Commercial Interior Design magazine once again paid tribute to the projects, firms and designers making their mark on the region’s interior design industry. Now in its 11th edition, this year’s Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards ceremony was held at the Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on 13 September, gathering over 900 influential members of the Middle East’s design community under a single roof.
Spanning 17 categories, the awards covered the whole spectrum of commercial interiors, from hospitality to retail and public sector to office design. The awards programme also focuses on recognising the people who shaped the projects of the year, with categories such as Behind the Scenes, Young Interior Designer of the Year and Interior Designer of the Year prizes.
This year we also brought back the Outdoor Design of the Year category, which was picked up this year by Anarchitect for its El Chiringuito Ibiza project in Dubai. Anarchitect, being a dual winner this year, also won this year’s Retail award its design of the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa.
Another double winner this year was Lulie Fisher Design Studio, which took home the Interior Design Concept of the Year award for its work on re-purposing the Manarat Al Saadiyat project in Abu Dhabi, as well as the Behind the Scenes prize, which was picked up by Shyju Sukumaran.
This year’s Interior Designer of the Year is Sneha Divias of Sneha Divias Atelelier, who only this year set up her own office, having previously worked with LW Design. Divias also picked up the best residential design award for her Villa Palm Jumeirah project.
Second year in a row, Perkins + Will won the Office Design of the Year category, this year for its work on the Adidas d3 Headquarters.
LW Design, having won the best hotel design category for its work on Le Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, is also this year’s Interior Design Firm of the Year.
Here is the full winners list:
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: HOTELS
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – LW Design
Highly commended: Fairmont Quasar Istanbul by Wilson Associates
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: BARS & CLUBS
BOA Lounge & Club – Bishop Design LLC
Highly commended: El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai by Anarchitect
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: FOOD & BEVERAGE
Menagerie Eatery – Binchy and Binchy Architecture
Highly commended: Ají by Keane Brands
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: OFFICE
adidas d3 headquarters – Perkins + Will
Highly commended: Edelman office by Pallavi Dean Interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: RETAIL
Rossano Ferretti Hairspa – Anarchitect
Highly commended: The Gym by Brian Leib Interior Design
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: PUBLIC SECTOR
Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre – SSH
Highly commended: Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center by Pallavi Dean Interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: RESIDENTIAL
Villa Palm Jumeirah – Sneha Divias Atelier
Highly commended: Marina 23 penthouse by Light Space Design
INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR: OUTDOOR
El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai – Anarchitect
Highly commended: Iammai by Stickman Tribe
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Hotel Jen Beijing – Stickman Tribe
Highly commended: Bill The Butcher by ODG
SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Smart Dubai office – Design Worldwide Partnership
Highly commended: Xworks Studio by Xworks Interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN CONCEPT OF THE YEAR
Re-purposing Manarat Al Saadiyat – Lulie Fisher Design Studio
Highly commended: Olioli by Sneha Divias Atelier
INTERIOR FIT-OUT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Boutique Le Chocolat – ALEC Fit Out
Highly commended: Concrete at Alserkal Avenue by Blue Camel Design
BEHIND THE SCENES AWARD
Shyju Sukumaran – Lulie Fisher Design Studio
Highly commended: Jeffrey Faranial from Kristina Zanic Consultants
YOUNG INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Gillian Blair – Godwin Austen Johnson
Highly commended: Adriana Graur from Perkins + Will
INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Sneha Divias – Sneha Divias Atelier
Highly commended: Chris Barnes from Broadway Interiors
INTERIOR BOUTIQUE DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR
Pallavi Dean Interiors
Highly commended: Keane Brands
INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM OF THE YEAR
Highly commended: Design Worldwide Partnership