The Brit List Awards 2022: meet the sponsors (so far)

Now that The Brit List Awards 2022 is officially underway – the free application and nomination process closes on August 19 – we thought it was apt for you to meet this year’s sponsors who will help to fuel the campaign to find Britain’s best interior designers, architects, hoteliers and brands beyond what it has achieved in previous years…

The Brit List Awards 2022

The Brit List Awards is always a spectacular evening; full of glitz, glamour and good vibes, as the industry comes together in harmony to celebrate the best in British – and international – hotel design and hospitality.

Much of the focus is on the awards ceremony, which this year will return to the fabulous cabaret venue, PROUD Embankment. The campaign, though, begins long before the indoor sparklers are set off. From June to August 19, designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers alike can enter the completely free application and nomination process.

From there, the judges will take over to whittle down the entries in order to establish this year’s shortlist. The whole process is one of collaboration, and an often forgotten part in these projects are the sponsors who take the whole event and performance up a notch. So let’s meet the talent

Headline Partner: Bathroom Brands Group 

For the last four years, Bathroom Brands Group, under the identity of Crosswater, has been the headline act/partner. In our very recent interview with CEO Stephen Ewer, it was clear that Bathroom Brands Group, with its four distinct brands being Crosswater, Burlington, Britton and Clearwater, is about total bathroom solutions. This year, we can see that the group has focused on adding texture and colour to its portfolio.

Showcase Partner: Schlüter-Systems

Exclusive modern white bathroom with glass shower

Image credit: Schlüter-Systems

Waiting eagerly in the wings as this year’s Showcase Partner, Schlüter-Systems would paint the venue orange if it has its way. If you haven’t noticed already, Schlüter-Systems, with more than 10,000 products, is a market leader in essential accessories for tile and stone. Formed in 1966 by Werner Schlüter, a man who set out to provide practical solutions for bathroom tile installations.

To this day, the company remains a family-owned business with products born out of practical experiences. The headquarters resides in the town of Iserlohn, Germany, with a further eight subsidiaries aiding distribution across more than 20 countries.

Showcase Partner: Hamilton Litestat

Image of cut-out switch plates in luxury suite

Image credit: IHG/Hamilton Litestat

What’s better than a Showcase Partner? Two Showcase Partners! For the fourth consecutive year, Hamilton Litestat, which produces quality wiring accessories and tech solutions, will join us for the campaign.

A British manufacturer, Hamilton Litestat has created an enviable portfolio of decorative switch plate and socket designs to please the hotel interiors fashion industry, as well as smart lighting control and multi-room audio systems designed to enhance the hotel guest experience.

Decorative Partner: Arte

wallcovering by Arte and Moooi in golden tiger design

Image credit: Moooi / Arte

Considering the spectacular wallcovering displays that Arte produce collections that drop throughout the year, the fact that the brand has become the awards’ Decorative Partner is no coincidence. Known for adding new innovative layers to surface design in hotel design and beyond, Arte are a fitting partner for this year’s campaign.

Industry Partner: NEWH

The NEWH team scanning The Brit List 2021

The NEWH team scanning The Brit List 2021

It’s been a few years now since Hotel Designs and NEWH formed a unique media partnership. In that time, following exclusive interviews, unique editorial opportunities and targetted events, NEWH UK Chapter has remained a quality association that delivers its promise to connect the industry bridge the gap between generations in interior design and architecture. A fitting nod to the association’s success, this year, Libby Bull, President of NEWH UK Chapter will be the head just for the Rising Star Award.

Award Partner: Dornbracht

modern light filled bathroom in neutral shades with Tara fittings by Dornbracht

Image credit: Dornbracht

Speaking of the Rising Star Award, please welcome to the stage Dornbracht, which is exclusively sponsoring and supporting the category for this year’s campaign. The bathroom brand, which is known for its innovative products and designs for bathrooms, kitchens and showers that has recently evolved its Tara collection, will make its debut at The Brit List Awards 2022.

Exclusive Trophy Partner: Sans Souci

For the first time in the campaign’s history – and helping to take the whole awards ceremony up a level – The Brit List Awards has announced it is working with Sans Souci to design this year’s contemporary trophies. Each of the nine trophies will be individually designed using technology and manufacturing processes that form the DNA of the luxury lighting studio. More on the trophy design will be announced shortly.

Broadcasting Partner: GROHE

For the second year running, GROHE has come on board to help amplify the noise generated from The Brit List Awards. With the aim to understand the narrative behind each winner, the bathroom brand will stage interviews with a handful of the winners on its GROHE X platform.

Official Videographer: CUBE

We couldn’t mention our Broadcasting Partner without also giving credit to CUBE, which for the third-year running joins us as our official videographers, on the night filming and editing the highlights video as well as for the winners’ interviews. CUBE, which is a bold, innovative and strategic video and animation agency, also works with Hotel Designs on various video content throughout the year.

Event Partners: Atlas Concorde, Duravit, Hansgrohe Group, ØTHERS, Utopia Projects

For years, our Event Partners have arrived with energy and personality and sheer innovation – everything The Brit List Awards stands for. And this year is no exception.

Atlas Concorde, which has just unveiled its first porcelain sink collection in collaboration with architect Mario Ferrarini, and opened its brand-new Clerkenwell Showroom, debuts this year as an Event Partner. The Italian brand, with a strong persona here in Britain, is a benchmark player in the entire ceramic tile industry and one of the most important and solid companies worldwide.

Duravit, which has won several accolades itself this year, including iF DESIGN AWARD and the Red Dot of approval, operates in more than 130 countries worldwide and stands for innovations in the fields of signature design, the intelligent use of technology and premium quality.

Hansgrohe Group, which has recently set out a clear path to climate neutrality and produced, in association with Hotel Designs and Arigami a science-driven report on luxury in wellness spaces, has returned for The Brit List Awards 2022 as an Event Partner.

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, quality and design within the bath and kitchen industry. With more than 118 years of history, the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.

ØTHERS, a dual-sensory, ‘welltech’ product that allows spaces to adapt the mood of their environment using scent and sound to functionally influence the guest states of mind, makes its debut this year to The Brit List Awards as an Event Partner.

The experience designed by the brand translates functional scent into its sonic equivalent; a sensory tuning tool controlled via an app for creating the most optimal ambiance for any room desired.

Utopia Projects, which supports the design, supply and aftercare of bathrooms and spas to hotels, public buildings and residential properties nationwide, comes on board this year as an Event Partner. The bathroom design experts at the brand understand the time constraints often faced on a project and searching the market place for the right products is not just time consuming, but costly. With their key industry contacts and wealth of knowledge, the team aims to make life easier for A+D professionals.

Tickets to attend The Brit List Awards 2022, on November 2 at PROUD Embankment are now on sale. If you are an interior designer, architect, hotelier or developer, click here to purchase your tickets. For anyone else wishing to attend, click here to purchase your tickets. The application/nomination process for The Brit List Awards 2022 closes on August 19. Click here to apply.

Main image credit: The Brit List Awards