Over 100 projects have been shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA), selected from a pool of over 400 entries from across seven primary categories.

The 151 finalists will now move on to the final judging stage for a chance to win the top prizes of this year’s program, including the new Award for Interior Design Impact, which recognises the significant influence a design has had on the business, social, human resource, environmental and cultural outcomes of a project.

“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,” said event manager, Jacinta 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.”

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 15 May 2015, at the Grand Ballroom at Sofitel on Collins in Melbourne. 

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) joins the panel as Sustainability Advisor, and Joanne Cys, Associate Professor in Interior Architecture at the University of South Australia is the Jury Convenor.

Full shortlist:

Retail Design

Marais Melbourne – F2 Architecture


East Village Urban Marketplace – Koichi Takada Architects (Interior Architect) (Photography by Tom Ferguson)

Canberra Centre – Food Court – Cox Architecture in association with MBBD and Seventh Wave

Gewurzhaus – The Strand Arcade – Doherty Design Studio

Baccio Jewellers – loopcreative

Koko Black Queenstown – Russell & George

One Hundred Squared Retail Store – Aych Pty Ltd Innate Design

Roji Salon – Craig Tan Architects

Pavers Plus Showroom and Trade – Splinter Society Architecture

Joe Black – Mim Design

Seed Heritage – Mim Design

Napoleon Perdis Chapel – Studiobird

Alannah Hill Emporium – Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design

Greene St Juice Co. – Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design (Photography by Derek Swalwell)

T2 Soho – Landini Associates

Artedomus Show Room – Studio You Me

Cabinet Noir – Bremick Group

Living Edge Showroom – Woods Bagot

ACMI Shop – DesignOffice

Nutorious – Luchetti Krelle

Glassons – Landini Associates

Tea Drop – ZWEI Interiors Architecture

Workplace Design

JWT Sydney Headquarters – Geyer

The Cloud at Medibank – Russell & George

Unilever Sydney CBD – ODCM

BVN Brisbane Studio – BVN

Wolfdene – Larritt-Evans

Redchip Lawyers Office – Ellivo Architects (Photography by Scott Burrows)

Paspaley Pearls Corporate Offices – SJB Interiors

Kennards Self Storage – SJB Interiors

Pask Office – Mim Design

King & Wood Mallesons – Geyer

Interactive – Arnold Lane

Canon New Spaces – PTID

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Brisbane – Bates Smart

TransGrid Sydney Office – Bates Smart

Architects Office – David Edelment Architects

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney – Bates Smart

Buildsafe – Marsden Collective (Photography by Scott Burrows)

Vicland Property Group – Travis Walton Architecture and Interior Design

Karara Capital – Molecule

SSFS – Futurespace

The Boston Consulting Group Perth – Carr Design Group (Photography by Ian Ten Seldam)

Australia Post – StarTrack House Sydney – Carr Design Group

Unit T2 for Goodman – MAKE Creative

Medibank Thrive – Chris Connell Design

Living Edge Showroom – Woods Bagot

T2 HQ – Landini Associates

Level 18, 127 Creek Street – WMK Architecture

Hospitality Design

9 Noodle House – Envision Design consultant with R. Kim

Bond – Hachem Australia (Photography by Shania Shegedyn)

Bondi’s Best – TomMarkHenry

The Kettle Black – Studio You Me

Parwana Kutchi Deli – studio-gram x mash

Heart Attack and Vine – designer Nicky Adams in collaboration with perarchitects

Catfish – Russell & George

Matisse Beach Club – Oldfield Knott Architects (Photography by Cado Lee)

Seans Kitchen – Alexander & CO.

The Nelson – Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Fonda Hawthorn – Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Drift House (‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir) – multiplicity

RamenYA + 1000wat Emporium Melbourne – WALA (Weian Lim Architects)

Fenix Events – Shareen Joel Design

Huntingdale Golf Club – Inarc Architects

Feast of Merit – Ewert Leaf Pty Ltd as part of Feast of Merit Design Team

Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen – VECA Group ACG Design Co.

