Finalists of the SBID International Design Awards have been announced

By Catherine Sturman
The 2016 finalists of the SBID International Design Awards have now been revealed. With increased entries from 43 countries worldwide, this years editio...

The 2016 finalists of the SBID International Design Awards have now been revealed. With increased entries from 43 countries worldwide, this year’s edition is set to be the most globally represented awards so far.

Entries were received from countries such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Brazil, Morocco, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, India and many more.

This edition has seen a 25 percent increase of entries, resulting in an even bigger selection of finalists to date, including Office Designs from Barcardi in London; the Samsung Headquarters in the United States and the L’Oréal headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Public Space projects including Pascall Watson’s King David Lounge at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 and outstanding entries from design practices such as Conran and Partners and Areen Design.

The 14 categories range from best Healthcare Design, Retail Design and Intelligent Design to best KBB Project, Public Space and Visualisation. The public are now invited to vote for their favourite finalists which will account for 30 percent of the final results.

Winners will be announced and awarded with the crystal SBID International Design Awards 2016 trophy at the official ceremony, held at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Friday 25 November 2016.

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 our distinguished panel of sponsors including ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco will be invited to our annual afternoon tea at the House of Lords in November 2016.

All of the winners and finalists will be featured in The Global Interior Design 2016 coffee table book.

The judges this year included new additions Marek Reichman Creative Director of Aston Martin, Richard Lloyd, Executive Director at Which? to our revered selection of international industry leaders:

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes at BBC Radio 2 & 6; Sir Michael Dixon, Director at the National History Museum, London; Kevin Mau, Senior Creative Director at The Boeing Company; Jane Preston, Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services at Google; David Lewis, Managing Director of Sunseeker London; Carolina Calzada, Managing Director at Colour Hive; Patrick Taylor, Managing Director of Taylist Media; Ben McOwen Wilson, Director of Content Partnerships at YouTube.

A distinguished panel of sponsors include ABB Group, Natuzzi Italia, Maison & Objet, Wools of New Zealand, and Sans Souci Glass Deco just to name a few!

The closing date for the public voting will be on Friday 16 September 2016 at 5.30pm GMT.

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