announced: Hong Kong restaurant, formerly a bank vault for Chinese heirlooms, scoops top design award
INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design festival, is welcoming entries for its 2017 awards. Comprising the most original and exciting interiors from the last 12 months, projects can be entered across nine diverse categories: Bars and Restaurants, Display, Hotels, Residential, Retail, Creative Re-use, Offices, Culture, and Education.
Last year’s INSIDE World Festival of Interiors was the most successful year yet with over 30% increase in entries. Hosted alongside the World Architecture Festival (WAF), INSIDE World Festival of Interiors attracts submissions from designers from around the world, including the UK, USA, Singapore, India, Australia and China. The 2016 winner came from the retail category – the first time a store design has claimed the top prize at INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, evidence of the high design calibre of modern experiential concept stores. Past winners have included March Studio, Joyce Wang Studio and David Kohn Architects.
Award entries are open until 18 May, and potential entrants can take advantage of an early bird
rate until 27 April. Practices submitting three or more projects will be able to enjoy a 15%
discount on entry fees.
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Programme Director Paul Finch commented: “We look forward to seeing entrants from around the world at this year’s Festival, which will be focussed on the way in which design and architecture can contribute to, and often enhance, the performance of interiors in improving the way we live, work and play.”
Now in it’s 6th year INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will enjoy its second year at Arena Berlin - Franz Ahrens’ historic former bus depot. 2016 was the best attended edition yet, with more than 2,300 of the world’s leading architects and designers attending INSIDE World Festival of Interiors and its co-located sister event World Architecture Festival for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.
About INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors
One of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar, interior designers and architects will come together from around the world in Singapore to learn, connect and share ideas at this unmissable annual fixture in the interior design calendar. Held in Berlin from 15-17 November alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is your opportunity to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interiors. Over three days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors.
At INSIDE’s heart is a global awards programme, which will be judged by more than 20 distinguished designers and editors from around the world. Finalists that are shortlisted across nine categories will present their project in person to international judging panels. In a hard fought-over battle, one practice will win the ultimate accolade of World Interior of the Year, which will be presented at a glamorous Gala Dinner awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 17 November.