Brighton-based designer Emma Betts (pictured right) has won the coveted award for “Design of the Year” at the Ripples annual Designer Day.
Ripples sales manager Nicola Crow (pictured left) is head of the annual event. Designers from Ripples’ 12 UK showrooms gather for training, comparing design ideas and discussing techniques with their peers.
Designers are all set a challenge in advance and are then asked to present their hand-draw design at the event. The designs must be on-brief and within the proposed budget. The designers from Ripples then vote for their favourite.
Betts won the majority vote and was given the award for Design of the Year.