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Harpers Global Design Awards 2016 winners revealed

Published:  02 September, 2016

With seven trophies, nine golds, nine silvers, eight bronze and 13 commended, a total of 46 medals were awarded at the Harpers Design Awards 2016.

A panel of industry experts were given the unenviable task of judging some of the most innovative designs in the industry, considering not just aesthetics, but how well the design of each product had been tailored to the client's brief and its target market.

The great and the good shone through however, with Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole remarking that the trophy winners were awarded their top spots with almost unanimous decisions from the judges.

"The standard was high, with some stunning examples of enticing and engaging design, really lifting those products above the ordinary," Catchpole said.

The judging panel included Toby Wilson from MW Packaging and Phil Crozier of Gaucho and Cau restaurants.

Both agreed that the overall quality of design was high, with Crozier adding: "Design is incredibly important with drinks because that is what you buy first as you can't always sample what is in the bottle."

Isle of Harris Gin, designed by Stranger & Stranger, took the very top award and was unanimously crowned Supreme Champion.

Supreme Champion

Isle of Harris Gin

Brand owner: Isle of Harris Distillers

Design agency: Stranger & Stranger


Harpers Design Awards 2016 GoldHarpers Design Awards 2016 Gold


Trophy - Packaging Design

Finca Los Hoyales

Brand owner: Bodegas Ramon Bilbao

Design agency: via Bodegas Ramon Bilbao

Design Agency of the Year


Trophy - Wine Range

Take It To The Grave

Brand owner: Fourth Wave Wine Partners

Design agency: Denomination

Harpers Design Awards 2016 SilverHarpers Design Awards 2016 Silver


Trophy - Sparkling Wine

Georg Jensen Hallmark Cuvée

Brand owner: Heemskerk Wines

Design agency: Denomination


Trophy - Red Wine

Rod McDonald One Off

Brand owner: Rod McDonald Wines

Design agency: Font Studio

Harpers Design Awards 2016 BronzeHarpers Design Awards 2016 Bronze


Trophy - Spirits Range

Hibernation Gin & Pollination Gin

Brand owner: DYFI Distillery

Design agency: dare!

Trophy - Soft Drinks

Maiden Press

Brand owner: Treasury Wine Estates

Design agency: Denomination

Harpers Design Awards 2016 BronzeHarpers Design Awards 2016 Commended