This year we had the pleasure of welcoming the fabulous, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to host the award ceremony, and announce the winners of this year’s Cube Awards. Taking place on Thursday the 22nd of September at our 300 square meter Surrey Design Centre, we welcomed our guests with live music by, a local ukulele band The Ukeaholics and our signature cocktail, the Cube-a-Cubana hand-made by The Gin Inn to join us in celebrating not just a fantastic year of design, but also twenty years of V4 Wood Flooring.
New this year, we had an exciting twist on our previous Cube Awards, by adding a second category – Commercial Designs! Which together with our Home Design category offered 20 shortlisted residential designs, each featuring one of our floors. This is where we turned to you for help, as members of the public browsed through each design’s case study before voting for their winners.
Before enjoying a tasty bite to eat of handmade sourdough pizzas by the Stonerose Pizza Co., guests were able to browse the large selection of samples boards that are displayed inside the V4 Surrey Design Centre, including the brand-new collection, Heritage, which features 10 brilliant floors each hand finished in the UK to offer you a high-quality finish, never compromising on style. The V4 Surrey Design Centre is the perfect place to view hundreds of flooring options, ranging from plank to herringbone and chevron, in a large variety of colours and finishes.
When discussing the use of wooden floors in home designs, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen reminded us “The last couple of years had seen a massive growth in people wanting to do things that are special to them. So, you’ve got to come somewhere like the V4 Design Centre where you can have an infinity of choice… People are obsessed about bringing the outside in now, the idea of British woodland being part of their home. So, the Heritage collection by V4 which has all of that romance, it has that rusticity, it has that real sense of engagement, it’s absolutely perfect for making a home feel like home”.
With the votes counted, it was time for Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to announce our winners and runners up, starting with the Home Design Categories. In first place we had Ross and Ian from the Fixer Uppers, who used a bespoke herringbone floor to create a rustic yet inviting living room design. In Second place, we had Sophia from the 1894 Home, whose use of Frozen Umber helped create her dream kitchen design. And finally, in third place, we had Sharon from Hornby Style, who used Tannery Brown in both herringbone and plank to create a rustic, Scandi-Lux style.
Moving on to our commercial category, in first place we had Bec Edmunds from Saskia Kate Interiors, who used Seashell Herringbone to create a contrasting design in her client’s family home. In second place we had Charlotte Bucciero from Charlotte Bucciero Interiors who used Golden Oak to connect her client’s home to its natural surroundings. And last by but no means least, was Charlotte Drinkall from Shere Madness who used a bespoke engineered plank to create a classic design with a modern twist in her client’s family home.
Thank you to all those who have voted and taken part in this year’s V4 Cube Awards. If you have recently completed a design featuring a V4 floor, upload a picture to Instagram and tag your images @v4woodflooring including the hashtag #myv4room, and if we choose to feature your design in one of our case studies, you could be in with a chance of being shortlisted for next years Cube Awards!