To be shortlisted in the category for a Bespoke Cabinetry Award with The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2017 is a very great honour. Being in the company of other finalists such as Tim Gosling helps to explain the very high level of craftsmanship involved in these awards.
The Design Society in association with design-et-al run the International Design Awards. The aim of the awards is to commend design, recognise talent, create opportunities and quite simply offer inspiration. The International Design Awards series offers a number of categories of entry including: Design and Architecture – covering residential architecture, interior design and product design Hotel and Property – including hospitality interior design and Architecture Yacht and Aviation - including yacht and Super yacht and aviation interior design, Concept design, Naval Architecture, deck design and re-fit and rebuild.
In association with design et al, The Design Society strives to showcase exceptional design from designers around the globe. An established programme of industry-voted awards, design et al Magazine, Luxe et al Magazine, The World’s Most Glamorous Homes, The World’s Most Glamorous Hotels and Style Bible are all available to Design Society members to showcase their work.
This is a first for me and I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way. My great collaborators F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG – who make high-quality designer fittings and accessories and Mr. Josef Schellhorn who is an expert in the development and production of oil finishes. My parents for inspiring me to continue our family heritage of cabinet making and of course my live-in mentor, friend and business associate Mr Charles Barber.