Winners revealed: 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards

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Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio.

Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio. Image: David Roche

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Paramount by The Office Space by Woods Bagot.

Paramount by The Office Space by Woods Bagot. Image: Trevor Mein

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First Peoples by Museums Victoria Design Studio.

First Peoples by Museums Victoria Design Studio. Image: Museums Victoria

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UQ Oral Health Centre by Cox Architecture.

UQ Oral Health Centre by Cox Architecture.

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Jac and Jack by George Livissianis.

Jac and Jack by George Livissianis. Image: Tom Ferguson

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Higher Ground by Design Office.

Higher Ground by Design Office. Image: Sean Fennessy

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Studio Five by PTID.

Studio Five by PTID. Image: Carl Matkin and Kim Aleksandrowicz

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The EDG Office by Archer Office.

The EDG Office by Archer Office. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Frasers Property Australia Head Office by BVN.

Frasers Property Australia Head Office by BVN. Image: Brett Boardman

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Egyptian Mummies by Studioplusthree.

Egyptian Mummies by Studioplusthree. Image: Brett Boardman

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A Private Residence by SJB.

A Private Residence by SJB. Image: Anson Smart

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Darling Point Apartment by Brad Schwartz Architects.

Darling Point Apartment by Brad Schwartz Architects. Image: Katherine Lu

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Ambition, bravery and experiential design were the hallmarks of the winning projects in the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards.

“These projects brilliantly evoke, provoke and challenge, allowing everybody to have an opinion about the plan, furniture selection or functionality of space,” said the jury. The projects pushed boundaries with one project demonstrating “high-end application of a low-tech material,” while others expressed “dynamic symplicity” and “exquisite craftsmanship.”

More than 500 interior designers and architects gathered together for the awards announcement and celebration dinner. The awards have been recognizing excellence in Australian interior design innovation for 14 years, through a unique collaboration between founding partners the Design Institute of Australia and Artichoke magazine..

The awards program celebrates interior design excellence across seven primary categories: Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Workplace Design, Public Design, Installation Design, Residential Design and Residential Decoration.

On the 2017 jury for the Awards for Australian Interior Design were Sonda Banney (Architectus), Elizabeth Carpenter (FJMT Studio), Amanda Stanaway (Woods Bagot), Mark Simpson (DesignOffice), Nick Travers (Techne Architecture + Interior Design), Tony Chenchow (Chenchow Little), Sophia Leopardi (Williams Burton Leopardi) and Fiona Lynch (Fiona Lynch), with jury convenor Joanne Cys (University of South Australia). 

The awards presentation on Friday 9 June at the Glasshouse in Melbourne also included the announcement of the winners of the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design, Sustainability Advancement Award, Best of State Awards for Commercial Design and Residential Design, the Emerging Interior Design Practice Award, Best International Design and the Award for Interior Design Impact.

The jury for the Award for Interior Design Impact comprised Geraldine Maher (Jackson Interiors), Roger Poole (Roger Poole Architects), Sue Wittenoom (The Soft Build) and the late Madeline Lester (Madeline Lester and Associates). 

The winners of the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards are:

Premier Award for Australian Interior Design
Indigo Slam – Smart Design Studio

Award for Interior Design Impact
Paramount by The Office Space – Woods Bagot
First Peoples – Museums Victoria Design Studio

Sustainability Advancement Award
UQ Oral Health Centre – Cox Architecture

Retail Design
Jac and Jack – George Livissianis 

Hospitality Design
Higher Ground – Design Office

Public Design
Studio Five – PTID

Workplace Design
The EDG Forum – Archer Office

Frasers Property Australia Head Office – BVN

Installation Design
Egyptian Mummies – Studioplusthree

Residential Decoration
A Private Residence – SJB

Residential Design
Indigo Slam – Smart Design Studio

Emerging Interior Design Practice
Brad Swartz Architects

Best of State
Commercial Design and Residential Design

Commendations
See the commended projects here.

View all the winners and commendations on the Australian Interior Design Awards website.

The Australian Interior Design Awards thanks its sponsors: Dulux AustraliaBusiness InteriorsForbo Flooring SystemsSmegThe Laminex Group,  Space Furniture and Bespoke Careers, with Denfair as jury host. 


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