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Press kit - Press release - WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News

WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced

Brighton, United Kingdom

World Interiors News

Brighton, United Kingdom, 2016-08-05 -

Following a week of enthusiastic and dynamic jury sessions in London, WIN is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Hospitality categories including: Restaurants, Cafés, Bars and Hotels. These results are also published on our website WorldInteriorsNews.com


The judging panel for the Restaurants and Cafés categories was leading industry experts:


  • David Abrahamovitch (DA) – CEO & Co-Founder, Grind & Co 
  • Go Sujimoto (GS) – Co-Founder, Jump Studios 
  • James Dilley (JD) – Head of Hospitality and Interior Design, Jestico + Whiles 
  • Federico Toresi (FT) – Director, Aedas 


The judging panel for the Hotels and Bars categories was leading industry experts:


  • María Arboledas (MA) - Vice President Projects, NH Hotel Group 
  • Charlie North (CN) – Creative Director, Ennismore
  • Lisa Grape (LG) - Head of Interior & Partner, white arkitekter AB 
  • James Twomey (JT) – Director, ReardonSmith Architects;
  • Peter Joehnk (PJ) – Co- Managing Director, JOI-Design


Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted, we received outstanding entries across both categories making the judges' decision ever more difficult.


The winners for each category be announced at an event at the end of the year, further details will be announced in due course. 

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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design -  WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: The Bridge Diner by SHH Architects and Interior Designers (United Kingdom)<br><br>To deliver a more innovative offer, ExCeL London’s catering partner Levy Restaurants UK worked with SHH Architects &amp; Interior Designers to design food outlets grouped under a number of new bespoke brands. The main concept behind the design was to provide a retail catering strategy that offered a greater variety of choice, with interesting, modern spaces and a flexible food offer for different events. Positioned above the main boulevard, The Bridge Restaurant represents three offers, with a subtle “American-style” look and food choice with different price points and service styles offering a bar, take-away options and a premium table service restaurant.<br><br>‘We were aware of the challenging context of this restaurant in a necessarily generic and neutral background – an industrial shed that exists in a difficult part of town. That said, we felt that this project achieved a very high-level, upscale experience – somewhere you’d escape to, a refuge within the exhibition centre. A well-handled and sophisticated outcome for a challenging venue.’ JD<br>  - Photo credit: SHH Architects and Interior Designers
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: The Bridge Diner by SHH Architects and Interior Designers (United Kingdom)

To deliver a more innovative offer, ExCeL London’s catering partner Levy Restaurants UK worked with SHH Architects & Interior Designers to design food outlets grouped under a number of new bespoke brands. The main concept behind the design was to provide a retail catering strategy that offered a greater variety of choice, with interesting, modern spaces and a flexible food offer for different events. Positioned above the main boulevard, The Bridge Restaurant represents three offers, with a subtle “American-style” look and food choice with different price points and service styles offering a bar, take-away options and a premium table service restaurant.

‘We were aware of the challenging context of this restaurant in a necessarily generic and neutral background – an industrial shed that exists in a difficult part of town. That said, we felt that this project achieved a very high-level, upscale experience – somewhere you’d escape to, a refuge within the exhibition centre. A well-handled and sophisticated outcome for a challenging venue.’ JD
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;The German Gymnasium by Conran &amp; Partners (United Kingdom)&nbsp;<br><br>Conran &amp; Partners were commissioned to create a glamorous yet democratic contemporary European Grand Café, Bar and Restaurant to complement the newly invigorated King’s Cross master plan, and transform the Grade II-listed building into a unique destination. Our concept is a refined modern insertion within the existing building; a Bauhaus version of a European Grand Café.<br><br>‘The ground floor dining area, suffused with natural light which captures the building’s delicate silhouettes of cast steel columns and Victorian archways, makes an immediate impact. Two new contemporary black steel staircases symmetrically frame the space, adding drama and elegance.<br><br>Everyone was incredibly impressed by the opportunity of the existing building, at the same time understanding the challenges of the existing elements. The gallery, which has been exposed, is very restrained. On paper it shouldn’t work because it is only one table deep, but it does work as a proper gallery and vantage point. The composition of the seating creates very nice zones and the restrained palette is sympathetic to the existing building. A well-received project.’ JD<br> - Photo credit: Conran &amp; Partners
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: The German Gymnasium by Conran & Partners (United Kingdom) 

Conran & Partners were commissioned to create a glamorous yet democratic contemporary European Grand Café, Bar and Restaurant to complement the newly invigorated King’s Cross master plan, and transform the Grade II-listed building into a unique destination. Our concept is a refined modern insertion within the existing building; a Bauhaus version of a European Grand Café.

‘The ground floor dining area, suffused with natural light which captures the building’s delicate silhouettes of cast steel columns and Victorian archways, makes an immediate impact. Two new contemporary black steel staircases symmetrically frame the space, adding drama and elegance.

Everyone was incredibly impressed by the opportunity of the existing building, at the same time understanding the challenges of the existing elements. The gallery, which has been exposed, is very restrained. On paper it shouldn’t work because it is only one table deep, but it does work as a proper gallery and vantage point. The composition of the seating creates very nice zones and the restrained palette is sympathetic to the existing building. A well-received project.’ JD
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Dardenia Kemerburgaz by&nbsp;Alataş Architecture &amp; Consultancy (Turkey)<br><br>The design of both space and the brand was based on keeping it simple to form a neutral background for the colorful, spicy and delicious food produced by Dardenia. &nbsp;<br><br>Working with the simplicity, the aim was to create a multi-layered, transitional in visibility, transparent space; strengthening the relationship between all zones. This was also to emphasize the well-known brand value of Dardanel by exhibiting the professionalism and the meticulousness of the kitchen as a neat-working machine in a glass box.<br><br>‘We liked this from an architectural point of view. Bold structural interventions like exhibiting the kitchen in a glass box. There’s a ‘laboratory’ like feel to it, which is both interesting and original. The limited colour palette allows the colourful food to shine. Overall, a stunning project.’ GS - Photo credit: Alataş Architecture &amp; Consultancy
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Dardenia Kemerburgaz by Alataş Architecture & Consultancy (Turkey)

The design of both space and the brand was based on keeping it simple to form a neutral background for the colorful, spicy and delicious food produced by Dardenia.  

Working with the simplicity, the aim was to create a multi-layered, transitional in visibility, transparent space; strengthening the relationship between all zones. This was also to emphasize the well-known brand value of Dardanel by exhibiting the professionalism and the meticulousness of the kitchen as a neat-working machine in a glass box.

