Western Living celebrated its 6th annual Designers of the Year Awards on September 12 with 500 designers, architects, local celebrities, media and more at Vancouver’s spectacular London Aviation Centre

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Western Living would like to thank the following companies for their outstanding contributions to our silent auction:SILENT AUCTION SPONSORSBanner CarpetsBrougham InteriorsBurritt BrothersCalligaris StoreCantuC&CEast India CarpetseSpace DKwantlenLivingspacePacific Specialty BrandsQuinceRobinson Lighting & BathWillow Stream SpaWorld MosaicFLORAL SPONSORGarlands FloristVancouver’s brightest design-lovers emerged on Thursday September 12th to celebrate and congratulate those who turned their passion for design into influential styles throughout 2013. This year saw designers’ achievements acknowledged in 7 key catergories: architecture, eco, fashion, furniture, industrial, interiors and landscape. Western Living magazine also continued to pay tribute to the legendary Arthur Erickson with the allocation of the Arthur Erickson Memorial Award. This year also marked the inaugural Robert Ledingham Memorial Award.Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.38.48 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.39.23 PMGuests dined on beautiful canapés presented by Forage catering, browsed the luxurious items generously donated to the silent auction by our sponsors and sampled some of BC’s most illustrious wines.Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.41.53 PMWestern Living’s Editor-in-Chief Anicka Quin presented the awards alongside MC Dawn Chubai to the Designers of the Year and Ones to Watch. The ceremony itself included inspirational speeches from judges Kelly Deck and Sandrine Leujeune as well as a note from Western Living’s publisher Lori Chalmers. Guests then continued to peruse the winners’ wall and marvel at the displays showcasing influential designs produced both by our winners and those shortlisted for the awards.Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.42.40 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.43.08 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.43.33 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.43.52 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.44.04 PMScreen Shot 2014-04-17 at 3.44.28 PMSee all the photos from the evening on Western Living‘s Facebook page!