Last night saw our Let's Colour Awards 2015 ceremony take place at the Serpentine Magazine restaurant in London. Aside from our talented nominees, attendees included some of the most respected names in the design industry, brought together to celebrate a brilliantly colourful year. And the winners are...
Colour Moment of the Year
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper in conjunction with Paul Cummins Ceramic Limited and Historic Royal Palaces.
Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red was an immersive installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the moat of the Tower of London. Each poppy represented a British and Colonial fatality during the Great War, bringing vibrant shades of red to one of the most renowned landmarks in the capital. It became one of the most talked about subjects surrounding Remembrance Day as well as the centenary of World War One, attracting over 5 million people.
Best use of Colour in Homes and Interiors
Raw Edges: The Lake Collection
Raw Edges is a studio that takes design for homes and interiors to new levels. The Lake collection of rugs is designed to appear colourful on exiting your space, but becomes calm and soothing from the opposite direction to welcome you home.
Best use of Colour in Fashion & Beauty
Bringing tie dye techniques up to date for the 21st century, Psychedelic Clothesline can only be described as colour alchemists. Sharing with others its passion for colour and dying technology, Psychedelic Clothesline has its own 'You Niversity' where you can learn about its unique colour process.
Colour Innovation in Technology and Design
Plastique Fantastique & Marco Barotti: Sound of Light
Sound of Light is a synesthetic sculpture which interprets and transforms sunlight into audio frequencies. The site-specific installation – in a former music pavilion in Hamm, Germany – mixes sound and architecture for a truly immersive experience.
Best Use of Colour in the Arts
The First Law of Kipple: Dan Tobin Smith
Artist Dan Tobin Smith assembled a 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. Made up of thousands of chromatically arranged objects collected and donated by the public, the scale and complexity of the installation was astounding.
Contribution to Colour
The Scottish fashion designer is known for his striking prints and use of traditional silk screening techniques. His work is all about colour, daring people to enliven their wardrobes and their homes with bold hues and unusual combinations.
The Royal College of Art alumnus founded his luxury interior surface design studio in the summer of 2011, focusing on hand draughtsmanship, colour and scale, bringing dynamic imagery to the world of interior surface design. The designer is quickly establishing himself among high end retail sectors and looks set to become a major player across the luxury market over the coming year. You heard it here first.
Colour in Commercial Architecture & Buildings
Aberrant Architecture: Rosemary Works School
Aberrant Architecture's renovation of Rosemary Works School took into account the existing Edwardian features whilst creating a vibrant environment for students, teachers and parents alike. Walls have been split into three sections with different functions. The lower areas of the walls are aimed at children and include storage, seating and chalkboards, whiteboards and projection screens for teachers in the middle area, while children's work can be displayed on the uppermost section of the wall to create a contemporary frieze.
Congratulations to all our winners and nominees!