Every year a competition is launched to coincide with the Cockpit Christmas open studios. All designer makers are invited to submit a decoration in their own style and medium. All visitors to the open studios can submit their name in a draw to win the tree and all decorations. The decorations are also judged each year by a respected design professional and one design from each of the Cockpit venues (Holborn and Deptford) is selected as a winner.
This year journalist Trish Lorenz was in the driving seat. Trish writes on homes and interiors for the Guardian weekend magazine, the Independent and Elle Decoration amongst others so I was really excited when she came to my studio to let me know that this year she had kindly selected my reclaimed wooden 'slum' star with bronze girl as the winner from Holborn. Thanks Trish!