The 6th Hidden Art Awards 2009/10

The 6th Annual Hidden Art Awards were held on 4 February 2010,
7-11pm at Rich Mix,
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.


The Award Winners are:

SPC Most Influential or Inspiring British Company or Designer

Sheridan Coakley

Most Influential or Inspiring British Company or Designer


 The public voted for SCP due to their longstanding contribution as a manufacturer, retailer and supplier of contemporary design. Since starting the company in 1986 on Curtain Road in Shoreditch, Sheridan Coakley, MD and founder of SCP has provided a platform for young designers to grow and go on to become internationally renowned talents in their own right.

Dare Studio Best Furniture

Sean Dare and Peter Massey

Best Furniture, Lighting or Interior Product 

Dare Studio -Katakana Writing/Laptop Desk

The panel selected Dare Studio’s Katakana Writing and Laptop Desk, stating that it is “refreshing to see beautifully detailed, high quality furniture still on the contemporary design scene”.

Sponsored by 100% Design – Free 6m Stand at 100% Design London 2010

Textiles, Fashion, Jewellery or Fashion Accessories

Kaniez wins for Best Textile

kaniez Abdi and Tana Meziane

Kaniez Abdi – Spiral Fabric

Kaniez Abdi’s Spiral Fabrics were regarded by our judges to be joy to look at.

Sponsored by Pulse – Free 3m x 1m stand include lighting and electrics at Pulse 6-8th June 2010 in the Launchpad area, Worth over £1000

Best Ceramics or Glass

Charlotte Sale Best Glass

Charlotte Sale

Charlotte Sale Glass – Spritz

The selection panel noted that Spritz was technically a very difficult piece to produce, achieving a satisfyingly immediate and energetic outcome.

Sponsored by Pulse – Free 3m x 1m stand include lighting and electrics at Pulse 6-8th June 2010 in the Launchpad area, Worth over £1000

Best Appearance at a Trade Show or Exhibition

Helena accepts her award for best Appearance at a Trade Show/Exhibition

Helena Jonasson

Helena showcased her Linie Cabinet and Funkis Draw Unit on the Hidden Art Stand at Salone Satellite during the Milan Furniture Fair in 2009. The selection panel found Helena’s showcase was well organised and committed, and as a result she has found herself being compared to established high calibre design companies.

Sponsored by East London Design Show– FREE stand at the 2010 East London Design Show (worth £550)

Hidden Art Best Press Profile

Susan Bradley with Barbara Chandler

Susan accepts the Best Press Profile award from Barbara Chandler

Susan Bradley Design

Susan made a massive impact through the press in 2009, with a variety of products including her London Landmark Bookends for Hidden Art Select. Her work appeared in ELLE Décor, World of Interiors, On Office, Living Etc and the Financial Times among many others.

Most Popular Stand at the Hidden Art Christmas Design Fair

  Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser Christmas Design Fair

Voted for by visitors to the Hidden Art Christmas Design Fair, Nick’s stand was well laid out and his always friendly face represented his modern design classics well.

Hidden Art Product Development Award

John Sprange and Matthew Lewis at the Hidden Art Awards

John Sprange with Matthew Lewis


John Sprange of JSCD developed his Mind Dice product to advanced prototype stage using skills and support from the Hidden Polymers programme.

Sponsored by Metropolitan Works – £500 voucher for Metropolitan Works services

Most Sustainable Product / Environmentally Conscious Company

Redesign winner of Most Environmentally Conscious Company
Jason Allcorn with Justine Fox and Caroline Calzada


Jason Allcorn and Sarah Johnson’s [re]design continually support and promote design for sustainability through imaginative, resourceful and effective engagement with all stake holder groups in the design sector.

Sponsored by Handmade In Britain – Free Stand 2×1 sqm value worth £500 at Handmade in Britain either Bath or Chelsea 2010

Most Popular Product on the Hidden Art E-Shop

Susan Bradley with Amy Hutchings and Chiara Cifiello

Susan Bradley with Amy Hutchings and Chiara Cifiello

Susan Bradley – Battersea Power Station Bookend

Produced as part of the London Landmarks series for Hidden Art Select, Susan’s Battersea Power Station Bookend produced amazing sales results through, creating truly unique British design which ended up as a must have item.

Most Active Hidden Art Member

Kirsty White Accepting her Award for Most Active Member


Kirsty Whyte has already made Purewhyte an exciting name in design, having previously launched her striking Hound Table and gearing up to launch her new colourful Nook in Milan with Hidden Art. She has made the most of her Hidden Art membership for 2009, participating in numerous networking sessions, one-to-one sessions and the Hidden Polymers programme.

Awards Images

Colin getting the evening started                                               The announcement of the 100% Design Competition                                   Barbara Chandler presenting the Best Press Profile Award                                     Attendees at the Awards

Colin commencing the 6th Awards       Peter Massey introduces                  Barbara Chandler presenting the      Attendees watch the ceremony
the 100% Design competition        best Press Profile Award

People attending the Awards       Designers Networking at the Awards    Hidden Art's Dieneke Ferguson                             Dieneke Ferguson and Peter Brimson

                                                                             Chief Executive                               Peter Brimson and
Dieneke Ferguson                           Dieneke Ferguson

The evening's host, Guy Beggs                                   Junior Phipps, Vicrtoria Fabbri and Alison Coward                                       John Sprange with Hidden Art's Amy Hutchings                    Junior Phipps, Gareth Neal and Hidden Art's Adam Dudd

The evening’s host                            Junior Phipps,                                             Amy Hutchings                     Juniro Phipps, Gareth Neal
Guy Beggs                                             Victoria Fabbri and                                   and John Sprange                and Hidden Art’s Adam Dudd
Alison Coward

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