The Stationery Awards are in their eighth year, but this year was a first for two new categories recognising Retailer and Designer contributions to the stationery industry.
The winners for this year’s qwards, which aim to recognise and benchmark good practice and innovation in the retail stationery sector, were announced at an informal drinks evening held after the first day of Stationery Show London.
2019 winners – supplier stationery awards
Several suppliers had a good awards evening, picking up a couple of wins each – Quadrille won both the Diaries, Organisers, Calendars and Licensed Stationery categories, whilst ExaClair’s new gift wrap range by Clairefontaine also collected two awards, including the Judges’ Choice. LaunchPad winner, Makers Cabinet (formerly Brahman Design) won the Desk Accessories category.
|ART & CRAFTS
Sponsored by Craft Business
|Chameleon Art Products Ltd||Chameleon Fineliners|
|DESK ACCESSORIES||Makers Cabinet||Høvel|
|DIARIES, ORGANISERS, CALENDARS||Quadrille Publishing||Oliver Bonas: Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind A6 2019 Diary|
|EVERYDAY WRITING INSTRUMENTS||Studio Pens||Kaweco FROSTED Sport Series|
|FILING & STORAGE||JPT Europe Ltd||+KRAFT|
|GIFT PACKAGING & WRAP||ExaClair Limited||Tiny Roll Kraft Gift Wrapping Range|
|LICENSED STATIONERY||Quadrille Publishing||English Heritage: Fold & Post|
|NOTEBOOKS & JOURNALS||Leuchtturm1917||Bauhaus 100 Years Collection|
|NOVELTY STATIONERY||Securit by Vermes BV||3D Chalkboard Whale by Securit|
|SOCIAL STATIONERY||Petra Boase Ltd||Balloon Card Range|
|WRITING INSTRUMENTS (OVER £25 RRP)||Lime Stationery & Art||Troika Capmatic Pen|
Sponsored by The Giftware Association
|VENT for Change||Ideas Collection|
|JUDGES’ CHOICE 2019||ExaClair Limited||Tiny Roll Kraft Gift Wrapping Range|
2019 winner – designer stationery awards
The Stationery Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by GO Stationery was won by Laura Jackson of Laura Jackson Design.
Jackson trained in jewellery design and silversmithing at the esteemed School of Jewellery in Birmingham and then embarked on a career in luxury fashion. She spent eight years in design and development at several high-profile international brands in Birmingham and London, before embarking on a nine-month exploration around Asia and the Pacific.
Inspired by her travels she now designs a range of homewares and interior products, all of which are made in the UK.
The team at GO Stationery selected Jackson’s submission saying: “A bold, striking, commercial and very versatile winning design – fully adaptable with endless opportunity. Laura clearly knows stationery and proposed the top two selling formats.
“She also went the extra mile and proposed a print specification and price and therefore not only entered with a design concept but has taken it all the way to manufacture ready!”
2019 winners – retailer stationery awards
With the support of sponsor A T Cross, five new retailer categories were added to the Stationery Awards this year for the first time. It was a great evening for Sidonie Warren, co-founder of Papersmiths, which picked up two category awards. Warren was also part of this year’s Supplier Award Judging Panel.
|Category||Company||Name of campaign (if relevant):|
|Best Customer Initiative (Instore or Online)||Scrawlrbox||The Scrawlr Challenge|
|Best POS/Merchandised Display of Stationery||Scriptum Ltd||Vincero!|
|New Store of the Year||Papersmiths Brighton and
|Best Non-Specialist Stationery Store||Papersmiths|
|Best Specialist Stationery Store||Cult Pens|
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