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Abode designer hits the D-list!
Paul Illingworth, design manager at Abode, has been selected as one of 20 industry designers who, Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine feels, 'the industry should know about'.
The D-List comprises designers from some of the most innovative and inventive bathroom and kitchen companies. Martin Smith, editor of the magazine states: "What all 20 D-Listers have in common is that their work inspires and encourages others to continue to raise the bar in innovative design in kitchens and bathrooms, constantly suggesting new ways of utilising clever design to tackle problems old and new".
Paul has been in the industry for over 17 years and with Abode for nine years. Working closely with Darren Holliday, owner of Abode, he has been prolific in developing a wide range of innovative products for the brand. He has extensive and varied product experience that has led to significant sales success and numerous product awards for Abode - to name but a few products, Fliq, Verla and Zucca kitchen taps, the unusual Tydal sink and Orbit sink waste. For the bathroom, Decadence taps plus the unique thermostatic valve concept, Tempeau.
Paul is elated and feels honoured to be one of the first to hit the Designer K&B magazine D-List. He comments: "My approach to design has certainly become more subtle over the years and I think that as one matures you start to gather a wider appreciation for the design likes and dislikes of others and these automatically filter into your work, whereas I think the younger version of myself, designed more selfishly. I still probably get the greatest joys from solving annoying or fiddly design problems with the simplest solutions, these are the daily successes - in between the big product launches."
16th October 2015