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Message from the SBID President

It occurred to me as an interior designer that consumers generally and many potential clients are unaware of the value, concept, principles and positive effect interior design brings to a project over and above aesthetics. I believe this failure results from the ineffective demonstration and clarity of what interior design as a profession is, and how the trained measured skills of an accredited designer differ from hobbyists who simply self-declare themselves as a designer to the opposite end of overlap disciplines of an architect who have effectively clarified their skills. Having clarified the job definition, skills, training and risks that formed the Society of British and International Design (SBID) standards, knowledge-share with our international partners, defined consumer protection and skills we have defined what a REAL interior designer is, what they sell and what they do. These skills and products selected for the occupants factor in safety, relaxation, work and social interaction for those who’ll use and move about within the space. Designers design for people. Having protected the value of pure design ‘advice’ on sale, it naturally follows that we should promote the world’s best designers that meet SBID standards. These awards were created to promote the talent, imagination and beauty of interiors and interior products. They celebrate the value to life that real design brings. The future value to society is conduct, service and how we fund it. Design is for sale and these Awards celebrate the commercial value of the best in design from around the world across twelve disciplines. The coveted SBID International Design Award is therefore so highly contested that each of the twelve winners from submissions in 33 countries providing just under 400 submissions have achieved the accolade admired by their peers of excellence.

Vanessa Brady President SBID


The Judges


Tony Hall Director-General, BBC Tony Hall joined the BBC as a trainee in 1973. While at the Corporation he launched Radio 5 Live, BBC News 24, BBC News Online and BBC Parliament. He was Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden from 2001 to April 2013. He is passionate about education and skills within the cultural industries and was the founder Chair of Creative & Cultural Skills and Chairman of the Musical and Dance Scheme. He returned to the BBC as Director-General in April this yeara.


Nicholas Candy CEO and Founder, Candy & Candy Nicholas Candy is CEO and Founder of Candy & Candy which has since become one of London’s leading interior design and development management firms. Recognised internationally as a pioneer of bespoke and innovative design, Candy & Candy has created sumptuous homes in some of the world’s most coveted locations, as well as designing yachts, jets, luxury cars and a wide range of commercial environments. The company has undertaken the ultimate in luxury commissions for private clients as far reaching as Monaco, Russia, Qatar, America, Nigeria and Dubai.


Theo Williams Head of Design, John Lewis Theo Williams, born in Oxford, graduated in industrial design in Manchester, moved to Milan in 1991. He has designed products for Alessi, Abet Laminate, Artemide, Consonni, Dornbracht, Mobileffe, Pyrex, Technogym among others and has created packaging for Prada, CK Jeans, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo and accessories for Benetton. He has been the Art Director for Lexon, Paris, the Creative Director for products for the Japanese Department stores ‘Mono Comme Cà.’ and the Design Director for the fashion brand Mexx based in Amsterdam. Since October 2007 he has been based in London as Creative Director for the Habitat group. Since November 2011 he has become the Head of Design at John Lewis


Tony Ash Managing Director for UK & Middle East, Vitra Vitra, Swiss manufacturer, is famous for producing the works of designers such as Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson and Verner Panton for over half a century. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy. Tony works directly with the Vitra sales force in the various countries and senior architectural & design practices alike on international projects.


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Hans Koch President, EHMA & CEO of the KKL Luzern Management AG



Theresa Dowling FX Editor, and Group Editorial Director for Pro gressive Market Intelligence design titles (FX, Blueprint, FMX, X2) FX Editor, Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence (PMI) design titles (FX, Blueprint, FMX, X2), shortlisted for editor of the year (twice), Theresa says she feels lucky to have spent over 30 years in the contract design industry where she enjoyed working with the good, the great and the controversial, either as a journalist or a graphic designer. “I am delighted to be working with the most colourful characters that anyone could hope to meet. It makes my working life not only easy but so enjoyable!”


Trevor Kruse IDC IIDEX Liaison Trevor operates Hudson Kruse Design in Toronto which focuses on residential development. For 25 years he has volunteered to increase the profile of qualified interior designers across North America. Serving on the boards of ARIDO and IDC for the last 20 years and as NCIDQ Delegate for 8 years; he recently led the restructuring of all Interior Design associations across Canada and has headed IIDEX NeoCon Canada for over 20 years. He also contributed to the Body of Knowledge for the Profession commissioned by ARIDO. Trevor was the first Canadian to receive IIDA’s Leadership Award.


Azhar Azhar Director, Azhar Architecture Azhar believes in creating exciting design solutions which deliver intelligent projects with integrity and passion, delivering value across the spectrum, whilst taking the full responsibility of sustainable future. Azhar studied architecture at the Bartlett School of the Built Environment, at University College London and is a Registered Chartered Architect, and has practiced architecture and design internationally for over 25 years, with extensive experience in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.


Carolina Calzada Marketing Manager, Global Color Research Carolina joined Global Color Research in 2006 to take care of the Marketing & Sales Department. She has introduced new programmes into the marketing strategy of the company and manages client relationships around the world. Her sponsorship programmes, conferences and special collaborations are with international business partners such as 100% Design, Ary Trays, Interiors UAE, Interiors Birmingham, Modus, MoOD, NCS, Printsource, RIBA bookshops, Swarovski, and the Thailand Embassy among others.

Patrick Taylor Managing director, Taylist Media Taylist Media is the publisher of some of the leading magazine and event brands in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector. These include Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms consumer magazine, which has been the leading title in the field for over 21 years. Patrick himself has over 25 years experience in the media industry – spanning magazines, newspapers, TV and radio. Patrick formed Taylist Media three years ago, acquiring the portfolio through a management buyout from dmg world media.

Hans Koch, 61 years, Swiss from Lucerne, is at the same time President of EHMA and CEO of the KKL Luzern Management AG (Culture and Congress Centre). His thirty five-year hotelier career covered Switzerland, South America, Asia and Africa, managing prestigious properties of different kinds and sizes.

David Lewis Managing Director, Sunseeker Sunseeker London is a world leading and Platinum Award winning yacht broker. David Lewis co-founded the company in 1993 with Christopher Head and today, the extensive dealer network spans the globe, bringing world-class service to a world-class brand. Sunseeker London is probably the largest distributor of new Sunseeker boats and Sunseeker products worldwide ranging from 48ft to 50m. David has been involved in the marine business for many years. The dynamic duo has worked together for over 30 years when they started importing boats into Europe.




Inger Bartlett President, Bartlett & Associates Inger Bartlett, BA, BID is the president of Bartlett & Associates. Her hallmark is clean-lined, brilliant design that transforms the client’s business model and culture. Bartlett & Associates is a 30-year-old company and has had a roster of illustrious clients from the beginning. The company’s portfolio of projects includes work for Edelman PR, DraftFCB, Critical Mass, Saatchi & Saatchi, FUEL Advertising, Vale Inco, George Weston Limited, Torys, the Hong Kong Trade Development Centre, UBS, Marsh and a number of hospitality and retail names.


Sarah Butterfield (Technical Panel Judge) Architect Sarah has worked as a qualified architect in California and the UK. Sarah also studied painting at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, where she was awarded with a Distinction. Her distinctive paintings about the relationship between man and nature are in many private and corporate collections, including HRH Prince of Wales’s and Lord Attenborough’s. As an award-winning artist her work is exhibited in the UK, USA and Far East.


David Kester Director, Thames & Hudson David has worked in the creative industries for 25 years. He is a former Chief Executive of the Design Council and headed up the Oscars for advertising and design, D&AD. As a champion of UK design he has spent the last ten years helping businesses adapt and innovate. His passion has been bringing design to places where it is needed but not well represented. This has included working with the NHS on dementia, patient dignity and infection control and the Home Office on anti-crime measures. He is a Director of the publisher, Thames & Hudson, an advisor to Massey University in New Zealand, an Honorary Professor of Warwick Business School and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

15 Gem Barton (Technical Panel Judge) Lecturer in Interior Architecture, Brighton University Gem has been teaching at Universities across England for 8 years, currently as a lecturer in Interior Architecture at Brighton University she shares her passion and knowledge of architecture and interior design with her students. Gem co-founded notable design and production company Magic + Mafia and in her role as curator has designed and produced exhibition content for private galleries as well as the Tate Britain. Gem also writes for some of the worlds most influential magazines, journals and websites such as mark, Blueprint, ArchDaily and Inhabitat.















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Overall Winner — Company Name: Rockwell Group Website: Project Name: W Singapore Project Location: Singapore Design Practice Location: USA — Rockwell Group has teamed up with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to design the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, a cosmopolitan resort on Sentosa Island. Only 15 minutes from Singapore’s business and shopping districts, this lush tropical island provides the perfect setting for a hotel, spa and venue where business meets pleasure. The island’s beautiful beaches and nature create an ideal oasis easily accessible from the busy city. Bringing the outside in, motifs and materials are drawn from Singapore and Sentosa Island. Orchids, rosewood and traditional floral textiles provide the inspiration and patterns to convey the warmth of the island. The environment reflects the influence of the island’s culture, sensibility and surroundings while keeping the chic fun of the W brand in the forefront.


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Winner — Company Name: Blainey North Website: Project Name: Conservatory Project Location: Melbourne, Australia Design Practice Location: Australia — Conservatory makes guests feel like they have been instantly transported to London, Shanghai or New York during an era when craftsmanship and materials were revered and buildings and interiors were designed to endure and built to last. Conservatory is reminiscent of English conservatories and references Georgian grandeur and Art Deco detailing. By employing traditional craftsmanship techniques, such as the marble panel detailing used on the restaurant’s pillars, we’ve aimed to create a sense of timeless permanence and make guests feel comfortable. All lighting, carpet and furniture has been custom designed to suit the space. By adopting century-old techniques set in a modern context, such as the use of traditional fluted details on the bar or the restaurant’s solid metal screens, along with the repetitive use of a soft arch formation, it’s a true mix of French-Deco industria and old world decadence.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: 4N Architects Website: Project Name: Le Salon Croissanterie et Restaurant Project Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Design Practice Location: Hong Kong, China

— The first steps to appreciate a French cuisine were to enjoy reading the menu like a play script by Shakespeare. The dedication of the chef’s effort towards each course can be evidenced in the menu by not only showing what food is offered, if not more importantly, how it is prepared. The design of Le Salon (‘living room’ in French) restaurant takes on a subtle approach to celebrate a French cuisine, like the relationship of a theater and a play, the venue is never to compete with the show rather should create an environment for the audience to enjoy the works by the playwright. Monochromatic tone is apply throughout the restaurant, the stark contrasts understated setting enhance the vivid ingredients of the food. Connoisseurs are treated with thoughtful detailing in the space as well as furniture. Privacy is an essential element for a restaurant of this class; custommade shades with silhouette of living room furniture in a century-old mansion playfully define each table into a prestigious state box. The lightings are carefully crafted on the table to ensure the plates are highlighted, like the stage lighting never loses sight of the actor on stage. The relationship of light and shadow is contradicted yet essential for one another. An object is made visible by casting light on, but the character is defined by the shadows it created. While designing the private room, a chandelier is almost an undeniable key element of the ‘living-room’ concept yet it is challenging the subtle ambient of the space created as it may take over the food on the table and became the focal point of the room. To overcome this plot hole, the meaning of a chandelier is deconstructed into a shifting element, rather than a lighting feature inside the private room, the chandelier is break down into an art form, transforming into broken pieces of metals spreading along the ceiling, the beauty of the chandelier will not be revealed until a spot light is cast upon the chaotic pieces and the silhouettes of a classic chandelier is emerged on the wall in the other side of the room. Le Salon restaurant serves as a space to present the best work of the chef to connoisseurs; a journey can only be compare with go to see a classical play in a theatre, a memorable night with the best experience is guaranteed.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: Alan Chan Design Company Website: Project Name: China Rouge Project Location: Macau, China Design Practice Location: Hong Kong, China

— Located adjacent to the spectacular Fortune Diamond entrance of Galaxy Macau™, Macau’s leading integrated destination resort, CHINA ROUGE is an exclusive performance lounge that, for the first time in Southern China, offers a truly sophisticated nightlife experience for the distinguished few. It seamlessly blends elements of the classic and modern as well as East and West for an experience that transcends two mere sides of the same equation. The sophistication, beauty and allure of 1930s Shanghai, when it was known as the “Paris of the East”, has been brought back through a contemporary recreation of the era. CHINA ROUGE also draws inspiration from the Parisian cabarets of the 1880s and the Art Deco movement for a venue resplendent in lush décor and intriguing contrasts. It has not only redefined the standard of high-end entertainment in Macau, Asia and possibly the world, but it also begins a new chapter for Chinese Art Deco. Divided into a tranquil bar and lounge area and an energetic showroom with VIP areas, CHINA ROUGE features an extensive collection of commissioned artworks by leading contemporary Chinese artists including Buhua, Chen Man, Deng Xinli, Ling Jian and Zheng Lu. It also houses many custom-made artifacts, several of which were designed by Alan Chan. These works capture impressions of beauty and sensuality, much of which is rooted in Chinese literature including the The Red Chamber, The Plum in the Golden Vase, Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Journey to the West. They are rendered by traditional craftsmanship and luxurious materials such as jade, bronze and lacquer. All these artworks, joined by femininity as the common theme, are juxtaposed to create strong contrast and conflict, providing decadent visual impact and sensual ambiance. Since its official opening in March 2012, CHINA ROUGE has enjoyed an extremely positive reception from the business, entertainment, media, art and design industries. The venue has also become a hotspot among local luxury brands for glamorous private parties and events. CHINA ROUGE has become an indispensable part of Galaxy Macau’s luxury VIP offerings.


Company Name: Geometry Website: Project Name: Brompton Asian Brasserie Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: Russia

— “Brompton Asian Brasserie” is a second London-based opening by Arkady Novikov, a Russian celebrity chef. “Geometry” studio creative team lead the project from the first stages up to the opening day. We created presentations, developed a set of working drawings, sourced FF&E, and negotiated with an architect and contractors. Moreover, we visited the site in order to check the progress and arrange amendments needed. “Geometry” studio has been functioning for a decade now and has a professional approach to commercial projects. “Novikov Group” has been one of our first clients and still requires our services. The restaurateur had a vision of the “Brompton Asian Brasserie”: contemporary Pan-asian cuisine venue, comprising two floors with an open kitchen each for visual experiences of fascinating Asian cooking. For this project we created sketches of a fresh, contemporary and light space with a cozy environment downstairs. The restaurant comprises two floors. The ground floor provides a space for casual dining experience with an area for private dining, while the lower ground floor is a late night area, covering 73 and 53 seats accordingly. For the ground floor we have created a mixture of wood of different sorts, glossy white tiles, matt textured blacks and greys with infusions of greens in leathers, hand painted floral artwork as well as natural plants. We used Oak and Teak throughout the restaurant space, adding some timber artifacts. These were floor-to-ceiling solid wood object and a series of roots sculptures on the ground floor. The basement kitchen partition comprised antique Rosewood shutters. As for the basement palette, it is injected with rather saturated colors, which could be noticed in red handmade glazed tiles, red lacquered bar with an incrustation of green glass bottles, hand painted and lacquered Sakura flower artwork, black lacquered and red velvet dining chairs.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: Avocado Sweets Website: Project Name: Poppies of Camden Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

­— Poppies of Camden is a new fish and chip restaurant like no other. Its remarkable design matches the tradition and flair of the restaurant’s septuagenarian East End founder, and the eclectic needs of its Camden Town clientele. A fish and chip veteran, owner Pat ‘Pops’ Newland has been frying fish since the age of 11. At Poppies he serves up traditional fare from the finest sustainable suppliers. Poppies of Camden is his second Poppies, with the Spitalfields original ranked among the UK’s best independent fish and chip restaurants this year. In his first move away from the East End, Pops entrusted Avocado Sweets to create an authentic design for this new two-floor restaurant in the heart of Camden Town. The site on Hawley Crescent, NW1, had previously seen a number of restaurant brands fail. To ensure success, he set a challenge to break this ‘jinx’ with an enticing design just right for the area. After months of thorough research and creative inspiration, Avocado Sweets overcame the building’s design challenges to turn customers’ previous apathy to infectious enthusiasm. The result - a design that is a feast for the eyes to equal the quality food, with a host of vintage design gems and traditional craftsmanship from floor to ceiling. Complete with a new micro music venue, it had customers queuing round the block from the moment the doors opened.


Company Name: Stickman Website: Project Name: Marco Pierre White, Conrad Hotel Dubai Project Location: UAE Design Practice Location: UAE

— Marco Pierre White Grill is the signature specialty restaurant of The Conrad Dubai hotel and Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White has created the menu for the outlet. Restaurant features an eclectic combination of innovative grill cuisine and classic English fare served with panache and class in an elegantly vast and glamorous venue. Featuring an exposed red brick finish, decorative metal chains and an industrial-style open grill and kitchen, set against the contrast of smooth curved walls and mood lighting, Marco Pierre White Grill creates an environment where food and company are the emphasis. Conrad Dubai’s new flagship signature English and European steak house is located adjacent to The Cave wine bar. As you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a wine arch that is specifically de- signed to hold one case within each barrel, vertically displayed on different tangents with wine bottles horizontally placed across the ceiling presenting the labels of old and new world wine regions across the globe. Venturing into the venue your eyes follow the contours reminiscent of a meandering gorge, carving a frame around the constellation of perfectly aligned Edison bulbs, giving you the impression of floating pearls seamlessly falling from the black abyss. As you make your way further into the restaurant, a red brick finish on the walls meets you with banquet seats reflecting the colours indicative to the marble effect of Wagyu beef. A centre column wrapped in heavy caged linked chain attracts the eye as a static centrepiece. In the heart of the restaurant, centre stage in the industrial kitchen, sits the Parilla grill, designed to showcase Marco Pierre White’s culinary skills in all its glory. Parallel to the kitchen is a private dining room dressed with a chain mail curtain that features a twelve-seat raw timber chopping block table.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: De Matos Ryan Website: Project Name: Christopher’s Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

Christopher’s has reopened with an opulent new interior designed by De Matos Ryan. In creating sumptuous interiors De Matos Ryan has evoked the real and imagined history of the building, which was built in the 1860’s to house a Victorian social and sporting club. Christopher’s comprises three distinct areas for drinking and dining; a ground floor Martini Bar, an elegant dining room on the first floor and a club room for private events on the lower ground. The Martini Bar is conceived as a theatrical and atmospheric drinking parlour, with a palette of materials expressing the rich patina and alchemy of cocktail mixology. The double height space is dramatised by a 6.6 metre long onyx table leading up to the main focal point of the room, a gold mirrored and brass clad bar. Bottles are displayed against a faceted smoked gold mirror backdrop cut with the repeat abstracted motif of a martini glass. Light levels are kept deliberately low with a dynamic installation of suspended sculptural lights hung at varying lengths animating the gold mirror backdrop. The dining room is located on the first floor and comprises two interconnecting rooms. Diners arrive via a grand spiral staircase, dramatically lit by three large glowing faceted pendants. The classic contemporary two-tone grey panelled walls are framed by a theatrically lit silver gilded ceiling cornice. Slender black metal wall and ceiling lights punctuate the two dining rooms and compliment the dark tones of the painted timber floor. The Club Room for private events is concealed within the basement, accessed by a discreetly lit reconditioned former service stair. The dining space is classic and restrained with mid-century inspired pendant and floor lamps. Mirror lined walls give the illusion of greater space in this more intimate setting.


Company Name: Emulsion Website: Project Name: Rock Vault, Somerset House Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— This project was the third commission for Emulsion from the events production company Blonstein & Associates and the British Fashion Council to design the Rock Vault space for London Fashion Week. Rock Vault is a prestigious exhibition which showcases the best of British young talent in jewellery design. All the grounds and buildings of London’s iconic Somerset House are taken over by London Fashion Week, so the busy schedule of shows, presentations and exhibitions compete for visitor attention. Therefore the brief for Rock Vault was to be distinctive and eye-catching, in order to draw an audience towards the wealth of accessories that complement the catwalk. This season’s exhibition took place in the newly-refurbished West Wing of Somerset House, signified by a striking entrance portal of over- sized crystalline sections, inspired by natural geometry of the raw materials used in jewellery. These components continue inside the building and develop into an impressive installation that houses the display cabinets. The selected pieces of fine jewellery inhabit glittering landscapes of silicon carbide – a material commonly used for industrial purposes - therefore juxtaposing rough particles, usually used for grit-blasting, with precious metal. The over-scaled installation brings focus to the fine detail of the small and intricate pieces on display. The components were designed, 3D-modelled and refined with exacting geometry, in order to enable the off-site fabrication by Treend Construction. Treend was the dynamic workshop team instrumental in interpreting the design into buildable and manageable timber- framed elements. Complex pragmatic challenges had to be overcome, including restricted site access, the constraints of the historic building, health & safety regulations for a public event, and ease of installation and dismantling. The Rock Vault exhibition was a huge success, a fittingly grand and glamorous undertaking for the very short and intense period of time that is London Fashion Week.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: Gow Hastings Architects Website: Project Name: Schwarzkopf Professional ASK Academy Project Location: Toronto, Canada Design Practice Location: Toronto, Canada

— Schwarzkopf, an internationally renowned hair company, decided to relocate its ASK Academy training facility from a location near the airport to a loft in downtown Toronto. The facility includes styling stations, washing areas, colour and cutting studios, classrooms, consultation rooms, demonstration areas, meeting and working space for international advisors, student lounge, reception and retail space. The condition of the existing building was a rough, post-and-beam interior, unlike the clean, elegant lines and soft lighting of typical ASK Academies. Schwarzkopf wanted us to redefine the existing space with some sophistication but within a tight budget, so we took the opportunity to introduce an industrial feel to the space. Respecting the bones of the 113 year old building, we chose to expose the high ceilings, masonry, wood floor, and large iron-framed windows. Within the envelope, sleek materials and finishes modernize the space. A new crisp, white wall slips through the building, revealing swaths of rough wall, beams and floors to suggest a contrast between warmth and texture. This wall directs the visitor through the interior towards the “Colour Bar,” the highlight of the space, where students mix dyes. Dyes are typically tucked away in back rooms, but they are a key aspect of the industry and emblematic of Schwarzkopf’s own product line. We decided to incorporate the colourful packaging into the design of the space, leaving them exposed on steel shelving to form long blocks of colour. The steel shelves run across the length of the interior and in front of the windows, projecting Schwarzkopf’s colours to the street. To allow natural light into the space while blocking some of the less attractive urban views, Schwarzkopf’s graphics were printed on a stretchable, translucent polymer fabric and placed in front of the window as an image scrim. The images are interchangeable and adaptable to latest fashion and beauty trends.


Company Name: Ivan C. Design Website: Project Name: Spices Bistro Specialty Restaurant Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— Spices Bistro Specialty Restaurant is located in the 2nd floor underground of Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort. With an area of some 395 sq.m, it is in striking comparison with its neighboring Eatzi Cafe, as it exhibits rich original Southeast Asia styles while presenting some modern style. Both the walls and ceilings are made with combination of zebra wood and beige travertine, the contradiction of tradition with stripes reflects impact between modernism and tradition. The bar can be described as “cool” without any exaggeration. The bold colors used include blue, tiger-yellow, grey and beige, creating a strong contradiction. The bar counter made of red agate blends a modern style into it. The ground lamps and wood-bead curtain of the dining space convey a distinctive Southeast Asia style. The lamps drifting on dinner tables bring you to the relaxing holidays in Southeast Asia, yet the stylish mercury lamps of the bar counter and the novel service counter create a fashionable atmosphere. The Southeast Asian screens and vases at the entrance echoes with the Thai and Vietnamese artwork on the shelf. The stripe pictures on the walls and the stripe marbles of the restaurant express the artistry in them. While enjoying the foreign delicacies, you’ll feel as if staying in resorts of Southeast Asia, which is filled with relaxing and artistic atmosphere.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: Rockwell Group Europe Website: Project Name: Astor Grill Project Location: Qatar Design Practice Location: Spain

­— Astor Grill is a contemporary steakhouse designed as a tribute to the Astor family and John Jacob Astor IV, who founded the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago. The striking five-meter-high smoke sculpture at the entrance sets the stage for the restaurant. The curving sculpture in a champagne bronze color over a dark gray marble is a dramatic focal point of the lobby of the hotel, a dynamic contrast with the classical environment. The form is an abstraction of a plume of smoke frozen in space, inspired by the latest works of the British artist Tony Cragg. The architectural experience created by the smoke sculpture continues throughout the entrance with a faceted mirror that reflects the energy of the food preparation for those who are arriving. Beyond the entrance is the bar and open show kitchen. These two counters are designed as one unit combining Corian with timber blocks inspired by traditional butcher blocks. In the main dining space, a dimensional landscape of pine wood pieces of different lengths hangs from the ceiling. This creates a visual contrast between the organic barrel vault and the raised geometric leather dining enclosure. The warmth of the materials that define the dining rooms is emphasized by the deep red leather dining chairs. The entrance to the private dining room is through a red lacquer portal frame at the back of the main dining room that leads guests to a raised area with views into the open kitchen. The space itself lends to an intimate dinner party, while including the energy of the bustling atmosphere outside an oversize wall installation of faceted antique mirror that overall reflects the activity in the main dining room.


Company Name: Rockwell Group Website: Project Name: Gordon Ramsay Project Location: Qatar Design Practice Location: Spain

— Modeled after an elegant, sprawling English manor, the restaurants reinterpret classical elements with a modern twist, featuring a palette of ivory whites and grays accented by pops of orange. Guests enter through a gazebo enclosed with printed screen fabrics depicting a British contemporary landscape to arrive at the Bar Lounge, located in an indoor conservatory. From here, two grand doors provide entry into the Formal Dining Room, which features custom-made crystal chandeliers and is anchored by a large marble fireplace. Guests will also discover a private dining room with a library lounge just outside housing books and art pieces; a wine cellar with a vast collection of wines from all over the world and a wine tasting table; and a raw bar featuring an elegant display cabinet made of calacatta marble, zebrano wood, and bronze metal. Boasting panoramic views of the shimmering Arabian Gulf, the restaurant offers indoor or outdoor dining on a canopied terrace.


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Entertainment Space

Company Name: SAY Architects & David Yeo Website: Project Name: Hutong at The Shard Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Say Architects were briefed to act as project architects to Hutong, a 130 cover fine dining restaurant on level 33 of The Shard, in collaboration with David Yeo of Aqua Restaurant Group, who was the designer of the restaurant. The brief was to draw inspiration from the much loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong and to open up Eastern experience to the West. The concept hinges on the narrow alleyways or ‘hutongs’ of Beijing, the fast disappearing lanes which criss-crossed the city, and the challenge was to bring an ancient aesthetic to London’s most contemporary iconic building - the solution required an element of theatre and intimacy. Moveable, hand-carved, dark wood lattice screens (handcrafted in China) separate the two wings of the restaurant, bar and private dining areas, allowing for privacy but also a continuous sight line across the space. The area of mirrored ceiling extends visual experience, reflecting the red wall made of traditional Chinese lanterns. Guests can more fully absorb the exterior view as clever lighting diminishes reflections to windows. The slightly subdued solution is a careful balancing of integrities, working with a simple palette (concrete, stone, render and dark yew woods). A wall of tiled tea bricks (compressed dried Chinese tea) and vintage 1940s tea canisters celebrate the link between China and London with its old tea warehouses. There are elements of surprise too, such as freestanding urinals set against expansive windows overlooking London Bridge train tracks. Hutong is successful in creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the fast-disappearing Beijing streets where families used to dine together. A subtly layered and open approach achieves a sense of place with elegance and subdued grandeur. The design solution brings the East to the West and strikes a delicate balance between cultures and aesthetics.


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Winner — Company Name: JetAviation Website: Project Name: Timeless to Visionary Design Practice Location: Switzerland — Our Design Studio in Basel recently launched two distinct cabin interior designs for wide-body aircraft. Taking two floor plans of similar layout, the Design Studio developed two very unique design approaches to illustrate the journey in creating classic, timeless designs to more visionary design concepts that may provide a glimpse into the future of cabin interior design, particularly as aircraft manufacturers increasingly introduce lightweight airframes of composite structures. Renderings of the two designs have been created by ACA Advanced Computer Art GmbH, along with a 3D video and a virtual reality display for clients to view and experience the Basel Design Studio’s new designs. In addition, the Basel Design Studio compiled a book for customers outlining the various considerations in producing such luxury interiors, while highlighting ideas for past, present and future interior designs in the world of private aviation. Aircraft cabin interior design requires a full understanding of and respect for all certification and engineering requirements and designing within these parameters from the outset. As a Design Studio within a Completion Centre, our knowledge base for these requirements is extremely well developed, while our engineering and certification teams can further validate our design assumptions, especially when we are designing interiors for new aircraft types. An example of our close collaboration with our engineering team can be seen within the visionary interior, where the furniture elements do not appear to be attached to the exterior frame, but are designed to seem as stand-alone within the space. This was achieved by using a very discreet sidewall attachment philosophy behind the cabinets. This allowed the architecture of the visionary interior to be reduced to a minimum. By designing with all but the most essential furniture, the luxury of space of a wide body aircraft is fully highlighted.


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Company Name: Arsen Kostyshyn & Asanov Andriy Website: Project Name: Panska Gural’nya Project Location: Ukraine Design Practice Location: Ukraine

— Architect: Asanov Andriy Designer: Arsen Kostyshyn “Panska Gural’nya” is one of our latest interior designs of a restaurant. It was started on July 2013 will be finished by February 2014.


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Company Name: Integration Website: Project Name: Tennis Suite Project Location: Egypt Design Practice Location: Egypt

— Private clubs in Egypt now are booming business, competition between the service, facilities and design provided is fierce. The proposed design to our client is a win/win scenario, where his targeted members would benefit from our approach, himself as a developer could have a market edge with a positive economical impact on his running cost.


Company Name: Vitta Group Website: Project Name: Restaurant Grange Project Location: Ukraine Design Practice Location: Ukraine

— Grange restaurant is located in the fascinating place on the seafront of Balaklava in the very heart of Sevastopol. The great combination of natural and modern materials perfectly fits the interior of this cozy place. The present of green plants and natural colors distract from hustle and bustle of every day life and encourages relaxation. The restaurant is divided into two areas : a bar counter and main area where people can enjoy the meals and relax . The most attractive feature of this restaurant is a summer terrace with the great sea-view. The style of this restaurant combines modern technologies and interesting decorative decisions perfectly performed by the designer


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Company Name: Robson Martins Website: Project Name: Petrol Station Project Location: Fortaleza, Brazil Design Practice Location: UK and Brazil

— The owner of this petrol station had completely remodelled the station. This work was carried out by the oil company whose petrol she sold. This work extended an existing convenience store to allow for the sale of more food items. The owner then wanted to. The owner then wanted a place where people could sit and enjoy their snacks. In addition, the extension of the store had removed the two toilets to make more room in the store. As a result two more toilets had to be constructed and she wanted them to be spectacular. This project was completed in June 2013.



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Contract Sector


Winner — Company Name: Roca Website: Project Name: In-Tank Meridian WC Design Practice Location: England, UK — Thanks to its extensive R&D investment, Roca has effectively revolutionised the wall-hung market with the introduction of the In-Tank Meridian WC. Designed to enhance the bathroom experience and make everyday life more comfortable for all, this new development in WC design responds to a number of growing needs, including: • • •

The desire to optimise available bathroom space The growing demand for water efficiency The demand for quick and easy to install products

The In-Tank Meridian back-to-wall and wall-hung WCs are the first to have a concealed cistern integrated within the pan. This integrated cistern removes the need for installation systems incorporating a separate concealed cistern, frame and flush plate. The wall-hung option is supplied with either a straight or L-shaped support, enabling it to be fitted to solid or cavity walls with the support frame built-in. The In-Tank Meridian, already a compact product with a projection of just 595mm, requires even less installation space than normal back-to-wall and wallhung WCs, thereby offering greater flexibility of positioning, and saving on installation complexity, time and materials. The dual flush is operated by electronic buttons at the rear of the WC and uses 4.5 or 3 litres of water, giving an economical 3.4 litre average flush. The flush mechanism uses new Soft Air technology, developed in conjunction with FluidMaster. The flush buttons activate an air pump that emits a flow of air which pushes water up from the internal cistern to fill the rim of the pan whilst the downward flow clears the bowl. Both WC’s will carry the Water Label, as they are independently verified as being water efficient.


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Company Name: Joel Berman Glass Studios Website: Project Name: Olivia Design Practice Location: Canada

­— Olivia: Inspired by continuous motion, this three dimensional glass form defies gravity by having two circles moving in opposite directions to each other in the casting process. The first circle forms with gravity and is constrained, while the second circle pushes against the invisible force of nature at the same moment, resulting in the formation of two opposing circles, all within one panel of glass. It’s magical. A new language of glass, Olivia, translates beyond the glass and into the space of the environment through its line, form and optically transformation.

Company Name: Aeris Website: Project Name: 3Dee Active-Office Chair Design Practice Location: Germany

— If you observe children, you will see that there is hardly a moment when they keep still. Movement is in the very nature of the human being. It is the long periods of sitting and standing – in school, at work and in the car – that put the body into a straightjacket of motionlessness, which we finally pay at a very high price: our health. 85% of our everyday life is dominated by sitting. And conventional sitting in the office is rigid sitting. This leads to tense – stressed – back muscles, with monotonous load on the intervertebral discs and sagging of the whole supporting structures. At the same time, rigid sitting leads to fatigue and oxygen depletion in the blood stream with flagging concentration. This lack of movement is detrimental to the health and cannot be compensated by recreational sports. The result: “modern” man suffers from typical civilisation diseases like backache, overweight, cardiovascular disorders and stress. Since 1997, aeris has devoted itself to revolutionising standing and sitting at the workplace. Our philosophy is as simple as it is effective: more motion! We call this active-dynamic sitting and standing. For our customers this simply means better health, more motivation and higher productivity. And success provesus right: Our products – be it the swopper active seat, the muvman variable standing/sitting seat or the new 3Dee office chair – set new benchmarks and have catapulted aeris into the top 100 of the most innovative small and medium sized German businesses.


Company Name: Aquafront Website: Project Name: Artesio Aquarium Design Practice Location: England, UK

­— In 2012 Aquafront working alongside Poggenpohl developed a system to integrate bespoke aquariums into their kitchen units and cabinetry. The first of these was a coral reef built into the +Artesio display at the Poggenpohl head office showroom in St. Albans. This handmade coral reef aquarium was a display piece, created to give Poggenpohl clients some alternative ideas for what they could incorporate into their kitchen. The idea behind this concept was to showcase how an aquarium can add a dynamic element to any room, adding colour and bringing spaces to life. The key objectives for this project were to develop a system that allowed Poggenpohl’s designers to easily assimilate our aquariums into their kitchen design projects, as well as recreating a viable ecosystem within the confines of the Poggenpohl cabinetry. The aquarium was built using low iron glass for ultimate clarity held together with structural grade silicone. The cabinet system we developed involved using an anodised aluminium base frame around which white, glass laminated panels were fixed and hinged. To accelerate the creation of the balanced ecosystem, we initially filled the tank with natural sea water harvested off the South English coast. Additional features include a state of the art LED lighting system that simulates natural solar and lunar cycles, a cultivated garden of marine algae to keep the system in balance, and a variable speed pump driving 6000 litres of saltwater per hour. This reef aquarium holds 650 litres of water and is ho me to 7 different species of fish, 2 species of shrimp, and 4 species of crab, along with over 30 different species of live coral. All the tank inhabitants originate from various seas and oceans from around the world including Australia, Indonesia, The Red Sea, as well as The Caribbean Sea.

Company Name: Camira Fabrics Website: Project Name: Titus and Tangled Design Practice Location: England, UK


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— Hebden is an innovative bast fibre fabric made from an ingenious blend of pure new wool and harvested hemp grown commercially by Camira. The company began its journey into bast fibre fabric production by leading a UK government funded project alongside academic partner De Montfort University to produce sustainable textiles from non-food crops. The end result was the ingenious Sting fabric made from a wool/nettle blend. Camira now work directly with farmers in Leicestershire growing hemp crops under licence from the UK Government, to provide the key raw material input for sustainable fabric range Hebden. This bast fibre plant – like nettles – contains naturally occurring textile fibre just inside the outer bark to give the stem both strength and flexibility. The hemp is mechanically decorticated then blended with wool to create a beautiful fabric which combines the exceptional qualities of two of nature’s most clever fibre types. Hebden is a gorgeous contract upholstery fabric with a soft, diffused and large scale dappled check design, available in 13 naturally inspired shades. Names have been chosen from towns and villages near to where it’s made in West Yorkshire, reflecting the local yarn blending, yarn spinning and weaving of the fabric itself. It is easy to find uses for Hebden, as the check is barely there making it perfect for statement soft seating. The combination of blending bast fibre with pure new wool, makes an inherently fire retardant fabric without the requirement for FR chemicals, post treatments or backcoating. Hebden is certified to BS 7176 Medium Hazard Crib 5, providing enhanced fire security for commercial interiors. The fabric is soft to handle with natural stretch making it ideal for upholstering around curves and contours of furniture. Hebden achieves abrasion performance for severe contract use and boasts a rapidly renewable and bio-degradeable composition.


Company Name: Clayworks Website: Project Name: Rustic Clay Plaster Interior Wall Finish Design Practice Location: England, UK

— Clayworks Rustic Clay Plaster finish was developed in December 2011 in response to a brief from Nando’s Restaurants. They were looking for unique interior design innovations that would emulate the earthy tones of the South African landscape, the birthplace of the Nando’s restaurant chain. They were looking for texture, colour, depth and a rustic feel. The designers were specifically looking for a design solution that would transform their restaurants’ ambience to capture the core values of their brand history: Portugal, Africa, spice, grills, flames. Each Nando’s restaurant has a distinctive design and feel within very strict brand guidelines: their product specification was for a finish that would reflect core brand values, but also allow for unique decorative solutions for each contract. Clayworks Clay Plasters are made from the earth – a unique blend of clays, minerals and pigments, and are through-pigmented to create unsurpassed depth of colour. They also have unique performance and decorative qualities. The clays can be applied at increased thickness without cracking, allowing designers to create artistic, textured and sustainable wall finishes of breathtaking natural beauty. Nando’s were also looking for a robust, practical, healthy, and sustainable solution. Clayworks Rustic Clay Plaster finish not only looks beautiful but also has excellent functional, health and environmental benefits.

Company Name: Evoni Design Website: Project Name: Apollo DJ Furniture Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The Apollo was designed with the style-conscious in mind, those who like to set themselves apart from the crowd and want their DJ furniture to reflect their style of mixing; fresh, sleek and effortlessly cool. Aware that DJ’s often mix in an elevated position, Rob focused on creating striking legs that would allow the audience to experience the full effect of the design. The Apollo uses an arrangement of coloured, stacked blocks to provide a dramatic sculptural effect and unique design feature. Rob creatively positioned the blocks in a staggered format to give the illusion of instability. The DJ equipment is positioned within the internal body space allowing it to sit flush on the surface, a feature distinctive to contemporary design. The flush fit frame is designed to fit the latest DJ mixers, decks and midi controllers perfectly into a minimal music workstation. Recognising the need for flexibility, the surface frame is removable and can be redesigned if the DJ changes his/her equipment. Rob has ensured the usability of the Apollo does not interfere with the clean, sleek design by implementing an invisible cable management system. All power is built in underneath the surface and all cables are wired internally, running to a set of Neutrik connectors at the base of the legs. With both commercial and domestic connectors available, the Apollo is suitable for personal use at home or professional DJ sets in clubs, bars and hotels.


Company Name: Shellshock Design Website: Project Name: Black Lip Four Sided Crazy Pattern Mother of Pearl Wall Panels Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Black Lip Four Sided Crazy Pattern Mother of Pearl Wall Panels demonstrated here at The Heron, a new skyscraper in London. The Heron is one of the most prominent new towers within the City of London and has been sculpted using both contemporary architecture and sophisticated design. Ruddy Joinery, a long standing client of ShellShock Designs, used our floor to ceiling wall panels as part of a large construction to finish the main reception at The Heron. Mother of Pearl (Nacre) is a composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. Nacre has been used for centuries in architecture, design, fashion and even on musical instruments. ShellShock responsibly and sustainably farms Mother of Pearl from sources around the world. The wall panels used here feature a black lip mother of pearl in an irregular four sided crazy pattern. This is then bonded on to an aluminium honeycomb sheet to create panels of any size up to 2440 x 1220mm. We are also able to produce similar panels with other patterns or colouring. The natural shine and glimmer of Mother of Pearl helps to make a surface that looks bright and clean and helps to keep a spacious feeling to the area. It really does give the reception a very professional and stylish look and feel.

Company Name: GMI Website: Project Name: Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The Chelsea Show Gardens are probably the most time critical, cost restricted and prestigious projects we look forward to. The design was based on a light coloured stone with subtle veining, durable and fit for purpose. We researched the available stones and narrowed the choice down to a light coloured Travertine or BSI 17 Limestone. The linear appearance of the Travertine Classic cut was the deciding factor. The budget did not allow us to source the stone from Italy but instead we imported Travertine blocks via an associate factory in Dubai where the large stone blocks were produced under strict quality control procedures. Full time inspectors insured that the required quality was achieved. The stone selection and quality was a contributing factor in winning the Gold Medal.


