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2017 Judges

Gareth payne

Gareth Payne

Head of Interior Design - Design Research Studio
United Kingdom


Gareth is Head of Interior Design at Design Research Studio. Design Research Studio delivers high concept interiors, large scale installations and architectural design under the creative direction of Tom Dixon. Founded in 2002, it is noted for the ability to express a strong narrative with a dose of Britishness and eccentricity, and ingenious use of raw materials.

Design excellence

Design excellence is about achieving a solution that has been reduced to its essential elements, uses appropriate materials, has a sense of place, conveys a considered narrative, meet the requirements of the end user and has an element of newness.