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    Landmark projects impress again at 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards

    Nicholas Rider

    Smart Design Studio’s Indigo Slam continues to bring in the awards, named as the Overall Winner at the 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

    The major award joins a list of recent accolades taken by Smart Design in the past few months including the titles of 2016’s architect-designed house of the year and the world’s best interior designed residence.

    The Smart Design Studio project, located in Sydney’s Chippendale, is the new home for artist Judith Neilson who has since publicly expressed that Smart Design's resolution has exceeded her own expectations for the project. 

    Now in its thirteenth year, Inside Interior Design Review's IDEA showcases the best of Australian interior and product design, as well as the designers behind the work. 

    Other recipients at 2016 IDEA included Kerry Phelan of Kerry Phelan Design Office (KPDO), Fiona Lynch, Woods Bagot, SJB Interior and more.

    2016 IDEA winners:

    EVENT

    Work With Me Here by Sibling
    Event_Work-with-me-here_SIBLING_Photo-Tobias-Titz-1.jpgPhotography by Tobias Titz 

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Wulugul Pop-up by Foolscap Studio
    • Lexus Design Pavilion by Mim Design

    HOSPITALITY

    Antica Pizzeria e Cucina by Genesin Studio
    Hospitality_Antica-Pizzeria-e-Cucina_By-Genesin-Studio_Photo-Brendan-Homan.jpgPhotography by Brendan Homan 

    COMMENDATIONS

    • The Ugly Duckling by Hecker Guthrie
    • TarraWarra Cellar Door by Kerstin Thompson Architects

    INTERNATIONAL

    Russell & George by A​ē​sop KLCC
    International_Aesop-KLCC_By-Russell-and-George_Photo-Funkydali.jpgImage: Funkydali

    Global Mining and Resources Company Headquarters by Hassell
    1809_19-04-2016_6134.jpgPhotography by Jim Stephenson 

    COMMENDATION

    • Russell & George by A​ē​sop Westgate

    OBJECT – PROFESSIONAL

    Ora Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam
    Object-Professional_Ora-Desk-Lamp_Ross-Gardam_Photo-Haydn-Cattach.jpgPhotography by Haydn Cattach

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Lighting as Jewellery by Christopher Boots
    • Surface Sconce by Studio Henry Wilson

    OBJECT – RISING

    Flex Barstool and Table by Ash Allen in collaboration with Harry Zanios
    Flex_1000.jpgImage: Ash Allen


    PUBLIC SPACE

    International Towers Sydney, Tower 2 Lobby by Woods Bagot
    Public-Winner_Woods-Bagot-International-Towers-Sydney-Tower-2-Lobby_Photo-Trevor-Mein.jpgPhotography by Trevor Mein

    COMMENDATIONS

    • St Stephen’s Junior by ​CODA
    • Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre

    RESIDENTIAL DECORATION

    Peninsula House by SJB Interiors
    Residential-Decoration_Peninsula-House_SJB-Interiors_Photo-Nicole-England.jpgPhotography by Nicole England

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Pacific Lighthouse by SJB Interior
    • Theodore Treehouse by Studiobird

    RESIDENTIAL MULTI

    Sydney 385 by Smart Design Studio
    Residential-Multi_Sydney-385_Smart-Design-Studio_Photo-Sharrin-Rees-1.jpgPhotography by Sharrin Rees

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Two Little Chestnuts by Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architects
    • 10 Wylde Street by SJB Interiors

    RESIDENTIAL SINGLE

    Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio
    161118_Inside_Hero.jpgPhotography by Sharrin Rees

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT
    • Hargreaves Residence by Fiona Lynch

    RETAIL

    Melbourne Central Lower Ground Refresh by Kennedy Nolan
    Retail_Melbourne-Central-Lower-Ground-Refresh_By-Kennedy-Nolan_Photo-Brilliant-Creek.jpgImage: Brilliant Creek

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Lune Croissanterie by Studio Esteta
    • Yellow Earth Flagship Store by Tandem Design Studio

    WORKPLACE OVER 1000SQM

    Woods Bagot Melbourne Office by Woods Bagot
    Workplace-over-1000sqm_Woods-Bagot-Melbourne-Office_Woods-Bagot_Photo-Studio-N8.jpgImage: Studio N8

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Corrs Chambers Westgarth by Bates Smart
    • Harry the Hirer, Head Office by SJB Interiors

    WORKPLACE UNDER 1000SQM

    Humming Puppy Sydney by Karen Abernethy Architects with Louisa Macleod
    Workplace-Under-1000sqm_Karen-Abernethy-Architects-with-Fiona-Macleod_Photo-Katherine-Lu.jpgPhotography by Katherine Lu

    COMMENDATIONS

    • 106 Flinders Lane by Bates Smart
    • Squint / Opera Melbourne by Sibling

    OVERALL WINNER

    Indigo Slam by Smart Design Studio
    Residential-Single_Indigo-Slam_Smart-Design-Studio_Photo-Sharrin-Rees-1.jpgPhotography by Sharrin Rees

    SUSTAINABILITY

    Westpac Barangaroo by Geyer
    Sustainability_Westpac-Barangaroo_By-Geyer_Photo-Richard-Glover.jpgPhotography by Richard Glover

    COMMENDATIONS

    • Concrete House by Fringe Architects
    • Brae Restaurant and Accommodation by Six Degrees Architects

    EMMERGING DESIGNER

    Karen Abernethy Architects
    Emerging-Designer_Karen-Abernethy-Architects_Photo-Katherine-Lu-1.jpgPhotography by Katherine Lu


    DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

    Fiona Lynch
    Designer-of-the-year_Fiona-Lynch_Balwyn-Residence_Photo-Sharyn-Cairns_Fiona-Lynch.jpgPhotography by Sharyn Cairns


    EDITOR’S MEDAL

    Bates Smart


    GOLD MEDAL

    Kerry Phelan of KPDO
    KPDO_Headshot.jpg

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