New Designers 2016 Awards Announced At Business Design Centre

Posted July 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm in Design, News

THE winners of the much-coveted New Designers 2016 Awards have been announced at Part 1 of the 31st Edition of New Designers held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. New Designers is a major British  based exhibition for emerging talent in fashion, illustration, craft, furniture, textiles, jewellery, industrial and product design. The winner of the BDC New Designer of the Year Award is presented to Rob Anderson, a talented metalwork designer. Judges praised his collection, Heavy Hands as work that “exudes authenticity and the skill of the true craftsman”.

In addition to cash prizes worth £1,500, Anderson also receives legal advice from property lawyer Briffa, assistance from legal experts, Rhodes and Rhodes and marketing instruction from Four Colman Getty. The runner up for the award is Claire Fowler for her expertly glazed tableware designs.

New designers Awards, new Designers SurveytextilesNew Designers Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate prize Winner Lydia Hiles.
Photograph: New Designers Awards 2016, Business Design Centre

Rebecca Garforth, a gifted textile designer, is awarded the New Designers Tigerprint Award for her humorous designs of treehouses and tropical scenery regarded by judges as “bold, confident and clean”. Other awards were presented to Chloe Lewis, Sheng Zhang, Chen Cheng, Chelsea Imlack, Sophie Thorne, Rhianna Parker-Yates, Amelia-Rose Chambers, Cripa Yangkhung, Grace Hancock, Hannah Tounsend and the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Boras.

 clothworkersNew Designers Clockworkers’ Company Associate prizes for prize Winner Bronte Adam.
Photograph: New Designers Awards 2016, Business Design Centre

Axel Scheffler, the award-winning illustrator presenting the awards remarked, “I have been so impressed by what I’ve seen tonight. These designers are all at the beginning of their careers and I wish them all the very, very best.”

by Miranda Charalambous

New Designers 2016 Awards opens from until July 2, 2016 (Part 1) and from July 6 – July 9, 2016 (Part 2) at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

Front page image: New Designers Wilcom Associate Prize Winner, Huddersfield University. Photograph: New Designers Awards 2016, Business Design Centre

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