Bombay Sapphire to replace prize

Bombay Sapphire is planning a ‘new design activity’, which will launch next year and replace the international Bombay Sapphire Prize, which is not running this year.

Angela Oakes, director of the Bombay Sapphire Foundation, would not give details of what this activity might be, saying only that it ‘won’t be an award’.

The Bombay Sapphire Prize, which started in 2002, carried an award of £20 000 and recognised designers and architects from around the globe working in glass. Previous winners include Thomas Heatherwick and Jaume Plensa.

Bombay Sapphire is still running the Designer Glass Competition, which tasks designers to create the ultimate Martini glass for a £5000 prize. The winner will be announced on 23 September during the London Design Festival.

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