The results of the Savoir Beds' International Design Grand Prix were unveiled at an exciting event at their Kings Road Showroom on 21 November. The designers of the thirty shortlisted headboards were invited to attend with the finalists' designs produced, but shrouded in mystery as they hung covered by black cloth until Philippa Clark announced the finalists and winners. The four finalists were chosen by a panel consisting of Alastair Hughes, Managing Director of Savoir Beds, David Linley, Founder and Chairman of Linley and Chairman of Christie's, Jenny Gibbs, Principal of KLC School of Design and Philippa Clark, contributor to the Financial Times "How to Spend It".
It was great to see an excellent turnout of KLC flexible learning students, including Hanno Schmidinger, a blended learning graduate, who flew in from Vienna, Philippe Bougue, an open learning student from Barcelona, and Jo Davies, an open learning student from Bath - all of whom were finalists.
The KLC finalists Hanno Schmidinger, Jo Davies and Philippe Bougue.
Their designs left to right: Hanno Schmidinger's "Les Feuilles", Jo Davies' "Lavender Scented" and Philippe Bougue's "Grass".
The winning design (below) was "Airborne" by Tom Carey, another KLC blended learning student. Tom said "I am astonished and ecstatic in equal measure! I really enjoyed interpreting the "organic" brief and coming up with the design. I see the other finalists' designs are absolutely beautiful, so I feel very lucky and honoured."
Congratulations to all finalists and a big thank you to all the students who entered this competition, the judges were most impressed with the quality of the entries.