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Office Furniture

All types of furniture, including tables and desks, chairs and sofas, beds, storage and shelving, are eligible for this category. Products can be for contract or domestic markets.

The judges will be looking for excellent design, innovation and a concern for sustainability.

Submissions are invited to two subcategories:

Office furniture – desks, chairs and storage

 

Furniture

All types of furniture, including tables and desks, chairs and sofas, beds, storage and shelving, are eligible for this category. Products can be for contract or domestic markets.

The judges will be looking for excellent design, innovation and a concern for sustainability.

Submissions are invited to two subcategories:

Furniture - for public areas, hospitality installations and homes

 

 

Kitchen and Bathroom Fittings

This category covers fittings for kitchens or bathrooms, from basins, ovens and refrigerators to baths, toilets and bidets. Individual products or entire bathroom suites and kitchens may be entered and they can be aimed at contract or domestic markets.

The judges will be looking for excellent design, innovation and durability.

 

 

Lighting Products

This category includes interior and exterior lighting products. It covers everything from free-standing desk lamps and decorative lighting to integrated lighting systems.

The judges will be looking for excellent design, innovation and evidence of energy-efficiency.

 

 

Surfaces

We are looking for exciting new ways to cover walls and floors, from wallpaper and tiling to carpets, rugs and composite flooring. Products can be for either contract or domestic markets.

Key features should include excellent design, innovative materials, durability, sustainability and ease of maintenance and cleaning.

 

 

Grand Prix

The judges will revisit the winners of each of the product categories and vote for the project they deem to be the best in show. This category not be entered directly.

 

Emerging Interiors practice Of The Year

This award is open to any interior design practice or department that has been established for less than five years. It will be awarded to the practice that demonstrates its devotion to raising the bar for interior design, in terms of creative quality, materials innovation and social appropriateness.

Entrants are invited to submit a cross-section of their work completed since 1 July 2017. The judges will be looking for evidence of all-round excellence, regardless of the size of the practice and particular areas of expertise.

 

 

Grand Prix

The judges will revisit the winners of each of the interiors categories and vote for the project they deem to be the best in show. This category can not be entered directly.

 

Interiors Practice Of The Year

This award is open to any interior design practice, individual or department that has been established for five or more years. It will be awarded to the practice that demonstrates its devotion to raising the bar for interior design, in terms of creative quality, materials innovation and social appropriateness.

Entrants are invited to submit a cross-section of their work completed since 1 July 2017. The judges will be looking for evidence of all-round excellence, regardless of the size of the practice and particular areas of expertise.

 

The way we work is changing. Hot-desking is becoming the norm in some companies, with home-working and co-working growing apace, particularly among small, independent operators.

Submissions may be made into each of two subcategories:

 

Corporate Offices

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Studios, Co-working Spaces and Home Office

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Transport systems and hubs are improving worldwide as countries and cities upgrade their infrastructure. Competition for customers among individual operators, from airlines to ferry companies, is meanwhile placing interior design more central to their businesses.

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials, lighting aspects and signage/information systems.

Submissions may be made into each of the two subcategories:

 

 

Conveyance Interiors

Including trains, boats, planes, buses, cars and commercial vehicles.

 

Transport Hubs

Including airports, stations and terminal concourses, ticket offices.

 

Despite the horror stories from the high street, retailers and brands are increasingly using design to enhance customers’ experience in-store to balance the dominance of online shopping in some markets. We are looking at retail in its broadest sense, including independent shops, chain stores, department stores, financial services hubs, travel agencies, salons, pop-ups and so on.

 

Submissions may be made into each of four subcategories:

 

 

Visual Merchandising

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Chain Stores, Department Stores, Supermarkets, Concessions and Pop-Ups

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Independent Shops or Small Chains

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

We are looking here for residential interiors that respond to their particular context and surroundings. They need to be appropriate for the person living there, but have an enduring quality that transcends fashion.

 

Submissions may be made into each of two subcategories:

 

 

One-off Homes, Large and Small

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

 

Residential Developments

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

 

This umbrella category covers permanent and temporary environments and one-off events.

 

Submissions may be made into each of three subcategories:

 

 

Sports Stadiums and Sports Centres

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Spas, Health Clubs and Gyms

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

Cinemas, Theatres and Music Venues

Submissions should include details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials or lighting aspects.

 

 

We have brought together categories from previous years under the hospitality umbrella.

 

There may be crossovers within hospitality projects, but submissions may be made into each of two subcategories:

 

 

Hotels, Bed-and-Breakfast Facilities and Other Overnight Accommodation

Bars, restaurants, clubs and cafes

Submissions should give details of the project, highlighting any particular design features, materials, lighting or special effects.

 

Healthcare and wellbeing are growing social concerns. Though hygiene remains key, designers are looking beyond the clinical approach to health environments to create more welcoming spaces that are also better places in which to work.

Submissions should include details of the interiors, highlighting any particular design features, materials and lighting.

Submissions may be made to each of two subcategories

 

Residential Care Homes

Hospitals and Clinics

All interiors categories include pop-ups, temporary installations and kiosks, as well as fixed facilities. Where a category is subdivided into subcategories– for example, Hospitality and Leisure and Entertainment - please state which subcategory you are entering.​

 

Cultural Venues

We are looking for the best experiences for visitors to concert halls, museums, galleries and the like and the permanent and temporary exhibitions they offer.

Submissions should include an outline of the interiors, highlighting any particular design features, materials, lighting and special effects.

 

Learning

We are looking at learning in its broadest sense. The category covers formal educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities. But it also includes research centres, libraries and training facilities.  It combines both public and private sector facilities.

 

Submissions should include details of the interiors, highlighting any particular design features, materials and lighting.

 

 

Branding and Wayfinding

This category is about helping people find their way around. It includes branding and signage for building interiors, campuses, precincts, workplace complexes, exhibitions and kiosks and installations by brands and retail concessions.

 

Submissions should include details of naming, if appropriate, the wayfinding strategy, physical signing, and any related marketing collateral.

 

 

Experiential Design

Technology is changing our expectations of spaces and facilities and the way we experience them. We are looking for the best use of lighting, audio visual and visual effects for brands, cultural venues, theatre productions, exhibitions and retail, including trade show stands and installations by brands.

 

Submissions should give details of the project and its context, highlighting and explaining in simple terms the technologies used and the impact they had.

 

 

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