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Company Name: Visual Statements Website: Project Name: A Little Splash of Colour Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Visual Statements Solution For Kaboodles Hairdressing: • Kaboodles Company profile: Well established, high end, contemporary hairdressing salon in Torquay, Devon • Modern salon catering for higher end clients • Recently on front cover of Salon Magazine – November 2012 • Regularly featured at seminars in London and Italy • Newly appointed Artistic Director who is raising the profile of the salon business situation to consolidate their position as one of the leading hairdressing salons in the South West, and to re-affirm the salon’s contemporary approach and style • Kaboodles Hairdressing underwent a complete re-fit in March of 2013 Kaboodles chose to use a bold black and white colour scheme; black to assert their authority and status, and white for its purity and brightness. One of the effects of using these strong stark colours is that it can make the environment feel too cold, clinical and unfriendly. Technical situation: Whilst Kaboodles had recently undertaken a major fashion photo shoot which had given them plenty of large images of models and hairstyles, unfortunately, the colours within the photos were rather subtle and subdued. The salon needed an injection of vibrant colour. Additional Information: The artwork is specialist printed onto 10mm clear acrylic. The transparent qualities of the acrylic and the vivid colours of the artwork, resonate with the ambient light of the space, bringing the piece to life. It is these qualities of the acrylic that allow us to pursue our passions of colour and dynamics.



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Contract Sector

Winner — Company Name: Hot Lab Website: Project Name: M/Y Keyla Project Location: Istanbul Design Practice Location: Italy — Keyla is a 45.3 metres motor yacht built by Trinity Yachts, with analuminium semi- displacement hull and superstructure, and two MTU/ DDC 16V2000 engines, 3,600HP (2,685 kW). RMK Marine (Superyacht builder based in Turkey) and the Hot Lab – Yacht & Design studio in Milan (Italy) worked together to refit the yacht after a series of inputs from the Owner and his family, who are enthusiasts of photography, art and fossil collecting. After devising various solutions, the Owner decided on a major refit. Revamping the interior for the new Owner’s lifestyle and needs meant that substantial stylistic changes has been introduced as well as several technical updates involving equipments. A 6.5-foot hull extension(2 metres) added space to create larger swimming platform , without adversely affecting Keyla’s original lines. The electrical systems were comprehensively updated with the installation of new generators compatible with both the standard European 220 V and the American 110 V. Other systems like the hydraulics were completely replaced. The complete system upgrade has left the yacht more akin to a newly built vessel. The only untouched system after the refit was the air conditioning. The Owner’s first request was to improve the crew and service area. Laundry area has been resized to fit additional cabins in the crew quarters. This enables MY Keyla to count on additional number of crew members. The Captain’s cabin - close to the bridge, brings the total number of berths for the crew to 8+1. Hot Lab and RMK Marine re-designed the galley, main saloon, upper lounge, sundeck and the bridge. The galley was not altered in terms of layout, but important upgradings were made to equipment. The helm station was deeply modified, but no changes were made to the original systems or electronics.


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Company Name: AirJet Designs Website: Project Name: The Acquario Project Location: France Design Practice Location: France

— Challenged by a client to design a truly unique interior for the outfitting of his upcoming aircraft, Jean-Pierre Alfano, Creative Director of AirJet Designs, pondered the idea for some time. A burst of inspiration came to mind after hearing about his client’s latest scuba diving adventure. The client was taken with the idea of creating the first aircraft cabin design with a tropical fish aquarium taking center stage. The aquarium is located in the central area of an A320 aircraft between the dining and lounge area and features several species of freshwater tropical fish such as the discus and the angelfish. The lighting, filtration, heating and feeding features of the aquarium have been integrated into the surrounding credenza. A motorized mechanism for raising and lowering the aquarium facilitates the cleaning and maintenance of the tank. The aquarium has been designed to withstand flight turbulence loads and changing cabin pressure during flight at 30,000 feet. A specially designed water- tight canopy and cover prevents the aquarium water from spilling during flight. The aircraft also features a unique bathroom with a transparent shower stall. The glass separation between the bedroom and bathroom not only gives this area of the cabin a spacious feeling, but also integrates a new generation transparent OLED TV monitor. The TV connects to the onboard Wifi system and when turned off, the glass becomes transparent again. The aircraft is designed to fly a group of 8 passengers with 2 VIP flight attendants. The layout consists of an entrance area with galleys, a VIP lavatory, crew rest area with storage cabinets, a forward facing seating area, a dining section, a lounge, a private bedroom and a bathroom with shower.The aircraft has been designed and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2015.


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Company Name: Holmes Interiors Website: Project Name: The Lush Project Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Lush was the first 885 sailing yacht from Oyster with an entirely new design concept. My client’s brief was to have no white on the yacht and to create a feeling of a ‘home’ away from home for their Round the World Rally whilst challenging traditional sailing yacht interiors. I specified many alternative products that made the yacht feel more contemporary than traditional, befitting the stunning design of this super new yacht. My aim was to create a peaceful, unique and uplifting environment I focused on specifying contemporary wood interiors and simplified many design features, taking out any excess of different materials and finishes, I maximised the feeling of space and created a simple harmonious feel. I sourced a matte ivory washed-oak finish, which I knew would give a light and airy spacious feel and I chose ivory head linings to complement the wood. I used a black pearl Avonite for the vanity tops and shower columns to create a contemporary and vibrant look and then a beige, taupe pearl for the other heads for a more restrained feel, mixed with contemproary Arpa laminates. I ensured that the seating unit in the Saloon was incredibly comfortable and used a fabulous, luxurious yet highly practical upholstery fabric. I specified the mood-enhancing mauve, aubergine and taupe greys that create a relaxed yet very smart vibe. Overall, I designed the interior to have a contemporary, calm and uplifting mood that is interesting, functional, and harmonious. I had an amazingly positive reaction from Oyster, journalists, clients and visitors at The Boat Show when Lush was launched, they said it had the feel of a Superyacht – as you will see from the pictures it is indeed that!


Company Name: Integration Website: Project Name: Nile Lilly Floating Restaurants Complex Project Location: Egypt Design Practice Location: Egypt

– On one of the most prominent locations on the Nile Banks of Egypt, we worked on designing this vessel on two phases exterior then interior, the interrelationship between the two phases was considered. Exterior was constructed on a shipyard then towed to its location. The circulation considered different types of cliental coming to Sky Lounge (sundeck), Galleria (function room), Al Mundo Restaurant & the deck for the guests whom will dine & cruise. The challenge with this vessel that the hull existed i.e. we didn’t control its dimensions facing problems with width & height. To overcome this obstacle we made the lobby spacious; the staircase has clear risers not to obstruct the Nile view. Height is also a determinant to pass under bridges with limited clearance. Manoeuvring around this determinant was by providing double height and simple false ceiling with dynamic molding patterns. Glass handrail doesn’t block eye view, light reflection on the glass feminine lines add sparkle providing brighter ambiance. Color scheme used is meant to be appealing to the different types of guests, warm and light veneer colors while blending stainless steel & silver leaf effect. Sundeck loose furniture is comfortable to relax enjoying the scenery with bright colors not distracting guests from the surrounding environment. Finally, the different facilities within the vessel provide different points of attraction, although the line of thought is consistent within the different spaces, the designer has exerted an effort to provide each space with its own personality.


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Contract Sector

Winner — Company Name: VOA Associates Incorporated Website: Project Name: Shanghai Mingjie Renaissance Hotel Project Location: China Design Practice Location: USA — The inspiration came from the swirling winds that traditionally and literally have brought foreign travelers and trade to China. And recently these winds of change have figuratively brought change to Shanghai and China with the enlightened opening up policies starting in 1979, growing and continuing to the present. From first entering the Renaissance Putuo the patron is swept in to reception and upon turning around the swirling curves pull the patron into the lobby with ceiling and floor patterns and lighting that is reminiscent of water spouts familiar to sailors and small peaceful water eddies where patrons can pull off to the side and rest and relax. The swirling winds terminate in a tornado crystal chandelier that lands on the lobby bar, the center or attention in the Renaissance Great Room Lobby designed to support the business traveler and families in different fashion morning noon and night. This design story is then consistently told throughout the hotel from Elevator lobbies to Conference Center to Executive Center and into the rooms and suites. In addition there are three restaurants, a Japanese specialty restaurant, a traditional Chinese restaurant, and a Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Restaurant with exterior dining terrace. In each of these spaces the design caters timelessly to the contemporary traveler in the Renaissance manner but with the accents of the winds of change that have become modern China.


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Commercial Design

Winner — Company Name: Kris Lin Interior Design Website: Project Name: Hills Sales Centre Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China — It’s a real estate sales centre. It is for sales of residential products. The project is located in Taiyuan city, Shanxi Province, China. Taiyuan is an ancient city with a history of 4700 years. It is in the middle of Shanxi Highland with many high mountains and hills. Hence the project is given a name Hills with the hope to reflect the human geography.


Company Name: Beaux Ideal LLP Website: Project name: City Financial Investment Company Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— City Financial Investment Company, a London-based investment manager, expanded from 12 to 45 professionals in October 2012 as a result of growth from new business and from acquisitions. Tracy Hain of Beaux Ideal and Louise Coombs, now at BOXX, created a new and much larger workspace with an environment that captures the essence of City Financial’s own tagline: Agility and Acumen, which Hain and Coombs expanded for their brief to represent stability and steadiness with a fresh and flexible approach. Translating that into a physical space is exactly what Tracy Hain of Beaux Ideal and Louise Coombs have done.


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Company Name: Buckley Gray Yeoman Website: Project name: Buckley Building Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— BuckleyGrayYeoman Architects has completed the £15 million refurbishment of Derwent London’s Buckley Building. Located on Aylesbury Street at the north-eastern end of Clerkenwell Green, The Buckley Building offers over 87,000 sqft of high quality office accommodation with ground level retail in the heartland of many of London’s creative industries. The project taps into the demand for industrial-style offices and space from these industries in Clerkenwell. It has already received significant interest from companies seeking suitable space to house their creative departments. BuckleyGrayYeoman was commissioned by Derwent London in late 2010 to transform the architectural identity of the existing six-storey 1930s industrial building, originally converted into offices in the late 1980s, to create exciting interior spaces, including site-specific artworks and bespoke furniture. The practice has completely reworked the way the building addresses the surrounding streets, adding full-height glazing at ground level and creating a new entrance facing onto the public space of Clerkenwell Green. This maximises the civic presence of the building, which occupies a prominent island site. BuckleyGrayYeoman’s approach was to produce a modern, versatile office building that retains and celebrates the original industrial character of the structure. The practice achieved a significant gain in floor area by infilling a central atrium that had been an unnecessary feature due to the near-optimal depth of the building. The resulting floorplates allow for continuous, well lit, open-plan spaces that provide flexible configuration options for occupiers.


Company Name: Camenzind Evolution, in collaboration with Israeli Design Teams Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal Website: Project Name: Google Office Project Location: Tel Aviv, Isreal Design Practice Location: Switzerland

— In December 2012, Google Israel has opened its spectacular new office in Tel Aviv for their ever growing teams of engineers, sales and marketing. The new office occupies 8 floors and accommodates 500 workstations within a space of approximately 8000 m2 in the prestigious Electra Tower, including breathtaking views across the entire city and the sea. In order to create the kind of working atmosphere which is a true testament to Google’s unique culture and values, and also supports the Googlers in their daily strive for creativity and innovation, Camenzind Evolution has conducted many in-depth researches before starting with the design of a working environment which would effectively meet all expectations. In fact, the new Google Office in Tel Aviv represents a new milestone for Google in the development of innovative work environments: nearly 50% of all areas have been allocated to create communication landscapes, giving countless opportunities to employees to flexibly collaborate and communicate with other Googlers in a diverse and inspiring environment. There is a clear separation between the employees’ traditional desk-based work environment and communication areas, granting privacy and focus whenever required for desk-based individual working and a vast variety of amazing spaces for successfully collaborating and sharing ideas. Further positive impacts derived from the interior design are the efficiency of communication, the flexibility in set-ups and combinations, the enhancement of productivity and energy levels and a wide range of health promoting services, sports, entertainment & relaxation opportunities. In line with Google’s other extraordinary offices worldwide, each floor is designed with a different aspect of the unique local identity, thus illustrating the impressive diversity of Israel as a country and nation. Each of the original themes were selected by a local group of Googlers who also assisted in the smart and unique interpretation of these chosen ideas.


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Company Name: Camira Fabrics Website: Project Name: Camira London Showroom Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

­— In July 2012 Camira and ege – leading textile design and manufacturing companies in their respective fields of fabrics and flooring - opened their first showroom venture at the heart of the UK’s design industry in Clerkenwell. The companies took the decision to partner in a joint showroom as they share similar company values and manufacturing philosophies. Their agreed goal at the onset of the project was: To position Camira and ege as the natural choice for global specifiers, recognised as truly innovative, design-led, environmental, trusted textile partners for the global interiors industry. The showroom space on Britton Street is on two levels, ground floor and lower ground floor, with floor space of 624 sqft and 2063 sqft respectively. Think iDEA were the design agency appointed to work on the vision and concept of the showroom. The completed showroom interior has an overarching feel and experience of high end retail as opposed to commercial office. The entrance on the ground floor is open and inviting, with a suspended architectural staircase leading down to the basement. The basement houses a dynamic space as a showroom, meeting room, and event space, with recessed archways providing product display areas. The showroom has great aesthetic textile displays with the use of colour paramount. Tubular displays within the showroom show a breathtaking total of 600 fabric and carpet samples. Furniture is used to show off the latest Camira fabric and ege carpet tiles and broadloom carpet are used throughout. The Camira / ege showroom is an inspiring place to visit and work, it has successfully created a new textile dynamic in Clerkenwell combining fabric and flooring in a unique collaboration.


Company Name: CBRE Website: Project Name: VF International Headquarters Project Location: Switzerland Design Practice Location: London, UK

­— We were commissioned by VF International to design both the architecture and the interior of their new headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland. VF are a global outdoor apparel business and own such brands as The North Face, Napapijri, Timberland, Vans, Reef, 7 For All Mankind, Kipling, Jansport, Eastpak, Lee and Wrangler, and all of these brands were accommodated in some form within the new building. Each brand had their own particular requirements in terms of showrooms, design rooms and research and testing facilities, as well as very different staffing numbers for product development, sales, marketing etc. and, as part of the overall design, it was important that each Brand’s space was unique and properly reflected the Brand’s individual personality. The building provides large open flexible floors with excellent daylight penetration thanks to a central top-lit void. This void is the social heart of the complex with bridgelinks containing the coffee points and breakout spaces spanning between the main floorplates. A dramatic entrance atrium is in the form of a ‘street’ with brands having fully-fitted retail store mock-ups addressing this space and, at the upper levels, branded space as arrival into each showroom or office area. Showrooms and design rooms are carefully detailed to provide all the functional requirements for product display and storage, whilst maintaining full future flexibility of use by any brand. Low energy techniques were employed, from ground water heating/cooling for the building to the use of reclaimed and locally-sourced materials for the interiors, to achieve LEED Gold.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Claudio Silvestrin Architects Website: Project Name: Oblix Restaurant Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Claudio Silvestrin’s interior architecture: elegant simplicity imbued with warm and powerful, natural materials. A perfectly serenespace in which the experience of dining becomes a unique journey: the feeling of being on top of the world, yet clearly grounded to it. The design intends to give customers the feeling of being in a soulful, warm, earthy space yet suspend on the 32nd floor of the Shard. The emotional qualities of the nourishing, life-giving elements that evolve from water, fire and earth are beautifully composed in pure, clear, decisive geometric forms, thus bonding the abstract space configuration with the physical nature of materials, particularly the stone strength and endurance. The natural materials that have been selected – raw, brownish ,yellowish and reddish sand stone and porphyry for floor ,walls and counters, copper and bronze liquid metal, marmorino, tan leather upholstery, ebony wood, provide the restaurant with a distinguished image of solidity, permanence and timeless luxury, intensified by refectorylike stone tables, stone jars and stone totems. The restaurant space of 920 sqm is divided into two zones: the 203 sqm formal dining, the 243 sqm lounge and bar, united by a long stretching spine where a desk-less reception is located. This tunnel has, intentionally, a cave-like perspective with a specific soft light installation of pure atmosphere, leading, by contrast, into the restaurant zones bathed in light and with a dramatic view over London. The client’s brief was to design a space that is unique and exceptional. Claudio Silvestrin satisfied this request by creating a concept where the customer surprisingly enters the dining area through the kitchen, thus enriching both its sight and sense of smell before being seated.


Company Name: Emulsion Ltd Website: Project Name: British Council Reception Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Emulsion was the winner of an invited competition to design the new reception area for the British Council’s London headquarters, over- looking The Mall. The brief was for a well-planned reception area suited to a prestigious office environment, which would also allow the space to host related events and temporary exhibitions. The project was required to meet the client’s expectations for design excellence, consideration of environmental factors, sustainability and longevity of specification. Most importantly was the need to reconsider the layout to make best use of the area. The approach to the building is given a new focus with a striking entrance portal, lined with brass and wrapped in contrasting zinc-coated steel, which announces the palette for the interior. The centrepiece of the space is the commanding brass reception desk – its form fulfils the client’s brief for operational flexibility: to serve as a reception for the offices, and as a welcoming station for exhibitions and events. Pivoting hinged walls allow the layout to be flexible to suit temporary displays, and AV projector points are located around the space to facilitate multi-media installations. An acoustic ceiling tile system softens the sound in the space, and reads diagonally to emphasise the entrance sequence into the building - the lines of the grid and the associated lines of light, link all the areas together, bringing spatial and visual continuity, also defined by black troughs which carry the moveable energy-efficient light fittings. The specification includes lighting by Flos and Inox, ceilings by SAS, flooring by Domus to complement existing retained industrial wood parquet. The fit-out was to be achieved on a strict timeline and budget, hence the project being let under a design-and-build contract. However, in order to maintain control over the quality and detailing of key elements, specialist fabricators were appointed for the feature elements, such as the intricate concrete map by Gray Concrete, and for the custom metalwork of the entrance portal, column claddings and in particular the precision-crafted brass segments for the desk, all built by Random Products. The resulting project is a thoughtful and well-executed reception area that unifies and makes coherent the experience of entering the building for both visitors and occupants - appropriate to both the cultural and the corporate, as befits the aspirations of the client.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Emulsion Ltd Website: Project Name: Josh Wood Atelier Liberty Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— In arguably London’s most beautiful & historic department store, a compact 60sqm former storage area has been transformed into Liberty Atelier for the internationally-acclaimed hair colourist Josh Wood. The brief was to develop the the client’s established ‘anti-salon’ concept: abandoning the layout of conventional hairdressing stations in favour of a forward-thinking and socially-focussed approach. The interior was inspired by the client’s core concepts of light and colour, complemented by texture and materiality, to create a unique and tactile space which is unlike any other salon. The client’s stipulation for the number of styling positions in such a small space called for creative and most efficient space-planning. The result is a grand gesture inspired by industrial bridge engineering: a geometric framework of structural steel sections around which the stylists and their clients are positioned, with suspended mirrors framing and repeating fragments of the space. Fusing industrial, domestic and natural elements, the palette of materials includes flooring by Domus, galvanised steel metal, stained OSB board, a vibrant green moss wall by Urban Planters, and vivid transparent coloured panels which transform the light in the space, which itself is kept raw with exposed structure and services. The stark juxtaposition of the project’s outcome against the historic building that houses Liberty, makes this tucked-away space a truly intriguing and unique addition to the store’s offering, fully reflecting the client’s forward thinking vision for their industry.


Company Name: The Gallery HBA London Website: Project Name: Hotel Maria Cristina, A Luxury Collection Hotel Project Location: San Sebastian, Spain Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Following a $25 million, nine-month restoration, the legendary Hotel Maria Cristina was returned to life with a design celebrating the élan and sensuality of strong women. Named after Spain’s Queen Consort Maria Cristina, this Luxury Collection property has been the social epicentre of the International San Sebastian Film Festival for decades. Over the years the hotel lost its lustre; The Gallery HBA London was commissioned to reinvent and restore its glamour. Art Nouveau detailing by the original architect behind the Ritz hotels in Madrid, Paris and London formed an exquisite canvas for The Gallery’s design that honours the leading ladies who have graced the property. Refined feminine touches sympathetic to the1912 building’s listed status create a sense of comfortable luxury. Hard surfaces and dark masculine spaces were softened with new décor and illuminated with muted colours chosen to harmonise with San Sebastian’s gentle sunlight. New millwork, silky curtains framing the passageways, and a painting of Maria Cristina centred within a padded leather wall form a layered composition in the lobby. Adjacent corridors are hung with Belle Époque portraits and contemporary art, while velvet chairs and mahogany bookshelves give the business centre the intimacy of a residential library. The former masculine oak panelling and deep blues of the renamed Dry San Sebastián Bar (in collaboration with Dry Martini Group) were replaced by shades of powder blue and bronze, leather chairs hand-stitched with the hotel’s insignia, a crystal chandelier and glittering mirrors. Dry’s signature image is Bette Davis who, according to legend, smoked her last cigarette there before passing away. The 107 guestrooms and 29 suites are dressed in pastels inspired by the fresh tints of macaron patisseries. Hues of lavender and sky blue adorn the bedrooms, while chocolate tones enrich the suites. Placed in the corner turrets, each storey of suites celebrates women from the 1910s to the 1950s on the first through fifth floors. Photos and quotes form a “walk of fame” honouring the stars who visited the hotel during the respective era.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Ivan C. Design Website: Project Name: Alice in Wonderland (2012 BEIJING POLY AUTUMN AUCTION) Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— The space is originally lifeless and the Alice Story is just a fairy tale. But the combination result of the Alice Story and the space is a lived space and it is full of sweet, happiness and vitality. That makes people relax and happy and seems be in a land of idyllic beauty, and everyone experienced will highly praise its wonders. The dreamy wonderland, surreal mirage space, eyes through the red human-face-shaped chair, wandering in the wonderful natural world. Wonderland design is inspired by the classic fairytale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Within the 3.6-meter-high white paper-folding space, there flows the designer’s fancy of reality and dream, the alternative use of black and white, and the audacious use of bright red, emerald and wood colors endows the space with intense natural atmosphere. Under the stage backdrop by the skillful designer, each area functions like a small magic stage, where Mr. Rabbit guides the road, Alice questions closely and walks fast.