‘We liked this from an architectural point of view. Bold structural interventions like exhibiting the kitchen in a glass box. There’s a ‘laboratory’ like feel to it, which is both interesting and original. The limited colour palette allows the colourful food to shine. Overall, a stunning project.’ GS
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Eat Burger by Amber Road (Australia)<br><br>The 120 sq. m site was challenging. The modest (AUD) $180k budget, had to integrate a full bar, retro fit an existing commercial kitchen into proposed plans and sit forty plus patrons for indoor dining. The palette was derived from the property’s local beachside context. A sandy coloured formed concrete bar offset a wall of hand poured oceanic inspired plaster tiles for the bar back by an artist we commissioned. Fresh crisp white mosaics and a combination of American oak and cork furniture created the base palette. Cane details found in chairs paired with rich textured stucco walls and custom wall lights in the same stucco finish, provided an immediate authenticity and a recognizable interior synonymous with Australian Culture. To anchor the bar, we custom designed bar stools comprising of a concrete base, powder coated stem and cork seat.<br><br>‘What we liked about Eat Burger was that it’s genuine, we saw a lot of ‘big money’ projects trying to imitate something authentic and genuine and simple, whereas we believe that this project achieved those things. It was achieved on a low budget, but they have still included some really nice detailing. It feels fun, it feels relaxed, and doesn’t feel like anyone tried too hard, yet the overall effect is great. We loved the detailing to the front of the bar, the concrete blocks on the stools, and the branding; it all just feels fresh and new, and we like that.’ DA<br> - Photo credit: Amber Road
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Eat Burger by Amber Road (Australia)

The 120 sq. m site was challenging. The modest (AUD) $180k budget, had to integrate a full bar, retro fit an existing commercial kitchen into proposed plans and sit forty plus patrons for indoor dining. The palette was derived from the property’s local beachside context. A sandy coloured formed concrete bar offset a wall of hand poured oceanic inspired plaster tiles for the bar back by an artist we commissioned. Fresh crisp white mosaics and a combination of American oak and cork furniture created the base palette. Cane details found in chairs paired with rich textured stucco walls and custom wall lights in the same stucco finish, provided an immediate authenticity and a recognizable interior synonymous with Australian Culture. To anchor the bar, we custom designed bar stools comprising of a concrete base, powder coated stem and cork seat.

‘What we liked about Eat Burger was that it’s genuine, we saw a lot of ‘big money’ projects trying to imitate something authentic and genuine and simple, whereas we believe that this project achieved those things. It was achieved on a low budget, but they have still included some really nice detailing. It feels fun, it feels relaxed, and doesn’t feel like anyone tried too hard, yet the overall effect is great. We loved the detailing to the front of the bar, the concrete blocks on the stools, and the branding; it all just feels fresh and new, and we like that.’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Herzog by Build Inc. Architects (Germany)<br><br>One of the most prominent challenges was working with a revered heritage listed building and the challenges we faced wanting to respect and highlight it on one side, and on the other side trying to meet the high standard and quality of gastronomy spaces in our contemporary world today.&nbsp;<br><br>Materials such as Brass and textured concrete reinterpret the terrazzo floors and further strengthen the material imprint of the public buildings of that time.&nbsp;<br><br>‘The restaurant has beautiful detailing and a pleasing pairing of materials. We loved the thread that goes through the restaurant with the copper line. The furniture is beautiful Bauhaus inspired, but ‘blinged-up’ with some amazingly expensive materials, the colour palette is very pared back creating a calming and inspirational environment.’ FT<br> - Photo credit: Build Inc. Architects
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Herzog by Build Inc. Architects (Germany)

One of the most prominent challenges was working with a revered heritage listed building and the challenges we faced wanting to respect and highlight it on one side, and on the other side trying to meet the high standard and quality of gastronomy spaces in our contemporary world today. 

Materials such as Brass and textured concrete reinterpret the terrazzo floors and further strengthen the material imprint of the public buildings of that time. 

‘The restaurant has beautiful detailing and a pleasing pairing of materials. We loved the thread that goes through the restaurant with the copper line. The furniture is beautiful Bauhaus inspired, but ‘blinged-up’ with some amazingly expensive materials, the colour palette is very pared back creating a calming and inspirational environment.’ FT
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Juniper by Cravotta Interiors (USA)<br><br>Executive Chef Nicholas Yanes wanted a space that would showcase the refined flavors of Northern Italy and expose Texans to a more European way of dining; to slow down and stay awhile.&nbsp;<br><br>Collaborating with Sanders Architecture, CI delivered a layered exploration of space and materiality, producing something that is exquisite as it is friendly. Blending lush velvets, concrete, wire-brushed Belgian oak, walnut paneling and handcrafted fixtures, the space is at once sexy, warm and industrial; a beautiful back drop to the meticulous menu and concierge service.<br><br>‘We like the understated composition of this. However, when you take a closer look, you notice the raw concrete and stained oak. There are some nice graphic details interwoven into this project – overall a very calm and interesting space that isn’t boring at all.’ JD<br> - Photo credit: Cravotta Interiors
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Juniper by Cravotta Interiors (USA)

Executive Chef Nicholas Yanes wanted a space that would showcase the refined flavors of Northern Italy and expose Texans to a more European way of dining; to slow down and stay awhile. 

Collaborating with Sanders Architecture, CI delivered a layered exploration of space and materiality, producing something that is exquisite as it is friendly. Blending lush velvets, concrete, wire-brushed Belgian oak, walnut paneling and handcrafted fixtures, the space is at once sexy, warm and industrial; a beautiful back drop to the meticulous menu and concierge service.

‘We like the understated composition of this. However, when you take a closer look, you notice the raw concrete and stained oak. There are some nice graphic details interwoven into this project – overall a very calm and interesting space that isn’t boring at all.’ JD
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Mysterious Game by Feel Design (China)<br><br>To enhance the efficiency, construction and timing of the project, the designer applied pale gray concrete throughout the interiors. Round tubes inspired from Gothic architecture bring out a magnificent Gothic stage play complete with floating clouds. The designer picked amusing contemporary artworks with a collection of different lighting effects in order to create a space with elegance and humour.<br><br>‘We like the theatricality of the space. It’s quite surreal and plays with contrasting light, scale and views. There are some interesting curated artworks, and lots of different places to explore. It’s an intriguing project.’ JD<br> - Photo credit: Feel Design
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Mysterious Game by Feel Design (China)

To enhance the efficiency, construction and timing of the project, the designer applied pale gray concrete throughout the interiors. Round tubes inspired from Gothic architecture bring out a magnificent Gothic stage play complete with floating clouds. The designer picked amusing contemporary artworks with a collection of different lighting effects in order to create a space with elegance and humour.

‘We like the theatricality of the space. It’s quite surreal and plays with contrasting light, scale and views. There are some interesting curated artworks, and lots of different places to explore. It’s an intriguing project.’ JD
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Odette by Universal Design Studios (Singapore)<br><br>Universal Design Studio has recently completed the design of Odette, a 290sqm restaurant that opened in November 2015. It is located in the newly refurbished Singapore National Art Gallery – home to the Nation’s art collection. Odette, named as a tribute to chef Julien Royer’s grandmother, was designed as an art piece in itself, an extension of the collection housed in the historic building.<br><br>‘We all loved the colour palette and use of materials - very current. A refreshing space with amazing attention to detail, all very considered. Lots of space around the tables, it feels like somewhere you really want to go…I really want to go! Love the semi-colonial referencing on the outside, reminding you of where you are.’ DA<br> - Photo credit: Universal Design Studios
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Odette by Universal Design Studios (Singapore)

Universal Design Studio has recently completed the design of Odette, a 290sqm restaurant that opened in November 2015. It is located in the newly refurbished Singapore National Art Gallery – home to the Nation’s art collection. Odette, named as a tribute to chef Julien Royer’s grandmother, was designed as an art piece in itself, an extension of the collection housed in the historic building.

