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IIDA Names Design Winners

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA)  has named the winners of its 41st Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Competition.

The judging panel for both competitions reviewed  submissions from a variety of design disciplines.

“These two competitions consistently demonstrate the innovation and dynamism reflected in the industry, and in the worldwide conversation on Design,” said Cheryl Durst, executive vice president and CEO of IIDA. “As IIDA celebrates its 20th anniversary of elevating the design profession, we are pleased to honor these entries that so vigorously uphold the standards that IIDA supports.”

“As a jury, we were genuinely inspired by the diversity and impressive international scope of the projects entered,” said David Darling, IIDA founding partner of Aidlin Darling Designs. “We observed many trends and common motifs. In our search for identifying design excellence, the winning projects either took these trends to a new level or charted completely new territory.”

In addition to Darling, jurors for both competitions included Ed Bakos, managing director of Champalimaud; Ray Eshcheid, senior vice president of store design and merchandising for Bank of America Corp.; and Alessandro Munge, principal and managing partner of Munge Leung.

The annual Interior Design Competition celebrates innovative interior design/interior architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces. The winners of the 41st Interior Design Competition are:

Spa in Mallorca, Porto Cristo, Spain by A2 arquitectos, Madrid, Spain;

One One One Eagle Street Lobby Fitout, Brisbane, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane, Australia;

M Building, Beverly Hills, Calif., by Gensler, Los Angeles; 

Cornell Community Centre and Library by Perkins+Will, Toronto, Ontario;

yoo Residence II, Hong Kong by Steve Leung Designers, Ltd., Hong Kong;

Refinery Hotel, New York, by Stonehill & Taylor Architects, New York.

The Will Ching Design Competition honors originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees in the following areas of design: Corporate, Cultural/Education/Institutional, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality and Retail/Showroom.

The winner of the 22nd Will Ching Design Competition is:

Coffee Bar Kearny, San Francisco by jones | haydu, San Francisco.

Awards honoring the winners will be presented at COOL, June 8, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, as part of the IIDA celebration at NeoCon, at which time the winner for overall Best of Competition will also be announced.

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