Virtual Awards Ceremony2020

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Pre-recorded and live streamed on the 15th October, the video is now available to watch here.

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The Ceremony

In sync with a live Instagram campaign, the virtual ceremony consisted of a trio of creative videos broadcast as-live on our website at 14:00 UK time on 15th October.

Hosted by Harry McKinley, in 3 parts:

Part 1
Awards presentations by 'Type of space' and interviews with Roisin Lafferty (Founder, Kingston Lafferty Design), Lazaro Rosa Violan (Founder, Lazaro Rosa Violan Studio), John Meadow (President, LDV Hospitality), Rachel Yong Mei Ling (Owner & Director, Kanteen), Vanessa Craft (Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada), Dave Lane (Founder & Creative Director, The Gourmand).

Part 2
Awards presentations by 'Region' and interviews with David Roberts (MD, FormRoom), Alina Pimkina (Co-Founder, Asthetique), Doris Huang (Owner, The Deco Food + Drink), Tatiana Fokina (CEO, Hide), Kiran Jethwa (Chef).

Part 3
Overall Awards presentations and interviews with Tristan du Plessis (Founder, TristanPlessisStudio), Gregory Gatserelia (Founder, Gatserelia Design), Martin Brudnizki (Founder, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio), Robin Leigh (CEO, Lord Simon Restaurants), Kengo Kuma (Founder, Kengo Kuma & Associates), Knut Wylde (GM, The Berkeley), Riccardo Giraudi (CEO, Giraudi Group), David Moralejo (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler Spain).

In addition to showcasing the 248 shortlisted projects from 66 countries and of course announcing the winners, the participants including the judges and shortlisted were very much involved in creating a special buzz in the videos themselves including their own social media channels.

Category Partners

Each one of our categories was brought to you in collaboration with leading industry partners and global influencers who shared the winners of their partnered categories on their Instagram, after each category was announced.

Overall Winners Category Partner

A global ambassador for Australian cordless table lighting design, Neoz Lighting, shared the overall winners on their Instagram channel.

Category Partners

All of ArchitectureArchiloversAtkinson & KirbyJC BordeletBreezefreeConcept BarsdarcDesign Anthology UKDesignWantedDesigned MagazineFinnish Design ShopgoooodHill Cross FurnitureHospitality DesignIntramurosJana and KoosLigne Roset ContractMunro StudiosNoble RussellSolusTorcPotsTristone UKYoko Choy / China editor of Wallpaper*

Host and Interviewees

Hosted by Harry Mckinley, interviewees included the architect Kengo Kuma and designers Martin Brudnizki, Lazaro Rosa Violan, Roisin Lafferty, as well as a selection of this year's judges including Dave Lane (The Gourmand), Vanessa Craft (Elle Canada), David Moralejo (Conde Nast Traveller) and many more personalities.

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