And so to the AJ’s 100% Design party yesterday evening. A freestyle bash, there were plenty of well-known faces hanging around the bar including the likes of Neil Choudhury, James Soane, Carolyn Larkin, Claire Wright and Azhar, the man with only one name. All were chuffed to see Ben Addy, an AJ 40 under 40, pick up the AJ/Tacchini Something to Sit On competition. All except Choudhury, who was most disappointed that the AJ’s famous 100% Design raffle, replaced this year by the announcement of Addy’s victory, was missing from the mix. ‘What, no raffle?’ he was heard to mutter, before a colleague added: ‘We always used to get as many entries in as possible and nearly always won.’ Sorry chaps.