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Grand Designs...
05/10/2011 10:48:34

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!




And the winner is...
17/06/2011 17:59:12

So much to do... so little time!


We have been rather naughty, and have not been updating the Blog, as we are very busy adding new Designer details to the site - we will soon be announcing some very interesting and beautiful additions to our pages - so keep a look out!


But - we have exciting news- we have announced the winner of the Michael Peckitt Bangle. The lucky winner is Carly Hardy from London. Thank you to all who entered - don't forget that you still are able to use the 10% savings voucher on all jewellery purchased in June, so hurry to take advantage of the savings!


We will be running more competitions in the future, so to ensure that you are informed of the next one - register your details, and we will send you regular Newsletters to keep you updated!



Two New Designers On-line
17/05/2011 17:27:06


We have been very busy behind the scenes... and we now have two new designers on the site.


Firstly, we are pleased to have Michael Peckitt's Very Colourful Jewellery - which is exactly as it says - beautiful, hand-painted and hand-made jewellery designed by Michael Peckitt, and made by himself. The process he uses makes Michael Peckitt's jewellery stand out from the crowd - and you will too, when you wear his distinctive, exciting jewellery! See for yourself - click here to see our full range of Michael Peckitt's beautiful jewellery!


Secondly, we are in awe of the beautiful designs from Louise Walker, multi-award-winning designer silversmith! The simple, elegant lines of her specialist cutlery bring a touch of class to the table. Louise uses both silver and stainless steel in many of her designs, bringing an exclusivity to her work, as no other maker is currently connecting these two opposing metals together. Each piece is made by hand, and the finish is one that only hand-made items would be able to achieve. To see what we mean - click here to see the full range of Louise Walker's stunning silver cutlery. Enjoy!


New designers coming....
26/04/2011 14:48:10

We are getting very excitied......


We have got lots of new British designers lined up to join Great British Designs over the next few weeks, and we can't wait!


We have been visiting exhibitions around the country, and we are delighted to have found some brilliant talent - designers from all over Britain - who will be adding their spectatular pieces to our range of unique, hand-made, high quality pieces.


Just to give you a flavour of what is in store for you - we have got some very colourful jewellery, a range of beautiful pottery - I was totally mesmersied by this range!! - handmade watches with a difference, textiles to die for (forgive the pun!), and much more.....


Over the coming weeks, we will be adding these and other new items to the site, so do keep coming back to see what is new! Keep your eyes peeled for that very special gift, a wedding present that will be treasured forever, or something beautiful to treat yourself!





Great British Designer goes for Award
05/02/2011 12:44:33

We've had lots of positive feedback on the new site - which is great news! Thanks to all those who have emailed us with such great feedback - it looks like GBD will become a favourite of many visitors!


We would like to wish Alex Shimwell the very best of luck in the Craft & Design Selected Awards. These highly regarded national awards, first launched in 2009, are based on an Online Public Vote for British and Irish designer makers, and you can vote for Alex by clicking here.  


Click here to see Alex's range on the Great British Design site.

Welcome to Great British Designs!
25/01/2011 19:03:27

Welcome to the all new Great British Designs website - the site that brings you the best of British Designers and Designer/Makers!


We have spent many hours scouring the country seeking out the best of todays Designers, to bring you a selection of the most exciting, unique and desirable products. By bringing all of their creative designs to you through this site, you can buy the best of Britsh Design today, without leaving the comfort of your chair!


All the Designers who show on the Great British Designs website have been handpicked by us, and we have seen their products up close. We know that the Designers we have selected to partner us at Great British Designs hold the same values of customer care and providing high quality goods, and we will constantly review our service to ensure that these high standards are maintained.


We hope that you enjoy browsing the site, and we know that you can buy in the knowledge that you will be purchasing a unique, design-led quality product - whether you are buying new furniture for your home, or a gift for someone special, or treating yourself...why not!


We would love to hear your comments on the site, the Designers and their products. Please do leave us your impressions of the site so far...


We would like to extend a few thanks for helping us get this far... to Tom for his inspiration, to Ama at Northbound for his fantastic design and support, and to Ultimate Web!

We would also like to say thank you to those Designers who have stayed with us from the start of this project - without them, this site would not be possible. Here's to a successful and happy future together!


Best wishes to our Designers and our Customers from the Great British Designs team!