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Success Story: Hugh Leader Williams

New Designers Triple Award Winner Hugh Leader Williams

Hugh won three Awards at New Designers 2012. The New Designers 100% Design Award, the New Designers BCFA Award and the New Designers Made.com Award



Hugh Leader Williams


Furniture Design
Loughborough University

Spun Furniture

Clean, minimal and unfussy

Favourite designers?
Tom Dixon, Barber Osgerby

Judges' Comments:
A simple concept that is well resolved, commercially viable and an original design. Cool looking product, well presented, with lots of commercial & development potential.

Hugh's Comments on how New Designers has helped him:
Winning the prizes has given me a lot of confidence for my first show. The amount of attention and number of people to talk to has been great. 
Opportunities as a result of being at New Designers?
Publicity and press exposure including a feature in Wallpaper's Graduate Edition.

Won the Young Designers award from Homes and Gardens magazine.

Exhibited at 100% Design and Tent. Set up own studio.

Work placement with made.com including developing a product line with them.

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