April 3, 2013
Entries are now open for the SBID (Society of British Interior Design) third International Design Awards, which recognises design excellence across the built environment, ranging from super luxury projects, to innovative design and new talent on limited budgets. The fourteen categories include residential and contract sectors, entertainment space, transport, product and public space, visualisation (3d renderings) and interior design project under £50,000. Previous finalists and winners have included: Candy & Candy’s Candyscape II and Number One Hyde Park; Bentley Motors Head Office in Crewe by FutureBrand [pictured]; Mercedes Showroom in Washington by Studio Lux; The Hyundai Business Centre in Korea by Hyundai Construction and Engineering; Viking Cruises by Integration.
Each category undergoes a two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity. The Residential and Contract Awards will be judged by international industry leaders, including Theo Williams, Head of design at John Lewis; Matthew Carlisle, Creative Director at Candy& Candy; Azhar Azhar, Director of Conran + Partners and David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London.
Entries will be showcased at the World Design Event in Amsterdam on Thursday 5 – 7 September, with shortlisted entries announced at the IIDEX Dinner in Toronto on Thursday 26 September. Sponsors and VIPS will be invited to a Tea Event at the House of Lords on Thursday 28 November and finally, the winners will be announced at the SBID Awards Ceremony at The Dorchester hotel in London on Friday 29 November.
The deadline for submitting entries is 18 August 2013 with entry free of charge for SBID members. Previous editions’ finalists and winners are available to view on the awards website.
by Sara Bean