The new faces of British design

Design and craftsmanship is in the DNA of the Belmond brand. That’s why this year Belmond partnered with New Designers, the UK’s most influential source of design talent.

From an incredible array of talent, Belmond selected Mac Collins and Toni Packham for the Belmond New Designers award.

Toni’s forward-thinking, environmentally conscious approach saw her take discarded plastic waste from UK beaches to make unique, beautiful and intricate items, including kitchenware.

Mac Collins is a masterful woodworker, who created a chair named ‘Iklwa’. His stunning, thought-provoking statement piece celebrates his heritage and culture.

Both designers are now busy working with Belmond’s artistic and design director, Joe Ferry and our in-house team to create bespoke items, that will feature in the soon to be opened Belmond Hotel Cadogan, London.

Belmond are looking forward to continuing their partnership with New Designers and championing the best emerging and established talent in creative design, capable of capturing the imagination of tomorrow’s discerning travellers.

Last week, as part of Walpole’s New York Trade Mission, Belmond released videos to tell the design inspiration and story of their two young designers: