The Christopher Guy - BritWeek Design Award

Thursday, May 5 • By Invitation

Christopher Guy Showroom • 9699 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90212 • (310) 385-7876

Christopher Guy Showroom

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Award Presentation and Cocktail Party

Sponsored by   Architectural Digest

Christopher Guy will host a private award presentation and cocktail reception sponsored by Architectural Digest at the Christopher Guy Beverly Hills showroom on Thursday evening, May 5. The winner and runner up of the Christopher Guy BritWeek Design Award competition will be announced at this gathering. Guests will include prominent interior design professionals in the Los Angeles area, BritWeek organization and their guests, design teachers and the winners of the competition.

The Design Challenge

Christopher Guy ChairThe design challenge is to create any lifestyle setting or furniture piece for the Christopher Guy brand to include in its upcoming Mademoiselle collection which will be launched in January 2012. The Christopher Guy Mademoiselle line will be based on an interpretation of Coco Chanel’s home and the furniture pieces she would have, were she alive today.

Competition Prizes

The first place winner of the Christopher Guy-BritWeek Design Award will receive a one month internship, including accommodation and airfare, at the Christopher Guy corporate headquarters in Singapore. During this month, the winner will have a chance to work one-on-one with head designer Christopher Guy and others as they develop and launch their new collection later in the year. Full employment at the end of the internship will be considered in either Singapore or in the US corporate offices and showrooms. Dates of internship will be determined with the winner and Christopher Guy offices.

The runner-up of the Christopher Guy-BritWeek Design Award competition will receive a one week, all expenses paid internship during the Maison et Objet exhibition in Paris in January 2012. The Maison et Objet is the leading international furniture market for global brands and Christopher Guy regularly displays its newest furnishings during this show. Each year, a full display (including several rooms, full décor and furniture pieces) is set up to welcome guests of the exhibition to admire the Christopher Guy presentation. More information on this Paris exhibition can be found at

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The Judges

Christopher Guy Harrison

Christopher GuyInternationally renowned furnishings manufacturer Christopher Guy Harrison was born in Britain, raised in Spain and France, and now resides in Singapore. Two years ago he opened a 2,400 square foot flagship design showroom in the heart of Beverly Hills, the first in the US dedicated entirely to his furnishings. As an internationally acclaimed brand, Christopher Guy continues to grow via stand-alone stores in the US in cities like Chicago and High Point, and internationally in Verona, London, Shanghai and Taiwan, among others.

Christopher’s eye for details, passion for design and ability to capture and reflect a distinctively classic yet contemporary mood has ensured that the Christopher Guy name remain at the forefront of luxury furnishings design. The core values of elegance, sophistication and refinement are encapsulated in each uniquely hand-carved decorative furnishing, redefining trends and appealing to international audiences. Christopher Guy furnishings have graced the homes of countless Hollywood celebrities, as well as suites of luxury hotels and resorts around the globe.

Martyn Lawrence BullardMartyn Lawrence Bullard

Illustrious interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is known for his glamorous and worldly interiors for celebrity clientele ranging from rock stars to royalty. His career in interior design has been showcased on numerous television programs in the US and the UK, as well as in more than 200 publications internationally. In 2010 he was named one of the top 100 Interior Designers in the World by Architectural Digest Magazine.

Birgit C. MullerBirgit C. Muller

Three time Emmy Awarding Winning Designer Birgit Muller has dressed many Hollywood celebrities. Born in Vienna and raised in Spain, Birgit has worked in film and television in the US for more than a decade at Paramount, Sony, Disney and Universal Productions, with such noted directors as William Friedkin, David Lynch and Ridley Scott. She has begun manufacturing her own line of designer gowns, and is an avid supporter of humanitarian causes.

Alissa SuttonAlissa Sutton

Highly respected interior designer and TV interior spokesperson Alissa Sutton pushes the boundaries of decadent elegance with fashionable and forward modern flair. Known for her versatility and sophisticated and glamorous style, she specializes in residential and commercial interior design, handling projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has been featured in numerous publications.

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Competition Rules

  • Must be currently enrolled in your design school and in their senior/last year
  • Deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 19th by 7:00 PM
  • Must submit a visual presentation board (to the Christopher Guy Showroom) and email a PDF document of the visual and explanation of their submission

Download Information & Entry Form

For more information, contact Mary Hall Ross at or 323-935-7600

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