Ely man wins twice at national interior design awards

Rick Forward, of New from Old, won the prizes for best bespoke wooden kitchens and furniture designe

Rick Forward, of New from Old, won the prizes for best bespoke wooden kitchens and furniture designer in Eastern England, and most innovative residential kitchen project, at the BUILD Interior Design 2017 awards. PHOTO: New from Old. - Credit: Byline

An Ely craftsman and business owner won two interior design awards at a national competition.

New from Old contemporary kitchen. PHOTO: New from Old.

New from Old contemporary kitchen. PHOTO: New from Old. - Credit: Archant

Rick Forward, of New from Old, won the prizes for best bespoke wooden kitchens and furniture designer in Eastern England, and most innovative residential kitchen project, at the BUILD Interior Design 2017 awards.

Rick, who started the company which designs and installs environmentally-friendly solid wood kitchens in 1991, said: “Our customers are concerned about the environment and want furniture that will not contribute to damaging it.

“Alongside this, they want personalised service, attention to detail, flexibility and the realisation of the dreams that bespoke furniture can offer.”

Rick said he is always on the lookout for challenging and exciting projects like the North-Norfolk kitchen that won him Most Innovative Residential Kitchen Project.

New from Old carved drawer front. PHOTO: New from Old.

New from Old carved drawer front. PHOTO: New from Old. - Credit: Archant


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“For this project I was able to work with my client’s aspirations, integrating local environmental characteristics into the design detail of the furniture.

“I use new and traditional methods of cabinet-making, and create a unique solution for our clients’ requirements, all with minimal environmental impact.

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“I hope to complete more projects like this in the future.”

New from Old is based at The Engine House, White House Road, Little Ouse, Ely.

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