Exciting times! Right now, design and textiles students from top design colleges in France, Germany, Sweden and the UK are putting together their submissions for the national judging of the Bemz Design Award in January next year.
One lucky winner from each country will see their design developed, produced and introduced into the ranks of the Bemz Designer Collection.
The French judging team, from left, consists of Cendrine Dominguez, graphic designer turned broadcaster and founder of D’Home productions; Elizabeth Leriche, director of an eponymous style agency specialised in decoding future trends in Home and Fashion sector; Stéphanie Huré, author, textile designer and style consultant; Anna Gustafsson, Scandinavian design advocate with her own blog and online shop, La Maison D'Anna; and Caroline Ruffini, industrial designer turned interior decorator and blogger.
The German judging team consists of Nicole Maalouf, author and founder of Germany's largest online lifestyle community soleb'ich; Otto Husten, editor-at-large at Elle Magazine; and Igor Josifovic, interior design blogger.
And finally, the UK judging team includes, Abigail Ahern, designer, trend setter and author; Abigail Edwards, interiors stylist and designer with her own hand drawn wallpaper collection; Will Taylor, freelance interiors journalist and award-winning blogger; and Barbara Chandler, award-winning writer, journalist and photographer.
Go judges and best of luck to all those taking part!