‘We all loved the colour palette and use of materials - very current. A refreshing space with amazing attention to detail, all very considered. Lots of space around the tables, it feels like somewhere you really want to go…I really want to go! Love the semi-colonial referencing on the outside, reminding you of where you are.’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Oggi by Studio-gram (Australia)<br><br>The brief was simple; the client wanted a bright interior, with a kitchen on show, a direct reaction to the moody, dimly lit spaces of the local hospitality scene. &nbsp;<br><br>Oggi is a simple and subdued interior, with a playful personality, informed by the squares and piazzas of Italy. The repetition, the materiality and the formal nature of these outdoor spaces have all influenced the outcome. &nbsp;<br><br>Vaulted ceilings, archways and a long narrow bar are all presented by a shop front, where your focus is drawn to the rear of the space, where the play of light through its saw toothed roof, and the draped greenery from the produce garden capture the essence of Italy.<br><br>‘Oggi has an immediately recognizable Italian style of the period between the two wars. It has very soft geometry with a beautiful pared down palette of colours and an intimate section of alcoves. It also has a very bright and airy feel for such a long narrow space along with a long bar which you can imagine being full all the time. The detailing is beautifully put together and the furniture in timbers and the use of greens and whites gives you an almost institutional feel, but in a nice way – it reminds me of my school in Italy.’ FT<br><br> - Photo credit: Studio-gram
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Oggi by Studio-gram (Australia)

The brief was simple; the client wanted a bright interior, with a kitchen on show, a direct reaction to the moody, dimly lit spaces of the local hospitality scene.  

Oggi is a simple and subdued interior, with a playful personality, informed by the squares and piazzas of Italy. The repetition, the materiality and the formal nature of these outdoor spaces have all influenced the outcome.  

Vaulted ceilings, archways and a long narrow bar are all presented by a shop front, where your focus is drawn to the rear of the space, where the play of light through its saw toothed roof, and the draped greenery from the produce garden capture the essence of Italy.

‘Oggi has an immediately recognizable Italian style of the period between the two wars. It has very soft geometry with a beautiful pared down palette of colours and an intimate section of alcoves. It also has a very bright and airy feel for such a long narrow space along with a long bar which you can imagine being full all the time. The detailing is beautifully put together and the furniture in timbers and the use of greens and whites gives you an almost institutional feel, but in a nice way – it reminds me of my school in Italy.’ FT

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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;OneOcean Club Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo (Spain)<br><br>The aim of the design is to enhance the views and to surround the customer with the specific landscape qualities of its location by the water. Sitting at the restaurant should be like sitting on a yacht deck staring at the sunset. &nbsp;<br><br>The architecture of the building is reminiscent of a pavilion by the water, an interior-exterior space, with just some vertical elements, a sun protective lattice and the most incredible views. The inspiration for the interior came from the forest of boat masts in the Marina.<br><br>‘We liked the immediate references you can see with the boats and the sails, with the limited use of colours and materials. There is something nice about the openness to the restaurant along with intimate moments created using partitioning throughout. Everything ties together nicely, a very inviting space.’ GS<br> - Photo credit: El Equipo Creativo
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: OneOcean Club Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo (Spain)

The aim of the design is to enhance the views and to surround the customer with the specific landscape qualities of its location by the water. Sitting at the restaurant should be like sitting on a yacht deck staring at the sunset.  

The architecture of the building is reminiscent of a pavilion by the water, an interior-exterior space, with just some vertical elements, a sun protective lattice and the most incredible views. The inspiration for the interior came from the forest of boat masts in the Marina.

‘We liked the immediate references you can see with the boats and the sails, with the limited use of colours and materials. There is something nice about the openness to the restaurant along with intimate moments created using partitioning throughout. Everything ties together nicely, a very inviting space.’ GS
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category:&nbsp;Steirereck im Stadtpark by PPAG architects ztgmbh (Austria)<br><br>PPAG architects design takes the individual tables as its starting point. The special table arrangement, the large electric sash windows and the slightly reflective metal façade, which appears to be coated with dew, all give the guests in the new pavilion the sense of being outside and yet also at home. At the same time they experience the highest levels of acoustic and thermal comfort. The material of the pavilion’s façade is brought into the interior of the existing, listed dining space, enabling rooms of differing sizes and proportions to be created according to need by means of rotatable elements.<br><br>‘We all thought that the windows raised up to become an indoor-outdoor space are amazing, and also the thoughtfulness in the design and the way that it can adapt. It’s impressive that it is so polished with such a high level of finish even though the individual parts all move and it is such an adaptable space. The commitment to the intricate pattern on the tiles, which must have been an absolute nightmare to plan and lay, also impressed us.’ DA<br> - Photo credit: PPAG architects ztgmbh
WIN Awards 2016 - Restaurants Category: Steirereck im Stadtpark by PPAG architects ztgmbh (Austria)

PPAG architects design takes the individual tables as its starting point. The special table arrangement, the large electric sash windows and the slightly reflective metal façade, which appears to be coated with dew, all give the guests in the new pavilion the sense of being outside and yet also at home. At the same time they experience the highest levels of acoustic and thermal comfort. The material of the pavilion’s façade is brought into the interior of the existing, listed dining space, enabling rooms of differing sizes and proportions to be created according to need by means of rotatable elements.

‘We all thought that the windows raised up to become an indoor-outdoor space are amazing, and also the thoughtfulness in the design and the way that it can adapt. It’s impressive that it is so polished with such a high level of finish even though the individual parts all move and it is such an adaptable space. The commitment to the intricate pattern on the tiles, which must have been an absolute nightmare to plan and lay, also impressed us.’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design -  WIN Awards 2016 -&nbsp;Cafés Category: Mister Hoffman by Joanne Motee (Australia)&nbsp;<br><br>Mister Hoffman is interior design that is true to the practice’s philosophy of Inspired Living. Through thoughtful curation of space, pieces and colour, executed in a cohesive manner, a small space has been transformed to maximise its commercial capacity without compromising its creative credentials. Mister Hoffman demonstrates that traditional fabrics, colours and textures can be reinvented in a meaningfully modern way. Real attention to detail flows throughout the space. From specially sourced tableware and cake cloches to custom commissioned teacups matching the equally bespoke wallpaper. The modest 66 sq. mt cafe was completed October 2015.<br><br>‘We all appreciated how the minimalism has been make to work in a welcoming way. It’s refreshing but not cold. The compositions are thorough and composed. There are some quirky items in there as well - altogether a very optimistic project.’ JD&nbsp;<br><br>‘Bold colours used in subtle ways, this project really stood out.’ FT<br>‘Love it!’ DA<br>  - Photo credit: Joanne Motee
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: Mister Hoffman by Joanne Motee (Australia) 

Mister Hoffman is interior design that is true to the practice’s philosophy of Inspired Living. Through thoughtful curation of space, pieces and colour, executed in a cohesive manner, a small space has been transformed to maximise its commercial capacity without compromising its creative credentials. Mister Hoffman demonstrates that traditional fabrics, colours and textures can be reinvented in a meaningfully modern way. Real attention to detail flows throughout the space. From specially sourced tableware and cake cloches to custom commissioned teacups matching the equally bespoke wallpaper. The modest 66 sq. mt cafe was completed October 2015.

