Top designers honoured at Design Week Awards

Johnson Banks has scooped the prize for Best of Show in the 2004 Design Week Awards, which took place at a dinner in London last night. The consultancy won with its interactive stamps for Royal Mail, which also shared the honours in the Print category.

Apple Industrial Design and BBC Post Production Design received Special Awards for the excellence of a raft of products, and the titles and effects for BBC 1 programme Collision Course, respectively.

In product design, Therefore won the Consumer prize for the Presso coffee maker, while the Virgin Atlantic in-house design team with Pearson Lloyd won the Industrial category for the Virgin Atlantic Upper-class Suite.

Interiors winners were Aukett, for Diageo’s London headquarters in Workplace, Universal Design Studio for Stella McCartney’s London store in Retail Environments, and Bisset Adams for Base, a South London youth drop-in centre in Hospitality Environments.

Landesign won the Permanent Exhibition Design award for the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, while A2-Graphics/SW/HK won the Temporary Exhibition prize for the Turner Prize 2002 at Tate Britain.

Furniture design yielded two winners: Barber Osgerby for its Portsmouth Cathedral choir stalls, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with Vitra for the Joyn ‘desk’.

While Elmwood took the Identity Programmes prize for Serious**, Letterheads and Logos yielded two winners: The Partners for the De Beers marque; and Unreal for the Association of Charity Shops.

Literature winners included Love for the Youth Justice Trust Annual Report 2002. Prizes for Promotional Brochures include: Nigel Cabourn with Carol Marketing for The Ascent of Cabourn, and Sea Design for the Seen/Unseen catalogue for Wim Crouwel’s exhibition. John Brown Citrus Publishing won the Editorial Design award for Carlos, the Virgin Atlantic Airways in-flight magazine.

McCann-Erickson Manchester won in Direct Mail for its business cards for Durex/SSL International, while Innocence shared top honours with Johnson Banks in Print for Orange Journal Issue 1. A new Posters prize went to A2-Graphics/SW/HK for its teaching posters for Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.

New Zealand group Designworks Enterprise IG won the branded Packaging prize for the Beauty Engineered Forever range, but there was no winner in Own-brand Packaging.

The TV/Film and Video Graphics award went to Addiction for the Kerrang TV idents for Emap. Richardson Sheffield won the Interactive Media – Information category for its own website and Etu Odi Design scooped the Interactive Media – Promotional prize for the Silverstring website. The Interactive Media – Retail category was scrapped by the judges.

Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight led the judges panel.

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