At the first ever Dulux Let’s Colour Awards, a young Chinese design duo were named as the winners in the best use of colour in the home and interiors category.
W&Q’s designs were first shown at TENT London last year, where they picked up the award for their debut collection of chairs, which were praised as a colourful, contemporary take on traditional bamboo handcrafts.
The inaugural event took place at the London Fashion & Textile Museum and was attended by guests from the interiors, design and fashion industry, including Real Homes editor Caron Bronson.
Dulux’s aim was to reward those companies, brands and people whose innovative use of colour has helped to make our lives a brighter over the last twelve months.
Marianne Shillingford, Dulux creative director, said: ‘The Dulux Let’s Colour Awards certainly got off to a fantastic start in its first year with some truly deserving winners celebrated.
‘With the heritage of Dulux rooted in colour we decided it was time to honour those other companies and brands that inspire us by using colour in the most creative and inspiring ways.
‘We hope these awards will inspire people to use colour even more imaginatively, and look forward to honouring more individuals and brands in the years to come.’
Judges for the awards included Jimmy Macdonald, founder of design event TENT London, Paul Simmons, co-founder of Timorous Beasties, Romy Westwood, fair director of Affordable Art Fair; Alex Box, creative director of cult make-up brand Illamasqua and fine art photographer, Kirsty Mitchell as well as members of the Dulux Colour & Design team.
For more information, and to see the rest of the winners, visit the Dulux website.