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Best of British - Design Awards
14/11/2011 11:58:36
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We are delighted to see the fabulous designs included in this years British Design Awards, to celebrate all that is great about British designed and made products.

 

 

This year, the Telegraph Magazine and Elle Decoration teamed up and asked their readers to select their favourites from a shortlist over seven categories; Best British Interior Design, Best British Retailer, Best British Pattern Design, Best Architectural Achievement, Best British Design Brand, Best British Product Design and Designer of the Year.

 

This weekend, the winners were presented in the Telegraph Magazine by Dominic Lutyens - if you missed it you can view the results online.

 

Here at Great British Designs we continually promote the very best of British design, and we love to see any initiatives that spread the word! We are pleased to say that British Design is alive and well - and offers a huge selection to those wanting to purchase something special, something designed and made with care and skill, something with provenance, which adds value to whatever you buy. Have a look, and see what we mean...

 

See the winners of the Telegraph/Elle Decoration British Design Awards at Telegraph on-line

 

 

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Grand Designs...
05/10/2011 10:48:34
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This week, we are off to Grand Designs Live at the NEC in Birmingham to seek out more great designs to bring you on the Great British Designs website!

 

We really love this aspect of our work - going out and meeting the designers face-to-face, finding out about their products and their story. We always want to bring you designers who not only have great skill and inspirational designs, but share our ethos of sustainability and the use of locally-sourced materials, and delight in high quality craftsmanship.

 

We are extremely proud that one of our designers, John Green, won the Highly Commended Award in the Grand Designs Product of the Year 2011 category, for the fabulous John Green Embrace Table


 

John Green accepts Grand Designs Award from Kevin McCloud for Embrace Table

 

 

John Green's Embrace Table was described as an example of simple, attractive design - it consists of two interlocking pieces which together form a table and storage unit, but separately they can form a child's seat and desk!

 

Congratulations to John Green on his fantastic achievement  - see the Embrace Table here...


We hope to find other inspirational designers at Grand Designs Live at Birmingham NEC when we go on Friday! The show is on from 7-9 October - see the details on the official Grand Designs Live website.

 

If you can't make it to the show - check out our site for the best in Great British Design!

 

 

 

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Great British Designer at Selected Awards Exhibition
13/04/2011 15:57:32
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We are pleased to announce that one of our Designers, Adam Hussain, is showing at the craft&design 'Selected' winners exhibition, which is being held at The Ferrers Gallery from April 15th until 17th July.

 

Adam designs and makes glassware using warm glass processes. All his artworks are unique pieces, having a distinctive handmade character and are rich in both colour and depth.

 

Adam won the Selected award for his unique ‘A Fine Line’ collection of artworks constructed from 1mm glass rods to create geo-metric patterns and abstract images. This intricate and detailed technique can be a timely process and the final outcomes are very rewarding. He uses a combination of both transparent and opaque glass to transmit and stop light passing through the piece; this becomes an integral part of the finished artwork.

 

We send our congratulations to Adam, and hope that he has a very successful exhibition.

 

To see Adam's beautiful collection of glassware - click here

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