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Entries now Open for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

Australia’s leading design professionals are now invited to enter their most inspiring design projects in the 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards.



BY Tess Ritchie

January 6th, 2015


Co-­presented by the Design Institute of Australia, designEX and Artichoke magazine, the Australian Interior Design Awards have been recognising the innovative thinking and visionary solutions of Australia’s design industry since the program’s establishment in 2004.

Register online at www.australianinteriordesignawards.com. Entries can be submitted online until Friday 12 February 2015.

“Australia’s design community has established itself as a real source of innovative interiors projects. Each year, the Australian Interior Design Awards give us an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work of Australian design practices, both established firms and emerging talents,” says event manager Jacinta Reedy.

This year, the Australian Interior Design Awards welcomes an exciting new category – the Award for Interior Design Impact. This award will recognise the significant influence of interior design on the business, social, human resource, environmental and/or cultural outcomes of a project. Entrants will be asked to demonstrate the ways in which key organisational measures – such as profit, sales, and client and staff retention – have been positively impacted by the application of great interior design. Projects recognised through this award will be exemplars of professionally executed design strategies.

“Leading organisations recognise that design is an investment. Good design is good for business. The role of the Australian Interior Design Awards has always been to champion the value of good design,” says Ms Reedy. “The Award for Interior Design Impact will be the most prestigious and respected accolade of its kind, relying on empirical data as a fundamental selection criteria.”

In addition to the Award for Interior Design Impact, the program recognizes achievement across the whole spectrum of interior design practice. Categories in this year’s awards include the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design, Sustainability Advancement, Emerging Interior Design Practice, Residential Design, Residential Decoration, Retail Design, Hospitality Design, Workplace Design, Public Design, Installation Design, Best of State for Commercial Design, Best of State for Residential Design and Best International Design.

Once again, the Awards will be judged by experienced practitioners. This year’s jury comprises Dan Cox, Carr Design Group (Vic); Hamish Guthrie, Hecker Guthrie (Vic); Genevieve Lilley, Genevieve Lilley Architects (Tas); Robyn Lindsey, Geyer (Vic); Geraldine Maher, Jackson Interiors (Vic); Sarah-­‐Jane Pyke, Arent & Pyke (NSW); Brenton Smith, Bates Smart (NSW); and Hamilton Wilson, Wilson Architects (Qld). John Gersakis, InfoActiv (Vic), is the Sustainability Advisor, and Joanne Cys, Associate Professor in Interior Architecture at the University of South Australia is the Jury Convenor.

The Australian Interior Design Awards are supported by some of Australia’s leading suppliers, including Forbo Flooring Systems, Dulux, Laminex, Smeg, Space, and Bespoke, with ISIS as jury host and The Hatton as accommodation partner.

Key dates:
Entries open—11 November 2014 Entries close—12 February 2015
Shortlist published online—Friday 13 March 2015 Winners announced—Friday 15 May
Winner published online – Monday 18 May

To register online, go to www.australianinteriordesignawards.com


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