For its sixth edition, PAD London together with Moët Hennessy, Patron of the PAD Prize, are proud to announce their continued support of the acclaimed Design Fund which benefits the V&A with the donation of contemporary design pieces to the museum’s permanent collection.
Thanks to Moët Hennessy, a new prize will also be presented this year to a young designer whose work will be selected by an expert panel for its exceptional creative qualities, innovative use of materials, and its ability to reflect the artistic intent of design.
British architect and designer Nigel Coates, President of the Jury, comments: “This prestigious Prize brings together the incredible talent that designers in this country have to offer and the aspiration of PAD London to promote that talent. Although the UK has some of the best and most competitive art and design colleges, we don’t always have the industry to match it.” PAD London provides a unique platform for the selected designers to introduce their work to a sophisticated and international audience, thereby encouraging new generations to add to the collectible tradition of design. The Prize is an opportunity for these designers to connect with today’s market as well as the key dealers who foster the future of these talents.
The annual Prize is open to UK-based designers from all nationalities, under 35 years of age. A shortlist of five designers will be nominated by an expert committee, composed of design curators Jane Withers and Claire Catterall, together with Nigel Coates on behalf of the Jury. Each designer will be invited to exhibit a piece representative of their work from the previous year. All five works will be showcased at the fair in preparation for the Jury’s final selection on Monday 08 October. The winning piece will be displayed at PAD in the fair’s foyer.
The Prize will run alongside the annual Awards for ‘Best Stand’ and ‘Best Object’.
The Moët Hennessy-PAD London Jury sits under the Honorary Presidency of Zaha Hadid and the Presidency of Nigel Coates. It is composed of luminaries from the worlds of design, art, fashion, business and communication.