Company Name: Katharine Pooley Website: Project Name: Katharine Pooley Doha Project Location: Qatar Design Practice Location: London, UK

— In June 2013 Katharine Pooley launched her first international outpost in Doha, Qatar. The new commercial space within the prestigious Gate Mall in the vibrant West Bay district was unveiled by Katharine Pooley and Nasser H. Al Ansari, Qatari businessman and Chairman of the franchisee Octagon International Qatar in an elegant opening ceremony attended by Doha’s elite. The brief for the Doha shop was to showcase the Katharine Pooley design philosophy on a grand scale, developing the iconic KPL aesthetic found within the flagship boutique, established on London’s Walton Street in 2004. The shop aims to provide Qataris with the opportunity to source and shop for exquisite furnishings; as well as use the expertise of a first class interior design service, led by Katharine’s team of talented of designers and architects.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Kiko Salomão Arquitetura Website: Project Name: Bic Banco Headquarters Project Location: Brazil Design Practice Location: Brazil

— This project takes place on a executive financial office district in the city of São Paulo, where it was chosen to place the new headquarters of Bic Banco, a respected and well known brazilian bank. As a urge inside our firm, we are always looking for the “never been done” “never did it that way” and also always searching for new materials and dealing with things that we have never did before. We knew Erwin Hauer’s work for a long time, but we have never felt that it was the right time and project to use his unique screens as we did when this project came to us. Since the floor plan was first open at our desk, we knew that this was the project that we were waiting for. Aside the unique visual impact and silent beauty of Erwin Hauer’s modular structures, we also have other 03 materials that define this project’s modern concept. The metalic mesh that coats all the center unit (nucleo), where you can find bathrooms, personel elevators, files cabinets, has multiple invisible doors, so that the clean aspect and uniformity of the nucleo wasn’t lost. The limestone that covers the entire inside floors and also was used to create the porches which envolves the glass partitions. And this glass partitions which were developed from a flat glass sandwich with a corrugated glass in the middle. All the task desks, executive tables, conference tables were design by our firm, which also carries a strong modernist aesthetic, in which Davis Allen’s book were a great inspiration.


Company Name: Kris Lin Interior Design Website: Project Name: Mix C Sales Centre Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— The original architectural form is a glass square box. The overall interior design can be seen from the outside of the building and the interior design is totally reflected by the elevation of the building.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Rapt Studio Website: Project Name: Adobe Utah Campus Project Location: USA Design Practice Location: USA

— Tucked near the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah, the new campus of Adobe Systems isn’t your average tech office. In an effort to match the company’s unique approach to integrating the art and science of creating digital experiences, Adobe commissioned Rapt Studio to design an open, collaborative environment for the company’s 1,100 employees, bringing brand expression outward in a public-facing way. Completed in 2012, the result was a four-story, 280,000 square foot state-of-the-art building of innovative design showcasing graphic reminders of the wonder that Adobe brings to the world. From images created by global artists using Adobe software to murals by street artist El Mac and graffiti artist Mike Giant in their unique styles, Rapt created a workplace that is both an extension and reflection of Adobe’s innovative brand and an engine for capturing its evolving culture. The Adobe brand and culture also intersect in the design of features such as an employee café, indoor basketball court, rock-climbing wall, game room (“The Bunker”) and a fully equipped gym. Because both the interior and exterior of the campus were developed around poured concrete, the building exudes a genuineness that would not exist had Rapt brought in more expensive and gaudy materials. Instead of focusing on such “cool interiors” or a signature look, Rapt prides itself on working closely with clients such as Adobe to channel the brand and culture in a way that creates more meaningful connections between the company and employees.


Company Name: MKV Design Website: Project Name: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Project Location: Hungary Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The Kempinski Hotel Corvinus opened in1992, a symbol of Budapest’s post Soviet re-emergence. Over the years, its interiors had come to need new life, and the objective in this first major refurbishment was to return their distinction and meet the expectations of today’s luxury hotel guest.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Moment Website: Project Name: BAO BAO Issey Miyake Shinjuku Project Location: Japan Design Practice Location: Japan

— BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE has a popular product called “Bilbao” which consisted of unique triangular pieces. This long and narrow store invites visitors into a geometric world using the same pattern on the wall. This long and narrow shop is 10 meters long and 1.5 meters wide, which was indeed a corridor. A passage between stores suddenly became a store. Although it cannot be said that this is a nice location, we positively attempt to make use of this unique condition. As a handbag, Bilbao is comprised of the repeated triangular pieces, the shop embodies this characteristic by spreading it all over the wall. The geometric pattern is completed by the affixed triangular cutouts. I wanted visitors to discover and animate the display - like a flip book - by exploring the entire length of the store. This pattern embodies the Bilbao bag’s paillettes and the wall motif appear to flutter as if being blown by the wind. This store has two faces, black and white. Visitors would enjoy the two-sided image. There are only two simple shelves, however the goods are brought out different images because of the background. There is no furniture except a wide bench. Rather than using shelves, hanger rails, or display cases for the installation, the bench is implemented for showcasing purposes. Visitors would also enjoy graphical display, and be stimulated more interests in the goods. The harmony between goods and backdrop wall hopefully makes a multiplier effect.


Company Name: MUL I.D Website: Project Name: Le Meridien Jakarta Project Location: Indonesia Design Practice Location: U.A.E and Jakarta

— Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta is being built in 1991 with a very strong Javanese culture and character. Javanese Culture which mainly are using natural theme as it’s image impression and in Le Meridien Jakarta, the impression of jackfruit is dominating the image of the design element. Since Le Meridien has new branding, which is more hip and chic looks, we manage to combine both elements into one successful project, keeping the traditional Javanese style within modern style interior. Blue color has been one of color signify the image of the hotel and we use blue light to maintain it. Creating the blue impression as accent using light effect is much appropriate then use painting and it is more flexible for any events being held in Ballroom. It is a successful project in term of design and function with great sound insulation & sound absorption and perfect lighting design. Above all, it is about the cost of renovation. We managedto help client deliver great project with low cost because we believe, ‘great design does not need to be expensive’.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: NDYLIGHT Website: Project Name: Centrum Cerny Most Shopping Mall Project Location: Czech Republic Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The success of this commercial space is attributed to the commanding architectural design which draws attention at all levels. This landmark building demonstrates how the commercial requirements of a client and project have been successfully embedded into all aspects of a scheme. Visitors are rewarded with visually engaging views as they approach Prague’s most successful and newest entertainment venue. A combination of restaurants and cinemas coupled with luxury retail provides visitors an unrivalled world-class experience. As visitors approach the project from any location, small framed glimpses of the building emerge which reveal engaging architectural details. As visitors approach the building by car the driver is taken through an exciting visual sequence to celebrate the points of entry to the entertainment complex which also help to define the principle routes. Imaginative landscaping to all external areas offers synergy with the buildings form and adds value to the local community and surrounding context. What is particularly special about this project is the high level of footfall the scheme attracts. Visitors arrive through carefully sequenced experiences irrespective of which direction they approach. The principle circulation is arranged in an elliptical shape so visitors can participate at any level; this also helps to provide definition assisting with navigation through the building. The natural lighting is guided through the interior spaces in a theatrical way, ensuring a rich and welcoming experience is provided to all. Sunlight paths throughout the year create fragmented shapes and textures within the interior. The effect is dynamic, playful and engaging. This project attracts extensive interest both from international visitors as well as the local community. The design team created a commercial building and space which offers exceptional interest at all levels.


Company Name: Rockwell Group Website: Project Name: Nobu at Ceasars Palace Project Location: USA Design Practice Location: USA

— Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge – the first-ever Nobu Hotel – is located in the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Rockwell Group took both its 20 years of experience of designing Nobu restaurants worldwide and the experience of crafting brands into creating a hotel that fully represents the Nobu lifestyle. Natural materials and Nobu’s signature style combine with oversized elements to reveal a touch of Vegas glamour. The end result re-imagines a sensibility that blends the best of East and West.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Rockwell Group Website: Project Name: Secrets the Vine Project Location: Mexico Design Practice Location: USA

— The Secrets hotel experience—intimate, familiar, and luxurious— is exceptionally tailored to guests, with many layers of moments revealed throughout the property. A series of thresholds provides guests with a clear sense of arrival, exploration, and transformation. Our designs stay true to the concept of “a barefoot journey of textures and unexpected discoveries, anchored in the Yucatan Peninsula.”


Company Name: Square One Interiors Inc Website: Project Name: Bosa Properties Inc Project Location: Vancouver, Canada Design Practice Location: Canada

— Bosa Properties criteria was to establish a sophisticated urban presence in Vancouver by locating their new office space into one of their hallmark development properties – The Jameson House. The office design reflects both the building’s architectural presence created by Foster + Partners, as well as Bosa Properties reputation for quality, high-level of design and attention to detail. The office interior is created with clean horizontal and vertical planes layered with textured architectural materials. Back painted glass, Italian limestone, stainless steel, polished white marble and LED lighting were selected to create a presence for a timeless space – a space reflecting the solid corporate foundation Bosa Properties has established over five decades. The reception space on the centre level was carefully carved out of the building core, as was the 3-level interconnecting stair – engineered to cantilever from the monolithic stone wall. These spatial elements form the backbone of the facility, reflecting the company’s strength. High-tech digital signage and graphic artwork throughout the 3-storey space creates visual impact and energy, emphasizing the Bosa family’s personal story and passion for construction. Results & Benefits Achieved: The high level of excellence and quality of the new office space establishes trust and reinforces Bosa Properties belief in delivering quality and excellence to their customers. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle


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Commercial Design

Company Name: Stephen Graver Ltd Website: Project Name: Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Cookery School Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— On 25th July 2011, a potential customer visited our Studio in Steeple Ashton. It turned out to be the Managing Director, Claire Randall, of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Bath. I talked her through our bespoke Studio furniture, kitchen designs and then showed her around our workshops. She, in turn, told me of the proposed future Cookery School to be built at Lucknam Park. The new Cookery School was to be built into a specially converted Lodge on the estate. If appointed, Stephen Graver Original Kitchens would work closely with the Construction team. Claire had visited a number of other companies and had similar discussions with them and mentioned she liked what she saw at Stephen Graver and the way in which we work. Claire asked me if we would be interested in designing and quoting for the project on the basis that we would become a ‘supplying partner’ of the Cookery School. Having thought about the offer for a nanosecond, I agreed to put a proposal forward! Stephen Graver Original Kitchens were awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install the furniture for the new Cookery School. We had two very positive meetings with the Chef who would run the Cookery School and also Lucknam Park’s on-site Michelin Star Chef, to get a really good feel for exactly what they wanted. A part of the requirment was to have enough “stations” for ten people working in pairs, and a “Chef ’s station” with enough space for guests to view cooking demonstrations.


Company Name: STUDIO GECI Website: Project Name: Hotel Damianii Project Location: Croatia Design Practice Location: Croatia

— Studio Geci started working on project in the first phase when just the shell of building was completed. Our project included architectural design of all construction work, installation projects and interior design. LAYOUT Hotel Damianii is a boutique hotel situated on Adriatic sea coast near city of Split, Croatia. Exact location is Duce, Omis. Twelve luxurious room are situated on 1st and 2nd floor, half of them with sea view and half of them with view on the mountain behind. Each room with diferent and specific design, space area approximately 50 m2 per room, with included bathroom and one inside and one outside jacuzzi on the terrace. On the ground floor can be found a restaurant called Gold Code with large terrace and bar in the garden. In front of the garden is a large swimming pool with central jacuzzi. INSTALLATION All installations were designed after deciding on the layout of the hotel and were drawn in Autocad 2d. Hotel is heated and cooled with air, each room is equipped with intelligente house electric system. INTERIOR DESIGN Every room out of twelve rooms is designed separately and is consisted with diferent decors. Concept was luxurious hotel room with jacuzzi and sauna in the bathroom and another jacuzzi on the terrace with a sea view. Every detail was carefully considered and custom made. In the bathrooms tiles are Bisazza and Rex Ceramice, sanitary Flaminia, Master and Gessi. All furniture is designed by Studio Geci and produced in Croatia, except chairs in the restaurant. Lightning was designed specially for rooms by Studio Geci, only the restaurant had pendant designer lamps.


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Commercial Design

Company Name: VOA Associates Incorporated Website: Project Name: Marriott Beijing Northeast Hotel Project Location: China Design Practice Location: USA

— VOA recently completed the interior design for Hainan Airline’s five star CBD Marriott Beijing Northeast, a hotel that caters to foreigners internationally but also to the local Chinese market. The design was inspired by Hainan Airlines tropical headquarters at the time on China’s famous Hainan Island. VOA also felt the need and the desire to introduce to the foreign business traveler a welcoming tropical inspired oasis as a juxtaposition to Beijing’s hectic Central Business District. From initial entrance into Lobby and Reception the guest is greeted with the aroma and sounds of tropical rain forest waterfalls, palm trees, and luminous ever changing sky represented by an LED backlit vaulted glass ceiling. The glass ceiling arches high over water features and palm trees to immediately remove the patron from Beijing and connect them instead to the natural sounds and smells of the unique Chinese rain forest. Reconnecting guests to nature is not the first thing patrons expect from a hotel in Beijing let alone China but this is where it is arguably the most important aspect of a foreign patron’s visit to China.


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Contract Sector

Winner — Company Name: Hamad Medical Corporation Website: Project Name: PET CT Center for Diagnosis & Researches Project Location: Qatar Design Practice Location: Qatar


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Intelligent Design — HMC PET CT Center for Diagnosis & Research, One of the first dedicated molecular imaging facility of its kind in the region, utilizing the latest globally available PET.CT technology. Continuing the Architecture Booming in architecture, infrastructure, and technology projects . New PET CT Center in Qatar sets a new benchmark for healthcare – through a comprehensive concept that ranges from the latest diagnostic capabilities of CT and PET/CT to one of the first cyclotron in Qatar and considered as the newest member in Hamad Medical Buildings family. This revolutionary diagnostic technology enabling physicians to achieve a new level of sensitivity in imaging with regard to assessing patient risk. MC PET CT is in-House design project designed and managed by Health and Facility Department and linked to Al Amal Hospital through a bridge in first floor. The procedure requires a dedicated on-site cyclotron capable of producing nitrogen isotopes, along with a state-of-the-art 64-slice PET.CT scanner and advanced analysis software. The new technology is safer than older techniques in terms of radiation exposure, but delivers higher quality images. Patients throughout the region who currently have to travel abroad for this kind of procedure will soon be able to benefit from the very latest international technological advances without leaving Qatar, the Building construction Period was one year and opened by May 2012. The PET CT Center received the Cityscape Award 2012 for the best building in Public Sector and also received the Hospital Build Award 2013 for the best hospital design in the middle east.


Company Name: Minarc Website: Project Name: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Project Location: Iceland Design Practice Location: USA

— The vision for the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel was truly holistic, requiring a design that reflects the natural beauty of the region with clarity and simplicity, in a manner that is environmentally considerate, while appealing to the desire for luxury that attracts the upscale adventurer— a desire that has been redefined by expressions of luxury that are smaller, more personal and intimate, and eco-responsive. Knowing this, and understanding that a built environment often has a profound impact on the natural environment, our approach was to create a hotel experience as dramatic and otherworldly as the natural Icelandic surroundings, where the built and natural environments can coexist, integrate, even synergize. The hotel property features one of Iceland’s most breathtaking natural settings. Near Thingvellir National Park, it is beautifully situated on the multicolored slopes of Mt. Hengill, with a dramatic view of Lake Thingvallavatn and the mountains surrounding the lake. With respect for nature, the hotel incorporates innovative materials, sustainable practices, and the natural features of Iceland into its design—an understated design that allows the extraordinary landscape to take center stage. The Ion Hotel emerges from the moss covered mountain base like an enormous post pile wrapped in a sheath of hardened lava. The mnmMOD prefabricated, panelized building system used for both the new extension and original structure achieves both aesthetic and environmental objectives. Beneath its stark appearance, which could easily be mistaken for part of the evolving landscape, is a high performance system that maximizes energy efficiency with a reduced carbon footprint.


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Intelligent Design

Company Name: VK Colourworks Ltd Website: Project Name: The Moghul Brasserie Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— Our project - The Moghul Brasserie was started in February 2012, and completed within 4 weeks. The brief was to create a pleasing public eating space, that was both spacious and intimate. The Restaurant needed to be modern, yet comfortable. We had to create a private dining room for up to 20 people, without the Restaurant looking smaller in size. We had to keep to a very tight budget, and create a complete refurbishment by using intelligent design ideas and initiative. We kept prices down by showing the client our ideas via email and computer rather than printing the design material, with swatches etc. The \’Intelligent Design\’ aspect of the project came from keeping within a terribly tight budget of £26,000.00 incl. Vat, and making the Restaurant look like it had gone through a £100,000.00 refurbishment. Being inspirational with materials we used such as the garden trellis for the Restaurant partitioning, became key to this. We also needed to look at areas where we could use the existing furniture, and furnishings, but just adapt them to fit into the new design. We were very proud of the finished results, as were our client and the customers and staff using the Restaurant. The takings at the Restaurant have more than doubled as a result of the Refurbishment


Company Name: SPACE INTERNACIONAL Website: Project Name: Volaris Project Location: Mexico Design Practice Location: Mexico

— Volaris chose the international architecture and design firm SPACE to design and plan its new corporate offices located in the Samara building in Santa Fe. The project represented a very complicated challenge in accordance with Volaris’s philosophy. The project had to be a high-performance but low cost office. A space that, through the architecture and design, would manifest the brand’s values and redefine the Volaris work experience and that had to be an extension of the Volaris flying experience. The project unfolds on two floors with a total de 6,000 m2. A common denominator of the design was the creation of informal meeting areas, spaces designed especially to hold meetings in a casual and more dynamic way. These spaces were designed with waste components from the aeronautical industry, airplane wheels, seats, parts of the carcasses of some planes, etc. The idea was to make an extremely dynamic space that would promote communication and innovation. Volaris’s employees do not have assigned spaces. Everyone can work in the area of the office that works best for them. This is achieved through a wireless network that manages to permanently connect everyone. The ceilings were decorated with one of the largest-scale plane collections in Latin America, and this gave this unique space a special touch. Without a doubt, Volaris is an example that big budgets are not necessary to achieve creative solutions that improve an organization’s performance.


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Winner — Company Name: Kossmann.dejong Website: Project Name: The Story of the Totem Pole Project Location: Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands Design Practice Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Kossmann.dejong has designed the exhibition ‘The Story of the Totem Pole’ for the Museum Volkenkunde [National Museum of Ethnology] in Leiden. This family-oriented exhibition focuses on the indigenous inhabitants of the Northwest coast of the United States and Canada. These First Nations have a rich tradition in woodcutting and are famous for their stunning totem poles. An eight-metre-tall tall totem pole was made especially for the exhibition by a group of artists led by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Rande Cook. By means of theatrical installations, stories, interviews and reportage visitors are given an impressive overview of the rich cultures of the First Nations. The exhibition is spread over a series of thematic rooms that highlight various aspects of the lives of the First Nations. The start of the exhibition offers a glimpse of the world in which they settled permanently. Because so much food is available so easily, they had a lot of spare time for making art. The story of this life of plenty is told by way of film fragment and an installation of salmons. However, this life of plenty also appears to have a flipside. Four documentaries about the First Nations’ daily life engage critically with contemporary issues. Ceremonies are the central topic in the last three exhibition spaces. Via a room in which a special transformation mask is on display, the visitor enters a dark room full of mythical masks used in various rituals. In the end attention is being paid to Potlatch: a big feast with rituals during which the host raises his status by giving away many presents. Sound is a key element in this space, immersing visitors in the hubbub of a real Potlatch. By way of a panoramic film projection and a display of Potlatch gifts visitors become part of the feast.


