Breakthrough Talent of the Year
Winner: Giles Miller
Category sponsored by sottini
Giles Miller is a designer and artist whose work focuses on the manipulation of material, light and shadow. Using variations of texture and angle his London-based studio creates murals that show varying degrees of reflection and tone, thereby generating subtle and intriguing imagery in their surface.
Originally gaining a BA in furniture design, Giles went on to study for a Masters in design at London's Royal College of Art. While still studying, a breakthrough commission came from Stella McCartney, and since graduating Giles's studio has created acclaimed work for some of the world's most prestigious brand-names across a variety of industries. Recent clients include British Airways, Omega, Guinness, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Stella McCartney, Piper Heidsieck Champagne and the British Foreign Office.
As well as directing his eponymous studio, Giles has also founded several other creative businesses, including Heliot & Co (a Giles Miller Studio sister company that produces surfaces and artworks), inHouse Fabrication (a fabrication and prototyping service for creative businesses) and Timbergram (a wooden postcard company selling in more than 25 countries).