‘We all appreciated how the minimalism has been make to work in a welcoming way. It’s refreshing but not cold. The compositions are thorough and composed. There are some quirky items in there as well - altogether a very optimistic project.’ JD 

‘Bold colours used in subtle ways, this project really stood out.’ FT
‘Love it!’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category:&nbsp;Abbots &amp; Kinney by Studio-gram (Australia)<br><br>Duality, originality, and craft were the binding elements that formed the overall concept. The space is split on the diagonal, one side, bespoke timber framing, free of any linings, revealing the structure and construction techniques that are often overlooked. The other side is flushed and painted black. Every joinery item, including the leather-wrapped bin, are bespoke elements, every joint was measured against tradition, and expressed in a contemporary manner, a true reflection of the client’s craft.<br><br>‘It’s the execution and the craft in this project that caught our eye along with the attention to detail, for example on the tables and the struts underneath the benching. You can tell the designer has had the freedom to explore the potential of the design and whoever has crafted all this wood has not been rushed on site. It’s been executed so well and made interesting by the dividing line through the middle that really works, along with the lovely minimalist detailing. We loved the bespoke items like the leather bin and leather seat pads’. DA<br><br>‘The avoidance of clutter exposes the beautiful detailing and excellent joinery.’ FT<br> - Photo credit: Studio-gram
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: Abbots & Kinney by Studio-gram (Australia)

Duality, originality, and craft were the binding elements that formed the overall concept. The space is split on the diagonal, one side, bespoke timber framing, free of any linings, revealing the structure and construction techniques that are often overlooked. The other side is flushed and painted black. Every joinery item, including the leather-wrapped bin, are bespoke elements, every joint was measured against tradition, and expressed in a contemporary manner, a true reflection of the client’s craft.

‘It’s the execution and the craft in this project that caught our eye along with the attention to detail, for example on the tables and the struts underneath the benching. You can tell the designer has had the freedom to explore the potential of the design and whoever has crafted all this wood has not been rushed on site. It’s been executed so well and made interesting by the dividing line through the middle that really works, along with the lovely minimalist detailing. We loved the bespoke items like the leather bin and leather seat pads’. DA

‘The avoidance of clutter exposes the beautiful detailing and excellent joinery.’ FT
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category:&nbsp;Kahve Café by Eitaro Hirota Design (Canada)&nbsp;<br><br>The design works with the rhythm and texture of the raw space, with a subtle palette of colour and surface finish. Natural wood elements create a feeling of warmth, both visually and to the touch. The proportioning and detailing of the wood, how the they rest, stack and are placed in relationship with other elements in the space, are structured in a way to invoke a varying sense of gravity and balance, depending on the physical interaction and the direction they are viewed from.<br><br>‘This project has got to do two jobs; it’s a retail store as well as a coffee shop. It has a very clean, Scandinavian feel, yet still manages to feel welcoming. The wood is cleverly detailed and opens up to create storage for the merchandise. Nice impact from outside and the counter and branding is a success.’ FT&nbsp;<br><br>‘Nice detailing. Love the bar.’ DA<br> - Photo credit: Eitaro Hirota Design
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: Kahve Café by Eitaro Hirota Design (Canada) 

The design works with the rhythm and texture of the raw space, with a subtle palette of colour and surface finish. Natural wood elements create a feeling of warmth, both visually and to the touch. The proportioning and detailing of the wood, how the they rest, stack and are placed in relationship with other elements in the space, are structured in a way to invoke a varying sense of gravity and balance, depending on the physical interaction and the direction they are viewed from.

‘This project has got to do two jobs; it’s a retail store as well as a coffee shop. It has a very clean, Scandinavian feel, yet still manages to feel welcoming. The wood is cleverly detailed and opens up to create storage for the merchandise. Nice impact from outside and the counter and branding is a success.’ FT 

‘Nice detailing. Love the bar.’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category:&nbsp;The Moony Café by Corvin Cristian (Romania)<br><br>The richness of details comes from a mix match of references to the culture of coffee and to the faraway lands where it comes from. Still it manages to maintain a clean, almost minimal overall image given the reduced number of textures (plywood, porcelain, black paint).&nbsp;<br><br>Ethnic patterns from Africa, Asia and South America or Arabic motifs in cut out plywood combine with especially designed lamps and insets inspired by the shape of the Austrian coffee cups and chinaware and typical Viennese café Thonet chairs.<br><br>‘This one has a very interesting approach; they’ve taken ethnic and cultural references and put them together under a holistic banner. The laser cut panels give a very nice, restrained decorative element. The narrative is nicely layered, and on top of that, the restaurant is zoned very nicely. There are some little bits of intrigue in there that you look twice at. Altogether an unusual project that breaks the mould of many generic projects that we see.’ JD<br> - Photo credit: Corvin Cristian
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: The Moony Café by Corvin Cristian (Romania)

The richness of details comes from a mix match of references to the culture of coffee and to the faraway lands where it comes from. Still it manages to maintain a clean, almost minimal overall image given the reduced number of textures (plywood, porcelain, black paint). 

Ethnic patterns from Africa, Asia and South America or Arabic motifs in cut out plywood combine with especially designed lamps and insets inspired by the shape of the Austrian coffee cups and chinaware and typical Viennese café Thonet chairs.

‘This one has a very interesting approach; they’ve taken ethnic and cultural references and put them together under a holistic banner. The laser cut panels give a very nice, restrained decorative element. The narrative is nicely layered, and on top of that, the restaurant is zoned very nicely. There are some little bits of intrigue in there that you look twice at. Altogether an unusual project that breaks the mould of many generic projects that we see.’ JD
Photo credit: Corvin Cristian
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category:&nbsp;Privé ACM by HUI Design (Singapore)<br><br>Set in a historical site in Singapore, HUI evoked a sense of nostalgia by using traditional elements in a modern way to create a venue that has a link to the museum and historical building that house it.<br><br>‘It ticks a lot of boxes for me because of its welcoming environment, which is achieved with the nods to the heritage and the choice of colours and materials, making it feel very homely. The use of teal, wood and bronze is very subtle and the patterns they have chosen for the fabrics are very much Asia, very Singapore. It’s very accessible - not elitist at all with some very nice detailing seen, for example, in the mirrors and the straps. It’s a welcoming café and I’d like to go there.’ FT&nbsp;<br><br>‘Fun and interesting, a good blend of modern and traditional.’ DA - Photo credit: HUI Design
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: Privé ACM by HUI Design (Singapore)

Set in a historical site in Singapore, HUI evoked a sense of nostalgia by using traditional elements in a modern way to create a venue that has a link to the museum and historical building that house it.

