This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards, which celebrates and rewards the best of the UK’s emerging talent. From hundreds of submissions by you, our readers, we’ve selected winners in five categories: print and pattern, furniture, lighting, craft and accessories. All are up-and-coming designers who have been working for less than five years and have made a big impact in the last 12 months. To see them with their latest creations, buy our October issue, on sale Thursday 8 September.
The winners of the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards 2016
Print and Pattern: Lisa Todd Designs We loved this designer’s prints for their colourful vibrancy and authentic African inspiration
Craft: Forest + Found This duo impressed us with their respect for natural materials and modern-rustic aesthetic
Furniture: H Furniture Combining traditional crafts with innovative shapes, this brand is definitely one to watch
Accessories: Silvia K This potter’s colour-splashed designs are an artisanal take on graphic patterns
Lighting: Bert Frank This London duo’s work caught our eye for its mix of mid-century and industrial styles
We celebrated the winners of this year’s British Design Awards at the ELLE Decoration Apartment, Greenwich Peninsula. Each of the winners received a solid brass award designed and crafted by last year’s winner in the Accessories category, Daniel Schofield.