Dedicated to promoting and supporting British design, the ELLE Decoration British Design Awards are an important date on the British design calendar. The awards showcase the strong mix of style and creativity that exists across Britain and also recognize the wider cultural contribution and impact of design on the fields of fashion and art.
This year’s winners were as follows: First place went to Hopkins Architects for the Olympic Velodrome; second:the Olympic torch by Barber Osgerby; third: the Western concourse at King's Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners; fourth: Tetra Shed by Innovation Imperative; fifth: Mark Herald for his Harvest Hare wallpaper; and sixth: the Crystal Bulb by Lee Broom.
The awards were presented by Sue Timney, President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID); Rt. Hon Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture Communications & Creative Industries; Pearl Lowe; Sir Tom Dixon; and Kelly Hoppen. The event took place at London's St. Pancras Hotel last month with 200 guests.
“It was a great honor for the Institute and for me personally to be invited to present a BDA this year,” said Timney. “These Awards recognize useful, beautiful and original new works by British designers, and, in doing so, celebrate the rich abundance of talent we have in the country.”
Established in 1966, the BIID is the professional institute for interior designers in the UK representing both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge.