call of winners yesterday during a buzzing ceremony at the May Design Series event in London’s ExCeL Centre. Top honours were awarded to:

 

FABRICS
Catherine Macguer for ‘Tiles Collection’

 

Accessories sponsored by ACHICA
Samuel Bellamy for ‘Moroccan Lamps’

 

Furniture
Daniel Lau for ‘Kai’

 

Surfaces
Sophie Rowley for ‘Material Illusions’

 

Architecture
Amelia Hunter for ‘Nuntius de Navibus’

 

Interior Design
Cathrine Dal with ‘Bathyal’

 

Alumni’s Choice
Amy Barlett for ‘Form and Structure’

 

In order to bridge the gap between design and industry, the entrants were judged on the commercial viability of their concepts, as well as aesthetics, functionality, and product development. Liam Butler, Brand Director of ACHICA which sponsored the Accessories category, explains, “New Design Britain is a fantastic showcase for new talent. This year saw a really interesting use of material and more awareness of commerciality.”

 

Other judges were also highly supportive of the awards a channel for launching the careers of new designers. The winners expressed their appreciation that the awards programme can open doors as they begin their professional careers. Each winner in the Architecture, Interior Design, Fabrics, Accessories, Furniture and Surfaces categories will receive a coveted industry placement, as well as career coaching and a complimentary stand at May Design Series 2016.

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