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Tour The Australian Interior Design Award-Winning Projects

Interiors

We’ve been bringing you a slew of award-winning projects over the past few weeks – ‘tis awards seasons!

Today, the spotlight is on what’s inside, as we share the winners of the Australian Interior Design Awards, from residential design and decoration, to emerging design practices.

4th June, 2019

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Oak House by Kennedy Nolan, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Edsall Street by Ritz & Ghougassian, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Tom Blachford.

Edsall Street by Ritz & Ghougassian, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Tom Blachford.

Edsall Street by Ritz & Ghougassian, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Tom Blachford.

Edsall Street by Ritz & Ghougassian, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Tom Blachford.

Edsall Street by Ritz & Ghougassian, Joint Winner of the Residential Design Award category. Photo – Tom Blachford.

United Places Botanic Gardens by Carr, Winner of the Hospitality Design Award category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

United Places Botanic Gardens by Carr, Winner of the Hospitality Design Award category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

United Places Botanic Gardens by Carr, Winner of the Hospitality Design Award category. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke, Winner of the Best Residential Decoration category. Photo – Anson Smart.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke, Winner of the Best Residential Decoration category. Photo – Anson Smart.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke, Winner of the Best Residential Decoration category. Photo – Anson Smart.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke, Winner of the Best Residential Decoration category. Photo – Anson Smart.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke, Winner of the Best Residential Decoration category. Photo – Anson Smart.

Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera, Winner of the Emerging Interior Design Practice category. Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Shinbashi by Pierce Widera, Winner of the Emerging Interior Design Practice category. Photo – Jana Langhorst.

Elle Murrell
Tuesday 4th June 2019

The 16th Australian Interior Design Awards delivers a stellar line-up of the country’s very best interior design projects. This year’s entries have been praised for fearless design approaches that push boundaries to reinvent typologies, and for experimenting with spatial planning as well as improving user experience.

On Friday, the 2019 Awards were presented in Melbourne, with the top accolade for Residential Design bestowed upon joint winners: Oak House by Kennedy Nolan and Edsall Street by Ritz&Ghougassian. These projects were commended for creating a seamless balance between the indoor and out, through a cohesive material application and compelling use of colour. The jury also noted how both residences exceeded their briefs, taking design to the next level by making it appear unabashedly personal for the homeowners.

The Residential Decoration prize went to Sydney-based Arent&Pyke for its much-hyped Under The Tree project (which also picked up the 2019 Belle Coco Republic Best Residential Interior award this year!).

Melbourne-based design practice, Pierce Widera was highlighted as the one to watch – receiving the Emerging Interior Design Practice award – for its diverse portfolio of hospitality interiors, which employ confident detailing and thoughtful use of materials. ‘Completing six projects in their first year, they have a distinct creative approach and clear design identity, articulated through their strong aesthetic, which evokes a particular mood and memorable experience for patrons,’ the jury detailed.

 

Award-winning projects pictured above…

Residential Design

Kennedy Nolan for Oak House, VIC

And Ritz&Ghougassian for Edsall Street, VIC


Residential Decoration

Arent&Pyke for Under the Tree, NSW

Hospitality Design

Carr for United Places Botanic Gardens South Yarra, VIC

Emerging Interior Design Practice

Pierce Widera, VIC

 

Scroll through the full list of award winners and commendations here.

Premier Award for Australian Interior Design

George Livissianis for USFIN, NSW

Award for Interior Design Impact

BVN for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, NSW

Award for Sustainability Advancement

Hassell partnered with Arup for Arup Melbourne, VIC

Retail Design

George Livissianis for Usfin, NSW

Public Design

Cox Architecture for Waltzing Matilda Centre, QLD

Workplace Design

BVN for BVN Sydney Studio, NSW

Installation Design

National Gallery of Victoria and nendo for Escher X nendo: Between Two Worlds, VIC

Best of State Awards for Residential Design

New South Wales – Renato D’Ettorre Architects for Italianate House

Queensland – Hogg&Lamb for B&B Residence


South Australia – Williams Burton Leopardi for Malvern Residence

Victoria – Kennedy Nolan for Oak House and Ritz&Ghougassian for Edsall Street

Western Australia – Lahaus Studio for The Villa

Best of State Awards for Commercial Design

New South Wales – George Livissianis for USFIN

Queensland – Cox Architecture for Waltzing Matilda Centre

South Australia – Exhibition Studios for Birds and Bees Exhibition

Tasmania – Liminal Architecture for Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions


Victoria – National Gallery of Victoria and nendo for Escher X nendo: Between Two Worlds

Western Australia – JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc. for Perth Children’s Hospital

Best International Design Award

Templewell Studio in collaboration with Rezen & Lahaus Studio via Design Stables Platform for Wanderlust, SG

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