BDA 2010

November 28, 2014 / The British Design Awards
  • BEST BRITISH DESIGN: ‘CARPENTRY’ SIDEBOARD BY LEE BROOM – The Wilton carpet front of Broom’s lacquered sideboard, part of his ‘Heritage Boy’ collection, features antique Persian rug patterns interwoven with royal British motifs – proof you can reference the past while still giving a nod to novelty (leebroom.com)

    BEST BRITISH DESIGN: ‘CARPENTRY’ SIDEBOARD BY LEE BROOM – The Wilton carpet front of Broom’s lacquered sideboard, part of his ‘Heritage Boy’ collection, features antique Persian rug patterns interwoven with royal British motifs – proof you can reference the past while still giving a nod to novelty (leebroom.com)

  • BEST NEW INTERIOR: COQUINE BAR, LONDON, BY LEE BROOM – As well known for his furniture and lighting as he is for designing more than 35 bars, restaurants and clubs across the UK, Lee Broom has merged the two at Coquine bar (pictured) on London’s Old Brompton Road. Centred around pieces from his ‘Heritage Boy’ collection, it also features crystal decanters transformed into pendant lights, Rococo paintings and a slick petrol-blue and gold palette in the club-like basement (coquinelondon.com)

    BEST NEW INTERIOR: COQUINE BAR, LONDON, BY LEE BROOM – As well known for his furniture and lighting as he is for designing more than 35 bars, restaurants and clubs across the UK, Lee Broom has merged the two at Coquine bar (pictured) on London’s Old Brompton Road. Centred around pieces from his ‘Heritage Boy’ collection, it also features crystal decanters transformed into pendant lights, Rococo paintings and a slick petrol-blue and gold palette in the club-like basement (coquinelondon.com)

  • BEST BRITISH PATTERN: ‘FRITI’ FABRIC BY ABIGAIL BORG – Birmingham- and Manchester-based illustrator and surface designer Abigail has cleverly married old and new, bringing together hand-drawn design and digital printing to create her brilliantly botanical cotton fabric, shown on roll, far left, and on cushion (abigailborg.com)

    BEST BRITISH PATTERN: ‘FRITI’ FABRIC BY ABIGAIL BORG – Birmingham- and Manchester-based illustrator and surface designer Abigail has cleverly married old and new, bringing together hand-drawn design and digital printing to create her brilliantly botanical cotton fabric, shown on roll, far left, and on cushion (abigailborg.com)

  • BEST RETAIL INNOVATION: SCP – Not only does SCP manufacture furniture by some of the best names in British design (think Matthew Hilton and Terence Woodgate), it also sells a brilliantly thought-out collection of furniture, accessories and lighting. Pictured is the brand’s founder, Sheridan Coakley (www.scp.co.uk)

    BEST RETAIL INNOVATION: SCP – Not only does SCP manufacture furniture by some of the best names in British design (think Matthew Hilton and Terence Woodgate), it also sells a brilliantly thought-out collection of furniture, accessories and lighting. Pictured is the brand’s founder, Sheridan Coakley (www.scp.co.uk)

  • BEST BRITISH DESIGN BRAND: DESIGNERS GUILD – Set up in 1970 by Tricia Guild (pictured) with a single showroom on London’s King’s Road, Designers Guild has put its vibrant stamp firmly on our interiors. Forty years later, you can buy its fabrics, wallpapers and bed linen in more than 60 countries. It sells Tricia’s own designs and top Brit names such as Jasper Conran, plus the Royal Collection on behalf of the Royal Household (designersguild.com)

    BEST BRITISH DESIGN BRAND: DESIGNERS GUILD – Set up in 1970 by Tricia Guild (pictured) with a single showroom on London’s King’s Road, Designers Guild has put its vibrant stamp firmly on our interiors. Forty years later, you can buy its fabrics, wallpapers and bed linen in more than 60 countries. It sells Tricia’s own designs and top Brit names such as Jasper Conran, plus the Royal Collection on behalf of the Royal Household (designersguild.com)

  • BEST ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT: THE V&A MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE GALLERIES BY MCINNES USHER MCKNIGHT ARCHITECTS (MUMA) – MUMA has created ten dramatic linked galleries displaying more than 1,800 treasures in innovative new ways. From window screens evoking medieval church windows to a working Renaissance-style fountain, it’s a sight to behold (vam.ac.uk/medren; muma.co.uk)

    BEST ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT: THE V&A MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE GALLERIES BY MCINNES USHER MCKNIGHT ARCHITECTS (MUMA) – MUMA has created ten dramatic linked galleries displaying more than 1,800 treasures in innovative new ways. From window screens evoking medieval church windows to a working Renaissance-style fountain, it’s a sight to behold (vam.ac.uk/medren; muma.co.uk)

  • BEST FASHION CONTRIBUTION TO DESIGN: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FOR THE RUG COMPANY – Whether it’s an opulent flock of hummingbirds or the famous skull motif, all of the rugs in this collection and cushions use the finest techniques and yarns. Pictured are company founders Christopher and Suzanne Sharp with McQueen’s ‘Military Brocade’ design (therugcompany.info)

    BEST FASHION CONTRIBUTION TO DESIGN: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FOR THE RUG COMPANY – Whether it’s an opulent flock of hummingbirds or the famous skull motif, all of the rugs in this collection and cushions use the finest techniques and yarns. Pictured are company founders Christopher and Suzanne Sharp with McQueen’s ‘Military Brocade’ design (therugcompany.info)

  • DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: DONNA WILSON – There’s no-one quite like textiles queen Donna Wilson. Her fabulous products include colourful cushions, tea-time accessories, playful ceramics and, of course, the starting point for the whole shebang — her collection of curious knitted creatures. In 2010, three new additions to the creature family have won our hearts: bashful ‘Wolfie’, who collects spoons; ‘Peanut’, who needs coaxing out of his shell; and ‘Puddle Man’, who likes to whistle when it rains (donnawilson.com)

    DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: DONNA WILSON – There’s no-one quite like textiles queen Donna Wilson. Her fabulous products include colourful cushions, tea-time accessories, playful ceramics and, of course, the starting point for the whole shebang — her collection of curious knitted creatures. In 2010, three new additions to the creature family have won our hearts: bashful ‘Wolfie’, who collects spoons; ‘Peanut’, who needs coaxing out of his shell; and ‘Puddle Man’, who likes to whistle when it rains (donnawilson.com)

  • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DESIGN: DAVID MELLOR DESIGN – The late David Mellor stood by the principle that ‘well-designed equipment can improve your life’. His innumerable designs — from our traffic light system to steel bus shelters and the cutlery for which he was most renowned — achieved that. Son Corin is now flying the family flag and continuing David’s legacy (davidmellordesign.com)

    OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DESIGN: DAVID MELLOR DESIGN – The late David Mellor stood by the principle that ‘well-designed equipment can improve your life’. His innumerable designs — from our traffic light system to steel bus shelters and the cutlery for which he was most renowned — achieved that. Son Corin is now flying the family flag and continuing David’s legacy (davidmellordesign.com)

Thousands of readers voted for the best British designers for UK-based and international brands in eight categories, and we selected the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Contribution to Design gong.

See the 2014 British Design Award winners

Photography: Suki Dhanda (Abigail Borg, Sheridan Coakley, MUMA), Angela Moore (Lee Broom, Tricia Guild, Christopher and Suzanne Sharp), Matt Munro (Donna Wilson), Jasper Clarke (Corin Mellor)