Leading Designers Dazzle at the 2015 Northern Design Awards

HUNDREDS of the North’s leading designers, architects and retailers assembled to have their achievements marked at the thirteenth annual Northern Design Awards at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel on Friday 30th October. The evening’s hosts, Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway, Event Director, Shelley Bond, and Channel 4 presenter, George Clarke, all spoke rousingly about the importance of promoting exciting design and architectural projects north of the Watford Gap. Shelley Bond addressed a room of just under 400 leading designers, architects and retailers, sharing her excitement at the standard of this year’s entries from throughout the North of England. Shelley commented: “We’re very fortunate to attract such a high standard of entries and to be able to enlist the expertise of our enormously talented panel of judges. This year, we’re celebrating record attendance figures at the Northern Design Awards. This reflects not just the growth of the awards themselves, which have been a key date in the design diary for more than a decade. It also marks an exciting period for northern property developers.” Guests at the Northern Design Awards enjoyed a three-course dinner and entertainment at The Titanic Hotel at Liverpool’s Stanley Dock before the names of the winners were announced. Wayne Hemingway spoke of his excitement at celebrating the awards (which have always been held at striking Northern venues – from the Chester Grosvenor Hotel to Manchester’s Lowry Hotel and Monastery and Buxton’s stunning Devonshire Dome) in Liverpool, urging guests to the city to spend as much time as possible in Merseyside. Wayne Hemingway commented: “I am thrilled to be a part of such an exciting event which celebrates the very brightest Northern design businesses.” With an impressive judging panel, featuring Linda Barker, George Clarke (of BBC’s ‘Restoration Man’ and ‘Amazing Spaces’), Wayne Hemingway, Nick Munro, Jan Constantine, HRH Princess Katarina and internationally renowned designer, George Bond, plus the influential Alison Vance and Noel Farrer, the 2015 Northern Design Awards attracted a huge number of entries. This year, George Clarke joined the other judges on stage to present the lucky winners with some of the most prestigious awards in the design industry. The Titanic Hotel at Liverpool’s Stanley Dock, which is itself a multi-award winning restoration project, made a fitting setting for the awards. The location for the 2016 Northern Design Awards has not yet been revealed, and will be unveiled on the Northern Design Awards website over the coming months. www.northerndesignawards.com Winners of the 2015 Northern Design Awards 2015 Design Winner of Architectural Design Concept, sponsored by Retrolicious: Aboda LivingWinner of the Furniture Design category, sponsored by Retrolicious, Frederic Robinson Ltd Winner of Interior Design Concept, sponsored by GP & J Baker: Parklane Properties Winner of the Product Design category, sponsored by Brewers: Bisca Wallpaper / Fabric Collection, sponsored by Brewers. Winner: Sharon Jane Wallpaper 2015 Commercial Commercial Build, sponsored by Kohler. Winner: GA Studio Architects Commercial Interior Design Project (under £250,000), sponsored by Trombe. Winner: Brereton Pinnington Design Commercial Interior Design Project (over £250,000), sponsored by Trombe. Winner: McGoff Group Design House Commercial Landscaping Design, sponsored by The Landscape Institute. Winner: OOBE Ltd. Hotel Interior Design, sponsored by Kohler. Winner: Fusion by Design Public Space, sponsored by The Landscape Institute. Winner: Sunderland City Council Restaurant & Bar (under £250,000) sponsored by Armourcoat. Winner: Ian Smith Design Ltd Restaurant & Bar (£250,000-£500,000), sponsored by Armourcoar. Winner: Harrison Ince Architects Restaurant & Bar (£500,000 plus) sponsored by Armourcoat. Winner: Tattu Restaurant & Bar. 2015 Design in Retail Kitchen Retailer (sponsored by And So to Bed). Winner: Ulmo Ltd. Retail Environment (sponsored by And So to Bed). Winner: Pure Design Consultancy 2015 Residential Luxury New Build Home (sponsored by Jones Homes). Winner: Aboda Living Ltd New Build Home (sponsored by Redrow). Winner: GA Studio Architects Residential Conversion (sponsored by Redrow). Winner: Cream & Black Interior Design Residential Interior Design Project (under £200,000), sponsored by Thomas Sanderson. Winner: Donald Architecture Residential Interior Design Project (over £200,000), sponsored by Thomas Sanderson. Winner: Curve Interior Design Ltd. Residential Landscaping Design, sponsored by The Landscape Institute. Winner: Lucy Hunter Landscape Design Residential Interior, sponsored by GP & J Baker. Winner: Hannah Cockburn, Cream & Black Commercial Interior Designer, sponsored by Casa Ceramica. Winner: Duncan Thorpe – Frederic Robinson Kitchen of the Year, sponsored by Casa Ceramica. Winner: Stuart Frazer Room of the Year, sponsored by Trombe. Winner: Oliver Steer Interior Design