Celebrating Interior Design Excellence: The SBID International Design Awards launches for 2021

Firmly established as one of the most prestigious interior design awards in the global design calendar, the 2021 edition of the SBID International Design Awards is now open for entries from a broad range of categories.

London, 18 March 2021. Set to celebrate another year of global design excellence across the interior design industry, the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID) has officially opened its 12th edition of the SBID International Design Awards for 2021.

Since it launched, the SBID Awards has received over 3000 incredible entries from 1000+ companies in 85 countries and continues to grow! Having firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious interior design Awards in the global design calendar, the Awards represent the outstanding achievements, dexterity, mastery and quality services that go on to inspire the creativity of this diverse and ever-evolving creative industry.

Alongside 17 specialist Interior Design categories spanning commercial and residential sectors, the SBID Awards 2021 continues in its quest to champion and challenge industry-wide design standards, expanding entry categories to encompass added specialisms in Product Design and Fit-Out Design.

SBID Awards - 2020 Residential Furniture Winner - Maison Arabella - Chair Objet
2020 Residential Furniture Winner, Chair Objet – ©Maison Arabella

Looking for inspiration? Check out Space Copenhagen’s interior designs, turning intuition into poetic modernism.

With the introduction of new design categories, also comes an exciting panel of expert judges to lend their unparalleled knowledge and expertise to this year’s extraordinary international jury; featuring Property Services Lead for the Department for Education; Creative Director at Amazon; Interior Design Principal at Walt Disney Imagineering Asia; Editorial Director at WGSN; Global Store Design Manager at Tiffany & Co.; Design Director at Starbucks Coffee Company EMEA; and Director of Major Programmes at the British Council.

Inviting entrants from around the world, the SBID Awards presents an exceptional opportunity to showcase professional work to a host of renowned industry leaders and the wider design community on its inclusive and international stage.

SBID Awards - 2020 Overall Product Winner - Northstone Contemporary Terrazzo - Barbieri- The Fine Lines
2020 Overall Product Winner, The Fine Lines by Barbieri and Northstone Contemporary Terrazzo – ©SBID

In an ambition to reunite the industry, the SBID International Design Awards 2021 will open its doors once again for a global celebration of design talent. Offering unique and inventive event experiences, the annual awards programme suitably culminates in a captivating ceremony at London’s latest luxury lifestyle destination, Nobu Hotel Portman Square on Friday 22nd October 2021.

The Awards’ entries for 2021 will close at 5pm (BST) on Wednesday 30th June, with ‘Early Bird’ entry rates ending on 31st March. Download the full entry guidelines for all information about entering this year’s SBID International Design Awards.*

*Members of SBID can also take advantage of exclusive entry benefits, from discounted entry fees to complimentary submissions. Click here to find out more.

To register to enter, visit

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The Awards suitably culminate with a dazzling ceremony at one of London’s most iconic locations, Nobu Hotel Portman Square, in October 2021 – ©SBID
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