‘It ticks a lot of boxes for me because of its welcoming environment, which is achieved with the nods to the heritage and the choice of colours and materials, making it feel very homely. The use of teal, wood and bronze is very subtle and the patterns they have chosen for the fabrics are very much Asia, very Singapore. It’s very accessible - not elitist at all with some very nice detailing seen, for example, in the mirrors and the straps. It’s a welcoming café and I’d like to go there.’ FT 

‘Fun and interesting, a good blend of modern and traditional.’ DA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category:&nbsp;SHUGAA by party/space/design Co., Ltd (Thailand)&nbsp;<br><br>The interior concept for Shugaa is based on study of sugar in its basic molecular and crystal form. From the outside looking through the wall of glass, there is polygonal installation hanging around the front, inspired by sugar crystals. Wood material has also been used in the design together with a colour palette of mint green to make it feel warm and earthy. The designer team has added a dash of modern and luxury by using rose gold elements and a marble counter bar.<br><br>‘From the design concept through to execution they have the designers have looked at all the aspects; the logo, the furniture the lighting, and you can see how they have carefully chosen the submitted compositions to really highlight all these details. A really lovely, bright, open, colourful space.’ GS<br><br>‘Very playful.’ DA - Photo credit: party/space/design Co., Ltd
WIN Awards 2016 - Cafés Category: SHUGAA by party/space/design Co., Ltd (Thailand) 

The interior concept for Shugaa is based on study of sugar in its basic molecular and crystal form. From the outside looking through the wall of glass, there is polygonal installation hanging around the front, inspired by sugar crystals. Wood material has also been used in the design together with a colour palette of mint green to make it feel warm and earthy. The designer team has added a dash of modern and luxury by using rose gold elements and a marble counter bar.

‘From the design concept through to execution they have the designers have looked at all the aspects; the logo, the furniture the lighting, and you can see how they have carefully chosen the submitted compositions to really highlight all these details. A really lovely, bright, open, colourful space.’ GS

‘Very playful.’ DA
Photo credit: party/space/design Co., Ltd
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Cocktail Kitchen by Anarchitect (United Arab Emirates)<br><br>Designed by UAE based practice Anarchitect, architects Jonathan Ashmore and Tarik Zaharna created a sequence of spaces over 500 sq. m that maximize social interaction as part of the overall experience. It was important to create a journey and narrative embedded in the project that continually intrigues and invites guests back to engage and enjoy these experiences in a relaxed and beautifully crafted environment.<br><br>‘The architects have used some very novel materials – we liked the use of timber floor and exclusive stone.’ MA<br><br>‘There are some really beautiful moments in this project.’ CN<br> - Photo credit: Anarchitect
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Cocktail Kitchen by Anarchitect (United Arab Emirates)

Designed by UAE based practice Anarchitect, architects Jonathan Ashmore and Tarik Zaharna created a sequence of spaces over 500 sq. m that maximize social interaction as part of the overall experience. It was important to create a journey and narrative embedded in the project that continually intrigues and invites guests back to engage and enjoy these experiences in a relaxed and beautifully crafted environment.

‘The architects have used some very novel materials – we liked the use of timber floor and exclusive stone.’ MA

‘There are some really beautiful moments in this project.’ CN
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio (Australia)<br><br>The client’s brief was to integrate a narrative of campfire cooking and a childlike nostalgia for nature with a bar and kitchen, in a narrow alleyway in the CBD of Adelaide. The design process centred on exploring the typology of the wilderness hut, creating a moment of warmth and respite.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Huts are traditionally located in remote areas and in geographically unique places, meaning construction materials must be sourced from the immediate locality. The intention with Pink Moon Saloon was to create a specific identity and vernacular style by designing and building in the way a hut is traditionally constructed; with an intimate knowledge of its context and climate.<br><br>‘An excellent solution to a difficult space and is really special in its simplicity’.CN&nbsp;<br><br>‘Predominantly clever in its approach to ‘place making’. We felt there is purity to both the exterior and interior…architecturally it is exquisite.’ JT&nbsp;<br><br>‘An excellent architectural proposal.’ MA&nbsp;<br><br>‘The building demonstrates a great touch of genius - to use a small alleyway as a bar, including an open outside area. The interiors are both cosy and comfortable.’ PJ<br> - Photo credit: Sans-Arc Studio
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio (Australia)

The client’s brief was to integrate a narrative of campfire cooking and a childlike nostalgia for nature with a bar and kitchen, in a narrow alleyway in the CBD of Adelaide. The design process centred on exploring the typology of the wilderness hut, creating a moment of warmth and respite.  

Huts are traditionally located in remote areas and in geographically unique places, meaning construction materials must be sourced from the immediate locality. The intention with Pink Moon Saloon was to create a specific identity and vernacular style by designing and building in the way a hut is traditionally constructed; with an intimate knowledge of its context and climate.

‘An excellent solution to a difficult space and is really special in its simplicity’.CN 

‘Predominantly clever in its approach to ‘place making’. We felt there is purity to both the exterior and interior…architecturally it is exquisite.’ JT 

‘An excellent architectural proposal.’ MA 

‘The building demonstrates a great touch of genius - to use a small alleyway as a bar, including an open outside area. The interiors are both cosy and comfortable.’ PJ
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Pulitzer’s Bar by Jacu Strauss (Netherlands)<br><br>The design brief was to make the space more usable whilst still maintaining the atmosphere; a sensitive renovation without changing the service it was known for with the neighbours, and to create a new interior that was much more suitable for the history of the 16th century building. With sensitive restoration it has become a classic hotel bar with a modern twist with service levels expected from a 5 star hotel.&nbsp;<br><br>‘All of us absolutely loved this in terms of its form and material palette selection – exquisitely designed and executed.’ JT  &nbsp; <br><br> ‘The Pulitzer’s Bar is, to my mind, how a bar should look. It looks like it has been there for ages, although it appears fresh and modern. It has definitely more than a hint of traditional Amsterdam, including art movies, but Jacu Strauss successfully created an eclectic atmosphere, playing with a dark-light mood, which is elegant and relaxed at the same time…and very harmonious.’ PJ<br> - Photo credit: Jacu Strauss
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Pulitzer’s Bar by Jacu Strauss (Netherlands)

The design brief was to make the space more usable whilst still maintaining the atmosphere; a sensitive renovation without changing the service it was known for with the neighbours, and to create a new interior that was much more suitable for the history of the 16th century building. With sensitive restoration it has become a classic hotel bar with a modern twist with service levels expected from a 5 star hotel. 

