V4 Cube Awards 2023

Find out who won the 2023 Cube Awards, hosted by Laura Jane Clark!

At the 2023 V4 Wood Flooring Cube Awards, we were celebrating another fantastic year of design. We were joined by the brilliant architect and TV presenter Laura Jane Clark, who hosted the awards ceremony, announcing the results and presenting each winner with their Cube Award and gifts. Located in the heart of Surrey, the awards were held at our Surrey Design Centre, which had recently received a revamp in time for the celebrations! 

Once again this year we were joined by The Ukeholics who greeted our guests with live music, and the fantastic Gin Inn, who handmade our signature cocktail ‘Gin Nature Inside’, the perfect drink to celebrate not only the amazing designs shortlisted this year but also V4’s 21st birthday. What’s more, the team from Dough & Deer were ready and waiting to make the guests an array of delicious wood-fired pizzas throughout the night – the perfect combination for a summer celebration.

Before the awards started, the guests were invited to browse the wide selection of samples our Surrey Design Centre hosts, including our brand-new Luxury Cork flooring collection, Cortejo and our hardened wood floor collection, Bjelin. With large samples of hundreds of flooring options, in styles such as plank, herringbone and chevron, the Design Centre is the perfect place to begin your flooring journey! Organise your visit here.

New this year, we introduced a third category, Retailer Project of the Year, celebrating the impressive work our retailers and flooring specialists have completed over the last twelve months. Together with our Commerical Design category, twenty installations featuring V4’s wood flooring were shortlisted and voted for by the public. It was a pleasure to showcase the brilliant projects our clients have worked on and our host Laura Jane Clark brilliantly captured the magic of the evening when discussing the Awards

“I love celebrating designers, architects, installers and suppliers because we all make design happen. It’s not just a couple of drawings and then it magically gets made. So really talking to people, meeting people and meeting the people that we work with every day is fabulous”

With the votes counted, it was over to Laura Jane Clark to announce the winners!

Starting with our Retailer Project category, in third place we had Past and Present Wood Flooring Ltd whose impressive Basket Weave installation in their client’s grade 2 listed property, perfectly complemented the historical architecture, adding an abundance of character.

In second place was True Wood Flooring, who spared no details when installing Brushed Matt Oak herringbone in this family home by adding a single block border to the design, perfect for the period property.

And in the first place, we had the brilliant Signature Me! Their impressive installation was complete with a combination of V4’s White Smoked Oak plank and parquet flooring, creating a seamless, contemporary rustic design.

Moving on to our Commerical Design category, in third place we have Susan Venn Design Ltd! This installation showcased a large-scale refurbishment inspired by its tranquil location and secluded garden. Featuring V4’s Frozen Umber plank, the materials used celebrated nature, with blues, greens and oak tones.

In second place was Bridge Flooring, who combined Tannery Brown in plank and parquet to create a seamless aesthetic inspired by Art Deco Styles in the brand-new Guildford Coppa Club Clubhouse.

And in first place was Just a Little Build! Sarah’s design saw a converted bungalow featuring White Smoked Oak Plank, which effortlessly sits amongst the drama of the double-height ceiling and curved staircase, creating a seamless design in this traditional yet contemporary family home.

Finally, this year Laura presented a special award to a member of the public whose home design stood out to the team. The winner of this year’s ‘Design of the Year’ award went to the Shepeard family! Their beautiful home design inspired by the leafy countryside of Surrey features V4’s Frozen Umber Parquet – check it out here.

A herringbone-style floor has become increasingly popular over the years, and Laura couldn’t agree more, as she went on to say

“There is definitely a massive trend in herringbone flooring. I have been in love with herringbone and chevron flooring for about 10 years, and finally, people are starting to catch up. As soon as I walked into this showroom, and it’s a very glamorous showroom, I made a beeline for the chevron flooring
 It’s just absolutely beautiful!”

Thank you to everyone who entered their designs to this year’s cube awards, and to all who attended the evening – it was great to celebrate a fantastic year of design with you all! If you are thinking of entering a project into the 2024 Cube Awards, get in touch with the team today to be in with a chance of being chosen for a featured case study and in with a chance of being shortlisted for next year’s Awards!

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