Liverpool honours local design at awards show

Splinter, Nonconform and Union North have each scooped multiple honours in the third Liverpool Design Awards.

Splinter, Nonconform and Union North have each scooped multiple honours in the third Liverpool Design Awards.

More than 200 guests attended the awards presentation, at the city’s St Georges Hall, which recognised outstanding design work by local consultancies in 1999. Splinter’s two groups – Splinter C and Splinter D – claimed three awards between them, while Nonconform and Union North each scooped two.

Graphics specialist Splinter C won the design effectiveness award and best advertising categories for Crystal Clear 2000, a campaign which led to a 95 per cent drop in audited glass related injuries at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Sister group, interiors and 3D consultancy Splinter D, which was established in September 1998, was jointly named Best Newcomer, along with graphics specialist Plastic.

Nonconform’s wins came in the corporate identity and use of small budget categories, with Union North winning the product design award for the Baby Blue Chandelier. It jointly won the interior design section for members’ club Baby Blue, along with Urban Splash for its own sales office.

Other victors included David Crow and Yaki Molcho for best print project, Ian Mitchell and Learning Methods Unit in digital media and Jean Product in the furniture design category.

Speke Garston Partnership and Speke Garston Development Company were jointly recognised for their commitment to good design in the regeneration of the Speke Garston area, by claiming the best commissioner award.

One of the judges, Saatchi and Saatchi Design creative director David Slater, says: “It is good to see local companies get to work with competent design groups – a few gems in the making.”

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