‘All of us absolutely loved this in terms of its form and material palette selection – exquisitely designed and executed.’ JT  

‘The Pulitzer’s Bar is, to my mind, how a bar should look. It looks like it has been there for ages, although it appears fresh and modern. It has definitely more than a hint of traditional Amsterdam, including art movies, but Jacu Strauss successfully created an eclectic atmosphere, playing with a dark-light mood, which is elegant and relaxed at the same time…and very harmonious.’ PJ
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Remedy Bar by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. (United States of America)&nbsp;<br><br>Located in a luxury resort in Vail, the design team employed a rich narrative by meshing the inspirations of an apothecary with the materiality of a ski lodge. This renovation transformed a classic lobby lounge into a bustling social lobby bar. The square bar is made of zinc lined with leather, creating a shiny centerpiece that now invites the eye to travel through the floor to ceiling windows to the views of Vail mountain. Tables of walnut are interspersed with industrial elements and stone, creating an eclectic atmosphere that is still clean and modern. Energized by floor-to-ceiling mountain views, more additional lounge-like living rooms finger off both ends of the main bar allowing for intimate socializing. A medley of furnishings – modern, industrial and cabin chic – cohesively appeal to the cosy Vail Valley venue.<br><br>‘Exquisitely detailed and designed in terms of responding to the architecture of the building and the principal elevations. We had nothing bad to say about this bar…we were extremely impressed with every detail of the design.’ JT<br> - Photo credit: Meyer Davis Studio Inc.
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Remedy Bar by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. (United States of America) 

Located in a luxury resort in Vail, the design team employed a rich narrative by meshing the inspirations of an apothecary with the materiality of a ski lodge. This renovation transformed a classic lobby lounge into a bustling social lobby bar. The square bar is made of zinc lined with leather, creating a shiny centerpiece that now invites the eye to travel through the floor to ceiling windows to the views of Vail mountain. Tables of walnut are interspersed with industrial elements and stone, creating an eclectic atmosphere that is still clean and modern. Energized by floor-to-ceiling mountain views, more additional lounge-like living rooms finger off both ends of the main bar allowing for intimate socializing. A medley of furnishings – modern, industrial and cabin chic – cohesively appeal to the cosy Vail Valley venue.

‘Exquisitely detailed and designed in terms of responding to the architecture of the building and the principal elevations. We had nothing bad to say about this bar…we were extremely impressed with every detail of the design.’ JT
Photo credit: Meyer Davis Studio Inc.
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Dead Ringer by TomMarkHenry (Australia)&nbsp;<br><br>The strongest message that came through in the client brief was there was to be strictly no theme, and they did not want to be a carbon copy of something that has been done before. This was ironic given the name they had settled on for the venue; ‘Dead Ringer’ being a person or thing that looks very like another.&nbsp;<br><br>As designers this was challenging, as there was little direction and no other venue they aspired towards in terms of aesthetics. What we took from this was their tongue in cheek attitude, and added elements of surprise to the interiors to play up to this.<br><br>‘This project is very ‘on trend’ and a clever solution for the space they had to work with. Given what we know of their budget limitations, they did very well. An interesting approach to selecting their light fittings, it’s a simple, elegant space. Tonally the palette works really well, and architecturally there are some really nice moments, overall a lovely project.’ CN<br><br>‘A very simple, sophisticated room.’ MA<br><br>‘Simple and beautiful.’ LG - Photo credit: TomMarkHenry
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Dead Ringer by TomMarkHenry (Australia) 

The strongest message that came through in the client brief was there was to be strictly no theme, and they did not want to be a carbon copy of something that has been done before. This was ironic given the name they had settled on for the venue; ‘Dead Ringer’ being a person or thing that looks very like another. 

As designers this was challenging, as there was little direction and no other venue they aspired towards in terms of aesthetics. What we took from this was their tongue in cheek attitude, and added elements of surprise to the interiors to play up to this.

‘This project is very ‘on trend’ and a clever solution for the space they had to work with. Given what we know of their budget limitations, they did very well. An interesting approach to selecting their light fittings, it’s a simple, elegant space. Tonally the palette works really well, and architecturally there are some really nice moments, overall a lovely project.’ CN

‘A very simple, sophisticated room.’ MA

‘Simple and beautiful.’ LG
Photo credit: TomMarkHenry
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;Prohibition by Studio Munge (Canada)&nbsp;<br><br>Located within the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, Prohibition has been one of the city’s most anticipated venues in recent months. The 3200 sq. ft venue opened its doors in February 2015, and is a play on the prohibition-era speakeasies that came into prominence during the Roaring Twenties. Designed by Studio Munge, Prohibition reflects the subtlety of a traditional speakeasy while incorporating rich jewel tones and sleek finishes to create an intimate and sophisticated ambiance.<br><br>‘The design by Studio Munge is a very clever solution for a challenging space. We liked the luxurious colour palette, which works particularly well in a basement setting.’ MA<br> - Photo credit: Studio Munge
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: Prohibition by Studio Munge (Canada) 

Located within the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver, Prohibition has been one of the city’s most anticipated venues in recent months. The 3200 sq. ft venue opened its doors in February 2015, and is a play on the prohibition-era speakeasies that came into prominence during the Roaring Twenties. Designed by Studio Munge, Prohibition reflects the subtlety of a traditional speakeasy while incorporating rich jewel tones and sleek finishes to create an intimate and sophisticated ambiance.

‘The design by Studio Munge is a very clever solution for a challenging space. We liked the luxurious colour palette, which works particularly well in a basement setting.’ MA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;A’DAM&amp;Co by TANK (Netherlands)&nbsp;<br><br>ADAM&amp;Co aspires to become THE members club for creative or open-minded people. The brief was to create a concept that is built around all members being part of a whole. Create a place where one can discover,&nbsp;create, make mistakes, be inspired, and make friends... Or simply grow. It should feel really unique, prestigious and special.&nbsp;<br><br>TANK has created a grand gesture that embraces all members as a whole; all their ideas, inspiration, creatures, thoughts, initiatives &amp; moods.&nbsp;There’s a place for every member on every moment of the day Shaped like an overwhelming, abstracted Tree of Life that gives you shelter and refers to intimacy, grounding and play.<br><br>‘The ceiling is very intelligent in terms of unifying all of the circular space and we enjoyed the sophisticated mix of textures and materials.’ MA<br> - Photo credit: TANK
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: A’DAM&Co by TANK (Netherlands) 

ADAM&Co aspires to become THE members club for creative or open-minded people. The brief was to create a concept that is built around all members being part of a whole. Create a place where one can discover, create, make mistakes, be inspired, and make friends... Or simply grow. It should feel really unique, prestigious and special. 

TANK has created a grand gesture that embraces all members as a whole; all their ideas, inspiration, creatures, thoughts, initiatives & moods. There’s a place for every member on every moment of the day Shaped like an overwhelming, abstracted Tree of Life that gives you shelter and refers to intimacy, grounding and play.

‘The ceiling is very intelligent in terms of unifying all of the circular space and we enjoyed the sophisticated mix of textures and materials.’ MA
Photo credit: TANK
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category:&nbsp;The Lighterman by Open House London (United Kingdom)<br><br>The Lighterman is a 10,200 sq. ft brand new pub, dining room and bar located on Granary Square, King’s Cross. The venue opened in March 2016 and offers three floors of all-day dining and drinking, with outside seating on Regent’s Canal towpath, Granary Square and a wraparound terrace at first floor level, commanding superb views over King’s Cross.The owners wanted to create a series of distinctive warm and inviting spaces for the local and diverse demographic, ranging from the casual creative art student to the more formal corporate and professional customer.<br><br>‘An elegant and yet relaxed space.’ LG&nbsp;<br><br>‘The designers have overcome the challenge of creating warmth in an open plan space with the use of lighting and materials.’ MA<br> - Photo credit: Open House London
WIN Awards 2016 - Bars Category: The Lighterman by Open House London (United Kingdom)

The Lighterman is a 10,200 sq. ft brand new pub, dining room and bar located on Granary Square, King’s Cross. The venue opened in March 2016 and offers three floors of all-day dining and drinking, with outside seating on Regent’s Canal towpath, Granary Square and a wraparound terrace at first floor level, commanding superb views over King’s Cross.The owners wanted to create a series of distinctive warm and inviting spaces for the local and diverse demographic, ranging from the casual creative art student to the more formal corporate and professional customer.

