April 5, 2013

Los Angeles — Christopher Guy, world–renowned British luxury furnishings designer, is pleased to announce that the prestigious BritWeek Design Icon Award will be awarded to Ian Callum during Britweek Los Angeles 2013. The award, specially created by Wedgwood, will be presented at a private celebration sponsored by Architectural Digest on the evening of April 26, 2013 at the Christopher Guy West Hollywood Showroom.

The third annual Christopher Guy BritWeek event will be a celebration of the huge influence of the UK in luxury design. This year, Christopher Guy and BritWeek will honor an individual with the BritWeek Design Icon Award for their significant contributions to British design. The 2013 recipient, Ian Callum, is the Jaguar Design Director. With Ian at its forefront, the Jaguar brand has become a globally respected and admired entity that shows the best of British design. In addition, Ian has helped put the UK on the map as a global leader in the luxury automotive industry, especially significant in Southern California.

“As a schoolboy my dream car was the V–12 E–Type Jag, which was, and still is so incredibly beautiful. Indeed Enzo Ferrari called it the world’s most beautiful car,” said Christopher Guy Harrison. “What a privilege then it is for me to be honouring Ian Callum with the Christopher Guy/Britweek 2013 Design Icon Award, for his outstanding work as chief designer of Jaguar in the presence of the E–Type successor, the F–Type,” he added.

Set at the high–end Christopher Guy West Hollywood showroom, this event will showcase British creativity and excellence in the design field. During the evening attendees will be able to admire the fine work of Christopher Guy and Ian Callum. From the Jaguar F–Type in the entrance of the showroom to the iconic Christopher Guy pieces displayed throughout the showroom, the evening will exude glamour and luxury. In line with the new collection that Christopher Guy is releasing, a fashion show orchestrated by three–time Emmy award winning costume designer, Birgit Muller, will contribute to an “elegance with edge” theme for the event. The fashion presentation will feature modeling of high–end luxury brands that will allude to the glamour of iconic film legends of Hollywood.

Christopher Guy Harrison, the creator and CEO of the Christopher Guy brand, was born in Britain, raised in Spain and France, and currently resides between Singapore, London, Los Angeles and New York. His international background allows him to draw on inspiration from everything he experiences around him, as well as contributing to his ability to incorporate period elements and transform them into updated timeless designs graced with elegance and sophistication. Defined by the singular design philosophy of “A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values,” Christopher Guy furnishings have garnered worldwide acclaim. Christopher Guy’s prestigious listing of accomplished projects includes the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the prominent Phoenix Resort in Sanya, China and the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo, to mention just a few. His furnishings have become stars in their own right in films such as “Casino Royale,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “The Hangover.” Christopher’s eye for detail, passion for design and ability to capture and reflect a distinctively classic yet contemporary mood has ensured the Christopher Guy name is at the forefront of luxury furnishings design around the world. Christopher Guy continues to grow via stand-alone stores in West Hollywood, Chicago, Verona, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, to name a few, and has established growth strategies on every continent with the latest growth targeting the Middle Eastern Market. In July 2012 Christopher Guy opened a flagship showroom in West Hollywood, California, which was followed by the opening of a new showroom at the Las Vegas Design Center in January 2013. In May 2013 Christopher Guy will once again expand its presence in the US with the opening of a 20,000 sq. ft. showroom in the iconic and historic New York Design Center.

BritWeek 2013 Calendar of Events

Founded in 2007, BritWeek is a 501(c)3 non–profit that organizes a program of events every spring in California, to highlight and celebrate the links between the Golden State and the United Kingdom. The program encompasses film & television, music, literature, art, fashion, design, cuisine, retail, sport, science & technology, philanthropy, and business links, and emphasizes creativity, innovation and excellence. BritWeek’s charity partner for its 2013 gala would be Malaria No More, an organization dedicated to the eradication of deaths from malaria in Africa and chaired by film producer Peter Chernin. BritWeek last partnered with Malaria No More in 2009, when its gala guest of honor was former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A host of events will take place in and around Los Angeles, as well as in Orange County and San Francisco. BritWeek Orange County events take place in the same time frame as those in Los Angeles. San Francisco’s BritWeek starts on May 3rd. New this year was “BritWeek Visits Miami,” where events were held March 7—14th.

Jaguar Cars Limited is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company’s vision throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world–class ownership experience to every owner. Today’s Jaguar lineup consists of the XJ luxury sedan, XF sports sedan and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars. Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information visit the official Jaguar website at

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