31st March 2009, 12:38pm
Further success on the table for designer Jason
Further success on the table for designer Jason Young furniture designer Jason Heap has won two more national awards to add to his growing collection of accolades – less than two years after graduating from the University of Lincoln.

Jason picked up the coveted Young Designer Award and the prestigious Judges’ Award in the Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards, hosted at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London earlier this month.

Jason (23), who graduated from the University of Lincoln’s BA Furniture programme in 2007, won over a panel of judges, including top British fashion designer Jasper Conran, with his Infinity+1 table.

They described the piece as “a future design classic” which was “technically brilliant and truly innovative”.

Infinity+1 is a bespoke handcrafted coffee table formed from laminated timber with a glass top. It is based on the symbol for infinity and also reflects Jason’s love of water.

Jason, who designed the table while studying at Lincoln, said: “It was very flattering to win both awards, but the Judges’ Award was completely unexpected. I was going up against some of the big boys in that category so to win it was brilliant and should stand me in good stead.”

The double success comes just a year after he claimed the Cabinet Maker magazine Young Designer of the Year Award.

The Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards aim to celebrate contemporary British design and promote the manufacture of well-designed goods for the home.

They were launched in 1999 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the magazine and the centenary of the naming of the Victoria and Albert Museum and are still the only awards to distinguish the best in commercially-manufactured design within the home.

Previous winners include Jonathan Ives (i-Pod), James Dyson (vacuum cleaner) and Barber & Osgerby (Zero-in table).
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