From bold decadence to understated sophistication, the creativity and innovation of Australian interiors continue to marvel and delight design communities around the world. We are constantly in awe of the projects we see each and every year from local design studios!
The Australian Interior Design Awards rewards these boundary-pushing projects. Alongside outstanding residential projects, the program showcases distinguished designs across private and commercial sectors including projects in hospitality, workplaces, retail and public design. In addition to these diverse, functional spaces, the jury awards accolades for sustainability, design impact and rising stars. It really is the Golden Globes of interior design!
This year’s entries represented a focus on everyday experiences within design, with careful attention paid to functionality and exceptional craftsmanship. On Friday night via live stream (!) the winners were announced… and projects that did away with conventionality and brought boundary-pushing design to the table won big!
YSG (formerly Amber Road) took out the top honours of the night with their unbelievable Budge Over Dover project, which received the awards for Residential Design and Residential Decoration. The project was praised for the synergy between the interior architecture and incorporating existing materials and textures into its styling. These significant wins reward Yasmine Ghoniem’s impressive achievements in the Australian industry.
Exciting newcomers Fowler + Ward took out the Emerging Interior Design Practice accolade, with particular focus on their Bourke Street Apartment. With several successful projects in commercial, retail and residential spaces under its belt, the two-year old practice is certainly one to watch.
Congratulations to all the winners and commended projects in this year’s awards!
You can find more information on the Australian Interior Design Awards 2020 winners, commendations and shortlisted projects across all categories here.