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    2017 World Interior of the Year announced

    Nicholas Rider

    Following two days of awards at the 2017 Inside World Festival of Interiors, the best of the best was crowned on Friday with the prestigious title of World Interior of the Year.

    The recipient of this year’s top interior prize was Fabricwood by Singaporean practice, Produce Workshop.

    The plywood-clad, arched pavilion – located in Singapore’s XTRA flagship store – displays office furniture products manufactured by Herman Miller. The studded details of the structure were conceived to be complementary to Herman Miller’s iconic chair designs.

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    “Learning from the design processes of Herman Miller’s chairs, the design research was geared towards a material exploration of plywood to form a lightweight plywood envelope that is ‘moulded’ to its host, XTRA,” the designers commented.

    “The envelope shall form an independent entity that plugs into the shop space of XTRA that allows visual links yet maintains the unique identity of both parties.”

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    Fabricwood beat eight other category winners (including an Australian residential project, Cleveland Rooftop by SJB) to score the title.

    The Inside Festival ran in conjunction with the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF), held in Berlin last week. Among the overall winners on day three of WAF were two Australian projects: Sydney Fish Markets by AJ+C and NH Architecture, and the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects.

    Images: Supplied 

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