Scottish Design Awards marks 25 years with BRC Imagination Arts, Pim-Pam & Form Digital
The Scottish Design Awards have marked 25 years of celebrating creativity at its best from around the country at an anniversary dinner in Glasgow.
Scottish Design Awards mark 25 years with BRC Imagination Arts, Pim-Pam & Form Digital
Marking a return to live events the gathering celebrated not only today's best examples of architecture and design but yesterday's greats, surfacing past winners from every year back to the formation of the awards in 1998.
Supported by media partner The Drum this year's event saw BRC Imagination Arts walk away with the design Grand Prix for the Johnnie Walker Visitor Centre, heralded as a 'celebration moment' on a street which has long needed some good news.
Dave Roberts, director of Superunion London, awarded his chair's award to PimPam for BackSpin, a book celebrating a charitable art exhibition to raise funds for Drumchapel Table Tennis Club. He said: “There is something quite pure about it, in the world we live in today the idea of bringing people together around a sport is refreshing – ultimately it celebrates the power of creativity for good on many levels.”
John Glenday of The Drum remarked: "It's fantastic to see the Scottish Design Awards restored to all four dimensions for our return to a live event format, which paid tribute to the past, present and future of creativity of all kinds.
"The tick of a clock can leave even the coolest among us perspiring on deadline day but ensures the steady flow of new people, fresh ideas and upstart practices to challenge the old order. Equally, the Scottish Design Awards are not just a snapshot of today's best but a continuum from yesterday's greats to tomorrow's stars."
With one eye to the future, this year's programme recognised Sammi Duong as the young designer of the year for 'delivering a signature style in a corporate world of briefs'.
The Design agency of the year prize meanwhile went to Form Digital, praised for embodying 'purist design integrity' in their work.
A full list of award winners is attached and available to view at the Scottish Design Awards.