Introducing the SBID International Design Award Winners...

by Katie Treggiden in News & Noteworthy

The prestigious Society of British Interior Design awards received entries from 27 countries across all five continents this year, making competition especially fierce.

The winners were announced on Friday 7th September in Milan and trophies will be presented at a London ceremony in November. There, a surprise overall winner will be announced.

So, without further ado, here are the people who came up trumps…

Pasquale Natuzzi, CEO of Italy’s biggest furniture company, judged the visualisation category. The prize went to Nataly Bolshakova from the Ukraine. Her House on the Sea 3D project takes clean lines and minimal interiors to a new level.

The winner of the Best Product category – as chosen by Jimmy Choo – was the C5100 Lift Oven by Caple. This showstopper of an appliance rises from the worktop at the push of a button, then lowers again to bake your food. Could it lead to a revolution in the way we cook? Watch this space…

The hotly contested Interior Design Project under £25,000 award went to Maurizio Pellizzoni Design’s Chelsea Townhouse, a chic but liveable space decorated in a soft, relaxing palette. Our favourite room? The bedroom, with its contrasting shades of grey.

‘I am thrilled that my Chelsea Townhouse project has received this prestigious SBID Award,’ says Pellizzoni. ‘As a relatively young company this marks an exciting milestone for MPD London and it is wonderful to receive recognition for the high level of design we have achieved over the past five years. We look forward to celebrating at the ceremony in November.’

In the Interior Design Project over £25,000 category, 1508 London’s The Knightsbridge residence was the winner. Again proving that clean lines and unfussy colour schemes are the order of the day, the project showed simplicity on a luxe scale.

Patrick Taylor of UK publisher Taylist Media chose Increation’s Barrowgate Project in the Best KBB Project and Product category. This quirky-looking bathroom (see picture, top) has numerous jazzy features, including a curvaceous half-wall that separates the bath from the vanity units.

Taylor describes the project as a fantastic, subtle and elegant design in a very difficult and awkward space. They’ve squeezed so many details, products and requirements into this bathroom while still managing to make it feel open and spacious. There’s a great use and choice of materials that make the most of the architectural restrictions rather than hide them, and the feature curves contrast with the angles of the house.’

We love how the strong monochromatic colours contrast with the soft, organic curves.

And finally, the Space Planning award went to Paul McAneary Architects’ Faceted House. McAneary transformed an Edwardian terraced house in Hammersmith by adding a contemporary extension, which plays with glass and light in an utterly unique way.

Congrats to all winners and nominees.

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