Bespoke Access Awards Expand Commercial Partnerships ahead of Second Annual Launch
London // 13 August 2017 – The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in association with Bespoke Hotels, is delighted to unveil Dyson as the latest partner of the Bespoke Access Awards, the international design competition first launched in 2016 with the goal of making the hotel experience more inclusive for disabled people.
Set to enter its second year in the coming weeks, the Bespoke Access Awards stand as a unique design competition, devised with the aim of addressing the guest experience from the front door to any room or service within a given hotel, as well as publishing both winning ideas and shortlisted proposals for the benefit of the hotel industry worldwide. As part of this, Dyson will be represented on the board of judges by Paul Gregory, Global Specifications Director for the brand, and member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. The judging panel will convene following conclusion of the submission process in early 2018 to assess and shortlist entries across five categories.
(Paul Gregory, Global Specifications Director for Dyson)
Formed in 1978, after founder James Dyson famously became frustrated with the diminishing performance of his vacuum cleaner, Dyson has grown to become a global force in technology and engineering, with market leading products across lighting, vacuum cleaners, hair care, hand dryers, and air treatment sectors. Today the company employs over 9,000 people across the world, while its products are sold in 65 countries and have won countless awards for efficiency, innovation, and design.
“Over the past 25 years, Dyson has played a key role in revolutionising the way we approach efficient technology and design across both domestic and commercial appliances”, commented Paul Gregory, Global Specification Director. “We are tremendously excited by the prospect of a similarly radical and innovative approach being adopted across the UK hotel sector, and are delighted to be supporting the Bespoke Access Awards as they become a catalyst for this.”
The Bespoke Access Awards are an international design competition, open to all, across the categories of architecture, product design, service applications (digital), service applications (training), and inclusive employment. Across these five categories, prize funds totalling over £30,000 will be awarded, including the Celia Thomas Prize, given to the best overall entry, worth £22,000.
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