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Public Space

Company Name: BG Studio International Website: Project Name: 184 Lexington Project Location: USA Design Practice Location: USA

— Innovative elements were the inspiration throughout the interior spaces. White Oak Pearl Wood Veneer adjacent to Pearlescent White Customized Wall Panels accented with polished stainless throughout the Main Lobby. The flooring throughout is Siberian White Marble accented with polished stainless steel. The Concierge Reception is customized stainless steel throughout which gives the interior a perpetuity of dynamism and constantly in motion


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Public Space

Company Name: dan pearlman Website: Project Name: Clienia -Â Lino Castle Project Location: Switzerland Design Practice Location: Germany

— Once upon a time there was a dragon named Lino who felt very much at home in his castle in Littenheid in Switzerland. More than anything he grew fond of the young patients and did everything in his powers to make sure they returned to health as quickly as possible. From the strategic planning and its visual appearance, to the implementation of interior design and furnishings concepts, dan pearlman developed a fully-integrated communications concept for child and adolescent psychiatry: playful, inviting and something different than clinical grey. With Lino Castle, dan pearlman, in corporation with the patients, doctors, nurses, pedagogues and the administration of the Cilenia private-clinic, Littenheid, has established a concept, which promotes the sustaining recovery of the children and adolescents, offering them a comfortable short-term home for their stay. A fully-integrated communications concept was created over a period of months for the newly designed building. Lovingly designed locations for relaxation, interactive elements, warm colours and meeting points create an anxiety-free environment. Five characters specially conceived for Clienia correspond to the demands of the individual clinic wards and are designed to provide young residents a feeling of belonging and support. For example, Alfa the White Wolf appears powerful during the day but at night he often feels lonely and can’t sleep. Alfa thus provides a character that kids and adolescents with depression can identify with. Fear of school, ADHD, borderline personalities and traumas are also represented by the guardian protectors of each ward. In this way Clienia conveys with Lino Castle a feeling of security and understanding. The newly designed spatial and communications concept strongly supports the effectiveness of treatment, making starting therapy easier and increasing its success for the children and adolescents involved as well as their parents.


Company Name: Gerflor Website: Project Name: Park Mains High School, Renfrewshire Project Location: Scotland Design Practice Location: England, UK

— International vinyl flooring specialist Gerflor has been specified for prestige bicycle retailer Giant’s flagship central London store.

Experienced shopfitters 3Sixty Displays recommended Gerflor’s vinyl products over wood for their lower costs, quicker fitting, easier installation and minimum maintenance. 

Designers Whiteroom chose several styles from the company’s LVT Creation range of 89 realistic wood and mineral finishes, to create different moods and themes within the 11,000ft² St Paul’s store to improve the customers’ experience.

With more than 70 years’ manufacturing experience, Gerflor is at the forefront of design-led solutions. The sophisticated LVT Creation range has been developed in an array of formats, grains and colours, with many tiles and planks having bevelled edges for an authentic look and feel. LVT Creation is a popular choice with retailers, hoteliers, and many other high end design environments where high traffic wear is inevitable.


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Public Space

Company Name: Ivan C. Design Website: Project Name: Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— In designing the interior of Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort the company drew inspiration from the stunning lake and surrounding mountains, while representing the five ancient Chinese elements – metal, wood, fire, earth and water. Water as a theme runs through each of the seven connected buildings with their 349 guest rooms – its form, colours, character and rhythm. The look is no one style but a combination of genres, with materials in an eclectic mix of textures and patterns, from wood and leather to velvet, jade, travertine, onyx, marble and glass. The hotel is a combination of tradition and modernity, a luxury destination for both corporate and leisure travellers that delivers on a business and resort level. Pectacular crystal chandeliers grace the ceiling of the main lobby, mirror-clad pillars and mosaic walls emphasise the feeling of space, and landscape paintings and murals reflect Chinese culture. Rooms and suites are furnished with art deco-style furniture and Chinese details. The feel is opulent but comfortable, with rich colours, sumptuous soft furnishings and spa-like bathrooms. In all, the interior reflects a timeless sense of luxury, a harmony in design that combines Chinese and western cultures in a space that exudes elegance and grace.


Ad Company Name: Pascall+Watson Website: Project Name: Fayair VIP Passenger Terminal, Stansted Airport Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Within the new Fayair private jet facility at Stansted Airport, the internationally renowned chairman client wanted to create a series of public spaces that would impress and delight the VIP / VVIP passengers who would be using the mini terminal. The chairman’s vision was for a high quality, timeless, bespoke interior that he could be proud of, even when its users would be the international jet set … film stars, rock bands, world leaders and royalty. The design brief was simply to provide a contemporary, elegant and calm environment with a pale colour palette, luxurious finishes, with a strong emphasis on comfort and quality. Accommodation includes Reception, VVIP Lounge, washrooms, Security Search, multi-faith prayer room and chairman’s suite. The design language starts as visitors approach the main reception. Bright stone floors and walls are washed with light emanating from a purpose-designed chandelier set above the monolithic stone-clad reception desk. Additional perimeter lights reinforce the linear character of the space and intuitively guide the visitor on to the waiting areas. The design provides an immediate sense of quality, elegance and cohesion throughout the public spaces. The VIP waiting lounge is bounded on one side by full height glazing affording views over the airfield and allowing natural daylight to flood the space. At one end of the lounge is the full height refreshments and cocktail bar. At the other end a walnut -clad re-configurable acoustic partition creates a flexible space which can adapt to the specific needs of a particular group of passengers. Our use of clear axonometric drawings and detailed 3D computer visualisations meant that the chairman could really understand the space and interrogate every aspect of the design. This is an holistic design exercise … the form, layout, operation, finishes, fittings, furniture, lighting, branding … all were conceived by Pascall+Watson. This is the key to the successful outcome of the project.


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Winner — Company Name: Richard Dewhurst Interior Architecture Website: Project Name: Hampstead House Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK


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£50 – 100K — This re modelling of the ground and first floors of a Victorian terrace in Hampstead London was a close collaboration between the client (a fashion designer) and myself, where every element of the project had to be carefully considered. The brief was to reflect my client’s love of colour, pattern and texture and to mix influences from the 30’s through to the 70’s, to create a vibrant look inspired by the likes of Dorothy Draper and David Hicks. As with the majority of my projects, working on my own means that I am responsible for every stage of the project and this one was no exception. I designed and detailed every element of the scheme, from the rear extension, down to the fitted, freestanding furniture and garden to provide a unique and personilised home.


Company Name: Bibi Interiors Website: Project Name: Lancashire Residence Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— An extensive new build property situated on the outskirts of Preston, this house has been designed by Bibi from the very early stages. Specification of floorings, wall coverings and curtains all began the transformation from a house to an elaborate and luxurious home. The project reached completion June 2013 with the family home being furnished with bespoke pieces from both the UK and across Europe.


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£50 – 100K

Company Name: Boscolo Website: Project Name: Monkhams Lane Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The property is a large 1920s detached gatekeepers cottage, forming part of the original Monkhams Estate, comprising five bedrooms, a large front garden with a carriage drive and large rear garden with a swimming pool and summer house. The clients are two doctors with mature teenage children and two dogs. Their dissatisfaction with the layout, finish and lack of attention to detail within the property prompted them to commission the work. The way in which the space functioned in relation to their day-to-day activities as a family of four with dogs was inadequate and limiting their usability of certain areas. Our brief was to spatially reconfigure and furnish the complete ground floor which included the entrance hallway, study, lounge, piano room and kitchen/dining area. The objective of the design was to create a clean, contemporary ground floor space which offered a sense of continuity from one room to another removing any awkward, redundant areas that previously existed. The space needed to possess minimalistic qualities yet equally be comfortable and accommodating. The tone and mood of the space needed to be adaptable in order to transform into an adult space when required. The overall design narrative was a clean, minimal architectural look which contrasted with the quirks and awkwardness of a typical traditional cottage. The intention was, where possible, to implement symmetry to create a sense of balance which the original layout and characteristics did not present.


Company Name: Cochrane Design Website: Project Name: The White House Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— “The brief was to create an open plan contemporary space with a minimalist aesthetic at the heart of the design scheme. Sean Cochrane and the client Meg Mathews were very much in sync from their first meeting and collaborated throughout the initial design stage. It was one of their brainstorming sessions that Sean came up with the idea of the Island (shaped like an egg) to be the centre piece of the kitchen and the inspiration for the rest of the rooms and outside space. It was the optical illusion that drew Sean to the shape of the egg design. It was the optical illusion that drew Sean to the shape of the egg design and with its seamless draws and sculptural curves it belies its functionality. To increase the natural light in the room a wall was replaced with a single sheet of double glazed glass that looks onto the outside space. This outside space has a sofa armchair and fireplace converting this spatially challenged patio into a genuine outside room. Unique Construction was recommended to Cochrane Design to build the kitchen and Island. The work was carried out to an exceptionally high standard, which is reflected in the attention to detail and finish. The flooring is a very pale concrete with an incredibly smooth finish and up-lighters set flush into the floor. The rooms have floating ceilings that define the different zones. They inject a little warmth in the ceilings of this otherwise perfectly cool London home.”

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£50 – 100K

Company Name: Hill House Interiors Website: Project Name: St Georges Hill Study Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— A beautiful study combining timeless elegance with attention to detail. The space features a large aquarium, which creates a dramatic yet tranquil feel to the room, while acting as a piece of moving art within the monochrome scheme. There is a stunning Partners Desk, in specialised lacquer and black croc leather. The scheme combines an opulent melange of luxurious textures. The beautiful high back Italian leather chairs are as comfortable as they are stunning, while the “humidor” style side table gives an architectural air to the study. The original artwork (out of shot), which was a gift painted by Stephen Richardson-Pope, a friend of the clients’, has a hint of orange to compliment the Parrot fish in the tank. The client is a film fan, so requested a large plasma screen, which Hill House strategically placed on the wall opposite the fish tank, allowing the client to catch up on the latest films, making the room a relaxing ‘den’ as well as a study. The luxurious sofa, upholstered in striped raised velvet by Barclay Butera for Kravet, with shaved mink cushions by Hill House Interiors adds softness and contrast to the harder surfaces within the room. The room features tactile Shagreen wallpaper from Tektura, polished marble floor and bespoke cabinetry by Hill House Interiors houses the aquarium and the vital extensive storage.


Company Name: Nefertiti Design Website: Project Name: House Kingsley Project Location: South Africa Design Practice Location: South Africa

—­ Set in the plush rural suburb of Kyalami on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the design of this private residence on a luxurious equestrian estate was inspired by our clients love of the formality and femininity of classic french interiors. Incorporating pastel jewel colours in pinks, blues and golds, along with plush textures and finishes such as velvets, satins and embroidered silks, the overall look is layered and whimsically opulent. Crystal chandeleiers and silk rugs in pastel hues adron each room, adding a warm personal appeal to each space. Rich marbles in soft dove greys and peach tones have been incorporated in both the formal lounge and the kitchen to create a beautifully detailed and classical appeal reminiscent of a beautiful French country manor.

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£50 – 100K

Company Name: Oakeve Interiors Website: Project Name: Fulmer Grange Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— The marketing of Fulmer Grange depicted the home as ‘… an imposing, unique new build ‘Arts & Crafts’ style country house, which marries together a traditional façade with a contemporary, luxurious and sumptuous interior.’ This vision became a focal point for the overall brief given by the client. The client’s brief for Fulmer Grange was to create a fabulous, luxurious and opulent show home, engendering an ‘aspirational family’ lifestyle choice for a discerning potential purchaser, but balancing this with the need to adhere to a strict budget. Through our in depth and holistic methods, being involved at every single stage of the design and construction process, it saw the creation of an interior design vision that expertly delivered the clients brief. Apparently sumptuous luxury was tempered with an eye on the purse strings, while the desired effect appeared no less grand or exclusive. However, the real proof of our success came swiftly on completion of the project. With all objectives successfully achieved, as we kept on budget and timescale and exceeded the expectations of the Developer client, the property was immediately sold at the full market value. Our designs had truly captured the imaginations and inspire potential purchasers to invest in our vision of this impeccably styled home, for those who had bought into the desired ‘aspirational family’ lifestyle.


Company Name: The Design Practice by UBER Website: Project Name: Private Residence, Manchester Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— To redesign the bar and cinema space making it an enticing place to relax on an evening with the family fully immersing in state-of-the-art cinema experience and an enviable semi-club themed entertaining space for long nights with friends. Our young client had installed a cinema system as an early adopter in the very early days but hey recognised not only had the technology and audio had moved on considerably, but the interface was so complex and un-user friendly, they had lost the will to bother with it. The system needed to show no speakers with as little as possible technology on display. The lady of the house also found the rooms too dark, plain and uninspiring with a separate bar area that was underused due to lack of an inviting atmosphere. More lighting was requested but not at the cost of altering the darker mood. Rather than a complete overhaul we were to retain as many elements as possible to cohesively bring the spaces together allowing the bar to overspill into cinema and vice versa.

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Intelligent Design

Residential Sector

Winner — Company Name: Minarc Website: Project Name: Big Little Rock Project Location: Iceland Design Practice Location: USA — Big Little Rock is a modest house made to blend into the beautiful Icelandic nature – designed for an easy lifestyle. Vacation home or all year round. Its simple eco-conscious design focuses on functionality and creates a healthy living environment for the family. The home integrates with the landscape and blends with the environment’s “body”. A conscious effort was made to use materials in their most organic form. It embraces history with forms found in traditional mud houses and the sod roof and walls form the solid building. The project reduces its impact on the natural ground by using natural materials in their most organic form. Concrete, wood, and glass unify to create the building. Large and expansive windows and openings are used in the living area to provide abundant natural light, and frame the beautiful landscape and enable a seamless connection with nature. The home is open and glass is used to make the nature fill into the house. The summers are filled with endless sun while the winters glow with the Northern Lights and the snow is so bright it lights up the endless darkness.

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Intelligent Design

Company Name: Light IQ Website: Project Name: Richmond Hill Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— Rebecca Weir, Design Director of Light IQ designed a captivating and dynamic lighting scheme to ensure the client’s brief could be met for their new extension. The long low pavilion, adjoining a listed family home required a bespoke customised solution to satisfy the client’s brief. The clients requirements of the space was that it could be a comfortable family home whose architectural details and art work would be emphasised whilst creating a pool / play space that could be viewed as a new piece of art. The enormous flexibility required of the low pavillion, which was designed as a family centred space including kitchen, dining and TV as well as a pool with a moveable floor that could become a play room, dance floor and cinema. The sculptural quality of the space, internal and external reflections and vast amounts of daylight were maximised to create a dynamic and captivating space for the client to enjoy and play with. The challenging brief combined with difficult structural considerations ensured Light IQ delivered beyond expectation in delivering a unique client focused experience

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Intelligent Design

Company Name: March and White Website: Project Name: Sussex Gardens Project Location: England, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— 208 Sussex Gardens is a grade 2 listed stucco-fronted terrace, containing 63 strikingly contemporary apartments within a Grade II listed 1840s Victorian building. A key part of the design brief was to be sensitive to the building’s heritage and retain many period elements, such as the original staircases and fireplaces, whilst introducing strong elements of contemporary design. We created a different theme for each floor. Guests can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in styles that range from the theatrical Hollywood-inspired look of the “Glitz and Glamour” floor to the warm and modern Scandinavian decor of the third floor. The reception has been designed to greet guests with an eclectic mix of contemporary finishes and modern furniture. The prominent design of the bespoke etched-mirror reception desk, combined with the marble features throughout and the floor-to-ceiling mirrors, helps create an uplifting environment as soon as the guest walks through the front door. The real challenge was to create a property with a five star feel on a four star budget. We addressed this by focusing on details and creating memorable spaces that have real personality.


Company Name: Paul Archer Design Website: Project Name: St Gabriels Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The new space is organized around a large kitchen island unit that punches through the glass skin of the building, connecting the inside and outside. So in the summer, you can spread out the cooking process between inside and out. Two large pivot doors allow the best combination of clear uninterrupted views of the garden, and maximum openability. The garden was designed as an integral part of the overall concept. A new structural glass roof sits over the new dining space, flipping up as it connects with the original wall of the house, matching the exact pitch of the old lean structure. This allows new and old structures to ‘lock’ elegantly together,and to get maximum penetration of daylight into the deeper plan interiors.

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Intelligent Design

Company Name: Paul McAneary Architects Website: Project Name: Oblong House Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

­— Paul McAneary Architects used the spectacular height and layering of the building to develop a concept that separated the functions of the house into hierarchy containing the users program at specific points. The top floor houses the library and office, then as you descend you are taken on a journey through the different scales of private to public, work to relaxation, ending in a chill out cinema and spa in the basement. These separated layers are then united by a series of oblong features, from a minimal glass lift shaft to an oblong, back lit, polished glass installation floating within the entrance area. Bespoke details and pushing boundaries have been the key to creating this dark contemporary twist on modern minimal architecture and for renovation that respects the historic elements of this London townhouse and adds striking modern features that contrast but don’t fight with their traditional back drop.


Company Name: Powell & Bonnell Website: Project Name: Reincarnated Residence Project Location: Toronto, Canada Design Practice Location: Canada

— The client’s desire for a minimalist gallery-like home to showcase his ever-expanding collection of contemporary art transforms a traditionally decorated 2-storey penthouse. Having worked with the client on previous projects, the designers were aware of one unspoken requirement: A home designed for ease of operation and unrestricted access. Several years prior the client had suffered a severe stroke limiting his mobility. His recovery was miraculous, and while he could manage most everything, it now just took a little longer. On the client’s insistence for absolute discretion, nothing could appear as if it had been adjusted to accommodate his physical needs. Stripped to its bones, the residence was cleansed of its overzealous ornamentation. Doors were moved or eliminated, wide openings narrowed and windows forfeited to create wall space critical to accommodate his amassed collection. Interior detailing was kept to a minimum. Recessed automated screens used throughout offer maximum light control and a muted presence. Recessed and semi-recessed lighting provides the utmost flexibility and precise lighting conditions for each work of art. In combination with a neutral palette these considerations ensure all eyes lead to the cherished collection. Seamless integration is found throughout the home allowing for maximum comfort and facility without appearing as special needs. The unobtrusive handrail, integrated into both sides of the sinuous staircase, appears as a sculptural element yet is designed expressly to conform to the client’s limited grasp. Uniformity of the surface planes was established in all areas of the home in order to minimize tripping hazards; thresholds therefore are flush throughout. Knurled floor to ceiling grab bars are strategically placed to read as bold architectural details rather than functional necessities, and custom seating is designed to be sufficiently firm and upright to address the client’s specific requirements without being readily apparent. With no detail too small to escape attention, this home beautifully exhibits and highlight’s the client’s contemporary collection while intelligently camouflaging the requirements necessary to meet his immediate physical needs.

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Intelligent Design

Company Name: The Design Practice by UBER Website: Project Name: The Vicarage Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Originally commissioned by the Greenalls Brewery family before being passed to the Church, the house now stands proud giving back some much needed heritage to the specific area. Overallit is a classically elegant home lovingly restored and expanded to a respectfully formal standard, yet with an injection of modern character. It has luxurious touches at every turn and a few indulgent surprises such as the master en-suite and the ground floor powder room. What is more every room and space feels approachable , usable and very comfortable.



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— The brief for this project was to take a living room contained within a large country house and create a contemporary scheme more befitting a young family and whose owners were keen to be more experimental with contemporary interior design. The room was extremely dated and tired and was ageing both the property and the occupants. The space had very few existing character features just a large brick inglenook style fireplace and large windows- one arched, the rest of the room felt devoid of character. One specific request was that part of this living space would need to serve as a home office for the client as he was looking to start working from home on a more regular basis. The house is surrounded by countryside and has architecturally very interesting planting. Consequently,the property has fascinating focal points to observe from the interior, rows of topiary trees lit from below with white light sets the scene for a contemporary backdrop. Thus the choice of more muted tones of taupe, champagne and deep browns were decided upon to harmonise with the outside and not detract from the beauty of the garden. The scale of the room however, left the space feeling cold and therefore the use of deep tones and texture but with reflective value was an immediate decision so as to create an intimate feel. This became the starting point for the design process.

