(UK) – Finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2019 have now been revealed.
Among 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 UK, 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 and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite projects, which will account for 30% of the final results.
Speaking about the finalists, Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE says: “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.
“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’.”
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.
Public voting will close on 9 September at 5pm (UK time) and a captivating awards ceremony planned at the event’s new venue: Grosvenor House in London on Friday 25 October.