Australian projects win at 2017 World Interiors News Awards

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Moby 3143 by Golden.

Moby 3143 by Golden. Image: Sharyn Cairns

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Jackalope by Carr.

Jackalope by Carr. Image: Sharyn Cairns

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The Sum of Us by Golden.

The Sum of Us by Golden. Image: Sharyn Cairns

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Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors.

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors. Image: Mark Roper

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Sky Central by Hassell.

Sky Central by Hassell. Image: Hufton and Crow

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Australian interiors projects and practices have cleaned up at the World Interiors News (WIN) Awards in London, which reward the best interior architecture and design internationally in addition to product design.

Melbourne-based interiors practice Golden (formerly We Are Huntly) were victorious in two categories with its projects. The Sum of Us – a fitness studio in Prahran – won the Leisure or Entertainment Venues category.  “Carefully considered from the street […] the project’s subtle approach to design, taking inspiration from the iconography of pilates and yoga, compliments the historic nature of the existing property in a superb and coherent manner,” said the judges.

Golden also won the Cafes category with the interior of Moby 3143 in Melbourne’s Armadale, which demonstrated a “beautiful balance of detail precision with a restrained confidence that doesn’t shout too loud or try too hard.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Cafes category was dominated by Melbourne venues, with Higher Ground by Design Office, The Penny Drop by Golden and Middletown Café by Studio Tate all shortlisted.

Jackalope, by Carr, was named winner of the Hotels category, with what the judges called an “intense choreography of space.”

Sydney practice Tom Mark Henry, founded in 2014, was named Emerging Interior Practice of the Year, after being shortlisted for the accolade the previous year, while Adelaide-based Studio Gram made the shortlist.

Elsewhere in the awards, Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors took out the Residential Interiors category with Armadale Residence and Hassell won Workplace Interiors (greater than 10,000 square metres) with Sky Central Workplace.

The awards were judged by a panel that included Australians Rowan Lodge (head of retail design and development, Aesop), Billy Ip (principal and retail design leader, Woods Bagot) and Stephen Jones (Woods Bagot).

For the full list of winners, go here.

The full list of Australian winners below:



The Waiting Room, Crown Tower Perth – Bates Smart

M and G Café and Bar, The Gold Star Coast – Luchetti Krelle

Moby 3143 by Golden. Image:  Sharyn Cairns



Moby 3143 – Golden


Higher Ground ­– Design Office

The Penny DropGolden

Middletown Café – Studio Tate

Jackalope by Carr. Image:  Sharyn Cairns



Jackalope – Carr



Antica Pizzeria e Cucina – Genesin

Viet Next Door – Genesin

Banksii Vermouth Ba and Bistro – Luchetti Krelle

Level One – Studio Gram 

The Sum of Us by Golden. Image:  Sharyn Cairns

Leisure or entertainment venues


Sum of Us – Golden

Museum or exhibition spaces


The CalyxPTW Architects

Residential interiors

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors. Image:  Mark Roper


Armadale Residence – Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors


Hampton Penthouse – Golden

Cliftop House – Hare and Klein

Residential development interiors


35 Spring Street – Bates Smart

Opera Residences Marketing Suite – Make Architects 

Retail interiors greater than 200 square metres


The Istanbul Butcher – Dreamtime Australia 

Workspace interiors greater than 10,000 square metres

Sky Central by Hassell. Image:  Hufton and Crow


Sky Central Workspace – Hassell

Workspace interiors less than 10,000 square metres


PDG Corporation Head Office – Studio Tate



SP01 Indoor Collection – SP01

Interior practice of the year



Emerging interior practice of the year


Tom Mark Henry


Studio Gram




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