3 rooms, 130 cutting edge designers, 1 exciting event! 23rd October saw the preview of the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. Indie Quarter (Vanilla Storm’s design blog) was delighted to sponsor the prize for best stand. The event was officially opened by Thomas Heatherwick (designer of the B of the Bang – the inspiration behind Great Northern’s logo).
We arrived early to judge the award and had a very difficult task in picking out a winner. The standard was particularly high as we made our way through row after row of creative and imaginative displays. After three laps, we finally decided on Susan Kane of Calico Angel. We loved her ‘nature meets shabby chic’ theme and the way this had been developed. Her stand was transformed into a woodland hideaway, complete with bird house, wooden panel walls and matching bunting. Susan was presented with a certificate and a £250 cash prize.