Celebrating excellence in interior design innovation – 2016 results announced
The 2016 Australian Interior Design Awards were announced on 10 June at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, where more than 500 interior designers and architects gathered for the celebration dinner.
The awards have been recognizing excellence in Australian interior design innovation for thirteen years. There are categories for Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Workplace Design, Public Design, Installation Design, Residential Design, Residential Decoration, Emerging Interior Design Practice, Interior Design Impact and Sustainability Advancement.
This year, an apartment in Darling Point, Sydney by Chenchow Little received the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design, plus a Residential Design Award. “Darling Point Apartment is an inspirational piece of interior design that is both innovative and excellent,” said the jury.
Once again the program recognized the transformative effect of design through the Award for Interior Design Impact. Two projects were honoured, The Commons by Breathe Architecture and the Queensland Museum Refurbishment by Cox Rayner Architects. “Each project has been embraced by users; positively impacted the wider community; embraced a business model to drive a positive design outcome and generate ongoing projects; achieved sustainability on environmental, social and fiscal levels; and created engaging spaces people want to be in,” said the jury.
The winners of the 2016 Australian Interior Design Awards are:
Premier Award for Australian Interior Design: Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little
Award for Interior Design Impact: The Commons by Breathe Architecture; Queensland Museum Refurbishment by Cox Rayner Architects
Sustainability Advancement Award: North Lakes Office Fitout by Nielsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture
Retail Design: 1888 Certified by TomMarkHenry
Hospitality Design: Alex Hotel by Arent&Pyke with Spaceagency
Public Design: Our Lady of the Assumption by BVN
Workplace Design: North Lakes Office Fitout – Nielsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins Architecture
Installation Design: My Zinc Bed/Blood Bank by Stukel Stone
Residential Decoration: Theodore Treehouse by Studiobird
Residential Design: Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT; Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little
Emerging Interior Design Practice: We Are Huntly
The Australian Interior Design Awards is presented by the Design Institute of Australia and Artichoke magazine.
This year’s generous corporate supporters are Forbo Flooring Systems, Dulux Australia, Business Interiors by Staples, The Laminex Group, Smeg, Space, Bespoke and Shape Group.
For full coverage see the Australian Interior Design Awards website and Artichoke magazine issue 55. australianinteriordesignawards.com