The highly anticipated finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2019 have now been revealed. Amongst the impressive number of contenders this year, finalists include world renowned practices such as G.A group, Concorde BGW Group, Scott Browrigg and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
Notable projects include SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, RHS Garden, Redbull Offices, Warner Music Group as well as hotel brands such as Hilton, Belmond, Mandarin Oriental, InterContinental and more.
Entries were received from 48 countries including the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Qatar, Poland, Barbados, Monaco, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia and more.
Finalists were selected by a technical panel of judges in the first stage of the process. The public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects at www.sbidawards.com which will account for 30 per cent of the final results.
Speaking about the finalists, Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE said: “The SBID International Design Awards continue to grow from strength to strength with more submissions received, more countries represented and this year we have an additional category. It is known across the design industry as the premier design award to win and for that, we are quite rightly very proud to present it, as much as our entrants are to win it.”
Last year saw one of the most globally represented editions to date with an astounding 225,000 unique voters during the voting period. SBID award categories cover all aspects of interior design including Retail, Public Space, Healthcare & Wellbeing Design, Residential, Visualisation, Clubs & Bars and Restaurants, Office Spaces and Hotel Design.
The SBID Awards were recently accredited as the first interior design awards scheme to achieve GOLD standard by The Independent Awards Standards Council and were commended as “exemplar in how awards should be operated”.
Considered as one of the most prestigious accolades in interior design by the best in the industry, the SBID International Design Awards are awarded purely on the quality of the design, innovation, aesthetic and value-added to the project. Each entry undergoes an exhaustive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity. Evaluating essential elements such as compliance with the brief, budget, health & safety and fit-for-purpose design.
This year brings brand new Creative Directors to the esteemed panel of judges from brands such as Nike, MAC Cosmetics; Universal Studios and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.
The Judges decisions is then finalised by a third tier online public vote, where all finalists’ designs are judged by the public, this avoids any disputes between Judges and prevents dual winners.
Public voting will close on Monday 9th September at 5.00pm (UK time) Click here to see all shortlisted projects and cast your vote.
Consistent in its quest to recognise, reward and celebrate global interior design, this year’s edition is intended to be bigger and better than ever with the addition of SBID’s 10th anniversary celebrations and a captivating ceremony planned at the event’s new venue: Grosvenor House in London on Friday 25 October.
The winners will be announced and awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souci Glass Deco. An overall winner will also be awarded for the project that gains the most votes overall from the judge’s choices and the public votes combined.
All winners and finalists will be featured in the Global Interior Design 2019 book which is distributed to over 1000 professionals across the globe and available to purchase on the SBID Awards website.