New Designers furniture design winners revealed

The winners of the furniture awards at New Designers have been revealed.

John Christie won the Design-Nation One Year In Prize for a collection of tables and chairs. ‘Hugely passionate about his work and practice; embodies the ethos of sustainable good design and will benefit from all the opportunities Design-Nation can offer,’ said the judges.

Rory Mullins, Kingston University product and furniture design graduate won the Design London Award for his Turnaround chair. ‘We were impressed with the craftsmanship, concept and commercial viability of the Turnaround chair. As a stackable, multi-functional and stand-out product, we believe that it has lots of potential for specification across the hospitality industry,’ said the judges. 

The Habitat Future Design Award (Week Two) was won by Kingston University product and furniture design graduate Guy Selwood-Miller for the Selwood leather and ash twist bench. ‘Guy has created a tactile and beautifully crafted piece of furniture that uses a neat and clever tool-less construction. Guy has crafted a timeless bench reflecting geometric shapes and uses FSC ash wood together with hand-stitched leather detail,’ said the judges.

The John Lewis and Partners Design for Innovation Award was won by Jacob Riley, Nottingham Trent University furniture and product design graduate for Café Collection. ‘We really love the narrative behind this project. It resonated with our design principles and sustainability ambitions, as well as the current ash die back issue on our partnership estates. We also loved the addition of the carbon stamping, providing clarity and raising awareness to the customer,’ said the judges.

The Kin Award waswon by Edinburgh Napier University graduate Jasmine Nicholson for Mymo, a compostable mattress. ‘Jasmine confidently presented an original concept that was thoughtfully designed and considered sustainability as well as a new method of manufacturing,’ said the judges.

The Collaboration Award was won by Aamana Bibi Nawaz, Birmingham City University product and furniture design graduate for Vlamp, a combined vase and lamp. ‘An iconic design with beautiful simple form. Great functionality with portability and subtle use of colour, blending into a commercial timeless design,’ said the judges.

The Conran Shop New Designers Award (Week Two) was won by Kingston University product and furniture design graduate Tom Golland for his Metal in Marble table. ‘We enjoyed Tom’s design for an intriguing mix of substrate and graphic UV printing. What appears to be a traditional material from a distance reveals aluminum and marble pattern in an unusual execution. The technique allows for universal development,’ said the judges.

The show continues until 9 July.



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