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Pulse Awards winners announced

The organiser of Pulse, Clarion Events, which took place from 15 – 17 May, has announced winners of the 2017 Pulse Awards, which celebrates the very best in innovation and design.

 

Judged by leading retail experts including Kirsty Whyte, product & design manager at Heal’s, Rebecca Hossain, head of retail and publishing at The Design Museum and Katie Law, Deputy Literary Editor, Evening Standard, the awards were given to exhibitors with outstanding products and exceptional stand design. A new award was also unveiled this year – the People’s Choice Award – which was decided via social media #LiketoVote

Six finalists were nominated for the People’s Choice Award, and the voting was done via social media #liketovote. The voting was close, but the overall winner was announced to be the handpainted Bowie Doorstop from Wedgie (pictured right). Runner up: Lucy Tiffney’s hand painted wallpaper

 

Best Newcomer

Judge: Christina Schmidt of christinasinteriors.com and Skandium

Winner: Gift and wellbeing brand Liten Jizo (left) for their great graphics, clean presentation and good brand values

Runner up: Kotten pinecone firelighters

 

Best Brand Presentation

Judge: Rebecca Hossain, head of retail and publishing at The Design Museum

Winner: Home Interiors brand Jen Rowland (right) – for the clear cohesive offer which could stand out amongst others

Runner up: Accessories by Acorn and Will – bright, fun and distinctive

Special mention: Tina Sparkle

Best New Product – Living

Judge: Kirsty Whyte, product & design manager at Heal’s

Winner: Yod & Co’s Salad Bowl (left) – for it’s simple yet innovative design

Runner up: Block’s Calendar – for great use of colour

Best New Product – Fashion

Judge: Geraldine Wharry, fashion forecaster & designer

Winner: Ziko Africa (right) – for their use of both modern and traditional jewellery techniques and celebration of
Masai jewellery

Runner up: Giada Giachino – for their easy to wear and versatile jewellery

 

Best New Product – Makers

Judge: Katie Law, Deputy Literary Editor of the Evening Standard

Winner: Stationery and greetings by A L’aise  (left)

Runner up: Interiors and greetings brand Zeal Illustration – for their beautiful attention to detail