Winner — Company Name: Penelope Allen Design Website: Project Name: Country House Living Room Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

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Company Name: Boscolo Website: Project Name: Upper Park Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: England, UK

— The clients were a retired couple residing in a 2500sqft detached 5-bedroom home, with a south facing rear garden and a front garden with carriage driveway for 8 cars in addition to a double garage. The property is located on the edge of Epping Forest. The scope of the project was a complete renovation of the interior in order to bring up it to date and meet the client’s specifics requirements. They have a large extended family living locally and they entertain guests visiting formally and informally on a regular basis with dinner parties. As such the dining room was a focal point for the brief. A specific feature in our work and an aspect that was rewarding to us was our achievement in responding to the spiritual nature of our clients. They are active members of a spiritual movement called Radha Soami, which encourages humility throughout life. Their religious and spiritual beliefs are a core part of their daily rituals and were an important feature in our response to their brief. The clients expressed a desire for a timeless, luxurious space and a design that was sensitive to elements of their faith. Our challenge was to create luxurious and elegant feel, without being ostentatious. We were under strict instructions to avoid using any fabrics and products derived from animal products e.g. leather & ivory. Every item had to be checked with our suppliers to ensure that we complied with their request. Our design focused on an understated theme throughout with the use of a calm colour palette and tactile surfaces that were reminiscent of nature, avoiding any loud colours and patterns. With the use of a matte finish on furniture, walls and woodwork we were able to achieve a natural earthy finish

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Under £50k

Company Name: Canavan Interiors Website: Project Name: Statement Design Project Location: Northern Ireland Design Practice Location: Northern Ireland

— A modern, stylish & spacious kitchen – that was the main elements of the brief giving to me by the client, and with this I set about creating a room the whole family could enjoy, while also allowing for a space large enough to socialise in and making the most of the natural light pouring in through the large sliding doors and windows. The spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining room leads off the main entrance hall and is divided by beautiful Iroko sliding panelled doors. The Iroko wood, its warmth and rich tone become an inspiration for the design proposal. I suggested incorporating Iroko into the kitchen design by way of contrast to the white cabinetry, which works extremely well on the back of the island. The rest of the design is based around a concept of linear visuals and floating effects, with the kitchen at one with its surroundings. As part of the brief I knew I didn’t want any division within the room. This large area is the main living space so I wanted an open layout with an uninterrupted view between the kitchen, dining and living areas. This was achieved with eight meters of furniture floating on a support wall, constructed on site by our specialist fitters, along the back of the room. A feature green panel forms a stunning splash back to this cooking area, bringing vibrancy and transparency to the scheme. Continuing the look, over three and a half meters of glass has been incorporated into the island design to form a striking back panel, complete with Iroko drawers as a most unusual storage and display concept, to complement the Iroko panelling in the room. LED strip lighting has been fitted to the underside, as effective mood lighting in the evening.


Company Name: Ivan C. Design Website: Project Name: Dream Shanghai Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— The topic of the project is of typical characteristics of the old Shanghai; at the same time, for modern people, it is suitable for living. The interior decorative background and artistic furnishings illustrates that the owner is of individual pursuit of art, especially preferable of furniture in Ming dynasty and in 1950s of Shanghai. The basic tone of the whole room is decorated with black walnut, with such tones of purple, creamy white and gold of leather. There is a huge mirror, stainless steel structure and accessories that are similar with modern overhead light on the wall, which makes it more distinctive to the deep tones of Shanghai holiday villa. In the washroom, it uses with bold the contrasting tone of black, white and blue, which indicates a kind of jazz style and visual appeal with black and white. As a stage designer, he have the drama techniques of stage as a reference in interior design, which makes diverse visual appeal. He have also given a new interpretation to the Chinese traditional elements, which facilitates exploration and understanding of Chinese culture in such an atmosphere. The designer uses with bold the furniture of Chinese style and modern overhead light, which makes it full of light European tune while presents new elements of Chinese style. On the current culture background of advocating of Chinese-style design, the designer shows ingenuity in color, lines, light and collocation, integrates the cultural connotation between the Chinese and western culture and gives an interpretation to Chinese style element.

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Under ÂŁ50k

Company Name: Roselind Wilson Design Website: Project Name: Holland Park Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Holland Park is a 5-storey period property located in this trendy family-oriented suburb of Central London. Comprising an internal space of circa 3000 square feet, numerous listed finishes and large glass windows creating a beautiful aspect right through the property at Ground Level, the overall impact is a magical base for a growing family. The Brief Working within the constraints of a tight budget, Ros Wilson and her team were brought in by the architect to consult on the electrics and lighting, define the palette and help the client furnish this characterful period property in West London. Having a young family, the client was adamant that all fabrics and finishes had to be durable, cost –effective and easy to clean. This remained the essence of the approach to the interior design.


Company Name: Shosha Kamal Designs Website: Project Name: Modern Ethnic Design Style Apartment Project Location: Cairo, Eygpt Design Practice Location: Egypt

— Combining the world of wildness, craziness, and playfulness, with their contraries of neatness, cleanliness, and balance is what we at Shosha Kamal Designs tried to accomplish in this Modern Ethnic Design Style.

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Under £50k

Company Name: Suna Interior Design Website: Project Name: The Filaments Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The brief given to Suna Interior Design was to provide an elegant design for sophisticated young professionals. That said, the client felt that due to the location of the site, this larger apartment could also appeal to friends sharing, which would need to be considered. As a client, Mount Anvil have always preferred more realistic designs for their show units which we feel makes this project stand out in comparison to more typical show units. We kept the overall design current and followed the design through with the mix of contemporary finishes and splashes of colour. We wanted the three double bedrooms to all feel a little unique and to express their own personality. We used a walnut wood finish to provide warmth and a rich tone to which we combined neutrals and fresh accents of yellow and turquoise. The colour palette was purposefully not too co-ordinated to provide a more ‘real’ environment rather than a more typical shop window approach. We used a grey/green in the entrance hall that contrasted with the poster style artwork of vivid blues. All the furniture was kept fairly contemporary but personality was added with a selection of unique elements. The tree wallpaper in the first bedroom has a hand drawn feel and softened the harder edge of the bespoke walnut panelled headboard. The rich blue colour on the wall behind the bed in the second bedroom provides a dramatic backdrop to a bespoke made punch-button headboard where all of the buttons are vintage and each one is unique. The cushions in the living room are ‘ferm’ designs which add a fun geometric styling to the space. We added a wall mounted shelf unit by the kitchen which allowed us to accessorise and again add a bit of character to the space. ±The fourth bedroom was dressed as a study with a vintage desk and related styling. Sophisticate with quirky touches, this design offers elements of intrigue throughout the apartment.



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Winner — Company Name: MSMR Architects Website: Project Name: St James’s Design Practice Location: UK

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Visualisation — MSMR has been appointed to work in conjunction with the main architect to provide internal space planning and interior design services for the residential component of a large mixed-use redevelopment in St James, London. This accommodation will comprise four apartments and one penthouse triplex apartment. The visualisations in this submission were commissioned by the client for design development and marketing purposes, to help communicate both the quality of the spaces and the realisation of the concept. St James’s is home to some of London’s most celebrated architectural heritage, as well as many luxury retail brands. The area is also the home of many of London’s most famous private members clubs. These elements have inspired the interior concept to create a rich, contemporary yet timeless palate.


Company Name: Antis Studio Website: Project Name: The Fiery Autumn Design Practice Location: Kazakhstan

— Summer is over. But the sun is still warm almost like in summer, trying to give final unspent heat. Nature changes her colours, dressed in all gold. Autumn colors are reflected in this interior. This space combined bedroom with bathroom area. The partition of onyx is not only for the separation of space, but is also accent of the interior. For the bedroom, it serves as a fireplace in the bathroom area as the base countertop for sink. The color scheme of the interior is warm with hints of yellow autumn. These notes are accessories such as pillows, candles and delicate flowers. They are like the first yellow leaves of autumn fallen straight into the interior. The interior is like fresh morning, thanks to the bright walls, textiles in the decoration of the bed light and airiness. In-autumn bright onyx fireplace and lovely decoration interior accessories. But just as the interior is not devoid of solidity, it is displayed in dark brown wood floors and charcoal-black granite in the bathroom area. And when night falls, the space acquires other colors, thanks to the light and warmth that radiates fireplace. You can admire by night view outside the window while sitting by a warm fireplace that warms not only the warmth of the fire but also the warmth and brightness of the illuminated onyx. If the day in it you can see the ocean of liquid gold, then at night by the illuminated flame of fire coming out of its frame and that the entire wall is covered by a fascinating stone fire. The bedroom interior combines the symmetry and stability of the classical style and at the same time easy and smooth dynamic forms of Art Deco. This project created with Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013x64, with render production: V-ray adv. 2.30.01. I did not use any plug-ins. All effects in the scene were achieved with customized materials and proper lighting.

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Company Name: Kelly Hoppen Interiors/ Dowling Jones & Stone Website: & Project Name: Barbados Sands Design Practice Location: UK

— Kelly Hoppen Interiors developed the design for this luxury beachside residence in Barbados in 2012. Split over two levels the design features a natural colour palate that brings the beach into the home and makes the most of this exceptional setting. Dowling Jones & Stone work with Kelly Hoppen Interiors producing their visualisations on projects around the world. The Barbados Sands imagery feature bespoke furniture and materials, specifically developed for Kelly Hoppen Interiors to ensure this unique textures and space are communicated to exacting standards. The visuals illustrate the space in an accurate way showing the lighting and feel of each space.


Company Name: Hill House Interiors Website: Project Name: Private London Spa Design Practice Location: UK

— The brief for this Private Spa was to create an opulent and intensely luxurious spa and pool for a superluxe property in London, using only the finest materials. The theatrical space incorporates a 70 ft swimming pool, with a majestic backlit waterfall in glass and Swarovski. The innovative “jelly fish” wall, is the work of a Miami based artist. The colours of the sea are emulated in mother of pearl mosaics, inset with fibre optics- creating a truly mesmerising effect. Elevated above the pool area is a glamorous yet relaxing chill out area featuring a backlit Brazilian Quartz bar. Impeccable attention to detail and our love for luxurious and innovative materials combined with couture furniture has become our signature at Hill House Interiors, and this project is no exception. The space is seamlessly transformed from a zen tranquil spa by day, to an atmospheric entertaining zone by night.

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Company Name: RenĂŠ Dekker Design Website: Project Name: Belgravia Townhouse Design Practice Location: UK

— The client is looking for a comfortable home for himself and his family that reflects their internationaltaste. Sophisticated finishes have been used on the furniture and the walnut parquet on the floor is made up of two different shades to give this traditional setting a contemporary feel. This Salon would be the formal family room which would be big enough to accommodate a large party of guests as well as feel intimate enough for the family of 4 to enjoy


Company Name: Robson Martins Website: Project Name: Marylebone Apartment Design Practice Location: UK and Brazil

— This apartment is located in a building built in 1935. Very little work had been done to the apartment since then. The brief was to produce a lounge which had to be comfortable with neutral colours and had to be inviting for entertaining friends. The owner did not want a combined lounge and kitchen. The project was completed in April 2013.

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Company Name: SHH Website: Project Name: Park Place Design Practice Location: UK

— Visuals by for a brochure to market a striking new development project designed by SHH: a new-build, black-fronted house in Mayfair’s Park Place, inspired by number ten Downing Street.


Company Name: VH Design Website: Project Name: Residential House, Geneva Design Practice Location: UK

— Client Brief - Set up a meeting with Client to take a look at the plans and ideas for the CGI and how we could help to show the best of the designs. We began with discussing their proposed layout, explanation of the Design Concept, details, furniture, decorative finishes, fabrics, lighting preference, the time of day to set the shots and the various choices of camera angles. We together established a plan of action to create the best visuals possible. We also discussed whether it should be a horizontal or vertical view. Step 2: Clients provided CAD plans, elevations, freehand sketches, specifications, images of chosen lights, finishes, ironmongery and art works where necessary. Dimensions for each piece of furniture along with samples of the fabrics, images and finishes were required. Step 3: Once the 3d model has been established and the camera has been set, we provided a sample image for the client to review and make amendments requested by the Client. Step 4: Once Finishes, fabrics, lighting have been placed onto the models, we then provided a low resolution sketch image for the Client to review and comment. Step 5: We worked on the Client comments and again issued a low resolution sketch image for the Client to comment or sign off. Step 6: Upon receiving sign off from the client, we produced the final high resolution images with Photoshop final touches.

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Winner — Company Name: Fameed Khalique Website: Project Name: LcD collection by Luc Druez at Fameed Khalique Design Practice Location: UK — The LcD textile collection by Luc Druez is a limited edition of ‘hijacked’ fabrics made from reclaimed technical fibres. These awe- inspiring materials are produced in small-scale specialist workshops in Belgium, France and Italy for use in private home decoration, haute couture and interior design. Their fantastical forms also lend themselves to wider creative use: in the hotel industry, for window dressing, restaurants, theatres, and for accessories, clothing, hats and bags. In an interior setting the translucent nature of the fabrics is a perfect partner where there is a light-source, natural or otherwise, or where there is a need for blinds, screens or dividers. They have the industry standards and specifications to also be used on walls or for seating in a commercial or private environment.


Company Name: Twelve O’Clock Dream Website: Project Name: Wall Art Design Practice Location: Toronto, Canada

— Twelve O’Clock Dream creates beautiful walls for a beautiful life. Our original artwork designs are created to enhance the time spent indoors. Twelve O’Clock Dream designs benefit the well being of the client and the space. Natural and No VOC paint options are used as an alternative to the chemical processes in wallpaper. We create dream time space with brief moments of escaping from the harshness of reality through beautiful design. The Twelve collection of template artwork makes it easy for anyone to have artwork painted on their walls.

Company Name: Easy Living Home Website: Project Name: Bathroom Mirror Light for Dementia Care Design Practice Location: London, UK — This basin mirror light has been designed inclusively to balance form and function. It was designed in response to research into people with dementia. Some people who have dementia react aggressively when faced with their reflection in a mirror. As a result, many residential care homes no longer provide mirrors in their clients’ bathrooms, which is unfortunate for clients who don’t have this affliction because their independence and personal care is diminished by not having a mirror for personal grooming. Function & Form The design of the mirror incorporates a central reversible mirror panel which can be quickly and easily reversed by the care home staff (without resorting to maintenance staff) depending on the needs of each resident. The reverse of the mirror panel matches the outer case of the light box so when reversed the unit remains stylish and functional as a basin light. The paint finish of the unit is to dental surgery quality for durability of cleaning. Water proof LED lights have been used and mounted behind acrylic baffles to avoid glare. The mirror size 850mm (H) and depth 40mm allow the mirror to be mounted behind a basin tap so a wheelchair user can still see their reflection from a seated position. It was a challenge to achieve this depth so the mirror light would fit behind a tap and it required a particularly slim electronic transformer. Safety The mirror panel uses acrylic mirror for safety. The mirror has been designed and tested to an IP65 rating for additional safety of use in wet rooms. This is especially important in the case of dementia sufferers who may lack understanding and control when showering in the vicinity of a basin light where most bathroom mirror lights are only IP44 (zone two).

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Company Name: Flos Website: Project Name: The Running Magnet Design Practice Location: UK

— The Running Magnet is a recessed luminaire for indoor use within plasterboard walls and ceilings, comprised of a series of magnetic tracks that house the LED lighting modules. The Running Magnet is an extruded aluminium system with ambient and accent lighting modules, with different optics. The modules incorporate a magnetic fixture system that uniquely allows complete mobility and makes the Running Magnet an extremely flexible product. The Running Magnet has different lighting modules and light distributions and it’s possible to add more modules if required.

Company Name: Beltrami Website: Project Name: Chateau de Chimay Design Practice Location: Italy

— In order to create a dowry for the Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Stephanie de Lannoy it was essential to be able to take part in all the process phases. As we had been involved since the project phase, we tried to translate the interior designer’s ideas into guidelines concerning the textile production and handcrafted finishing phases. BRIEFING Collage of the monogram/ Outline of the crown. Our customer wanted to create an exclusive dowry made of a refined selection of fabrics, customized in details and marked with the monogram of the Princes, the initials of the couple and the royal crown on top of them. CONCEPT DESIGN First step / Second step / Third Step Our designers put the final touch on the outlines of the monogram supplied by the designer, suggesting an aesthetic and graphic solution to use as an embroidery on the different fabrics of the dowry. The embroidery has been developed both from a graphic and technical point of view testing different kinds and counts of yarn on the different fabrics, measuring the size and the density of the stitches to obtain the best result for each type of fabric. PRELIMINARY DESIGN The combination of the embroidery presented in different colours together with the range of fabrics created a variety of aesthetic and finishing proposals. The Princes chose an elegant white tone on tone. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Design Development: our proposal was perfected in depth and, before the final production phase, it was tested on all the typologies of fabric chosen for the dowry. We opted for sheets made of Egyptian cotton satin (T300), for the bed linen, and towels made of long-fibre Egyptian mako cotton (500 gsm) and brushed cotton honeycomb, for bath linen. TAILORING After the weaving phase, our accurate care of the finest details and our craftsmanship in tailoring made possible to reach the high quality result we expected.


Company Name: Grace of London Website: Project Name: Tzar Design Practice Location: UK

— With a distinctly Russian influence, Tzar has been created with up to 15,000 hand painted, hand cut pieces of glass using ten shades of duck egg blue. Framed in 12 carat white gold with a trellis of over 5000 sparkling Swarovski crystals, this sumptuous work would be the centrepiece for any bathroom.

Company Name: Karndean Designflooring Website: Project Name: Karndean LooseLay Design Practice Location: UK

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— If we told you it only took 48 minutes to lay a floor in a 71.5m2 office, would you believe us? Believe it. This is how long it took one fitter to fit out an office in an Energy Conservation Centre with our innovation new flooring system, Karndean LooseLay. With stylish designs inspired by natural materials, and a format inspired by a growing need for quick to install and durable flooring solutions, we feel that Karndean LooseLay is the most innovative product to launch to market this year. Our collection includes seven wood tones and four stone designs available in large scale planks (1050mm x 250mm) and large rectangular tiles (610mm x 500mm). So what makes Karndean LooseLay so unique? To start with, it features an innovative and patented backing system which eliminates the need for click-locking by allowing weight and friction to secure the floor in place. Similar to free lay modular carpet and laminate flooring, there’s no need for rolling during or after installation. Quick and easy to install, it means minimal disruption and reduced downtime for the client. In addition, Karndean LooseLay simplifies repairs. In the rare situation that a plank or tile is damaged, a new piece can be easily dropped into place. What’s more, it also features enhanced acoustic properties and is 100% recyclable! Besides being the only product of its kind in the UK market, we also believe that it’s the first convenient flooring system that takes into account the importance of style, as we know that just because a space may require a quick to fit flooring system doesn’t mean they don’t also want a floor that looks great. With Karndean LooseLay, we have it covered (pun intended). Karndean LooseLay. Flooring simplified.



Company Name: Lateral Design Studio Ltd Website: Project Name: Designer Sink Waste Strainers Design Practice Location: UK


— Lateral Design Studio specialises in transforming everyday functional products into art. Our brief was to take the humble, mundane kitchen sink / waste disposal strainer and transform it into a mini-masterpiece, a focal piece within your kitchen. To look a million miles apart from your average strainer, whilst maintaining functionality and flow rates for complete customer satisfaction. In general the same hideous pressed stainless steel strainers are provided for all kitchen sinks /disposal units. Our attention to detail makes us question each and every part, and then re-design those parts of the product we believe fails or detracts from the original product. We transform a simple piece of metal into a work of art, and make it the focal point of the sink. Founded in 2011, we are the only company in the UK who provide designer solutions to replace functional construction products - both inside and outside the home. The uses for our products are endless, from homes to businesses and landscape projects up and down the country, not to mention internationally. Our clients include designers, architects and developers. The products developed so far are being used in bath, shower, wet rooms, swimming pools, spas, landscape schemes, hard landscape areas, drive ways. We also have designer drain covers, air conditioning grills, ventilation fan covers, radiator covers, shower bases & much more. 80% of our products are designed and manufactured in the UK, plus they are eco-friendly too. We use 70% recycled stainless steel & 100% recycled cast iron. We can offer exciting branding opportunities to clients, plus a bespoke design service for customers who want something truly unique. Our products have featured at The Chelsea Flower Show 2013, & in two gardens at the Hampton Court Show 2013, one of which won a prestigious silver award.

— We wanted to do a modern twist on a Natural stone fireplace, with a simple, but stylish, contemporary design that stood out and was unique in a market where we felt fresh designs were lacking. We wanted a design which could be manufactured relatively simply which would allow us to price it as an very accessible high quality item. The Product: the “O” features a round limestone circle front and faceted curved internal with a steel grey granite shelf and back. The front is set off the wall and back-lit with a recessed LED strip light, the result is a simple yet stunning modern fireplace. These fireplaces look great as a decorative centrpiece, but can be easily adapted to fit a bioethenal burner, or even a to suit gas fitting, or wood burning fireplace. The standard size can come in a variety of finishes and depths to suite the clients requirements. The diameter of the “O” is 1200mm the height is 1100mm. the photos show a shallow decorative fireplace with a total depth of 250mm, the standard depth of 400mm but can be supplied to suit the clients requirements. All the stone elements are fabricated from 20mm natural stone slabs, the shelf is mitred together to create the appearance of an thicker solid piece of stone.

Company Name: Ogle Uk Website: Project Name: The “O” Stone Fireplace Design Practice Location: UK


Company Name: Olson Kundig Architects Website: Project Name: The TK Collection Design Practice Location: Washington, USA

— The TK Collection* is a steel accessories line focused on intimately scaled hardware components. Each piece celebrates the moments when people become kinetically involved with the buildings and spaces they inhabit. Designed by an architect, the collection consists of twenty-five unique cut-and-folded steel products ranging from cabinet and door pulls to rollers and tables. Each piece is fabricated from steel, then finished and waxed, revealing the subtle marks of its making. The focus of the collection stems from the designer’s interest in the ways people interact with their environment. In the designer’s architecture, the simple act of opening a door becomes a ballet between user and structure. “The pieces in this collection act as a bridge between the physics of our bodies and the physics of our shelter,” he explains. “They stand as a tribute to the beauty and pragmatism of nature, from the raw materials we use to build to the way the human body is designed to move—the rational and the poetic. I want to make the parts of buildings you touch every day an enjoyable experience.” The collection is a low-tech approach to hardware that provides an unpretentious yet tactile encounter with the built environment —a wink and a nod to elements that might otherwise be overly stylized or precious.

