The 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) were run and won on Friday 15 May with the program’s top honour, the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design, awarded to Melbourne firm, Sibling.
Sibling’s interior fitout of ‘DUST’, a Melbourne retail store, not only earned the practice the Premier Award ahead of an extensive shortlist of 100 finalists it also saw them collect the Retail Design Award and helped them grab the 2015 Emerging Interior Design Practice Award.
Featuring mirrored cabinetry, luminescent surfaces and animated LED screens, DUST is a new multi-sensory concept store that sells clothes, imported records and fragrances. In praising the project, the jury notes that the designers have celebrated the stores nature as an experimental journey.
“DUST is a complex and experimental retail project that sets a precedent for concept development and is evidence of concept integrity from online experience to physical experience,” reads the jury citation.
“The designers have created a space that celebrates the experimental journey, taking the user beyond a typical retail encounter into an immersive, sensory engagement.”
Photography by Peter Bennetts.
Other successful projects on the night included the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration which took out the Public Design Award and the TransGrid Sydney Office by Bates Smart which was joint-winner of the Sustainability Advancement Award.
2015 also saw the creation of a new category, the Award for Interior Design Impact, which recognises the significant influence of interior design on the business, social, human resource, environmental and/or cultural outcomes of a project. BVN were the inaugural winners of the prize for their work with the Ravenswood School for Girls and the design of the school’s Mabel Fidler Building (Pictured above. Photography by John Gollings).
The winners and commendations of the 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards:
Premier Award for Australian Interior Design
'Dust' by Sibling. Photography by Peter Bennetts.
Award for Interior Design Impact
Ravenswood School for Girls, 'Mabel Fidler Building by BVN. Photography by John Gollings.
Sustainability Advancement Award (Joint Winners)
'TransGrid Sydney Office' by Bates Smart. Photography by Brett Boardman
'Australia Post – StarTrack House Sydney' by Carr Design Group. Photography by Earl Carter
'Dust' by Sibling
Living Edge Showroom by Woods Bagot
Napoleon Perdis Chapel by StudioBird
Nutorious by Luchetti Krelle
'Cho Cho San' by George Livissianis. Photography by Tom Ferguson.
Parwana Kutchi Deli by Studio-Gram x Mash
Gia by Hecker Guthrie
Huntingdale Golf Club by Inarc Architects
Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie
'Kennards Self Storage' by SJB Interiors. Photography by Tom Evangelidis.
TransGrid Sydney Office by Bates Smart
JWT Sydney Headquarters by Geyer
Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney by Bates Smart
Interactive by Arnold Lane
'Empty Coolamons: In Memoriam to the Stolen Generations' by Museum Victoria Design Studio. Photography by Ben Healley.
WA Police Pavilion by Creative Spaces
Emporium Melbourne by “Upscaled” – Gloss Creative
The Fox Hotel Heineken Installation by Design Clarity
Pop Down Bar by DesignOffice
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'Kerferd' by Whiting Architects. Photography by Sharyn Cairns
Figtree House by Arent&Pyke and Jason Sullivan
Cliff Top House by Hare + Klein
'Jersey Road' by Smart Design Studio. Photography by Sharrin Rees.
Kerferd by Whiting Architects
Local House by Make Architecture
Alfred Street Residence by StudioFour
Best of State
Victoria: Dust by Sibling
New South Wales: Cho Cho San by George Livissianis
South Australia: Parwana Kutchi Deli byStudio-Gram x Mash
Queensland: BVN Brisbane Studio by BVN
Western Australia: WA Police Pavilion by Creative Spaces
Australian Capital Territory: Roji Salon by Craig Tan Architects
Victoria: Kerferd by Whiting Architects
New South Wales: Jersey Road by Smart Design Studio
South Australia: Medindie Residence by Williams Burton Architecture + Interior Design
Queensland: Dock Street Warehouse by Surroundings Architects