TBW tenant Lucy Kurrein wins British Design Award 2020
"Being fearless is clearly an invaluable virtue when it comes to pursuing a design career, and Lucy Kurrein has it in spades. As she says of her Docklands-based design studio’s debut year in 2013: ‘I didn’t hold back. I approached two established manufacturers, London-based SCP and Spanish manufacturer Capdell, who commissioned my ‘Panel’ chair on the spot during Salone del Mobile. That was my big break, and the work has been relatively constant ever since.'
Upholstery is her forte, with a roster of sculptural pieces already created for the likes of Offecct, SCP, Molinari Living, Joined + Jointed and, most recently, Heal’s with her ‘Isola’ range. It’s a raft of partners she very much appreciates, as she says, ‘Bringing new design to market is a risky business, so this award means everything to me and the brilliant producers I work with.’"