This year, the 100% Foundation Awards have awarded three international bursaries: Scandinavian Surface, comprising five female designers from Norway, who specialise in wallpaper and digital prints on laminates; Paris-based Ozone, a lighting manufacturer; and Design by Us, a Danish designer-maker of chairs, tables and lighting. Work includes the new Cocoon dining table and Berta lampshade.
The UK Foundation awards have recognised five British designers, including furniture specialist Pureform and wallpaper designer Andrew Hardiman, aka Kuboaa. What They Did Next, comprising designers Caroline Tomlinson and Luke Miles (the latter on sabbatical from Virgin Atlantic, where he is a senior industrial designer), is exhibiting furniture and fabrics; The Folding Company will show its Flipit chair, and Helen Amy Murray transforms ordinary fabrics into sumptuous, bespoke textiles.
As ever, the Crafts Council is awarding bursaries to young designer-makers, who this year include glass designer Mark Bickers, ceramics specialist Liz Emtage, product duo ThÃ©lermont Hupton, furniture designer Fred Duthy and Yoyo Ceramics.
Elsewhere, the Design Museum has identified what it believes is the ‘next generation of British design stars’: Design Mart, an exhibition, is the result. A total of 15 designers will be showing their work, including Onkar Singh Kular, Pascal Anson, Tim Parsons and Rachel Wingfield. Possible stars of tomorrow, each one.