INTERIORS+DESIGN for architects

As an exciting addition to the four day trade show, winners of the 2014 New Design Britain Awards will be announced. Organised by UBM Live Built Environment, and running in conjunction with INTERIORS UK, the awards celebrate young design talent, giving them a unique industry platform.

The awards are judged according to four categories: Furniture, Furnishing Accessories, Fabrics and Surfaces. Shortlisted from 150 entries, the 2014 finalists are as follows:

- Elizabeth Ret , You Have Been Framed, desk chair
- Joe Buttigieg, Red line chair
- Alexander Mueller, Woven easy chair
- Charlotte Millett, Ercol Burst roll up bed

Furnishing Accessories
- John Hollington, Elica pendant light
- Juliette Bigley, Whirling beakers
- Bilge Nur Saltik, Share food containers
- Clea Jentsch, Desk tidy

- Clair Whyman, Urban Perspectives
- Chloe Atkins, Hunger Games
- Liz Ramsey, Cool Heat
- Joanna Hughes, Geometric Constructions

- Rebecca Tudor-Price, Barbules Paradise
- Eleanor Walton, Hand printed throw
- Elizabeth- Jane Winstanley, Illusions
- Seema Shah, Wooden Tiles

Judges include a host of experts from the design and retail industries. Overseeing the Furniture and Furnishing Accessories categories are furniture designer and previous New Design Britain Winner Rob Scarlett, designer Anthony Rayworth of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and Heal's furniture buyer Elaine Boyle. Presiding over the Fabrics and Surfaces categories are Diane Goode, buyer at Fromental, John Lewis buyer Anna Rigby, and Director of Rubelli, Vivienne Griffin. Also joining the judging panel is Barbara Chandler, Evening Standard and Dids Macdonald from ACID.

Heal's buyer Elaine praised the awards as a platform for emerging design talent. "Going to INTERIORS UK will be a fantastic opportunity for new designers to meet the right people within the industry, and that's invaluable to a new designer" explains Elaine. "I've already seen some products that we could easily take to production and move forward to retail."

Fellow judge Anthony Rayworth also recognises the awards' potential for aspiring designers. "It shows that they're being recognised by an independent group" he says. "It's one thing to be put forward by your tutor, but it's another thing to have been taken to that next stage by people you're actually working with in the industry."

Finalists will exhibit their designs in Hall 2, where they will be displayed in front of over 20,000 visitors that will include key decision makers from the retail buying, contracting and interior design industries.

INTERIORS UK takes place between the 19th and 22nd January 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. The overall winners of the New Design Britain Awards will be announced on the afternoon of Monday 20th January.

INTERIORS UK is home to the Designer Makers, New Design Britain Awards, and DesignersBlock so whether you are looking for the latest products and features, up-to-the-minute industry knowledge or invaluable trend insight, there is something for everyone. For more information or to register for your complimentary ticket visit the website: