Dulux Let’s Colour Awards 2014 winners…
The highly anticipated Dulux Let’s Colour Award winners were announced on Wednesday night. I loved being part of the judging panel and at last I can share with you the winners.
And the winners are…
Best Use of Colour in Homes & Interiors
Triptych Stacks by Curiousa & Curiousa
Esther Patterson, the founder of Curiousa & Curiousa, designs free-blown bespoke glass lighting. Based in Derbyshire, Esther is passionate and committed to working with UK based craftspeople and suppliers. Esther says, “Glass is such an amazing material, I enjoy designing simple shapes to show off the pure beauty of coloured glass, which for me has a magical quality with endless possibilities.”
Best Use of Colour in Fashion & Beauty
SS14 Collection by Roksanda Ilincic
Roksanda Ilincic has been showing her womenswear collections on the London Fashion Week runways since 2005, and her label has fast become a go-to for women who desire an elegant but unmistakably modern approach to dressing. With a bold use of colour and a signature take on shape, Roksanda’s designs effortlessly blur the line between day and eveningwear and encourage bold uses of colour in both. Her latest collection showcases chic wardrobe staples through her unique but innately feminine approach to luxury fashion with a striking edge.
Colour Innovation in Technology & Design
Flaster Concrete Tiles by Ivanka
The distinctively designed Flaster Floor Tiles by Ivanka are made from ultra durable material and come in 18 different colour ways. The combination of top notch design credentials and durability has earned the company contracts with the likes of design-led department store Liberty London and most recently G Star Stores.
Best Use of Colour in the Arts
Madam Butterfly by English National Opera
The late Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning take on ‘Madam Butterfly’, produced for and performed by English National Opera, was hailed by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the most beautiful show of the year in operatic London’. The story documents a clash of cultures and a tragic love story between a young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval officer. This iconic opera was strongly inspired by Japanese culture and was brought to life with colour through elaborate costumes and spectacular sets.
As the Creative Director for cult make-up brand Illamasqua, Alex Box is instrumental in shaping the brand’s product development, imagery and creative vision from conception to execution. Her masterful work with shade, texture, contrast and bold use of colour brings to life the fantasy and creativity inherent in everyone, inspiring them to explore and express their alter ego.
Colour Moment of the Year (winner of the public vote)
The Color Run
‘The Color Run’, also known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’, is a unique colour race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. The run is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life. A five-kilometre un-timed race, where thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic ‘Color Festival’, using more coloured powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid colour combinations.
Contribution to Colour
Known for his intensely colourful paintings, installations and public displays – colour is at the centre of artist and painter Michael Craig-Martin’s work. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1941, he was raised and educated in the United States, studying Fine Art at the Yale University School of Art. At Yale he studied under Josef Albers, whose famous colour course taught artists to investigate colour and its interactions in an almost scientific way.
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