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GLASGOW VENUE IN THE RUNNING FOR NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

British Design Awards, 27/09/2011
by British Design Awards

Vote for the Corinthian at www.thebritishdesignawards.com

 

Glasgow's Corinthian Club has been nominated for Best British Interior Design in Elle Decoration's British Design Awards, the only venue outside of London to make it to the shortlist of four.

Last year the G1 Group's Corinthian Club underwent a multi-million pound renovation and reopened in August 2010 with Glasgow-based design consultancy Graven Images responsible for interior design.

Award judges describe the 24 hour venue - which boasts numerous bars, restaurants and a casino - as "Without doubt, the city's most dazzling spot for a stylish night out."

The renovation saw the building's original features restored with lofty ceilings, intricate gold-leaf detailing and sculptural plasterwork. The layout was re-imagined creating a surprising mix of showpiece main halls, unique intimate rooms and breathtaking spaces throughout the venue's five floors.

Now in its tenth year, The British Design Awards (BDAs), recognise "beautiful, useful and original new work created by designers for UK and international brands". The iconic Glasgow venue will compete in a public vote against Massimo Restaurant, the Oxford Circus Topman personal shopping suite and the Sergio Rossi Store

Voting is now open at www.thebritishdesignawards.com and the winner will be announced on November 2.

Michael Bergson, venue director said: "Every time I come in to The Corinthian Club I see another piece of stunning design and it's a delight to work here and welcome guests into such a beautiful venue. We're immensely proud that we've been selected for this award."

Graven Images are delighted to be recognised against some real design giants, namely the mighty David Collins and the wonderful Ilse Crawford. Jim Hamilton, the studio's Creative Director said: "The key to this project was working hand in hand with artisans and skilled craftsmen to make bespoke items for this unique space.  Glasgow has a strong heritage of tradesmen working in raw materials such as glass, plaster and timber and we looked at how we could work with these traditional methods to create a cool, modern space yet remain in keeping with the building."

For more information, interviews and high resolution pictures please contact:

Rory Weller
Head of Communications

G1 Group PLC, Virginia House, 62 Virginia Street, Glasgow G1 1TX
T. 0141 552 4494 M. 07814 250 463 E. rory.weller@g1group.co.uk
www.g1group.co.uk