Our rescuers, restorers and creators - 93ft have been announced as the only Yorkshire finalists in the Northern Design Awards 2012. Here come the deets!
Shortlisted out of hundreds 93ft accompany four other design houses from the North of England for the prestigious title of ‘Interior Design Practice of the Year’.
93ft are regarded by the industry as specialists in presenting bespoke turnkey design which pushes past ‘just’ interior design and incorporates ID and Brand to accompany interior solutions that gives their clients the platforms they need to develop and improve their business.
Based in Sheffield but working all over the UK and into Europe 93ft led by owner Tim Hubbard, 93ft work with brands who are willing to use interior design as a way to improve their business prospects and to elevate their brand to a level which reflects products they sell, environment or the ethos in which they run their day to day.
Hubbard comments ‘Many of of our clients are working to tight budgets and even tighter time scale. A new interior often means closing – and the inevitable loss of trading time. We not only design bespoke but direct and project manage to ensure our clients open as fast as possible but with exceptionally high standard results, to be recognised for this in this economic climate is not only reassuring but immensely pleasing.’
93ft’s trademark for both residential and commercial schemes is the use of reclaim and salvage materials which have been rescued, restored and applied into architectural interiors. Hubbard comments ‘using reclaim isn’t always the easiest way – but the results of historic woods and antique leathers, materials with meaning and heritage make all the difference to us and our clients.’
Judges responsible for drawing up the shortlist for The Northern Design Awards include Sir Terence Conran and Livingetc’s editor, Suzanne Imre, Linda Barker and Wayne Hemingway MBE.
Wayne Hemingway MBE is hosting the ‘must attend’ Awards ceremony in Manchester on the 30th November 2012.
93ft, based in Sheffield, Kelham Island. They have been established for 8 years.
93ft are a Design and Brand Embassy who specialise in delivering solutions for brand and creative content, web design and development, product innovation, photography and interior architecture, including sourcing and specification. They work nationally and internationally.
Practicing what they preach they purchased a ‘restoration project’ in 2009 ‘The Chimney House’ and are based there full time with an office of 6 staff.
Tim Hubbard is owner and Director of Interiors working all over the UK and into Europe on interiors and architecture as well as on full time sourcing and salvaging for ‘The Stock Room’ an online perusal portal for architectural reclaim and highly prized pieces which have been reworked in-house to apply into interiors as part of 93ft.
The 93ft Website – http://www.93ft.com/
To view the 93ft entry for The Northern Design Awards and to for the other finalists – http://www.northerndesignawards.com/short-list