Swine & Co – Melissa Collison Interior Design

PAVEL – Otto Design Interiors

Cho Cho San – George Livissianis (Photography by Tom Ferguson)

Sake, Double Bay – Melissa Collison Interior Design

Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay – Bates Smart

One Spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort – Joseph Pang Design Consultants (JPDC)

Baber Studio and D’Occhio for The Charming Squire – Collins and Turner

The Shed – Design Portfolio

East – Hecker Guthrie

Jury – Biasol: Design Studio (Photography by Martina Gemmola)

Polperro Winery – Hecker Guthrie

The Butler – Luchetti Krelle

Hotel Centennial – Luchetti Krelle

Move Yoga – Hecker Guthrie

Filter – DesignOffice

ACME – Luchetti Krelle (Photography by Michael Wee)

Gia – Hecker Guthrie

119 Howard Street – ZWEI Interiors

Public Design

The Channel – Clare Cousins Architects

Think Education Sydney Ultimo Campus – Moda Design Group

Think Education Brisbane Campus – Moda Design Group

The University of Melbourne – Melbourne School of Design – John Wardle Architects and NADAAA (Photography by John Gollings)

St Stephens Hospital – Conrad Gargett

Kalgoorlie Courthouse – HASSELL

Sensory Gallery Horsham – Smith+Tracey Architects

MUSE – Macquarie University Student Experience – Woods Bagot

The Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences – ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

Residential Design

KERFERD – Whiting Architects (Photography by Sharyn Cairns)

Dock Street Warehouse – Surroundings Architects

Theresa Street Residence – Sonelo Design Studio

Malvern House – Robson Park Architects

Local House – MAKE Architecture

Darlinghurst Apartment – Brad Swartz

Stepping House – Bower Architecture

Medindie Residence – Williams Burton Architecture + Interior Design

Lake Wendouree Residence – John Wardle Architects

Inner City Terrace, Melbourne – ‘True Blue Terrace’ – Pleysier Perkins & Nexus Designs Collaboration

Currawenna House – Hare + Klein

Beach Ave – Schulberg Demkiw Architects

The Strand – Whiting Architects

The Bride & Groom – Russell & George

Bridport Terrace – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design (Photography by Shannon McGrath)

Concrete House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Courtyard House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Abstract House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Tower House – Andrew Maynard Architects

HORIZON Apartment – Stephen Collier Architects

The Man Cave – Allen Jack+Cottier (AJ+C Photography)

Tennyson Point House – Greg Natale Design

Planchonella House – Jesse Bennett Architect

Walsh Street South Yarra – Neometro and Carr Design Group collaboration

Jersey Rd – Smart Design Studio

West End Redevelopment – jenhands design

Doll’s House – BKK Architects

Alfred Street Residence – studiofour

Residential Decoration

KERFERD Place – Whiting Architects

Hall House – Sisalla Interior Design

Curraweena House – Hare + Klein

Cliff Top House – Hare + Klein

Kirribilli Apartment – Hare + Klein

The Strand – Whiting Architects

Victoria House – Brendan Wong Design (Photography by Maree Homer)

Darling Point Pied-á-terre – Sarah Davidson Interior Design

Figtree House – Arent&Pyke

Park view House – Arent&Pyke

True Blue Terrace – Nexus Designs

Annandale House – Greg Natale Design, Ian Moore Architects

Crescent Moon – Atticus & Milo

Courtyard House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

The Domain Residence – Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design

Abstract House – Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

Lace House – Susi Leeton Architects + Interiors, with Allison Pye Interiors (Photography by Shannon McGrath)

Installation Design

Emporium Melbourne – ‘Upscaled’ – Gloss Creative

Roger Tait Man – loopcreative

WA Police Pavilion – Creative Spaces

A fine possession: jewellery & identity exhibition – Christina Carayanides architect and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, NSW

‘Australia in the Great War’ First World War galleries redevelopment, Australian War Memorial – Cunningham Martyn Design

City of Trees cardboard enclosures – Cardboard design: Fold Theory Concept design: Jyll Bradley with Nagan Johnson Architects

Lexus Design Pavilion – Mim Design (Photography by Sean Fennessy)

National Anzac Centre, Albany – Thylacine Design

The Fox Hotel Heineken Installation – Design Clarity

Empty Coolamons: In Memoriam to the Stolen Generation – Museum Victoria Design Studio

Pop Down Bar – DesignOffice

Filter – DesignOffice

Contessa – D’Occhio (Photography by Shantanu Starick)

All images courtesy of AIDA