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Following industry success for their Asian and Moroccan inspired lighting range, Curiousa & Curiousa has joined personalised tile creators IVANKA, and a host of other winners in being recognised at the Dulux Let’s Colour Awards. Presented last night at the Old Truman Brewery, east London and hosted by esteemed fashion commentator Hilary Alexander, the awards acknowledged the most bold, brilliant and innovative uses of colour across the creative industries and beyond.
The awards, now in their second year, were created by leading paint brand Dulux to reward the talent that push the boundaries to make a positive difference to our lives with their emotive and imaginative use of colour.
From the eight categories awarded last night, and following an extensive judging process by media and industry experts, Esther Patterson, founder of Curiousa & Curiousa, picked up the Best use of Colour in Homes & Interiors award. The designer’s free-blown bespoke glass lighting collection that champions UK based craftsmanship was originally commissioned by The Hayward Gallery – beating fellow nominees Simon Denzel, Zoe Murphy and Miss Print.
IVANKA, champions of transforming practical products into things of beauty, was announced as this year’s Colour Innovation in Technology & Design for Flaster – the contemporary and personal tile designs that give customers the chance to play with colour and create an interior design completely unique to them. IVANKA narrowly beat Fitbit Flex, BleepBleeps and Patrick Rochon’s LED Wakeboard to the title.
Dulux brought on board a stellar judging panel of industry and media experts for the second year of the awards, tasked with nominating the shortlist and selecting the final winners. Their varied backgrounds reflected the diversity of the awards and included beauty blogger, Fleur de Force, Chloe Macintosh, Creative Director and Co-Founder of online interiors phenomenon, Made.com; Karen Haller, Applied Colour Psychologist; as well as members of the Dulux Colour & Design team.
Marianne Shillingford, Dulux Creative Director, says of this year’s event: "The Dulux Let’s Colour Awards certainly picked up where last year left off with some truly stunning winners being celebrated.
This year, once again, we have been amazed at the inspirational talent from the worlds of fashion, beauty, interiors and beyond who delight us with their bold and beautiful creations and give us all the confidence to embrace colour and use it to make a difference to our lives. To spend an evening celebrating their achievements has been an honour.”
In a year which saw so many ‘once in a lifetime’ events and revolutionary new innovations launched, the awards also honoured English National Opera, Michael Craig-Martin, The Color Run and designer Alex Box.