Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition winners

Thai designer Amorn Thongsaard has won the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition with this design called Ramify.

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Nyhmphéa by Camille Ulrich from France (above) came second while third place went to Jacobo Munoz from Switzerland for Bombay Topographie (below).

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Munoz's design also won the People's Prize award, as voted for by Dezeen readers via our special online voting page. Voting has now closed but you can still visit the page to see explanations of the shortlisted designs.

The award winner was announced at a ceremony in London last week.

The following information is from Bombay Sapphire:

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THAILAND WINS
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® GLOBAL DESIGN PRIZE
London, September 18 2008 – Thai designer, Amorn Thongsaard has been named the £10,000 winner of this year’s global final of the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition, one of the top design contests in the world for up-and-coming designers.

In the last year, thousands of emerging designers from around the world have designed martini cocktail glasses inspired by Bombay Sapphire and 21 finalists took part in the 2008 global final. Amorn, who is a designer for SB Furniture in Bangkok was awarded the £10,000 prize for ‘Ramify’, a glass design inspired by the bubbles which rise in Bombay Sapphire when it’s been poured. The prize was presented by world renowned Paris-based designer, Arik Levy, at an awards event held during the London Design Festival. Arik described the winning glass as: “Beautiful and delicate. The facets on the stem mimic the Bombay Sapphire bottle which contrasts with the smooth liquid inside. The glass expresses the elegance of the evening martini cocktail moment”. Guests at the awards event included international designers and the 21 finalists who had travelled to London from around the world. The finalist martini cocktail glasses will be on display within the Bombay Sapphire exhibition at Village Underground in Shoreditch, East London until September 21st. As well as Arik Levy, the judging panel included Wallpaper* Editor-at-Large Suzanne Trocmé; glass artist and winner of the Bombay Sapphire Prize 2008, Annie Cattrell; dezeen website founder, Marcus Fairs; Director of New Designers, Isobel Dennis and cocktail expert and Global Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, Merlin Griffiths.

Second place was awarded to Camille Ulrich from France and third place and winner of the inaugural People’s Prize award, voted for online by thousands of design enthusiasts from around the world, was Jacobo Munoz from Switzerland).

The 21 finalists in London represented: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and USA.

For more information on the competition go to www.bombaysapphire.com