The British Design Awards

Vote for your favourites in this year’s competition, and you could win a £5,000 spree in John Lewis .


As the world stumbles from one economic crisis to another, the effects are felt far and wide. Over the course of the past year some of our favourite shops and designers have been faced with the incredibly difficult task of simply staying in business. Not everyone has been successful, but some have truly flourished.

That’s why the Telegraph Magazine is proud to be working with Elle Decoration to bring you its British Design Awards. Now in their 10th year, the awards are a celebration of the very best of British design over the past 12 months, an acknowledgement of the design industry’s true innovators. These are the people, the shops and the brands whose innovation and creativity has ensured that their appeal to an increasingly demanding consumer has endured.

In a painstaking (and mostly civil) process, a panel from the Telegraph Magazine and Elle Decoration spent the summer whittling down hundreds of contenders into a series of shortlists across seven categories. What we have come up with is a competition that is as impressive in its diversity as it is in its quality. But how does one compare one of the biggest department stores in London with an open-air gallery in Wakefield? Or a design team that reclaims and remakes vintage furniture with a firm known for its use of the latest technological developments?

That’s where you come in. This year – for the first time – the winners of the British Design Awards will be decided by you. All you have to do is log on to the dedicated website and vote for your favourites.

The categories

Best Product
Best Pattern
Best Retailer
Best New Interior
Best Architectural Achievement
Best British Design Brand
Designer of the Year

As sponsor of the 2011 British Design Awards, John Lewis has provided a brilliant incentive to vote. Everyone who votes will be in with a chance to win £5,000 to spend on the home at John Lewis. The winner will also receive a free consultation from the store’s home design service team. For your chance to win, simply go online and vote for your favourite British designs by September 28. An in-depth feature on the British Design Awards 2011 is in the current issue of Elle Decoration and the winners will be announced in its December issue.

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