(UK) – The SBID International Design Awards finalists for 2021 have been revealed, boasting an impressive shortlist of award-worthy entries across Interior Design, Product Design and FitOut.
From the design scheme, materials used and products specified through to the final fit-out installation, the SBID Awards champion design standards across the supply chain in the design, procurement and execution of outstanding interiors. Each entry has been evaluated for its functionality, technical merit, creative delivery and ability to inspire; highlighting the value that expert interior design and specialist craftmanship can bring to businesses, homes and society as a whole – the finest examples of good design considers its ultimate impact on the health, wellbeing and lifestyle of its users and the environment.
The SBID Awards invited the creative A&D community to enter this year’s global awards programme to celebrate the incredible dexterity, creativity and mastery of the interior design profession. Providing a global stage for designers of interiors, the Awards reward the design excellence of interior designers, studios and architects, alongside the fit-out specialists, product designers, manufacturers, artisans and independent makers that bring their visions to life through superior quality, skill and innovation.
Amongst the inspiring contenders for this year, finalists for interior design categories include the likes of esteemed practices; Zaha Hadid Architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates and Hill House Interiors. With notable projects for international brands including; Harrods, the Hilton, Marriott Hotels, Coty, Bumble, and more. Across product design, the shortlisted entries exhibit some of the latest interior solutions from Fisher & Paykel, Cosentino, BORA, and Graham & Brown.
The GOLD-standard Awards programme (as accredited by the Independent Awards Standards Council) has amassed over 3,000 entries from 85 countries worldwide, with this year receiving entries from the UK, UAE, Germany and Australia, to Taiwan, Switzerland, Vietnam and South Africa. As a result, the SBID Awards has become a truly international platform for showcasing the world’s best professional design talent, with finalists in each category encompassing the scope and diversity of the design industry, spanning the commercial and residential sectors.
In addition to enhanced credibility and invaluable recognition, the Awards’ represent a unique opportunity to put designs in front of some of the biggest names and industry-leading experts across the profession.
Featuring on this year’s impressive international jury, Stella Gittins, co-founder and group director of Accouter Group of Companies says: “The SBID Awards is an opportunity for the industry’s creative community to stage their courageous minds…exploring beautiful, useful and respectful ideas which are so seemingly simple, yet intricate as a process. I am proud to represent the iconic SBID as a judge and play a part in honouring great designers with these prestigious accolades.”
To complete the final stage of the judging process, the public are invited to vote for their favourite projects on the SBID Awards website. Accounting for 30% of the results, the ultimate end-users of design have the final say in which projects or products receive a prestigious SBID Award. The public voting will close on Friday 10th September at 5pm (BST).
Offering inventive event experiences equipped with premium networking opportunities, the annual Awards culminates with a captivating ceremony in London’s latest luxury lifestyle destination, Nobu Hotel Portman Square on Friday 22nd October 2021; where the winning entries will be awarded with a bespoke crystal trophy designed exclusively by Sans Souci Glass Deco.