The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Commercial Interior Design Awards has been extended until Thursday July 12 – giving applicants an extra week to work on their nominations.
The event will take place on Wednesday September 19 at the Joharah Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
We have also revealed our panel of judges for the awards, including Giulio Cappellini, founder of the well-known Cappellini furniture brand; Khalid Shafar, Emirati product designer; and Richard Wagner; co-founder and managing partner at Wanders Wagner Architects, among others.
This year, we have introduced two new categories to the existing 17 – Best Lighting Concept in a Commercial Interior, which will recognise the most creative use of lighting design within commercial establishments; and Fit-Out Firm of the Year, which will identify contracting firms which have worked on outstanding projects in the region.
The American Hardwood Export Council Award also returns this year, recognising a Middle East-based project that applies American-origin hardwoods in an ingenious way.