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Winners revealed: 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards

A “genuinely clever” design for a Sydney hair salon has won the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design at the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards, announced on Friday 31 May in Melbourne.

The jury said that the standard of the winners this year were high, “marked by an intellectual rigour and stylistic confidence.”

“The very best interiors exhibit a fearless design approach that pushes boundaries to reinvent typologies, experiment with spatial planning ad innovate the use experience.”

The jury said that the winner of the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design – George Livissianis for the hair salon Usfin – is a “fine example of where the Australian design industry is today.”

“This hair salon combines a genuinely clever concept with a daring aesthetic that’s memorable, to say the least.”

The 2019 jury for the Awards for Australian Interior Design comprised Angela Biddle (Scott Carver, New South Wales); Caroline Choker (ACME, New South Wales); Anthony Dickens (Hassell, Victoria); Peta Heffernan (Liminal Studio, Tasmania); Ingrid Richards (Richards and Spence Architects, Queensland); Sonia Simpfendorfer (Nexus Designs, Victoria); Koichi Takada (Koichi Takada Architects, New South Wales); and Kieran Wong (The Fulcrum Agency, Western Australia).

The jury for the Award for Interior Design Impact comprised Geraldine Maher (Jackson Interiors), Sonia Simpfendorfer (Nexus Designs, Victoria), and Kieran Wong (The Fulcrum Agency, Western Australia).

The winners of the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards are:

Premier Award for Australian Interior Design

UsfinGeorge Livissianis

Award for Interior Design Impact

Our Lady of the AssumptionBVN

Sustainability Advancement Award

Arup MelbourneHassell partnered with Arup

Retail Design

UsfinGeorge Livissianis

Hospitality Design

United Places Botanic Gardens South YarraCarr

Public Design

Waltzing Matilda CentreCox Architecture

Workplace Design

BVN Sydney StudioBVN

Installation Design

Escher ✕ Nendo: Between Two WorldsNational Gallery of Victoria and Nendo

Residential Decoration

Under the TreeArent and Pyke

Residential Design

Oak House Kennedy Nolan

Edsall StreetRitz and Ghougassian

Emerging Interior Design Practice

Pierce Widera

Best of State

See the Best of State Award winners here.

Commendations

See the commended projects here.

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

Australian Interior Design Awards thanks its sponsors: Dulux Australia, Elton Group, Space Furniture, Smeg, The Laminex Group, Novas and Oblica, with Denfair as jury host.

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