Company Name: Sonya Winner Rug Studio Website: Project Name: Limited Edition Tree Trunk rug is Tibetan wool and chinese silk hand knotted in Nepal Design Practice Location: London, UK

— Tree Trunk: Limited Edition of 25 pieces worldwide (A numbered and signed authentication certificate provided) Bring the calming shapes and colours of nature into your home with this irregular Tree Trunk design. Complimenting stone or wooden floors. For the ultimate in luxury this piece can be knotted in 100% pure silk. Hand knotted on the loom at 100 knots per inch

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— Struck by the synergy between the shapes of two compelling symbols of relaxation, a hammock and a bath tub, Splinter Works were inspired to develop a piece that would provide the ultimate vehicle for total escapism. The peaceful experience of kicking-back in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the immersive comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By literally elevating the experience of bathing into a suspended sculpture the bathroom has been reinvented as a contemplative sanctuary for artful relaxation.

Company Name: Splinter Works Website: Project Name: Vessel Design Practice Location: UK

Designed for use in a wet room, Vessel is suspended from the walls and does not touch the floor. It is fixed with stainless steel brackets that can be covered over, or left revealed. The bath is filled using a floor standing tap and the waste water released through the base into a floor drain. A downpipe drain can also be installed if a wet room setting is not possible. Vessel is made from carbon fibre which is utilised for its inherent strength and ability to be formed into complex curves, furthermore the weave of the fabric references the cloth of a typical hammock. Beneath the layers of carbon fibre lies a foam core, which insulates the tub, meaning the bath stays hot for considerably longer than normal. At 2.7m long, Vessel is longer than a regular bathtub, leaving plenty of room to share the experience. Custom sizes are available but it is also designed so that it can be trimmed up to 20 cm to allow for flexible installation. Pictured here in black, it also available in red, blue, yellow, pink, bronze and pure silver. With its clean lines and curvaceous shape, Vessel takes stylish relaxation to a new level!

Company Name: Twyford Website: Project Name: 3D Rimfree Design Practice Location: UK — Known for its versatile and modular design, the 3D Range has long been a consumer favourite and will continue to impress with the addition of this sophisticated and sleek WC. Combining high fashion with functionality, the 3D Rimfree® WC sets new standards in hygiene and water efficiency removing waste as effectively as a traditional toilet but with a fraction of the water wastage. A uniquely engineered water distribution system ensures the downward water pressure pushes waste away quickly and efficiently. Water cascades into the pan from a slot at the back of the bowl, whilst holes at either end of the slot act as jets powering the water around the bowl and rinsing it clean. With no hidden rim, there is nowhere for the germs to hide, making the bowl easierto clean and hence reducing the need to use bathroom chemicals that may be harmful to the environment. The 3D Rimfree® WC brings together contemporary design with modern technology, highlighting hygiene and eco-friendliness that will define future of sanitaryware.


Company Name: SYLKA™ Carpets Website: Project Name: Sylka Carpets Design Practice Location: UK

— Developed using the innovative NuSilk™ fibre system, the SYLKA™ collection of luxury carpets and rugs is like nothing else on the current carpet and flooring market. Available in a range of designer-friendly natural shades suitable for any living space, SYLKA™ replicates the delicate aesthetic qualities of natural silk with durability unlike all natural and faux silk luxury floor coverings such as bamboo and viscose. NuSilk™ has exceptional cleaning qualities, making SYLKA™ stand out amongst its competitors. Even after spot or deep cleaning, SYLKA™ retains its beauty and delicate touch, leaving no watermarks. Unlike natural silk carpets, the SYLKA™ collection has a commercial grading, making it suitable for commercial use such as corporate, hospitality, luxury hotels, penthouses, luxury super yachts and fine residences. It has the unique ability as a luxury carpet to withstand spillages, sun damage and heavy foot traffic. A glass of water can be enough to ruin an expensive carpet made from these fibres, and day-to-day foot traffic can quickly leave them looking past their best. Just one single spillage on a natural silk or faux silk luxury floor covering including viscose and bamboo, can leave the carpet ruined and in need of replacement. SYLKA™ is different, meaning even tough stains like red wine can be spot cleaned, leaving the carpet looking as good as new. SYLKA™ is also unique in being allergy free, as it can be cleaned as often as you like without reducing its feel and texture, while it is manufactured from non-allergenic fibres

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Winner — Company Name: Casaforma Website: Project Name: Canary Wharf Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK — Daring and sensuous Casa Forma’s interior design scheme for our Canary Wharf project breaks barriers between living and entertainment spaces. This 3,500 square foot exquisite apartment can be turned into a luxurious entertainment space at the flick of a switch. The element of fun is woven through the scheme by the use of unique materials, lighting, visuals and technology. The futuristic powder room features is full of rhythm and mystery with its dark surroundings and manipulated stone slabs with routed indentations individually gilded and lit creating a fantastic pattern. The black and gold theme is consistent in the room with gilded basin, Luxury taps with Swarovski crystals, monogrammed towels and accessories and black fittings.

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Company Name: Cochrane Design Website: Project Name: White Space Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— The brief was to create an open plan contemporary space with a minimalist aesthetic at the heart of the design scheme. Sean Cochrane and the client Meg Mathews were very much in sync from their first meeting and collaborated throughout the initial design stage. It was during one of their brainstorming sessions that Sean came up with the idea of the egg shaped Island which was to become the centre piece of the kitchen. The island then became the inspiration for the entire project, including the outside space. It was the optical illusion that drew Sean to the shape of the egg design and with its seamless draws and sculptural curves it belies its functionality. Unique Construction was recommended to Cochrane Design to build the kitchen and Island. The work was carried out to an exceptionally high standard, which is reflected in the attention to detail and finish. The flooring is a very pale polished concrete which has an incredibly smooth finish, which reflects the glow from the up-lighters that are set flush into the floor. To increase the natural light in the room a wall was replaced with a single sheet of double glazed glass that looks onto the outside space.

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Company Name: Designer Kitchen Website: Project Name: Purple Haze Kitchen Project Location: Ireland Design Practice Location: Ireland

— The client wanted a multifunctional, family friendly space with ostentatious design features that satisfied the couples opposing preferences for linear design and contoured shapes. The couple specifically requested two separate seating areas for family dining and entertaining respectively. The clients approached me at an advanced stage in the build which meant that the under floor heating and floor had been finished without provision being made for services. The late planning by the clients and subsequent lack of services hampered design options and threatened the success of the project. A peninsula was used to fluidly explore and maximise the functional and social potential of the expansive architectural space while providing a solution for the lack of kitchen services. Functionality laid the foundation to the design with aesthetics, sociability, entertainment and holistic layers being introduced creating a complex blend of practicality and style that was tailored around the user. The design considered multiple sight lines within the space and presented multiple visual hooks that could be picked up from various angles, enhancing the visual impact of the design and shielding functional processes from view. The island became the medium for artistic and functional expression. The elaborate mix of textures, layers and curves become intertwined into a fluid and approachable preparation space. Feature pods were used to invite social loitering and define the social side of the kitchen. A trench was created in the worktop and given removable storage to enhance functionality, provide visual definition and limit the impact of worktop joints. The varying height of feature elements enhances the impact achieved from the complex mix of materials, geometry and architecture. Lighting provides a holistic element to the design, offering flexibility in an open plan setting and encouraging the feeling of calm.


Company Name: Dehacero Website: Project Name: ONDAS Design Practice Location: UK

— Imagine a piece of fabric folding over itself when falling, that’s the image that inspired our designer David Camejo to make ONDAS basin. This project is made of 316 grade stainless steel and measures 80 cm long x 87cm high x 60cm wide

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Company Name: Grace of London Website: Project Name: Tzar Bath Tub Design Practice Location: UK

— With a distinctly Russian influence, Tzar has been created with up to 15,000 hand painted, hand cut pieces of glass using ten shades of duck egg blue. Framed in 12 carat white gold with a trellis of over 5000 sparkling Swarovski crystals, this sumptuous work would be the centrepiece for any bathroom.


Company Name: Gwenda Jones Interiors Website: Project Name: Teenage Boys Bathroom Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— To redesign and upgrade an existingen suite bathroom within a large Georgian style country residence. The current designdid not fit the aspirations of the very style conscious 16 year old teenage boy. A large ‘walk in’ style shower & more storage was requested. The room was oppressively hot due to recessedcentral heating system pipes. The en suite also needed to be suitable for possible future use as guest facilities, reflecting the quality, style within this high specification home. But above all, it needed to look & feel ‘cool’! To ensure both parents & teenage client understood fully what the scheme would look & ‘feel’ like, mood boards were enhanced by 3 dimensional renders of the proposed auto cad plan & elevations. The Turkish Emperador marble & Azul Monica limestone were selected for their quality of tone, pattern, durability, and to visually ‘flow’ from the redesigned adjoining bedroom, with the bespoke sink cabinet inspired from its ‘trunk’ style furniture. The carcass & drawers were made from mdf & sprayed in a multistep procedure to produce a textured ‘leather’ effect finish suitable for use in a wet & warm environment.Rolled leather drawer handles were specially made to resemble luggage handles, hand stitched and attached using saddle screws. A large corner storage cabinet, with full length heated mirror, and sprayed dark mdf frame, was specially made to fit into a small corner space to maximise storage. Adjustable glass shelving & internal automatic lighting allows many toiletries& electric toothbrush to be charged & stored neatly. The small non symmetrical room has not relied on neutral tones to give a sense of space, but warm mid tones, compact recessed storage niches & concealed fittings with strategically placed heated mirrors to bounce & reflect light.

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Company Name: Hansgrohe Website: Project Name: Axor Starck Organic Bathroom Collection Design Practice Location: UK

— The Axor Starck Organic bathroom collection combines unique design with a responsible way to handle water. Developed over a period of three years by Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, and Philippe Starck, the organic-minimalist design and harmonious lines are reminiscent of shapes we see in nature and give the collection an exciting, powerful and sculptural immediacy. The Axor Starck Organic mixers have two handles, one at the top of the mixer and one at the end of the spout. The temperature can be pre-set using the handle at the top, where the water is heated to the exact temperature prior to turning the mixer on. The water volume is controlled at the end of the spout and no matter what position the handles may be in – they will reflect a perfect image. Harmonious and ergonomical, they naturally indicate the current setting. An innovative and unique design, uses just 3.5 litres of water, using a new spray type which consists of 90 individual outlets to produce countless gentle drops of water. This new and extremely efficient shower spray not only provides a new sensation; it is also more functional as it sprays a large surface area. To summarise, Axor Starck Organic mixers offer: • • • • • •

Unique organic-minimalist design 3.5 litres per minute: Pioneering low water flow rate without any compromise in functionality New type of spray brings a new water sensation to the wash basin Separate controls for water volume and temperature: intuitive, ergonomic and economical Innovative and sustainable manufacturing process A QuickClean system for easy limescale removal is incorporated in the mixer


Company Name: Harriet Anstruther Studio Website: Project Name: Lodge Farm Guest Bathroom Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Stepping through the front door, immediately the atmosphere is warm and playful, with brick floors, oak beams and Fornasetti wallpaper whilst incorporating the necessities, such as a cloakroom and robust cupboards for all willies and coats etc‌. The Kitchen required a great deal of structural work as the floor was originally on several levels, all of which were different again from the adjoining rooms. In order to create a free flow, the floors were all leveled and laid with oak floorboards. Throughout the house, the walls, floors, ceilings, electrics and plumbing were all replaced, resulting in a subtle continuity within the quirky crooked-ness of the original structure.

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Company Name: Johnny Grey Website: Project Name: Kitchen at Protaras Project Location: Cyprus Design Practice Location: UK

— A contemporary, sociable, family kitchen designed for serious cooking and relaxed living. Accommodation was requested for two dining areas, one formal with large table and one café style to suit small numbers and breakfasting. A separate area for dispensing drinks with additional serving space for food was also requested. The design was to respond aesthetically to a beach location. CORE CONCEPT A long central island, its shape and footprint designed to suit the scale of the room, to make cooking and preparing food easy is at the core of the design. It is located in the ‘sweet’ spot (see plan) and based on the most advantageous position for the sea view sight of people entering through all the doorways as well as those sitting in the garden. This confirms key principles of neuroscience based design, as interpreted by JG Studios.


Company Name: London Rooms Design Website: Project Name: Kennedys Sausage Factory Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: London, UK

— The client is a successful London based artist, resident at white Cube and has exhibited a range of paintings, artworks and sculptures all over the world. He was previously based at a studio in Islington, but in 2011 purchased the former Kennedy’s Sausage Factory Site, and associated buildings with a view to relocating his studio to the heart of South London and grow his expanding practice. His interest in this long term project is to slowly to restore and make to date his most significant work of art, a constantly changing and ever evolving living sculpture, his old home in Kashmir, his need to paint and draw, his love of all flora and fauna. The building now accommodates his art studios, residence and a range of complimentary internal and external spaces for contemplation, relaxation, congregation and the display of art works. The brief given for the overall project was Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and for his private residence it was…’Red, Sexy, Opulence…more is more!’

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Company Name: McKinley Spaces Website: Project Name: Elvaston Mews Kitchen Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Designed by McKinley Spaces and manufactured in Italy by Corazzin Group. This new kitchen island has been designed with a mix of a different material such as quartz for the profile, wood for the drawers and glass for the door finish. A well proportioned kitchen with a double sink a recessed kitchen hob by Bisazza and contemporary round glass hood manufactured by Bisazza. One of the drawers becomes a chopping board and next to the hob we have a retractable power ports to bring power to the island. An integrated dishwasher has been placed next to the drawers and at the bootom of the work area. A breakfast top in Corten sits on top of the unit. The Corten has been treated with a multiple layer of varnish in order to protect the material and give a lovely smooth effect. The use of screws around the edge of the breakfast top confers an urban and handmade look.


Company Name: Ogle UK Website: Project Name: New St. Lauren Black Marble Bathroom Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— The client wanted us to create a “luxurious hotel” marble bathroom for his master bathroom. With a bath, separate shower, undermounted basin and wall hung wc. New St. Lauren black marble was chosen for the main material, broken up with mirrors, contrasting with the white painted walls opposite. Mitred under-mounted vanity and bath surrounds in marble are the dominant features. Given the long thin shape of the room; the vanity, bath and shower had to go along one wall, the w/c fitting neatly in a small alcove in the opposite wall. To keep it as open as possible and to stop the shower becoming to enclosed we didn’t want any stud partitioning, instead, where the bath met the shower area, the end of the marble bath surround continued into the shower area to create a low shelf, around which sat the mitred bespoke shower screen Linking the areas further a 60mm mitred marble “floating” shelf comes off of the vanity top, travels along the length of the bath, and continues “through” the shower screen into the shower. A mirror upstand breaks up the marble between the bath and the underside of the floating shelf. The finished result is a beautiful stylish bathroom with the luxury feel of top hotel, whist retaining a personal intimate feel for a beautiful home bathroom.

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Company Name: Puro Design Website: Project Name: ‘IN’ wc Design Practice Location: UK

— Innovation in Design: The goal was to design a revolutionary new WC focusing on the way it looked as well as its technical features. The result? A world first, the first ever hide-away WC. Fabricated using sustainable materials, the ‘IN’ wc can be located within a 300mm depth cavity i.e. the same as for a standard cistern. The WC is controlled by electronic motors which enable it to be moved in or out of the cavity. The finish of the outside of the WC can be in any material providing the thickness is no more than 4mm. This includes materials such as Corian, stone, metal, wood, glass and mirror. There are two different models available: a free standing and a built in version. Nestled inside a box of reduced dimensions, the ‘IN’ wc is completely hidden out of sight when it is not being used and can therefore be placed, for example, in a bedroom where it can blend seamlessly into its surroundings. Innovation in Functionality and Water-Saving: The ‘IN’ wc has an electronically controlled self-opening and closing system and it flushes automatically as it goes back into the wall. It houses a safety mechanism which impedes its opening and closing during use and uses only 2.8 litres of water compared to a conventional WC which uses between 6-9 litres on average.


Company Name: Woodstock Furniture Website: Project Name: Bespoke kitchen Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— This stunning London house was totally refurbished and Woodstock Furniture was asked to design the kitchen, study and bedroom furniture. The unusual curved roof light design was the inspiration for the kitchen layout and the area needed to work successfully as a family kitchen yet adapt to being a simple and uncluttered showpiece.

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Winner — Company Name: Intarya Website: Project Name: Hyde Park Residence Project Location: London, UK Design Practice Location: UK — Intarya was commissioned to create a characterful, contemporary interior scheme for this duplex apartment. The interior has a subtle mid-century influence, where lighting, furniture and fabrics reveal a vintage aesthetic, resulting in a striking and glamorous interior. Bespoke joinery can be found throughout, providing ample storage and display, as well as the concealment of television and AV equipment. High gloss lacquers, specialist gloss veneers, inlaid fabric panels and jewellike ironmongery demonstrate quality of craftsmanship and added value to the property. An array of sumptuous fabric walling contributes to the richness and diversity of the schemes. Soft wools were used alongside subtly metallic grass cloths and textured silks in striking teal and soft gold. A guest bedroom scheme was formed around a bespoke fabric used to wrap the wardrobe doors, transforming and giving visual interest to this practical storage. The two-tone blues of the fabric then informed the overall scheme. The use of over-scaled, abstract artwork creates instant impact with many pieces commissioned as the key feature of the room. In the dining area, substantial brushstrokes across a vast canvas creates a bold, contemporary piece whilst the bubble graphic series in a guest bedroom determines the retro feel and sets the tone for the youthful, brave scheme.

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Company Name: Alessandro Marchelli AM+D studio Website: Project Name: V. House Project Location: Italy Design Practice Location: Italy

— The opera erudite flows that blend into a dizzying sense of perceptions of volumes, combined with a clear understanding of the light that hides appearing in its majestic intensity, are the focal points of the design of this apartment, where the pencil to comment on the “canvas of the existing fabric” redrawing the new architectural dress. A work created as a project by hand leaving the senses, lulled into a dream of shapes and atmospheres, freeing the mind and a perception of the space, colors and emotions. The living room becomes a nest of living rise to forms of a warm embrace, boasting of freedom of expression. The soft curves that wrap around the environment, to be synonymous with bottom identical to the movement of white silk that caresses an elegant female body touched by a slight breeze, bringing with it the feeling of purity of the lines. The resin flooring is a body of water that receives and reflects the essence of life, thrilling the senses like a calm sea at sunrise color in a caress of suggestions that propagate in space as vibration turning the love life, the flame of wellness and relaxation. The vibrating waves, the transition between living and sleeping area, chasing broken, dematerializing gently on the horizon, focusing the beams in a delicate pas de deux, imagining the force of gravity, created by light, produces surfaces boldly read. The walls change in a natural way forgiandosi in warm corten, warming the atmosphere in a vortex of modernity antiqued. ‘The Cove’ design by Alessandro Marchelli, is the triumph of lightness protagonist of rest, suspended in the “nirvana” and wrapped in leather tufted cantilever. In a deafening roar of silence, the room is immersed in shades of white, from glossy to opaque spatula framing of mirrors, curtains and light blue accent a totally relaxing.

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Company Name: Anji Connell Interior Design + [ACID+] Website: Project Name: Industrial Warehouse Conversion Project Location: Hong Kong, China Design Practice Location: Hong Kong, China

— The space, light and views are sentinel to this project. Each of these elements demands a high attention to both detail and finish. A pared down palate of materials enhances the feeling of space. Glass, concrete, cement board and weathered iron pay respect to the industrial spirit. The wrap-around-windows, glass and mirror walls reflect both internal and external views. The structure is minimal creating an open and accessible space. It does not take itself too seriously with colored LED lighting, feature graphic printed glass sliding doors with red leather interiors, red toilet booth, oversized Antonio Lupi bathtub, architectural basin and ceiling tube tap.


Company Name: Casaforma Website: Project Name: One Hyde Park Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— When creating the interior design scheme for this 4,535 square foot apartment in One Hyde Park, Casa Forma’s focus was on practicality and functionality, whilst at the same time exuding the very best in bespoke luxury and elegance. The result is a sophisticated and timeless design, and a comfortable family home. The immediate focus on entering the apartment is the long corridor leading to the main living space, with its magnificent views of Hyde Park itself. Two features serve to particularly distinguish the corridor. Firstly, high-gloss sycamore panels add light and subtlety. And then, on the other side of the panel, an abstract map of the Hyde Park pathways – the bronze clasps and metalized panels and resin of which combine to create a subtle 3D effect. The furniture is made from darkened solid Indian Rosewood in piano high gloss finish, and with the bespoke leather sofa able to convert into a large guest double-bed, this room can also easily be turned into a bedroom. In the dining room, the bronze profile and glass joinery is framed by a subtly backlit tortoise shell and tiger eye mosaic, while exquisitely coloured brown glass chandelier pendants hang over the dining table. The interior design of the main living space focuses on maximising those incredible views of Hyde Park. Accents of bevelled glass relief on mirrors framing all the joinery add an Art Deco touch to the room. The modernist chandelier in the main living room is made from a collection of Brazilian rock crystals and bronze frame; the glow it emits visually increasing the ceiling height through its cut-outs. And at the entrance lobby, twin chandeliers designed with smoked quartz shards create a delicate quality of light, enhancing the ambience of the space. Through research, quality of materials, precision, and attention to detail all embodied perfectly in one property – making this Casa Forma project an outstanding example of considered, uncompromising and luxurious interior design.

