IDFX Design Awards 2010

I have been so busy recently that I've not had time to write about the recent IDFX awards (recognising excellence in residential design) that took place last month........

There were 12 design categories in total including 'Best Bathroom', 'Best Kitchen', and most importantly to me, 'Best Lighing Project'. 

After pondering a while about which of my projects to submit I decided on a couple that I thought met the criterior of 'pioneering, beautiful and inventive'.  I put together the submissions and then thought nothing more of it until I received an email saying I had been shortlisted!  I was delighted.  Apparently, there had been hundreds of entries from all around the world and some rather large names too!

I was invited to attend a champagne reception at the 100% design show at Earls Court where the winners would be announced!!  I went along with Rachel Campbell (an interior designer that I'm now working closely with - more about that later).  It was a bit like the Oscars!  The stage, the trophy, the announcements...'for the best lighting project the nominations are ......and the winner is......'.

On this occassion I didn't win but I was thrilled nonetheless to be in the top 5 of such prestigeous awards.  Next year i'll try again....