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Cheltenham firm reaches finals of international design awards

Obsidian Interiors is celebrating after its design team reached the finals of two international design awards.

Obsidian Interiors is part of the family-owned Bence Group, founded in Cheltenham in 1854 and still owned by father and son team Chris and Paul Bence. 

The business offers a full home interior design services and has kitchen and bathroom showrooms in Cheltenham and Bourton on the Water.

Lead designer and showroom manager Alison Evans reached the finals of The Design Awards in the category of 'Ultimate Luxury Bathroom Design of the Year' and the 'Bathroom Award' and the 'Kitchen Designs Over £50,000 Award', in the International Design and Architecture Awards.

Colleague and fellow designer Lindsay Rowe reached the finals of the Design Awards in the 'Designer of the Year - Bathroom under £20,000' category.

All builds were completed at private homes in Gloucestershire in 2019 before Covid-19.

Ms Evans said: "It's amazing to be recognised for our hard work; we've always had a reputation for great designs, great product and a reliable team and we're thrilled to be finalists in these prestigious awards.

"We are lucky enough to work on some fabulous Cotswolds properties, with clients who appreciate luxury and style. These nominations are as much for our builders and installers as they are for the designers; every project we complete is a team effort and we couldn't do it without them."

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