From left to right (top): Max Fraser, Laura Houseley, Libby Sellers (bottom): Anthony Dickens, James MairFrom left to right (top): Max Fraser, Laura Houseley, Libby Sellers (bottom): Anthony Dickens, James Mair
Over the next two weeks we'll be giving you a reminder to set your clocks for the live broadcast of this year's inaugural Core77 Design Awards winners. Please note, all broadcast times and dates are EST.
CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS LIVE BROADCAST
July 12-22, 2011
10 Days. 15 Categories. Eight Countries. Live!!
Special thanks to the incredible jury team who worked on judging this year's Furniture/Lighting category.
Tuesday, July 12th
Judging location: LONDON, UK
Editor & Publisher of London Design Guide
Max Fraser is a design commentator, working across the media of books, magazines, exhibitions, video and events to broaden the conversation around contemporary design. He delivers content, commentary and strategy for a variety of public and private bodies in the UK and abroad. He has authored several design books including Design UK and Designers On Design, which he co-wrote with Sir Terence Conran. More recently, he edited and published London Design Guide. He also serves as Acquisitions Advisor at Crafts Council and Trustee at the Audi Design Foundation. He has previously served as Curatorial Director at Detank.com, Seminars Curator at Grand Designs Live, and Co-Director of Pecha Kucha UK.
Anthony Dickens Design
A product and furniture designer who set up his studio in 1998, Anthony Dickens is driven by a desire to create simple yet functionally innovative and thought-provoking objects, subverting archetypal forms and re-imagining the everyday things that surround us. He has launched products with Lexon, Anglepoise, Innermost, and Joseph Joseph. His work began to diversify into new markets under the tutelage of Jam Design and Communications, and he has worked for Audi, Veuve Clicquot and Red Bull. In 2006 he helped to set up a collaborative agency called Together Creative which specializes in non-medical product design to increase patient dignity and experience in hospitals.
Design Journalist, Author and Consultant
Laura Houseley is a writer, editor and consultant specialising in contemporary design. She began her career at Wallpaper* magazine as the Design and Architecture Editor and as a freelance journalist has written for a wide variety of publications including The Financial Times, Icon, Arena Homme +, amongst others. Her book The Independent Design Guide: Innovative Products From The New Generation was published by Thames & Hudson in 2009. She is a consultant with several design manufacturers and is currently working on a new design publication.
Director of Viaduct
James Mair worked for some years as an interior architect before becoming increasingly interested in contemporary furniture. This interest led him to set up Viaduct Furniture Ltd in 1985. The original plan was to sell British designers work abroad, but the idea developed and led to the opening of Viaduct's first showroom in 1989 displaying contemporary furniture from Europe and selling predominantly to architects and designers on projects. The current 300m2 showroom is in London's Clerkenwell between Covent Garden and the City.
Gallery Libby Sellers
Libby Sellers is a design historian, gallerist and former Senior Curator of the Design Museum in London. Working with some of the industry's most promising and progressive designers through her eponymous gallery, Libby has established herself as a leading voice in contemporary design and is often invited to talk on the topic internationally. She has recently authored two publications for HSBC Private Bank, one on the cultures of collecting design, which launched during Design Miami/Basel 2010. Libby was nominated for the 2008 Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund for cultural entrepreneurs and the Wallpaper* Courvoisier Design Awards in 2009.