For six years, The Brit List Awards, hosted by Hotel Products, has celebrated interior designers, architects, hoteliers and retailers working in Britain. In 2023, the campaign is back to find the best contributors to hotel design.
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Previous winners of The Brit List Awards include, among others, Jo Littlefair, Co-Founder of Goddard Littlefair (Interior Designer of the Year 2019), Christos Passas, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects (Architect of the Year 2020), Franklite (Best in Tech 2021), Tina Norden, Partner (Interior Designer 2020) Concuran the Year 2022), Kerry Acheson (Architect of the Year 2022 2) and Conor O’Leary , Managing Director, Gleneagles (Hotelier of the Year 2018).
The 2023 application and selection process, which has always been free for all interior designers, architects, hoteliers and retailers, has opened and closed. August 11.
The categories for The Brit List Awards 2022 are:
- Interior Designer or and A year
- Architect or and A year
- Hotelier or and A year
- Good in Tech
- The Eco Award
- Very nice Britishish Product Design
- Public or and Year – NEW 2023
- Lighting scheme or and Year – NEW 2023
- Hotel Concept or and Year – NEW 2023
- National Award
- Rising Stars
- Best Offer to and Hospitality Industry
A few weeks after this year’s campaign was launched, Hotel Products has announced this year’s judging panel which includes renowned interior designers, respected designers and graphic journalists. Let’s meet them.
Brian Messana, Co-Founder of Messana O’Rorke
Brian Messana, who recently appeared on the DESIGN POD podcast, founded his architecture firm in New York with Toby O’Rorke, Messana O’Rorke, in 1996. Before that, he was a project designer with Peter Marino and worked with Richard Meier & Partners and Asymptote in New York. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Messana is on the board of the Society of American Registered Architects and is a board member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Customer Residential Architects Network. The architect is a member of the AIA, the Architectural League of New York and the International Interior Design Association, among others.
Tatiana Sheveleva, Co-Founder and Partner, Chapi Chapo Design
Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Tatiana Sheveleva is the Co-Founder and Partner of Chapi Chapo Design, one of the world’s leading interior design companies.
After leaving her home country to study in the United States, Sheveleva followed her ambitions in Canada where she moved in 2003. Throughout her distinguished career as an international designer she has led major projects with the world’s most famous five luxury hotel companies including the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, Aman, Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, Baccarat and others.
An experience designer, Sheveleva believes that every new project is an invitation to embark on a deeper journey through stories. His work tells compelling stories of respect for the culture of each place and the people who call it home. Drawing inspiration from her heritage, Tatiana calls for a sophisticated, smart and sharp approach.
Neil Andrew, Vice President, Design (EMEA), SH Hotels & Resorts
Neil Andrew, who has previously worked for the likes of Woods Bagot, Studio Moren and Perkins&Will, has over 20 years experience in interior design. Recently appointed as Vice President, Design (EMEA) at SH Hotels & Resorts, Neil, who recently joined as a guest on the DESIGN POD podcast, joins this year’s panel, bringing with him a wealth of experience, looking at this year’s entries through the lens of an in-house design expert.
Nicholas Oakwell, Founder, NO Uniform
Founded in 2002 by designer Nicholas Oakwell, NO Uniform has built an unrivaled reputation for creating and delivering a customized uniform tracking system while maintaining customer satisfaction.
Inspired by a passion for modern and stylish uniforms, NO Uniform has created unique and personalized offerings for the world’s top hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, financial institutions, and industries with a history of leading clients. With the blurring of the boundaries between fashion and design, Oakwell joins the team as this year’s judge.
Caroline Lewis, Freelance Journalist
Caroline Lewis is a well-known travel journalist for luxury hotels, with an eye for what makes a place special and a strong aversion to the generic, mundane and soulless. He is a long-time contributor to publications such as Mr & Mrs Smith also writes digital content for magazine formats including Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE.
Moritz Waldemeyer, Founder, Studio Waldemeyer
Studio Waldemeyer is an international design studio run by Moritz Waldemeyer and Nazanin Farahbod. Their work spans a wide range of creative fields, from art, lighting and design to fashion and entertainment.
Following our initial collaboration with the likes of Hussein Chalayan and Zaha Hadid, the studio soon established itself as a creative force in 2004. After its first two exhibitions in 2006 and 2007, Waldemeyer and Farahbod participated in Moma’s Design & The Elastic Mind Exhibition for 20013 Flat Studio, Flame Developing In 2018. Ingo Maurer, was unveiled as part of Moma’s permanent collection.
Studio Waldemeyer was built on the concept of playful experimentation by creating links between technology, art, fashion and design. This strategy has led to the creation of several collections for clients such as Audi, Rinascente and Bicester Village, as well as the iconic clothing of U2, Rihanna, Jamiroquai and the London Olympics. In 2019 the studio joined Bentley’s design team to develop the EXP100GT in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary. Moritz and Nazanin act as head designers for the studio’s projects, creating their own aesthetic for each signature.
Hamish Kilburn, Editor, Hotel Design
Overseeing this year’s judging process for the sixth year running, Hamish Kilburn is Editor of Hotel Products, and two podcasts; Travel By Design, brought to you by Marriott Bonvoy Traveler and DESIGN POD.
In his episode, Kilburn made a unique case Hotel Products looking at design-led hotels around the world, interviewing designers, architects and hoteliers who are disrupting the global hotel scene and documenting interesting things from all sides of the arena.
He has also helped to identify – and highlight – new talent, ideas and innovations that are helping to change the landscape of hotels and hospitality. As part of his role, he is an experienced judge and speaker at international events on hotel design, regularly discussing important topics at contemporary exhibitions and fairs around the world.
Now that the judges have been announced, The Brit List Awards 2023, Hotel Art’ the annual search to find the leading interior designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers in Britain and beyond, is well on its way.
This year’s campaign will conclude with an impressive/award ceremony. Following last year’s shows, The Brit List Awards 2022 will appear for the first time at Circa Embankment, London’s LGBTQ+ nightclub, to celebrate the winners in the (apt camp) style.
On the night, in addition to the announced winners, Brit List 2023 will also be officially revealed, which is an annual publication that profiles the top 25 interior designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers working in Britain.
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