Australian projects win at 2017 World Interiors News Awards

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:

Bars

Shortlisted

The Waiting Room, Crown Tower Perth – Bates Smart

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

Moby 3143 by Golden.

Moby 3143 by Golden.

Image: Sharyn Cairns

Cafes

Winner

Moby 3143 – Golden

Shortlisted

Higher Ground ­– Design Office

The Penny DropGolden

Middletown Café – Studio Tate

Jackalope by Carr.

Jackalope by Carr.

Image: Sharyn Cairns

Hotels

Winner

Jackalope – Carr

Restaurants

Shortlisted

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.

The Sum of Us by Golden.

Image: Sharyn Cairns

Leisure or entertainment venues

Winner

Sum of Us – Golden

Museum or exhibition spaces

Shortlisted

The CalyxPTW Architects

Residential interiors

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors.

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors.

Image: Mark Roper

Winner

Armadale Residence – Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors

Shortlisted

Hampton Penthouse – Golden

Cliftop House – Hare and Klein

Residential development interiors

Shortlisted

35 Spring Street – Bates Smart

Opera Residences Marketing Suite – Make Architects

Retail interiors greater than 200 square metres

Shortlisted

The Istanbul Butcher – Dreamtime Australia

Workspace interiors greater than 10,000 square metres

Sky Central by Hassell.

Sky Central by Hassell.

Image: Hufton and Crow

Winner

Sky Central Workspace – Hassell

Workspace interiors less than 10,000 square metres

Shortlisted

PDG Corporation Head Office – Studio Tate

Furniture

Shortlisted

SP01 Indoor Collection – SP01

Interior practice of the year

Shortlisted

Genesin

Emerging interior practice of the year

Winner

Tom Mark Henry

Shortlisted

Studio Gram

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