The KBSA announced the winners of the 2018 Designer Awards on 12 September following the Kbsa Conference and AGM by new head Judge Wayne Hemmingway.
“It was such a pleasure and privilege to be involved with the Kbsa designer awards this year. It is inspiring to see so much design talent across different price points. It was particularly great to have the opportunity to judge the Young Designer Award as it is so important to nurture and support the young people that have just begun their design careers in the industry."
Our designer, Hania Southwell was shortlisted for not one, but two categories; Young Designer of the Year and Kitchen Design of the year (£20 - £40k) so the team made the journey up to the awards dinner to find out the results! After a lot of suspence and excitement, it was announced that Hania was the winner of the Young Designer of the Year! All the judges agreed that this design had a beautiful clarity, met the brief exceedingly well and excelled in composition, colour and use of materials.
Not only is this a fantastic achievement, Hania will also receive an education grant of £1,500 and a cash prize of £500 to help develop her skills as a designer. We were deilighted to celebrate Hania's success at the Kbsa designer awards, here she is receiving her award on stage with Richard Hibbard, and Wayne Hemmingway.