Amsterdam – The search for the world’s best interiors around the globe began in June 2018 and led to 1050 submissions for the second edition of the St-W Awards. Now after weeks of deliberating, our international jury of renowned industry leaders have selected the nominees. We are happy to see that they shortlisted clear concepts, category innovation and functional creativity.
Amongst the nominees are renowned firms such as David Chipperfield Architects, Gensler and i29 Interior Architects and work created for brands like Gentle Monster and Selfridges, but also feature emerging studios such as Alberto Caiola, Pallavi Dean and Bonsoir Paris.
The entries cover a diverse range of spaces, from airport terminals, sports stadiums and workplaces, but interestingly, also some new typologies. That was the case of WERK, a co-working space on the platform of a sky train station in Bangkok, and Koe, a Tokyo hotel attached to a retail store, so that visitors can immerse themselves in a brand space for 24 hours. Other nominated projects involve an intuitive use of technology, such as the Hidden Senses installation of Sony at Milan Design Week, and Lego House, an interactive exhibition that enriches a hands-on playground with digital technology for a richer, more engaging experience.
Want to see the full list? to learn about the nominees in each of the 34 categories.
What’s to come: Winner selection
The St-W Awards values diversity in design disciplines and in personal perspectives. Each Awards category has comprising designers, manufacturers and clients. This means that the best work will be chosen by all industry stakeholders, not just by other designers: retail brands, hospitality providers, cultural institutions, and educators. Jury members include Didier Faustino, Humberto Campana, Sevil Peach, David Rockwell and Patricia Holler.
Public voting begins now
Following the reveal of the jury’s nominations, the public also gets the chance to vote for their favourite project in each category and decide the People’s Vote .
Awards Show and St-W Lab
The St-W Awards culminates with the live judging Awards Show on 20 February 2019, alongside the programme. St-W Lab is a two-day event organized in collaboration with the interior business association IBA, showcasing the future of spaces through a blend of talks, exhibitions, workshops, track briefings, brand experiences and panel discussions. The Awards Show includes the announcement of the winners, speeches, a grand dinners and after party with selected jury members, VIPs and press in attendance.
Tickets to attend the St-W Lab and Awards Show are . Prices range from €74.50 to €399.