Andrew Tanner wins British Council design entrepreneur award

Ceramicist Andrew Tanner has been named as the British Council’s UK Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year 2009.

The competition was open to designers aged between 25 and 35 working in product, furniture, exhibition or events design, as well as in architecture.

Tanner saw off a shortlist of finalists which also included design writer Max Fraser, Dan Ziglam of furniture design company Deadgood, and Nick Rawcliffe, founder of Raw Studio.

He has been awarded £5000 to develop a project of his choice. Tanner will work in collaboration with Turkish designers to promote craft-based manufacturing.

Tanner and his fellow finalists visited Turkey last November on a paid-for tour as part of the competition, where they were encouraged to network and establish contacts with local designers and entrepreneurs.

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  • Annette Taylor-Anderson November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Well done! Andrew, you work is great!. Much deserved.

  • louisa pacifico November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Very well deserved! Congrats Andrew!

  • Alma Boyes November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations Andrew, what a star! We are all very proud of you here at Brighton Uni.

  • Katherine O'Sullivan November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Well done Andrew. LCB Depot salutes you!

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