‘An elegant and yet relaxed space.’ LG 

‘The designers have overcome the challenge of creating warmth in an open plan space with the use of lighting and materials.’ MA
Photo credit: Open House London
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;Casa Ellul &nbsp;by Chris Briffa Architects (Malta)<br><br>In 2010, two brothers asked for ideas to develop their inheritance: a dilapidated townhouse passed across five generations, facing the most iconic Valletta church. &nbsp;<br><br>At the time, Valletta was an office-based rental market, when we suggested a boutique hotel, they were sceptical. With only a handful of lunch-based restaurants and a few rickety hotels in town, hospitality seemed risky.&nbsp;<br><br>We proposed minimal alterations to the original structure to preserve the authenticity of the house, in contrast with contemporary spaces in the courtyard, bathrooms and rooftop additions. Each suite would be altogether different from the other, with guests feeling like they were staying in a Maltese home rather than a hotel – an experience reinforced by the scale of the property.&nbsp;<br><br>‘An intimate hotel with 8 suites only. Wonderfully integrated in an old building in Malta, with very cool, modern and architectural elements, but also using traditional tiles. Casa Ellul is light, bright and elegant, but still it is somehow cosy!’ PJ - Photo credit: Chris Briffa Architects
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: Casa Ellul  by Chris Briffa Architects (Malta)

In 2010, two brothers asked for ideas to develop their inheritance: a dilapidated townhouse passed across five generations, facing the most iconic Valletta church.  

At the time, Valletta was an office-based rental market, when we suggested a boutique hotel, they were sceptical. With only a handful of lunch-based restaurants and a few rickety hotels in town, hospitality seemed risky. 

We proposed minimal alterations to the original structure to preserve the authenticity of the house, in contrast with contemporary spaces in the courtyard, bathrooms and rooftop additions. Each suite would be altogether different from the other, with guests feeling like they were staying in a Maltese home rather than a hotel – an experience reinforced by the scale of the property. 

‘An intimate hotel with 8 suites only. Wonderfully integrated in an old building in Malta, with very cool, modern and architectural elements, but also using traditional tiles. Casa Ellul is light, bright and elegant, but still it is somehow cosy!’ PJ
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;Puro Hotel by OHLAB (Spain)<br><br>Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical center of Palma.&nbsp;<br><br>Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important.<br><br>‘Small in scale, this is a contemporary design hotel within an 18th century palace in the old town of Palma de Mallorca. The team at OHLAB have managed to magnificently plan a rather difficult series of existing spaces with refreshing variety whilst pursuing design distinction in all aspects of the bespoke interior details. The resulting palette of natural material choices, soft neutral colours and innovative details is simplistic and effective in equal measure… a most deserved inclusion on the hotels shortlist.’ JT<br><br>‘Pure, Poetic, Powerful….a great conversation reduced to the max, but not just cool architecture – simple interior details and great craftsmanship create a luxury hotel like a monastery!’ PJ<br> - Photo credit: OHLAB
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: Puro Hotel by OHLAB (Spain)

Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical center of Palma. 

Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important.

‘Small in scale, this is a contemporary design hotel within an 18th century palace in the old town of Palma de Mallorca. The team at OHLAB have managed to magnificently plan a rather difficult series of existing spaces with refreshing variety whilst pursuing design distinction in all aspects of the bespoke interior details. The resulting palette of natural material choices, soft neutral colours and innovative details is simplistic and effective in equal measure… a most deserved inclusion on the hotels shortlist.’ JT

‘Pure, Poetic, Powerful….a great conversation reduced to the max, but not just cool architecture – simple interior details and great craftsmanship create a luxury hotel like a monastery!’ PJ
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;Senato Hotel by Alessandro bianchi architetto (Italy)<br><br>Before restoration it was an early twentieth century palace intended for apartments and offices.&nbsp;<br><br>The project was intended to transform it into a sober, elegant boutique hotel with a decidedly Milanese character. A hotel open to an international art loving heterogeneous clientele looking for a recognizable and welcoming place.<br><br>‘At Senato Hotel, guests step into an elegant setting with an art nouveau history beautifully married to a contemporary refined minimalism. The elegant design details stream consistently throughout the project while the golden gingko leaf prevails as a hotel symbol.’ LG - Photo credit: Alessandro bianchi architetto
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: Senato Hotel by Alessandro bianchi architetto (Italy)

Before restoration it was an early twentieth century palace intended for apartments and offices. 

The project was intended to transform it into a sober, elegant boutique hotel with a decidedly Milanese character. A hotel open to an international art loving heterogeneous clientele looking for a recognizable and welcoming place.

‘At Senato Hotel, guests step into an elegant setting with an art nouveau history beautifully married to a contemporary refined minimalism. The elegant design details stream consistently throughout the project while the golden gingko leaf prevails as a hotel symbol.’ LG
Photo credit: Alessandro bianchi architetto
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design -  WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;The Apple Hotel by *noa – network of architecture (Italy)<br><br>It is all about the apple in the ‘Apfelhotel Torgglerhof’ in Saltaus in the Passiria Valley in Northern Italy. The agricultural farm and the hotel extend on 3 buildings and form the farm ensemble – surrounded by numerous apple trees and nature. For noa* network of architecture the starting point and key element of the design was the circle of the apple throughout the year: bloom, harvest, refinement and repose period.<br><br>‘The Apple Hotel dared to be different – and it’s charming. The muted palette of textures and tones relates strongly to the sustainable and organic undertones. We loved the contemporary takes on traditional elements throughout the design and we came away feeling refreshed to see a departure from the rustic, industrial and mid-century vibes which have dominated the market for the last few years.’ CN<br> - Photo credit: &nbsp;*noa – network of architecture
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: The Apple Hotel by *noa – network of architecture (Italy)

It is all about the apple in the ‘Apfelhotel Torgglerhof’ in Saltaus in the Passiria Valley in Northern Italy. The agricultural farm and the hotel extend on 3 buildings and form the farm ensemble – surrounded by numerous apple trees and nature. For noa* network of architecture the starting point and key element of the design was the circle of the apple throughout the year: bloom, harvest, refinement and repose period.

