SBID Awards 2018 Winners revealed!

With more entries than ever before and an astounding 225,000 unique public votes, from 42 countries.

The highly anticipated winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2018 were revealed on Friday 26 October 2018 at a dazzling ceremony in The Dorchester hotel in London’s Mayfair.

With more entries than ever before and an astounding 225,000 unique public votes, this year’s awards have been one of the most globally represented editions to date, with industry talent from over 42 countries across the globe.

The competition this year was as inspiring as ever, with winning projects from the UK, South Africa, China, New Zealand, Canada, China, Dubai and more.

Brooklyn Health Center by Francis Cauffman | SBID Awards: Healthcare Design Winner

Winning a SBID International Design Award is truly a high achievement.

All 14 categories are assessed by a technical panel, a public vote and a panel of leading industry experts, who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity which ensures that all projects are assessed strictly on quality.

Now in its eighth year, the SBID Awards is regarded as one of the highest accolades of interior design excellence.

As a proudly independent contest, the SBID awards are driven purely by a desire to recognise talent and creativity; with every entry fairly and equally considered.

The annual event continues to reward and celebrate outstanding projects and products from the industry at large.

The Overall Winner Award, a category which holds the title as the ‘SBID choice’, wasawarded to Dubai-based practice 4SPACE Design for VR Park Dubai Mall.

VR Park Dubai Mall by 4SPACE Design | SBID Awards: Overall Winner

This title is given to the project that receives the highest score after both the judges’ choices and the public votes have been considered.

The VR PARK was designed to allow visitors to experience an extreme level of virtual reality.

The client, Emaar Entertainment, wanted to build a new attraction that had never been implemented in Dubai before.

The core concept was to experience the futuristic ambience and elements along with a wonderful journey through the virtual reality world.

At the entrance, a huge 90-degree curved LED display screen panel along with complete cityscape buildings of Dubai downtown bent upside down highlights the magnificent experience that awaits visitors.

The focal point of the theme park interior is a giant model of Burj Khalifa, hanging upside down from the ceiling to floor.

4SPACE collaborated with the theming company to get the correct proportion, finishes, look and feel of the actual Burj Khalifa.

From the initial concept down to the minute details, VRPark is an example of unique and innovative design.

VR Park Dubai Mall by 4SPACE Design | SBID Awards: Overall Winner

SBID Founder and CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE said:

“Each year the support and volume of entries surprise and delight us. Now a firmly established event on the international design calendar, the SBID Awards is one of the most exciting celebrations of design excellence for the global industry.”

All winners for each category received a bespoke crystal trophy designed by Sans Souciglass deco.

They are also be featured in the Global Interior Design 2018 book which is distributed to over 1000 professionals across the globe.

The winners of this year’s SBID International Design Awards are:

CGI & Visualisation
Alena Zhernovaya Interior Design for RiverStone

Club and Bar Design
IHG for Juniper & Kin at QO

Healthcare & Wellness Design
Francis Cauffman for Brooklyn Health Center

Hotel Bedrooms & Suites Design
Artichoke for Mombo

Hotel Public Space Design
Wanda Hotel Design Institute for Wanda Vista Hefei

KBB Design
Celia Visser Design for Contemporary Kitchen |& Bar

Office Design
Paragon Interface for Discovery Place

Discovery Place by Paragon Interface | SBID Awards: Office Design Winner

Public Space Design
Studio MB for Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

Residential Apartment under £1M
Elliot James for Cuscaden One

Residential Design over £1M
Regina Sturrock Design Inc. for Contemporary Manor

Residential House Design under £1M
NEVERMORE for The Irrawady House

Restaurant Design
Goddard Littlefair for The Garden

Retail Design
XYI Design Co. for Latitude Sports Park

Show Flats and Development
HWCD for The Trevista Sales Gallery

The Trevista Sales Gallery by HWCD | SBID Awards by Shows Flats & Developments Winner

The distinguished panel of sponsors included:

  • Catalano
  • Lalique
  • THG Paris
  • John Lewis forBusiness
  • Euroshop
  • Bisque, Sans Souci
  • VitrA
  • Craig & Rose
  • Vectorworks
  • KI Europe
  • Blooms Art
  • Panaz
  • Vessel Gallery

Judges this year included Directors and CEO’s from global design corporations such as Christian Louboutin Beauté, BBC, National History Museum, Belmond, Walpole, Bentley,Google, AECOM.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

A few things about the SBID Awards

An SBID International Design Award has come to be regarded as one of the highest accolades in the interior design industry.

The 2018 Awards received entries from across five continents, with the winners and finalists coming from over 42 countries.

Previous winners have included: WOW Architects, Fenton Whelan, Bluehaus Group, LAX, David Change Design Associates, BAR Studio and more.

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