30 APRIL - 1 MAY 2019
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE. LONDON

Stationery Awards 2018 - Winners Announced!

This year’s judges spent the first morning of the London Stationery Show reviewing some 400 entries covering 11 product categories, plus a new category for ’Good Design’ and their own ’Judges’ Choice’. 

 

Judging panel chair, Henri Davis - independent retail consultant and chair of the Giftware Association - commented, “We have really enjoyed seeing such an interesting cross section of new products being entered and from such a variety of new and established suppliers.

 

“The judges commented that seeing the products in a judging environment helped them identify products and suppliers to go and talk to that they wouldn’t normally visit – surely having this opportunity to be seen by these buyers and to be showcased at the front of the show is enough of a reason to enter next year.”

 

The judging panel were: Jo Irons of Bureau Direct, Sidonie Warren, founder at Papersmiths, Simon and Amanda Walker of Cult Pens and Lucy Wilson of Waterstones.

2018 Stationery Award Judges

The details of the category winners and commended products are below:

 

Filing

Joint Winners: Tied by the Flatty Wallet and Compack (document holder) – both from JPT Europe

Commended:

Mini Moderns document wallet – from Portico Designs

 

Social Stationery

Winner: Green in Bloom Notecards – from Laura Stoddart Ltd

Commended:

Decoupage Card Kit Freshly Cut Flowers – from West Design Products Ltd

Fawn Boxed notecards – from Portico Designs

 

Everyday Writing

Winner: Construction Liliput pen by Troika - from Lime Stationery & Art

Commended:

The Clarity Fountain Pen – from Manuscript Pens

The Faber-Castell Grip Fountain Pen 2010 - from Stone Marketing

 

Novelty

Winner: Calendar Stickers – from Carpe Diem

Commended:

Teeny Weeny Tape from Legami – Lime Stationery & Art

Cactus Paper Clip by Alice Scott – from Portico Designs

Sloth Sticky Notes – from West Design Ltd

Vajournal – from Thames & Hudson

 

Gift Packaging & Wrap

Winner: Hand tie-dyed gift wrap - from Paper Mirchi

Commended:

When Puffins Go Shopping gift wrap book by I like Birds – from Quadrille/Hardie Grant

Christmas Wrap - Holly and Mistletoe – from Laura Stoddart Ltd

 

Licensed

Winner: Christian Lacroix New York A5 Notebook – from Abrams & Chronicle

Commended:

Lulu Guinness stickers and labels – from Quadrille/Hardie Grant

 

Diaries, Organisers and Calendars

Winner: New Octagon Collection - from Octagon Design (LaunchPad Winner)

Commended:

Legami Star Diary – from Lime Stationery & Art

Palm Springs Desk Pad – from Ohh Deer

Birthday Calendar – from Laura Stoddart Ltd

It’s a Sloth’s Life organiser – from West Design Products Ltd

 

Writing Instruments (over £25)

Winner: LAMY aion – from LAMY

Commended:

Caran D’Ache 849 Nespresso Ballpoint Pen – from Stone Marketing Ltd

Construction Spectrum – from Lime Stationery & Art

 

Notebooks

Winner: Troika Lilipad and Liliput – from Lime Stationery & Art

Commended:

Back Pocket Notebooks – from Back Pocket Notebooks

The Celestial Journal – from Peter Pauper Press

Casanova-Fenice- Vivaldi – Gruppo Padovana srl

 

Desk Accessories

Winner: The Never-Ending Notebook – from Abrams & Chronicle

Commended:

Max 10-NL compact stapler – from Lime Stationery & Art

Original Crown Mill Keyboard Notepad – from Lime Stationery & Art

 

Arts & Crafts

Winner: Colour Happy Big Box – from edding UK Ltd

Commended:

Tombow Beginners Hand Lettering Set – from Stone Marketing

Faber-Castell Starter Hand Lettering Set – from West Design

Artline Supreme Brush Marker – from Shachihata Europe Ltd

Deluxe Modern Calligraphy Set – from Manuscript Pen

 

Good Design

Winner: Back Pocket Notebooks – from Back Pocket

 

Judges’ Choice

Joint Winners:

The Lilipad & Liliput – from Lime Stationery & Art

The Octagon Collection – from Octagon Design

 

Judge’s comments:

Sidonie Warren of Papersmiths said about Good Design Winner Back Pocket:

“Rob’s intricate and punchy typography coupled with GF Smith’s innovative Extract paper make this my top design find at the show.”

 

General comments about the Judge’s Choice Awards:

’Lilipad - a great pen and multi-tool. The perfect size, perforated and great paper…’

 

’Octagon Design - the new collection offers undated planners to use as you wish. They lay flat which is an absolute must for a planner. Punchy orange brightens up your day, or shop window!’

Judges Choice Award Winners

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