‘The Apple Hotel dared to be different – and it’s charming. The muted palette of textures and tones relates strongly to the sustainable and organic undertones. We loved the contemporary takes on traditional elements throughout the design and we came away feeling refreshed to see a departure from the rustic, industrial and mid-century vibes which have dominated the market for the last few years.’ CN
Photo credit:  *noa – network of architecture
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: The Laslett by Waldo Works (United Kingdom)<br><br>&nbsp;Occupying five Victorian mansions on Pembridge Gardens, the Laslett celebrates the characterful and eclectic cultural heritage of Notting Hill. With 51 bedrooms and ground floor café, bar, bookshop and pop-up space, it has all the comforts of a friend’s townhouse with the feeling of being connected to the community.&nbsp;<br><br>Just off the top end of Portobello road, The Laslett is a hub for visitors who want the residential experience and for locals who want a local. It’s not a chain, it’s not a hotel, it’s somewhere to stay, participate and leave with a memory of the place. The Laslett sets to reinstate the roots of the Notting Hill experience, recognising the vibrant social scene, multicultural community and creative dynamism.<br><br>‘A beautiful, elegant and sophisticated hotel that celebrates the heritage of the Victorian buildings it occupies. The bedrooms and public spaces are all delightful; I would love to stay here.’ CN - Photo credit: Waldo Works
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: The Laslett by Waldo Works (United Kingdom)

 Occupying five Victorian mansions on Pembridge Gardens, the Laslett celebrates the characterful and eclectic cultural heritage of Notting Hill. With 51 bedrooms and ground floor café, bar, bookshop and pop-up space, it has all the comforts of a friend’s townhouse with the feeling of being connected to the community. 

Just off the top end of Portobello road, The Laslett is a hub for visitors who want the residential experience and for locals who want a local. It’s not a chain, it’s not a hotel, it’s somewhere to stay, participate and leave with a memory of the place. The Laslett sets to reinstate the roots of the Notting Hill experience, recognising the vibrant social scene, multicultural community and creative dynamism.

‘A beautiful, elegant and sophisticated hotel that celebrates the heritage of the Victorian buildings it occupies. The bedrooms and public spaces are all delightful; I would love to stay here.’ CN
Photo credit: Waldo Works
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design -  WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;The Old Clare Hotel by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (Australia)<br><br>The hotel was designed around the inspirational Unlisted Collection brief that was not too specific and with the capacity to evolve. An important part of the brief was to produce something that Sydney didn’t have, appealing to customers with a sense of adventure, people who seek out originality to their comfort, fabulous food, unusual views. This lead to a series of restaurants, roof top swimming pool and plenty of variety in the 62 rooms and suites.<br><br>‘The Old Clare Hotel is designed with taste and style; it appears to boast a perfect balance of contemporary chic with honest, historical charm. We loved the re-use of the existing materials wherever it was possible to do so and the balance of vintage joinery with clean stylish light fittings and equipment gives a homely charm, but provides all of the comforts of the modern world.’ CN<br> - Photo credit: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: The Old Clare Hotel by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (Australia)

The hotel was designed around the inspirational Unlisted Collection brief that was not too specific and with the capacity to evolve. An important part of the brief was to produce something that Sydney didn’t have, appealing to customers with a sense of adventure, people who seek out originality to their comfort, fabulous food, unusual views. This lead to a series of restaurants, roof top swimming pool and plenty of variety in the 62 rooms and suites.

‘The Old Clare Hotel is designed with taste and style; it appears to boast a perfect balance of contemporary chic with honest, historical charm. We loved the re-use of the existing materials wherever it was possible to do so and the balance of vintage joinery with clean stylish light fittings and equipment gives a homely charm, but provides all of the comforts of the modern world.’ CN
Photo credit: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design - WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;Belmond Eagle Island Lodge by The Gallery HBA (Botswana)<br><br>Perched on a private island encircled by the Okavango Delta, the redesign of Belmond Eagle Island Lodge was completed 1 November 2015 with the brief of reaffirming its reputation as the ultimate Botswana safari destination. Interior designer The Gallery HBA translated the inspiring surrounds into a journey of discovery, with each area revealing interpretations of the natural world through features, materials and patinas that convey the spirit of adventure and inspire memories.<br><br>‘As one of the most beautiful places in Botswana, this fantastic getaway has an architecture that melds respectfully into its surroundings. Thoughtful, warm and graced by beautiful details in carefully selected materials, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a place to truly experience. Traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design are combined to produce an atmosphere that is beyond the expected as well as sustainable.’ LG<br><br>‘One of my favourite projects as it is a luxury hotel within the atmosphere of a scientist camp with tents in the pure nature of Africa. Details seem to be basic and from former times, but they are modern luxury. Not too shiny, very sympathetic design.’ PJ - Photo credit: The Gallery HBA
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: Belmond Eagle Island Lodge by The Gallery HBA (Botswana)

Perched on a private island encircled by the Okavango Delta, the redesign of Belmond Eagle Island Lodge was completed 1 November 2015 with the brief of reaffirming its reputation as the ultimate Botswana safari destination. Interior designer The Gallery HBA translated the inspiring surrounds into a journey of discovery, with each area revealing interpretations of the natural world through features, materials and patinas that convey the spirit of adventure and inspire memories.

‘As one of the most beautiful places in Botswana, this fantastic getaway has an architecture that melds respectfully into its surroundings. Thoughtful, warm and graced by beautiful details in carefully selected materials, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is a place to truly experience. Traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design are combined to produce an atmosphere that is beyond the expected as well as sustainable.’ LG

‘One of my favourite projects as it is a luxury hotel within the atmosphere of a scientist camp with tents in the pure nature of Africa. Details seem to be basic and from former times, but they are modern luxury. Not too shiny, very sympathetic design.’ PJ
Photo credit: The Gallery HBA
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Press kit | 1124-09 - Press release | WIN Awards - Hospitality Shortlist Announced - World Interiors News - Commercial Interior Design -  WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category:&nbsp;The Hoxton Amsterdam by Nicemakers (Netherlands)<br><br>The Hoxton is a young and innovative small hotel group from London. The formula is simple: local and high quality design, good food and a lively atmosphere at affordable prices. With each new project a local team is appointed to ensure that the local city character is captured. To make sure the project is given the right energy and that the right balance between public spaces and hotel rooms is achieved, the interior designers were involved at an early stage. Without a standard set of requirements, the designers had creative freedom, with the only objective to ensure a homely feeling throughout. This maintained the essence of The Hoxton identity while offering a true taste of local culture.<br><br>‘An adaptive re-use, sympathetically and innovatively designed by the team at Nicemakers. Created by connecting five 17th century canal houses, the design team showed great talent in blending the historic elements of building and a measurable sense of place and flair in modernising the interior design. The event and meeting space, whilst unpretentious, is truly inspired...this hotel will further increase the growing Hoxton fan base and is a worthy inclusion on the Hotels shortlist.’ JT<br> - Photo credit: Nicemakers
WIN Awards 2016 - Hotels Category: The Hoxton Amsterdam by Nicemakers (Netherlands)

The Hoxton is a young and innovative small hotel group from London. The formula is simple: local and high quality design, good food and a lively atmosphere at affordable prices. With each new project a local team is appointed to ensure that the local city character is captured. To make sure the project is given the right energy and that the right balance between public spaces and hotel rooms is achieved, the interior designers were involved at an early stage. Without a standard set of requirements, the designers had creative freedom, with the only objective to ensure a homely feeling throughout. This maintained the essence of The Hoxton identity while offering a true taste of local culture.

‘An adaptive re-use, sympathetically and innovatively designed by the team at Nicemakers. Created by connecting five 17th century canal houses, the design team showed great talent in blending the historic elements of building and a measurable sense of place and flair in modernising the interior design. The event and meeting space, whilst unpretentious, is truly inspired...this hotel will further increase the growing Hoxton fan base and is a worthy inclusion on the Hotels shortlist.’ JT
Photo credit: Nicemakers
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