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Following an amazing three days of Mix Design Collective, we moved from the former Mixology North home of the Deansgate Hilton to Manchester Central for the 2019 edition of the North’s biggest industry night.
And when we say biggest, we’re delighted to report that we were we able to welcome a record number of guests – topping the 1,200 mark. Our guests were instantly wowed by the beautifully dressed venue, which featured a Great Gatsby-esque New York theme (well, we were just weeks away from the roaring 20s!).
The fantastic Horse Meat Disco delivered an incredible post-awards ceremony set, filling the dancefloor, while the big kids amongst us headed to the indoor fairground.
As for the awards themselves, the big winner on the night was Ward Robinson, picking up two awards in the commercial interiors and public sector interiors categories – the former in conjunction with Ryder Architecture. The two ‘biggies’ – Design Practice of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year – went to ID:SR and DAMS Furniture respectively, while other winners included Jolie Studio, Ardmac, DV8 Designs, Senator, OE Electrics, naughtone and Assmann.
We know we say this every year, but we were delighted to receive record numbers of awards entries and, in our humble opinion, the highest standard of entries we’ve ever placed in front of our expert judging panel.
Thank you to all our guests, our sponsors, to all those companies who entered the awards and to everyone who gave their support, time, efforts and no little talent to help ensure that Mixology North was once again a night to remember.
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Last week marked the biggest Mixology Awards yet, with over 1,400 of the industry's finest gathering at our new venue, Evolution, in London’s picturesque Battersea Park, to celebrate two years’ worth of exceptional projects, products and people in commercial interior design.