Highlights from the 2023 Australian Interior Design Awards

Highlights from the 2023 Australian Interior Design Awards

We turned to the Design Files’ announcement of the winners for the Australian Interior Design Award 2023. It’s a moment of anticipation and excitement, an edition that celebrates talent and innovation from the world of interior design. Let’s have a look at this year’s winners: 

Campbell House by Tonkin Zulaikja Greer

Tonkin Zulaikja Greer emerged as one of the biggest stars of the evening, taking home not one but three awards for their remarkable project, Campbell House. This stunning creation not only secured the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design but also earned recognition in the Workplace Design and Sustainability Advancement categories. The judging panel described Campbell House as "timeless, elegant, unified, and finely detailed." They also noted its versatility, emphasizing that it could seamlessly adapt to various settings, be it a home, a retail store, or a workplace. The clever integration of heritage and contemporary elements was singled out as an outstanding feature.

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects' Nine-Square Bondi captivated the judges and clinched the highly esteemed Award for Residential Design. This project stood out for its ability to resolve complex spatial challenges while maintaining an air of elegance and intimacy. The jury commended it for its "elegant spatial resolution, clarity in its expression, and sophisticated curation of objects and furnishings." Nine-Square Bondi also received a commendation for Residential Decoration and the Best State Award for Residential Design in New South Wales.

jcHQ's Piccolo Palazzo

In the category of Residential Decoration, jcHQ's Piccolo Palazzo left a lasting impression. The jury was impressed by the home's innovation and emotional resonance. Described as "blushing," this project demonstrated a strong sense of emotion and creativity in its design.

Notable Winners Across Various Categories

The 2023 Australian Interior Design Awards also honored several other outstanding projects and designers. 

Dion Hall received accolades for Melbourne's beloved Her Bar in the Hospitality Design category. 

Sabi earned recognition for the stunning stay, Sabi, in the Best of State Awards for Residential Design (Tasmania). 

Breathe was celebrated for Nightingale Skye House in the Best of State Awards for Residential Design (Victoria). 

The National Gallery of Victoria was acknowledged for its Installation Design of "Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse."

Emerging Talents Recognized

The Emerging Interior Design Practice Award went to J.AR Office in Queensland. This recognition highlights the promising future of the design industry, with J.AR Office earning praise for their creative approach.

Best of States: check out who took the win in your area:

The Best of State Awards recognized exceptional regional designs. Winners in this category included:

 Madeleine Blanchfield Architects for Nine-Square Bondi (New South Wales), 

J.AR Office for Oxlade (Queensland), 

Williams Burton Leopardi for Mount Mac (South Australia), 

Sabi for Sabi (Tasmania), 

Breathe for Nightingale Skye House (Victoria),

Neil Cownie Architect for 123 House (Western Australia).

Celebrating Excellence

These awards serve as a source of inspiration for both established designers and emerging talents, but also for anyone with a love for interior design. We would like to congratulate all the winners for their amazing work and contribution to the world of design!

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