Welcome to the #BritishDesignAwards (BDAs), brought to you by ELLE Decoration in association with John Lewis, our media supporter The Times and our event partner Decorex International. The BDAs recognise useful, beautiful and original new work by British designers for UK and international brands.
We invited you to choose your favourites from our shortlisted candidates and you did so in your thousands: we received more votes this time than in any previous year. But as good design cannot be assessed in full from a distance, we introduced a second tier of judging, with the teams from ELLE Decoration and John Lewis scoring the top three in each category according to originality, innovation, price point, the personability and professionalism of the designers and, in the case of the Best British Interior category, atmosphere.
Our final list of winners is a mix of small, independent names and big brands, which together reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the British design scene. Read on to find out more – and to discover the winner of the inaugural Made in the UK award, presented by John Lewis to a champion of British manufacturing.