Green&Blue in the pink


Solitary bee emerges from bee brick

Perranporth-based product design company, Green&Blue, has been shortlisted for a trio of top awards.

The company, which specialises in creating stylish wildlife products, has been shortlisted in the Blueprint Awards, the Design Week Awards and the FX design Awards.

Previous winners include Apple, the Independent and Kew house and Green&Blue shares its place on the shortlists with the likes of Coca cola and Ercol.

The honours recognise the company’s bee brick, which was the winner of the Soil Associations Innovation award last year.

The bee brick is a “revolutionary” new product, which provides a nesting site for solitary bees. The bricks can be used as standalone bee hotels in the garden, but they can also be used in construction.

“We were delighted when we heard we’d made the shortlist for all three awards,” said co-founder, Kate Christman.

“The bee brick is receiving attention both for the potential it has to make a real difference to the plight of solitary bees and for its stylish design.

“To be on the shortlist for ‘product of the year’ is an amazing achievement for a Cornish company.”