The highly-anticipated finalists of the 2017 SBID International Design Awards have now been revealed. Contenders this year are as formidable as ever with high flying super brands including the Grand Hyatt, Radisson Blu, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels, as well as the Marriott chain from 3 different nations worldwide.
Amongst the world’s finest, other power houses include stylish interiors from London’s luxury department store, Harvey Nichols as well as industry leaders, TATA Motors, Microsoft and General Electric. The range of finalists across all 14 categories displays a true reflection of the scope of this creative and global industry, depicting an international portfolio of projects from over 40 countries worldwide.
Entries were received from countries such Latvia, Taiwan, the Maldives, Armenia, Rwanda, Sweden, Mexico, UAE and more, from renowned practices such as HBA, March & White, II BY IV DESIGN, Rockwell Group and David Chang Design Associates International.
The public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects at www.sbidawards.com which will account for 30% of the final results. The categories cover all aspects of interior design including Retail, Public Space, Healthcare Design and Visualisation amongst others.
The SBID Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity and evaluates essential elements such as brief compliance, budget, health & safety, and fit-for-purpose design.
The judges this year included industry professionals from global design corporations such as Aston Martin, Which?, BBC Radio 2 & 6; National History Museum, The Boeing Company, Google, Sunseeker London and more.
The Awards celebrates its seventh edition at The Dorchester hotel London, on Friday 27th October 2017, where the winners will be revealed and presented with the sought–after crystal trophy.
An Overall Winner Award will also be awarded to the project that comes out on the top after an amalgamation of the judge’s choices and the public votes have been considered. VIPs and a distinguished panel of sponsors including ABB Group, Kings of Chelsea, BoConcept, Christopher Wray and Sans Souci Glass Deco will be invited to the annual afternoon tea at the House of Lords in October 2017.
All of the winners and finalists will be featured in the Global Interior Design 2017 coffee table book.