The winners of the inaugural 100% Design awards 2007 were revealed on Friday night at a ceremony at the design exhibition at Earls Court, London. Awards sponsor Londonewcastle also announced a competition to find new interior design talent.
Forster Inc won the best interior design award, while Swedese/Inform Furniture took the best interior product award. Matthew Hilton was named best new exhibitor, Made in Denmark won the best contribution to 100% Design award and Point 3 won the 100% Futures most promising designer award.
Smart home technology company Ivory Egg, together with wireless products manufacturer Enocean, scooped the award for best building product innovation. Inflate’s blow-up structures were voted best contribution to 100% Detail.
Liverpool and Manchester design, arts and craft charity Design Initiative, and furniture design group Burnt Toast, won best sustainable product award, while Dalsouple’s rubber flooring was named best sustainable building solution.
The world’s first fully dimmable low energy lightbulb, produced by Varlight, won the innovative lighting award. The Something to Sit On competition was awarded to Camilla Bendix and Charlotte Budtz for their Lab chair. The outstanding contribution to design award went to Spanish designer Jaime Hayon.
Property developer Londonewcastle announced the launch later this week of a competition ‘to unearth the best new talent in interior design’. Entrants must design a studio flat interior, incorporating cooking, sleeping and relaxing areas as well as toilet and washing facilities.
The winning entry ‘will have strong elements of creativity, bold thinking and original concepts’. The winner will be crowned ‘best new interior designer’ at next year’s100% Design Awards, and be given the opportunity to showcase their winning design at the 100% Design exhibition.
The deadline for entries is 28 February 2008. Visit the Londonewcastle or 100% Design websites on Friday to receive further information or enter the competition.