The Society of British Interior Design (SBID) has unveiled the shortlist for its prestigious 2012 International Design Awards. The competition recieved entries from both leading brands and established designers to new talent and artisans from over 27 countries on all five continents.
The Contract sector shortlist boasts well known projects such as the Bentley Head Office in Crewe by FutureBrand and London Roca Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid. Other international projects include the Hyundai Business Centre in Korea, Mercedes Benz Autohaus by Studio Lux in the USA, Edelman PR Canadian offices by Bartlett & Associates and the Beauty Hall in John Lewis Department Store by GP Studio. Contract products include designs by international brands Beltrami, Dornbracht, and Loewe.
In the Residential sector, SBID received an array of stunning, expertly designed projects, from a Notting Hill private residence by Linley, Villa Romana in Côte d'Azur, France by Hill House Interiors, to an apartment refurbishment from New Zealand interior architecture firm Encompass Ideas, a private residence in Doha, Qatar by London based Katherine Pooley and a Chelsea Apartment by SHH Architects. Products were diverse and of high caliber, with submissions from Vitra, Luxurious Living, Caple and Abraham Moon & Sons among others.
Winners will be announced at a presentation in Milan on September 7, as part of the Buyers' Gala Dinner at Macef, the Italys oldest B2B trade Show. Winners will be presented with their trophies at a private event in London in November.
Photo: Courtesy of Roca