The judges were impressed by the differing solutions that were used in the design of these products. The shortlisted designers have created a contemporary hammock-inspired sofa, a modern take on a curiosity cabinet and an upholstered lounge chair designed for esteemed furniture manufacturer Knoll.
Lucy Kurrein, winner of our Young Designer award in 2015, has worked for some of Europe’s most celebrated designers including Case Furniture, De La Espada and Ercol. She is currently collaborating with SCP, for whom she designed the Tepee Sofa (below). Inspired by the simplicity of a hammock, the design features a pure cotton canvas sling that supports eight densely filled duck feather cushions; a design that re-interprets the typical sofa typology and champions the possibilities of strong industrial fabrics. lucykurrein.com.BARBER & OSGERBY
Also not without a few world-class collaborations under their belt, design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have been nominated in this category for their Collector Cabinets and Pilot Lounge Chair, designed for Glas Italia and Knoll respectively.
Lunched in Milan and presented during last year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, the Pilot Chair (above) is the second design created by Barber & Osgerby for the American furniture brand following a sofa collection in 2013. Turing their hand to glass furniture design, the Collectors Cabinets for Glas Italia (below) combine UV-bonded curved glass with black-stained solid-wood and were designed for showcasing collectables and random objects picked up at flea markets. barberosgerby.com.