174 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over ÂŁ100k

Company Name: Connie Robins Designs Website: Project Name: Hyde Park Private Residence Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— The client purchased this 3 bedroom apartment over looking Hyde park as a complete shell. Even as a shell I could see its potential with 4.8 meter ceiling heights in both the drawing room and master bedroom with over looking mezzanine areas. The brief was to create a stylish home for a young family in central London. Using a twist of modern and classic with a timeless yet glamorous elegance. With a tight deadline, from my first meeting in march 2011 the clients were fully moved in by January 2nd 2012. The requirements were high quality materials and finishes. Top Audio visual, security and lighting systems. They wanted a home to entertain formally as well as to be able to relax as a family. The family wanted a glamorous and rich feel throughout the property to entertain but to remain comfortable for family down time.


Company Name: Douglas Design Studio Website: Project Name: Naples Home Project Location: USA Design Practice Location: Canada

— Situated in Naples, Florida, this 7,067 sq. ft. property is home to a dynamic, well-traveled couple. Built on a generous pond overlooking a golf course, the sprawling structure comprises several discrete living areas connected by corridors, surrounded by courtyards and beautifully landscaped areas. One of the elements making this home unique is the extensive use of solid, hand-carved Syrian limestone throughout. Sourcing and purchasing the stone off-shore came with many challenges, as all cutting and carving were completed prior to shipping. Precise measurement and pre-planning were crucial to the success of the design. Interior design was thoughtfully harmonized with the architecture. A groin vaulted corridor was designed to provide access to the great room on the west side of the house and culminates at the entrance to the wine cellars iron grille. Working in tandem with an architect and decorator, our role as the interior designer was to sculpt the interior and detail intricate columns, arches, vaulted ceilings and tiles. The ceiling and limestone floor were carefully planned out so that lanterns hang directly over the complex laser etched medallions. The overall vision was to create a light, airy feel but also to bring warmth and richness into the space. Importance was placed on ‘bringing the outside in’ throughout the home, revealing the beautiful courtyard, water features and tropical foliage. This concept was carried through to the master ensuite, where a walk-through rain shower allows for both an indoor and outdoor experience. Over the years, these §home-owners collected precious mementos and unique pieces from their travels. Their extensive collection includes a stunning French countryside copper bathtub, ceiling panels from Thailand mounted as art, an antique gold-leafed Buddha and 19th century French walnut “encoignures” armoires.

176 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over £100k

Company Name: The Studio Harrods Website: Project Name: Chester Penthouse Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— The exclusive interior design of this luxury penthouse apartment is showcased through a cool palette of soft metallics with hints of purple in rich fabrics and finishes offering all that you could wantin a sophisticated London residence. In a prime location with access to the shopping areas of London’s Sloane Street and the King’s Road, this penthouse apartment sits in a tranquil setting at the foot of Chelsea Bridge on the river Thames. The large three-bedroom luxury residence with spacious openplan living features cleverly zoned areas within the main space to provide a sumptuous reception, contemporary formal dining and an impressive kitchen, including a relaxed space for breakfast. All of the bedrooms offer tailored design and layers of beautifully selected furnishings, with the added convenience of walkin wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms.


Company Name: Honky Website: w Project Name: Trafalgar Square Apartment Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— One of Trafalgar Square’s most recognizable landmarks, The Canadian Pacific building was constructed as the London Headquarters of the eponymous North American railway, hotel and steamship company. Built to an extremely high standard and faced with Portland Stone, the building and its clock tower have been familiar to generations of visitors to London’s most famous square. Overlooking the 57 acres that constitute St. James’s park, London’s oldest Royal park; The Penthouse at Trafalgar One also enjoys uninterrupted views past Nelson’s Column across London’s premier square to the National Gallery and the his¬toric St. Martin in the Fields. Ideally located for the opera, theatre district, galleries and restaurants, Mayfair and the city; there can be few if any more remarkable locations for prime London property. Honky’s approach to the interior design offers luxury and sophisticated living at Trafalgar square’s finest residential address. Hand picked stones line the bathrooms while hand woven carpets cover bedroom floors. Dark stained oak joinery elements & detailing run throughout the whole space with con¬cealed, warm white lighting details. Introducing dark bronzes and tonally contrasting fabrics maintain the sophistication and elegance while visually brightening the scheme. Bespoke elements include a slatted timber partition in the entrance area. Simply to act as a separation between entrance and formal living areas while maintaining transparency without using translucent materials. Small gaps in-between vertical profiles filter natural light and provide visible references of the living area and exterior view as one enters the apartment from the elevator. Flashes of artificial light also filter through the tops of the profiles across the ceiling and floor on both sides. Other bespoke elements include full height upholstered wall paneling around the spiral staircase and upholstered paneling to the master bedroom walls. All hand crafted on site with specified fabrics to tone in with wallpapers and the stained oak

178 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over £100k

Company Name: Interior Design Philosophy - Jorge Canete Website: Project Name: It’s Voltaire’s fault Project Location: Switzerland Design Practice Location: Switzerland

— This highly ambitious project, which involved a castle built in 1725, was mainly concerned not with creating a “museum”, but rather with designing a modern interior. In other words, a contemporary approach was adopted to restructure and restore an eighteenth-century castle while respecting its true spirit, its historical roots and the “ghosts” that haunt it. The ultimate objective was to yield a cosy, warm atmosphere, with consideration for the size of the rooms and the height of the ceilings, a task that at first sight was difficult to achieve. Every inch of the dining room walls were covered with the 3,000 pages of Voltaire’s lesser-known theatrical works. Individually pinned to the wall, they invite closer scrutiny of the man, his ideas and words. A bust of Voltaire himself has been illuminated in the form of a lamp and the keys of the château dangle magically from the light suspended over the table.


Company Name: Kris Lin Interior Design Website: Project Name: Woven Texture Project Location: China Design Practice Location: China

— As a designer, I always need to consider not only space design, but also how to do better in achieving theme of the design with application of different materials, especially texture of the material and how it looks like when it is applied in large area to the wall. Therefore, considering the characteristics of a material and developing new ways of application to achieve a new texture could be one of the sources of design inspiration.

180 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over £100k

Company Name: Lawson Robb Website: Project Name: Lyall Street Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Lawson Robb were appointed to carry out an Interior Architecture and Interior Design service for a new build property in Belgravia. This project demonstrates our ability to work as Lead Consultant as well as Interior Architect and Designer. This new build property had recently been refurbished however the client wanted to update the décor and layouts in line with his lifestyle. The client was abroad for the duration of the project and required our turnkey service to manage the project from concept through to completion. The property was to be the client’s principal residence and the interiors scheme was to feel homely, yet elegant and understated. The client wanted an interiors scheme that would work with his varied artwork collection. A classic and contemporary style was developed using his favourite colours of chocolates, creams, tobacco and taupe. He traveled extensively and also worked from home, so needed the space to be flexible to allow for meetings and entertaining. The client required a “wellness” space with sauna, steam and gym space. We took a somewhat radical but commercially successful view by remodeling the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms on the top floor, to create the wellness area. Although a new build, the façade of the property has been designed sympathetically to the surrounding buildings and looks like it could be 200 years old. The interior had a contemporary feel and we created a classic modern and timeless design working sympathetically with the building and the clients taste. Attention was given to maximizing natural light and intelligent sequencing from basement to roof top.


Company Name: Mario Bolivar Website: Project Name: Isla De Fuego Project Location: Mexico Design Practice Location: Mexico

— The house that was built 10 years ago in an influence Mediterranean style was acquired by a young couple a year ago. The new owners a Mexican couple, he in his mids forties and she in her lates thirstiest, wanted to turn the house over a more contemporary style. The house stood on an acre of land overlooking the Nichupte lagoon, and is built in two story featuring 16000 square feet 4 bedrooms , 7.5 bathrooms, plus staff quarters. 2 swimming pools and 2 kitchens.Hurricane proof windows were Installed to protect the house from the every year storm seasons in that Caribbean zone. “Isla de fuego” is a property located in Isla Dorada, a private gated community, in Cancun Mexican Caribbean.

182 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over £100k

Company Name: Oliver Burns Website: Project Name: Walpole Mayfair Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— Walpole Mayfair, Oliver Burns’ most recent prestigious development, is located on Arlington Street, London SW1, opposite The Ritz London and next to The Wolseley. Launched in May last year, it comprises an exquisite collection of five beautifully designed, turn-key apartments. Built in the early 18th Century, Walpole Mayfair was originally the home of Britain’s first and longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole and his son Horace, eminent patron of the arts and man of letters. As a result of its distinguished heritage, it has since been awarded blue plaque status. We located, appraised, and negotiated the acquisition of this high profile site and are responsible for the project from conception to completion, including the design, development and marketing. Due to the listed status of the building and its illustrious history, it was imperative that we mould our designs to adhere to certain parameters in order to preserve its historical feel and its original structure. The internal brief that we created to guide us through the project centred around working with the ‘fabric’ of the building to create five luxurious apartments that are a thoughtful modern interpretation of traditional values. Elegance, proportion and symmetry were key to the Georgian style, which underpinned and informed the design direction that we took. Neutral palettes are accented with Georgian colours throughout and marble and natural stones are used along with bespoke archived wallpapers from the period. Crucial to the plan for Walpole Mayfair was ensuring that the design was sensitive to the building’s history. We worked closely with conservation and other key stakeholders to preserve any remaining original architecture and reinstated a variety of period features such as fireplaces and intricate cornicing, which has ensured that the overall feel marries the period with present day, complementing the discerning history of the building.


Company Name: Powell & Bonnell Website: Project Name: Artful Aerie Project Location: Toronto, Canada Design Practice Location: Canada

— The client’s desire for a minimalist gallery-like home to showcase his ever-expanding collection of contemporary art transforms a traditionally decorated 2-storey penthouse. Having worked with the client on previous projects, the designers were aware of one unspoken requirement: A home designed for ease of operation and unrestricted access. Several years prior the client had suffered a severe stroke limiting his mobility. His recovery was miraculous, and while he could manage most everything, it now just took a little longer. On the client’s insistence for absolute discretion, nothing could appear as if it had been adjusted to accommodate his physical needs. Stripped to its bones, the residence was cleansed of its overzealous ornamentation. Doors were moved or eliminated, wide openings narrowed and windows forfeited to create wall space critical to accommodate his amassed collection. Interior detailing was kept to a minimum. Recessed automated screens used throughout offer maximum light control and a muted presence. Recessed and semi-recessed lighting provides the utmost flexibility and precise lighting conditions for each work of art. In combination with a neutral palette these considerations ensure all eyes lead to the cherished collection. Seamless integration is found throughout the home allowing for maximum comfort and facility without appearing as special needs. The unobtrusive handrail, integrated into both sides of the sinuous staircase, appears as a sculptural element yet is designed expressly to conform to the client’s limited grasp. Uniformity of the surface planes was established in all areas of the home in order to minimize tripping hazards; thresholds therefore are flush throughout. Knurled floor to ceiling grab bars are strategically placed to read as bold architectural details rather than functional necessities, and custom seating is designed to be sufficiently firm and upright to address the client’s specific requirements without being readily apparent. With no detail too small to escape attention, this home beautifully exhibits and highlight’s the client’s contemporary collection while intelligently camouflaging the requirements necessary to meet his immediate physical needs.

184 SBID International Design Awards 2013

Over £100k

Company Name: Soucie Horner, Ltd Website: Project Name: Parkside Transition Project Location: USA Design Practice Location: USA

— Pre-war pedigree meets liveable chic in this 2,500 square foot New York apartment, sited above the tree tops lining Manhattan’s venerable Park Avenue. Home to avid art collectors whose acquisitions include a Milton Avery painting and a piece commissioned by Zebedee Jones, this one-time warren of heavily ornamented rooms – classic examples of Upper East Side formality – was gutted from floor to ceiling to usher in a new era of contemporary connectivity. Gone are the compartmentalized spaces, fussy millwork and trims, and dated finishes. Thoughtfully transformed over a twelve-month period into an oasis of clean urban style, the apartment’s newly open floor plan is united by hushed, monochromatic decor that allows a distinguished collection of art and accessories – the apartment’s only sources of color - to take center stage. Likewise, quietly dramatic furnishings in a combination of low profile and sculptural silhouettes – many custom crafted – further direct attention toward the owners’ carefully curated collection of art. Yet make no mistake: while the design team eschewed abundant adornment, they enthusiastically embraced lavish use of exceptional materials. From the cashmere rug that grounds an array of welcoming seating in the living room to the apartment’s high gloss, white lacquered walls and a powder room enveloped in silver leafbacked glass, this home defines the term quiet luxury. And yet – it is a home, not a museum, which is why the overarching goal of the apartment’s design was to provide a comfortable, comforting environment in which the owners could live, entertain, and raise their family.


Company Name: Zephyr Interiors Website: Project Name: Boutique Mews House Project Location: UK Design Practice Location: UK

— A bespoke luxury interior & lighting design including a complete reconfiguration & refurbishment of a converted London mews building of four flats returned to two single dwellings. The major building works doubled the total floor area with the addition of a second floor & a basement allowing further space for both enhanced living & innovative Interior design. A boutique style home, great for entertaining guests. The key was to be inviting, uncluttered but not minimal, connecting the closed off spaces as much as possible to give the feeling of continued space. We drew attention away from the characteristically narrow & smaller scale of typical mews properties with the creative design of over scaled elements such as the visually imposing double height bookcase. This connected the living & dining area as one large entertaining space and gave the property a dynamic sense of scale & added cohesion in these two important living areas. The bespoke copper-bronze metal background to the floating wood & Perspex shelving allows light to reflect beautifully on both the displayed objects & into the room. A large suite feel to the Master was desired. So we situated it on its own floor, with an impressive entrance. Wall to wall glass screens & full height door fitted with customised louvered shutters. Designed with the notion of allowing as much light into the suite when desired, & to continue the feeling of space beyond the bedroom into the stairwell, where a large piece of art hangs – beautifully framing the bedroom view. Floor to ceiling three panelled doors were designed to give each room an increased sense of scale. Doors finished in warm, brown oak with a recessed lightbronzed metal inlay around each panel. Ironmongery selected in bespoke finishes to decorate the door in dark bronze & brushed brass with a dark brown leather rose insert for added detail. Exquisite furniture & fittings designed bespoke to the space contributed to the individuality of the design, vintage inspired, upholstered & finished in luxurious leathers, bronzed metals, exotic woods & sensual suedes. Sleek, brushed dark bronze skirting, fitted with precision & designed so as not to intrude in to the space, adding a graphic contrast that frames & outlines the hallways, stairs & rooms.

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Blainey North Blainey North is a design studio specialising in prestigious environments for luxury hotels, exclusive residences and bespoke commercial and retail projects. Blainey is passionate about connecting ideas from the design disciplines of fashion, film and the visual arts, creating a unique language and timeless aesthetic whilst still redefining and pushing the conceptual boundaries of modern design. Through a rigorous, holistic approach to each design and a meticulous attention to detail the Blainey North studio is rapidly becoming recognised internationally for their refined portfolio of work and committed, professional approach to each project undertaken. Studio expertise: Architecture, Interior Design, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Interior Styling, Art Consultancy, Custom Furniture & Lighting Design, Custom Carpet Design. Chroma Chroma is Great Britain’s largest supplier of totally bespoke designer flooring solutions. Handmade rugs, broadloom carpets, rubber and wood are meticulously manufactured to your exact specification to enhance and complement any interior scheme. We work alongside designers and interior architects, to source just the right colours, aesthetic appearance and textures. We provide a colour matching service that can identify and match any colour spectrum. We also care about people and the environment, making sure that all our products are ethically manufactured and sustainably sourced. Our proven track record and industry experience means no other flooring supplier can give you more.

Supporters Directory Grangewood Grangewood, a family owned business, established in 1992, has evolved into one of London’s premier building contractors, delivering the highest quality refurbishment, fit-out, new build and basement extension projects throughout London’s Luxury Residential Marketplace. Core values of Integrity, diligence and uncompromising quality continue to underpin the delivery of projects. Our independent flexible, pro-active approach is supported by some of the best operational and commercial expertise within the marketplace. We are able to combine luxury, style and elegance, all in line with our clients’ aspirations. Our continued investment in skill sets ensures we deliver quality that goes beyond our clients’ expectations. Intarya Intarya is an award-winning design studio based in London, offering high end interior design, interior architecture and bespoke furniture to a discerning clientele with projects worldwide. Daniel Kostiuc and his team of interior designers and architects boast a varied portfolio that demonstrates their experience in the luxury residential market and a commitment to delivering timeless interiors. Intarya is known for truly understanding their clients’ needs, helping them create homes that are beautiful, practical and can be enjoyed for many years. Interface Hospitality Interface Hospitality is a new, dedicated hospitality offering from Interface, the worldís largest modular carpet manufacturer and an environmental pioneer. Interface Hospitality challenges hotels and interior designers to think differently ñ to embrace a new flooring concept and move away from tradition. It offers a range of stylish, sustainable and fully customisable carpet tiles that allow total creative freedom. Available in an array of colours, patterns and textures, and with innovations such as Planks (a new rectangular format), Interface Hospitality products enable hotels to create unique spaces where guests will want to spend time. So whatever your design vision, Interface Hospitality can help you bring it to life.

Interior ID Interior ID is a premium quality joinery company which specialises in working with architects, interior designers and construction professionals to develop initial ideas, design, manufacture, test and install bespoke fitted interiors including designer furniture, leather, fabrics, glass and metal work. They specialise in fitted furniture including bedrooms, kitchens and wardrobes and pride themselves in exhibiting an exquisite eye for detail. The company was established by Bernd and Johann Radaschitz, the fourth generation of an Austrian family working as cabinet makers since 1923. Both trained in interior design and cabinet making in Austria, Italy and London. The two principals work closely with clients to ensure the delivery of excellent bespoke interior solutions and are experienced in working with the most demanding of projects. Interisoft Interisoft is the UK distributor and developer for InteriCAD, visualisation software for interior designers and architects to transform project concepts into spectacular visuals. Also in the Interisoft stable is KD Max specifically developed for the kitchen industry and Ceramic King designed for the bathroom and tiling industries. All these different solutions share common features such as ease of use, speed of process and a huge variety of output formats including exceptionally high quality renders and fully rendered animations. The designer has complete control of lighting schemes, materials and finishes and has access to an extensive library of on trend, relevant models. Maison & Objet The headline gathering for home-fashion, MAISON &OBJET is lauded for its 360 degree offer. The perfect platform for the art of living, the show fuses business and design. It helps facilitate encounters, speed up business and shed light on new strategies, working as an indispensable professional crossroads that draws its inspirational strengths from Paris. Luxury, craftsmanship, design & avant-garde. MAISON&OBJET and the City of Light: one-of-a-kind DNA! Natuzzi Natuzzi is Italyís largest furniture manufacturer and one of the leading names in leather upholstery. For over 50 years the global brand has been dedicated to exceptional design and Italian craftsmanship, producing beautiful furniture without any compromise on comfort. The extensive product range exudes beauty, style and quality and includes chic sofas, comfortable armchairs, contemporary dining tables, statement lamps and accessories. The products come in a variety of styles, configurations and colours to fit individual needs and desires. All designs have been conceived to perfectly complement each other to allow you to create a harmonious total look for the living room. Vessel Gallery Vessel is a store-cum-gallery based in Notting Hill, London. We aim to be a modern Mecca for all those who appreciate good design & beauty in their life, both to look at and to use. The best contemporary glass and ceramic pieces available have been sourced globally. Here you can view a taster selection of our ranges which cover iconic Scandinavian functional design, (Hackman, Stelton, Iittala, Orrefors, Arabia), flamboyant, collectible Italian art glass (Venini, Salviati, Arcade), plus the best of home grown talent. Wools of New Zealand Wools of New Zealand provide wool with integrity to partners around the world who use it to create interior textiles of remarkable quality and integrity via the Laneve brand. The company is owned by the New Zealand farmers who grow the wool and who take real pride in working with nature to provide fibre for some of the worldís most stylish interiors. The company provides everything from the wool itself to colour and style forecasting and even design some of the Laneve product ranges from its Centre of Wool Excellence in Yorkshire UK.


Design Excellence 2013  

The SBID International Design Awards Book

Design Excellence 2013  

The SBID International Design Awards Book